20 Sep


South East Asia cadets are all set for unique Sailors’ Society virtual conference.

20 Sep, 2023

Thousands of cadets are set to attend Sailors' Society's Wellness at Sea Maritime Schools' Conference for South East Asia on Saturday (September 23).

The unique virtual conference, sponsored by The TK Foundation and Inmarsat, is the second of four 2023 conferences for cadets run by the international maritime charity.

Each conference agenda is bespoke to the region, with top industry and mental health experts from across the industry addressing key issues for the cadets - including trends shaping career opportunities for young shipping professionals, technology and mental health.

There is also a whole section dedicated to diversity, sponsored by Seaspan, and interactive sessions for everyone to get involved.

At the first conference this year, held for cadets across North Asia last month, 98 per cent said they would recommend the conference to fellow cadets and that it had better prepared them for a life at sea.

Peter Broadhurst, SVP, Safety & Regulatory at Inmarsat Maritime said: "Inmarsat recognizes the paramount importance of supporting cadets at the outset of their maritime careers.

“Together with Sailors' Society, we are committed to equipping the next generation of maritime professionals with the knowledge and tools they need to navigate the challenges and opportunities of the industry, and the role connectivity plays in life at sea. Together, we are chartering the course for a brighter and more resilient future at sea.”

This year's online events deliver the full virtual experience from a lobby and auditorium to interactive sessions and booths mimicking physical stands found at trade shows and exhibitions.

The conference programme will continue with Africa on October 12 and, for the first time, the UK's maritime colleges on November 9.

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