Welcome Note

"Creating value operating in culturally diverse environments"


On behalf of the Organizers I am honored to invite and welcome you to participate in this year’s Forum activities that are taking place on March 12, 2019, in Piraeus from 14.00 to 20.00 on – board our Platinum Sponsor’s Celestyal cruise ship “Olympia”, which will be hosting IFOSMA 2019.

IFOSMA 2019 will attempt to examine how shipping companies adapt and operate in a global cultural environment; investigate how shipping companies relate, collaborate with and choose external partners, especially those related to manning agencies; and assess how the organizational identity of shipping companies creates a distinct competitive advantage with regard to its human capital.

Panelists -renowned shipping industry people-, academics and participants will exchange views, share experiences and interact with each other on the theoretical and practical rationale of IFOSMA 2019 theme “Creating value operating in culturally diverse environments”.


We look forward to welcoming you to CELESTYAL OLYMPIA,


On behalf of the Organizing Committee,


Dr. Angelos Pantouvakis

Dr. Angelos Pantouvakis




The Aim

The Forum aims to address the role of human talent and the influence of talent management in attaining a sustainable competitive advantage in shipping by recognizing the importance of attracting, developing, recruiting, managing and retaining exceptional or talented employees.

Co-Organizer

European Institute Of Shipping & Transport

Platinum Sponsor


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