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OMIS set for 2023 conference, awards to mark World Maritime Day

OMIS has announced the Maritime and Offshore Awards,  to commemorate the 2023 World Maritime Day on September 28.

The World Maritime Day is organised by the International Maritime Organisation to raise awareness on the importance of the shipping industry.

In a statement, the  Chief Executive of OMIS, Mr. Femi Da-Silva, said the event would include a conference, exhibition and awards dinner.

He disclosed that industry stakeholders were asked to send their nominations for the awards, which is aimed at celebrating innovation and achievements in the maritime and allied industries.

“The conference in partnership with some international partners will offer certificate for practical first aid training, emergency response and ancillary training for maritime workers, dock workers, port workers, maritime security, seafarers and truck drivers, among others,” the statement read in part.

Da-Silva said the event would bring together stakeholders in the maritime sector to address pertinent issues in the industry and proffer solutions to festering challenges, adding that winners would win cash prizes and other prizes to the tune of $5,000.

Listed as  part of the judges for the awards are former National Port Authority (NPA) Port Manager, Joshua Asanga; Vice President, Nigerian Chamber of Shipping, Mrs Ify Akerele; and maritime law expert, Mrs. Jean Anishere, who is also the United Nations (UN) sole representative for the African Women in Maritime.

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