The 9th Maritime Public Leaders’ Programme (MPLP) will be held from 21 to 25 October 2019. This year, senior maritime executives from Albania, Angola, Cameroon, Guyana, Iraq, Mongolia, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, and Trinidad and Tobago are participating in the programme for the very first time.
Jointly organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) Academy and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), close to 190 senior maritime officials from around 80 nations have attended the programme since its inception in 2011.
The five-day programme will cover a comprehensive range of topics including shipping economics, maritime law, port performance improvement and development, as well as public leadership and governance. In addition to these classes conducted by industry leaders and experts, as well as educators from NTU and the National University of Singapore, participants can look forward to attending the 11th International Chemical and Oil Pollution Conference and Exhibition, as well as the post-conference chemical spill exercise. MPLP participants will also be visiting PSA Terminal, MPA’s Port Operations Control Centre and the Urban Redevelopment Authority.
Mr Elson Thana, Director of Policies and Strategies for the Development of Maritime Transport, Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy, Albania, said, “I registered for the MPLP this year to network with maritime administrators globally and gain insights into this global industry. Based on Singapore’s experience in maritime strategies and port management, I hope to pick up useful ideas that can be applied in Albania.”
Ms Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of MPA, said, “The MPLP offers invaluable opportunities for maritime leaders across the world to share their knowledge and expertise. Through networking and acquiring a deeper understanding of this highly-connected industry, we hope to discover meaningful ways to cooperate in an increasingly complex and globalised environment.”
The MPA Academy also organises two other flagship programmes for senior officials of maritime administrations and port authorities globally: the Advanced Maritime Leaders' Programme and the Port Management Programme.
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