The YPSN held its second seminar "Shifting Tides - the future of the Maritime Industry" on Wednesday 6th November as part of the HKTDC's Asian Logistics and Maritime Week. The theme of the seminar was the future of the maritime industry with the speakers focusing on challenges facing the logistics and shipping industries. Speakers for the afternoon were Martin Holme (Damco Logistics), Thomas Timlen (BIMCO) and Tim Wilkins (Intertanko) . The afternoon was rounded off by a rousing panel discussion moderated by Mr. Mark Millar from M. Power with panellists Davin Chan (ICS HK) Tim Polson & Ajaz Mir (Young Shipping Australia) & Claudio Chiste from SPNL, London giving their thoughts on the next generation of maritime professionals and what they can offer to the industry. Issues discussed including steps the industry can take to attract talent and lead to a engaging debate between the younger members of the audience and the more established. Whilst no clear winner emerged from the debate, it was unanimous that the maritime industry offered a fascinating, long lasting career path and is here to stay. In the evening, the YPSN with the support of WISTA (HK), ICS (HK), SCLP, HKMLA and HKSOA, organised a Joint Maritime Associations Networking Event at Azure Bar. The event which was sponsored by Tai Chong Cheang Steamship (HK) Pte Ltd, Ince & Co, Reed Smith Richards Butler, WISTA (HK), ICS (HK) and NEPA attracted more than 200 professionals from all sectors of the maritime world including brokers, ship managers, operators, owners, lawyers, brokers and financiers and lasted till the early hours.