A delegation from Merseyside was in the island for a networking event organised by the Isle of Man Shipping Association.
The association has monthly gatherings where island and off island professionals can meet and exchange views on this important and growing sector for the Isle of Man.
The IOMSA recently entered into a new trade agreement with Mersey Maritime which aims to supercharge bilateral trade, particularly among small to medium sized businesses.
A delegation came over from Merseyside to attend a packed networking event last Thursday in the Embassy Room at the British on North Quay, Douglas.
The group included Chris Shirling Rooke, CEO of Mersey Maritime, Roxana de Raad, chief representative, Netherlands Business Support Office, Mark Raynor, chief operating officer of BAC Mono and Professor Ian Jenkinson head of the Department of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering who gave an informative talk on ‘Skills for the Marine and Maritime Sector’.
The delegation made the most of their visit to the Isle of Man exploring business opportunities and areas of potential co-operation with private and public sector,
Lars Ugland , chairman of the Isle of Man Shipping Association said the evening was ‘thoroughly engaging with the number of questions provided to Professor Jenkinson testament to the quality of his talk’.
The Isle of Man Shipping Association has also introduced a regular speaking programme from on and off island to stimulate discussion and grow relationships.
November 10 will see a talk on ‘Manx natural gas resources offshore and implications for the shipping industry’ given by Diccen Sargent, managing director of island based CityPort Oil and Gas Services, a risk consultancy company specialising in HSE risk management and risk engineering primarily in the upstream oil and gas business supporting exploration, production and service companies.
On January 12, Angie Redhead, head of cruise operations at Liverpool Cruise Terminal and also chairwoman of Cruise Britain will be giving a talk on ‘The Growing Cruise industry and the importance for the Liverpool, UK and the Isle of Man economy’.
The Isle of Man Shipping Association welcomes non members to these talks but persons are encouraged to pre-register in order to manage numbers and suitable venues. If you have interest in attending and finding out about forthcoming talks check www.iomsa.im and email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you or your company is interested in joining the Isle of Man Shipping Association also contact email@example.com.