‘Working in partnership, seeking practical solutions’ is the title of the ISWAN Seminar 2018 to be held in Helsinki on Friday 23 November 2018.
Hosted by the Finnish Seamen’s Service, the seminar will take place at in the conference hall at Helsinki University, and is a full-day event open to all individuals concerned with providing seafarers with the highest standard of port-based services and facilities.
The one-day seminar will explore the work of partnership in:
The agenda is being finalised at the moment, but current speakers include:
Roger Harris, Executive Director of ISWAN, said: ‘The programme will provide short presentations followed by Q&A and discussion on the topics. The speakers will invite debate on the issues raised, and we expect to hear from the audience in moderated discussions to get feedback on these important subjects. In Finland, the partnerships between government, unions and ship owners aim to deliver real improvement in health outcomes for seafarers. We hope to improve the quality and quantity of partnerships for the welfare of seafarers in future, and this seminar provides a great location for doing this.’
The event is sponsored by Viking Line, the International Port Welfare Partnership Programme, and the Finnish Seamen’s Service.
For more information, please contact Tom Holmer.