The First International Conference on Maritime Policy, Technology and Education (2016 ICMPTE) Held at SMU
In order to strengthen the academic exchange and cooperation in the international maritime community, share the latest scientific and technological innovation and promote the prosperity of the shipping industry, Shanghai Maritime University and Southampton Solent University jointly hosted the 1st International Conference on Maritime Policy, Technology and Education (ICMPTE 2016) in Shanghai, May 26-27, 2016. Prof. Jin Yongxing, Chair of IMLA, Capt. Leon Govender, Chair of IMLA Papers & Activities, attended the conference, with some other 50 specialists and scholars from UK, Singapore, South Africa and China.
The conference addresses new opportunities and new challenges to such maritime clusters as the progression of seafarers’ career, protection of marine environment, enhancement of maritime safety and security, efficiency of maritime administration and sustainability of maritime education and training.