The Ministry of Industry and Trade, ICS & the Norwegian Shipowners´ hosted a Reception yesterday, following the General Assembly of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), which is the global organisation for the national ship owning associations. Exciting and engaged discussions, both with the various politicians present, and with leaders of the various shipowners´ associations, in a.o. Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands.
Also had a chance to chat with Thomas from Cyprus Shipping Chamber, who I had a lot of contact with in connection with Maritime Cyprus 2 years ago, and who (together with Andreas from the IMO´s MEPC) has been an important contributor in the establishment of YoungShip Cyprus. I also had a nice and engaged discussion with Irene Waage Basili of GC Rieber (who received the WISTA LeaderShip Award on Tuesday) and Anders Bomann of Wallenius, about the importance of long-term focus and commitment to recruiting & developing critical competence within the industry.