Thought Leadership Talks

Aside from training programmes, the MPA Academy regularly organises public lectures by prominent maritime industry leaders and academics.  

 

The talks are aimed at creating greater awareness about the maritime industry and the key issues facing the industry.

 

The academy organises 3 types of thought leadership talks:

  • Under the MPA Academy Distinguished Speaker Series, the academy invites speakers who are internationally renowned or of international repute in the maritime industry.    

  • Speakers under the MPA Academy Insight Series are senior personnel with extensive expert knowledge on key maritime issues.

  • The academy also organises Fire Side Chats.  These are informal dialogue sessions between younger MPA officers and prominent maritime industry professionals to inspire our younger officers on how Maritime Singapore has developed and evolved over the years.  

Upcoming Talks

Look out for new talks coming your way!

Upcoming talks

Previous Talks

August 2016

MPAA Distinguished Speaker Series: Future Plans and Vision for IMO  by Mr Kitack Lim, Secretary-General IMO

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August 2016

RSIS-MPA Distinguished Public Lecture: What I Dreamed About at IMO by Mr Koji Sekimizu, RSIS-MPA Distinguished Visiting Fellow 

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July 2016

MPAA-CLC Joint Lecture: The Future of Ports and Their Relationship with Cities by Mr Bart DeWever, Mayor of Antwerp, Mr Toshihide Hirahara, Deputy Mayor of Yohohama and Mr Andrew Tan, CE MPA

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June 2016

MPA CEO Insight Series Talk: The Future of Connectivity & Its Impact on Trade Flows by Dr Parag Khanna,  Senior Research Fellow in the Centre on Asia and Globalisation at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Managing Partner of Hybrid Reality, Co-Founder & CEO of Factotum and best-selling author

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March 2016

Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands -MPA Academy-Centre for Liveable Cities Joint Lecture: The Port & City of Roterdam — An Era of Transition by Mr Adriaan Visser, Vice Mayor of Rotterdam and Mr Allard Castelein, President of the Port of Rotterdam

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February 2016

MPA Academy Insight Series: Innovation in Logistics by Ms Pang Mei Yee, Vice President – Innovation, Solution Delivery and Service Management, DHL APAC

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October 2015

MPA Academy Insight Series: The Battle of Singapore - Leadership & Business Lessons for the Business World Today by Mr Jeya Ayadurai, Managing Director, Journeys Pte Ltd

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September 2015

MPA Academy Fire Side Chat: Regional Relations and Managing Cultural Differences by Dato Jude P Benny, Senior Partner, Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP 

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June 2015

MPA Academy-Centre for Liveable Cities Joint Lecture: How Shipping Changes Cities and How Urban Trends will Shape Shipping by Mr Olaf Merk, Administrator, Ports & Shipping, International Transport Forum, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 

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Highlights

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May 2015

MPA Academy Fire Side Chat: Leadership and Excellence Across Working Boundaries – Sharing My Stories by BG Ishak Ismail, CEO, CWT Defence Services.

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Highlights

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March 2015

MPA Academy Distinguished Speaker Series: Managing Liberia’s Aviation and Maritime Sectors in the Midst of the Ebola Disease by MPA’s Distinguished Visitor Mr Binyah Kesselly, CEO, Liberia Maritime Authority & Chairman, Liberia Airport Authority. 

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MPA Academy Insight Series: Productivity of Container Terminals and Liner Shipping: A challenge and an opportunity by Mr Andy Lane, Partner, CTI Consultancy.

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September 2014

MPA Academy Fire Side Chat: How a local company can do well in the global marine and offshore industry by Mr Choo Chiau Beng, Senior Advisor, Keppel Corporation. 

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April 2014

MPA Academy Insight Series: Singapore and the Maritime Society of Southeast Asia by Dr John Miksic, Associate Professor, National University of Singapore.

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February 2014

MPA Academy – Centre of Liveable Cities Joint Lecture: Global trends in Shipping and Impact on Port Cities by Dr Martin Stopford, President, Clarksons Research Services.

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