CMI to Host Inaugural Academic Conference

first_imgRelatedEngineers Have Critical Role in Mitigating Environmental Damage – Dr. Davies Story HighlightsThe Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) will host its inaugural Academic Conference during the 2015 observance of Maritime Awareness Week, which runs from September 20-26.The two-day conference, which takes place on Wednesday, September 23 and Thursday, September 24, is being held at the Jamaica Conference Centre under the theme: ‘Last Mile Logistics : Possibilities and Promise for the Caribbean’.In an interview with JIS News, Executive Director of the CMI, Dr. Fritz Pinnock, explained that the conference is being staged through co-operation with international partners. Photo: contributedMaritime industry partners are joined by cadets of the Caribbean Maritime Institute at a church service to mark the beginning of Maritime Awareness Week held at Fellowship Tabernacle in Kingston on Sunday September 21. Front row l-r, Deputy General Manager – KCT Services Ltd, Dwayne Forrester; Executive Director – Caribbean Maritime Institute(CMI) Dr. Fritz Pinnock; Director General – Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ)Rear Admiral Peter Brady; Deputy Executive Director – CMI, Vivette Grant and Deputy Director General – MAJ, Claudia Grant. Advertisements RelatedJCAA Far Advanced in $4.2 Billion Upgrading Programme RelatedViability of Shipping Depends on Skilled Seafarers –MAJ Chairmancenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) will host its inaugural Academic Conference during the 2015 observance of Maritime Awareness Week, which runs from September 20-26.The two-day conference, which takes place on Wednesday, September 23 and Thursday, September 24, is being held at the Jamaica Conference Centre under the theme: ‘Last Mile Logistics : Possibilities and Promise for the Caribbean’.In an interview with JIS News, Executive Director of the CMI, Dr. Fritz Pinnock, explained that the conference is being staged through co-operation with international partners.“It is an international academic conference that is being held in collaboration with Shanghai Maritime University in China, the SEFACIL Foundation out of France, which is a specialized logistics foundation; and the World Maritime University out of Sweden,” he said.Dr. Pinnock added that the University of the West Indies will also feature heavily in the conference through some of the scheduled presentations, including that of James Moss-Solomon from the Mona School of Business. Also named among the list of local and international presenters are Jamaican trade expert, Patricia Francis and head of the Jamaica Public Service Co. Ltd., Kelly Tomblin.He commended sponsors  of the conference, including Kingston Wharves Ltd.; Jamaica National Building Society; the Gleaner Company Ltd.; Lannaman and Morris Shipping; Sea Freight Jamaica Ltd; Biny Shanghai Lighting Company; Biny Caribbean Ltd.; Innovative Signs and Awnings; and D, C and S Printers.Dr. Pinnock indicated that a book will be published at the end of the conference, capturing the highlights.Persons are invited to register online at: www.cmi.edu.jm/conference or visit the  Jamaica Conference Centre. CMI to Host Inaugural Academic Conference TransportSeptember 23, 2015Written by: Peta-Gay Hodges CMI to Host Inaugural Academic ConferenceJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlaylast_img

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