Speaker Spotlight – H. E. Kitack Lim

H.E. KITACK LIM INTERNATIONAL MARITIME ORGANISATION (IMO) – SECRETARY GENERAL Mr. Lim was born in Masan, Gyeongsangnam-do, in the Republic of Korea. He majored in nautical science at the Korea Maritime and Ocean University (KMOU), Busan, graduating in 1977. He worked on ships as a Korean naval officer and for an international shipping company. He joined the Korea Maritime and Port Administration in 1985, while continuing with further studies at the Graduate School of Administration, Yonsei University, obtaining a Master’s Degree in 1990. He then studied maritime administration at the World Maritime University (WMU), graduating with a master’s degree. From

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Malta Maritime Summit 2022 – Programme

The Malta Maritime Summit theme “The Voice of the Industry” is once again truly reflected in the programme for MMS2022. The Summit week will start on Monday 3rd October with the Inauguration of Maritime Art Exhibition, as always in aid of Apostleship of the Sea, followed by the now traditional Harbour Cruise and opening reception. The conference topic for day 2 is Maritime Policy &  Maritime Politics, with sessions covering Post-pandemic and Ramifications of the War, The impact of Sustainability and Digitalisation,  and Technocrats vs the Industry. Day 3 is titled The Environment –  A Sustainable Shipping Industry & Blue Economy, with sessions covering The Impact

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Day of the Seafarer 2022

The largest part of the maritime workforce is made up of seafarers. The men and women who spend long weeks, months, and sometimes years, away from the families and homes, are an essential part of the globe’s supply chain. Particularly during the global pandemic, many seafarers were denied travel, access to vaccines, shore leave and much more.   That is why the Malta Maritime Summit’s philanthropic organisation of choice has always been the Apostleship of the Sea, Malta, which provides spiritual and material support to seafarers on board ships in port and offshore. Since the first Summit in 2016, a

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