MLA College announced as Silver Sponsor at LISW23


The organizers of London International Shipping Week are delighted to announce that MLA College has signed up as a Silver Sponsor for next year’s event, LISW23.

MLA College is an established distance learning institution of higher learning specializing in degree programs for the marine and maritime industry. Awarded by the University of Plymouth, it offers undergraduate and postgraduate (online and offline) programs in sustainable maritime operations for seafarers (deck and engineer), meteorology, oceanography, l hydrography, navigation and engineering for maritime professionals.

Additionally, students can opt for a Master of Business Administration (top-up) which covers a variety of topics including maritime operations, capital markets and finance, marketing, financial technology (FinTech), entrepreneurship and innovation. The college also recently launched its Global Sustainability Programs which enable students to actively contribute to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Announcing MLA College’s support of LISW23, Prof. Basak Akdemir, CEO, said, “We are delighted to be part of LISW’s 10th anniversary. MLA College has significantly expanded its sustainable maritime offerings in recent years and we look forward to supporting LISW as one of the world’s premier international shipping and maritime events. By being a Silver Sponsor, we intend to demonstrate that sustainability, and its progression within the industry, is not limited to technical innovations; it is a question of people, education and knowledge.

Professor John Chudley, Rector of MLA College, added: “In my various roles in education and training, I have always enjoyed participating in London International Shipping Week. The realization that people are at the heart of maritime and shipping has helped MLA College grow and commit to providing exceptional flexible education and training.

Sean Moloney, Director of Marine Innovation, Owners and Managers of LISW, welcomed MLA as the event’s first sponsor: “Educating the next generation of sailors is crucial and MLA College plays a vital role in achieving this goal, especially with its expanded sustainability offering. We are delighted to have MLA participating in LISW23,” he added.

LISW23 will be held during the week of September 11-15, 2023 and will welcome the maritime world with hundreds of events bringing thousands of international industry decision makers to London during the week. The LISW23 main conference will take place on Wednesday September 13 while the LISW23 gala dinner will take place on Thursday September 14.
Source: London International Shipping Week LISW23

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