The Philippines will host the International Maritime Lecturers’ Association (IMLA) Conference 2018 slated on October 22 to 23 in Manila, in collaboration with the International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) and International Conference on Engine Room Simulators (ICERS).
Vice Admiral Eduardo Ma. R. Santos AFP (ret.), president of Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) who is chair of the local organizing committee said the IMLA a no-border forum-a round table discussion on sea-related issues, and maritime educators and stakeholders are invited to share their experiences and ideas to mediating in the process of maritime education and training.
To grace and speak at the event are officials of IMLA led by their honorary chair Dr. Yung Xing Jin of People’s Republic of China, IMEC honorary chair Mr. Clive Cole of Sweden, concurrent honorary secretary of IMLA and Mr. Takeshi Nakazawa of Sweden, ICERS steering committee chair.
They will be joined by IMLA honorary vice chair Mr. Alain Brillault of France, Mr. Knud Benedict of Germany, steering committee chair of International Navigation Simulator Lecturers’ Conference (INSLC); ICERS committee members Mr. Quinten Cox of United Kingdom and Mr. Eugene Govender Leon of South Africa; and IMLA honorary treasurer Mr. Stephen Cross of Netherlands, among others. Chief event coordinator is Dr. Angelica M. Baylon, MAAP external relations director.
With the theme: “The New Wave of Excellence in Maritime Education and Training,” Admiral Santos in a pre-conference message, welcomed all maritime lecturers around the globe teaching navigation, engineering, English and other maritime-related courses to come to this very rare occasion and be actively involved in the joint conferences of the 25th IMLA, 30th International Maritime English Conference on Engine Room Simulators in Manila and Bataan, Philippines.” The conference is “the first joint event of the subcommittees IMLA, IMEC and ICERS,” that delegates and participants can join and cross attend any session that interests them during the three parallel conferences, he said, offering them “enjoyment of Filipino hospitality,” with assurance that “they will never forget it.”