YPSN (HK) winning the Lloyds List Asia - Next Generation in Shipping Awards 2016, Singapore.
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YPSN (HK) winning the Lloyds List Asia - Next Generation in Shipping Awards 2016, Singapore.
Sponsors: West of England P&I, FP Marine Risk, Irwin Rotational Lining, The Marshall Islands Registry, TCC Group, Anglo Eastern Univan Group, Asia Maritime Pacific, Holman Fenwick Willan, Asian Marine Services, London Offshore Consultants. Venue: Beef & Liberty, PMQ A gathering of old friends and new, to celebrate YPSN's 5th Anniversary in Hong Kong!
On Friday 3rd June, on a sweltering afternoon, Hong Kong’s shipping community was once again in the grip of football fever. This was the 5th edition of the Pacific Basin Soccer 6s which has grown each year. The 160 players taking part came from companies such as Pacific Basin, Caravel, Ince & Co, Anglo Eastern, HUD, Wallem plus many more and yet again the defending champions Pacific Basin had plenty of competition for the crown! The cheerleaders were also in great spirits and after HUD took home the trophy for best cheerleaders last year they upped their game with an even better half time performance. After a tense dance off between Mo Man Tai's (Mourant Ozanne) Cheerleaders & the Anglo Eastern Cheerleaders HUD managed to win the crowds vote! In a tense final, Pacific Basin’s "PB Dragons" managed to defeat the Mighty Mandarins (Stephenson Harwood) 1 v 0 and retain the Cup for the 3rd year. In the plate final we had a surprise new winner with Ince & Co's team "Les Incendies" clinching the title from AESM (Anglo Eastern) in a tense Plate final! Congratulation to all the winners and see you next year!
The YPSN hosted their second "Women in Shipping Lunch" on 18th April at Liberty Exchange, Exchange Square, with guest speaker Lola Chetti, a change consultant and executive coach. The lunch, which was kindly sponsored by Brenda Chark & Co, saw 45 women attend to hear Mrs. Chetti. The group discussed hot topics such as gender bias, political savvy in the workplace and the importance of cultural intelligence, which is especially relevant for YPSN’s international members. Over a three course lunch members volunteered their own experiences and discussed the importance of having role models and mentors within their industry and their own organisations, as well as the way forward for women executives. The discussion was lively, thought provoking and constructive, and YPSN plans to hold similar events in the future. Stay tuned!
On Wednesday 16th December the YPSN community got together at Rula Bula for a Christmas celebration and to reminisce about all the events that happened in 2015. We were lucky enough to have a number of great sponsors including Valles, Caravel, Latitude, Crowly Accord, Fleet Management and Viswa Lab which meant the members were treated to festive drinks, food and some great lucky draw prizes. We hope that all our members have a great Christmas and New Year and that 2016 will be prosperous for all.
On a rainy morning on Saturday 5th December, a team made up of 4 members of YPSN Tabitha Logan, AMP, Su Yin Anand, Ince & Co, Sigvald Fossum, Gard & Thorbjorn Emmanuelsson, Gard took part in a 32km hike on the Hong Kong trail to raise money for the Sailor's Society Charity. There were 36 teams in total from a number of maritime companies who all worked hard together to complete this tough challenge! Team Hiking Award – Champion: “Happy Feet” (Gulf Oil Marine Ltd.) Team No. 33 Team Hiking Award – First Runner-up: “ReedSmith Richards Butler” (ReedSmith Richards Butler) Team No. 28 Team Hiking Award – Second Runner-up: “Wallem Walker” (Wallem Shipmanagement Limited) Team No. 18 Champion Fundraiser Award: “Latitude Brokers” (Latitude Brokers Hong Kong Limited) Team No. 16 The YPSN team came a respectable Fourth place and raised over HK$26,000 for the charity.
On Saturday 14th November 2015, as part of MAW the YPSN held a career talk at the Maritime Museum to an audience of over 30 people including student “ambassadors” as well as members of the general public. YPSN members Tia Poole of FP Marine, Joanna Au of Ince & Co., Caleb Cheng of Pacific Basin and Samantha Shum of BS Shipmanagement, & YPSN co-founder Tabitha Logan, led the discussions on what makes shipping an exciting and rewarding career choice. The audience listened attentively to the speaker’s backgrounds and what attracted them into the shipping industry as well as their career progress and future aspirations. To further thank the efforts of the student “ambassadors”, on Thursday 26th November, the YPSN with the kind help of HIT, took them on a tour of HIT Container Port Terminal in Hong Kong to witness up close how container cargo is moved in and out of Hong Kong harbour every day. It was a unique experience that all the students thoroughly enjoyed! This is the second year the YPSN has held career talks at Maritime Awareness Week which has received praise by both the industry and Hong Kong schools alike.
On an extremely hot and humid evening, shipping's great and good descended on Pier 7 bar in Central for some much needed refreshments. Despite it being the summer season around 180 professionals turned out to network, catch up and discuss the shipping markets. With thanks to our sponsors Gemak, Hill Dickinson in Association with Laracy & Co, Setaf Saget and the Liberian Registry there was a great spread on offer as well as some special lucky draw prizes. A big thank you to everyone who showed up to support the event and we look forward to seeing you all in the cooler autumn months.
On Friday 5th June, on a hot afternoon, the Hong Kong’s shipping community was once again feeling the football fever. This was the 4th edition of the popular Pacific Basin Soccer 6s, The 160 players that took part came from companies such as Pacific Basin, Bernhard Schulte, Anglo Eastern, Noble, Caravel/Fleet and more and the defending champions Pacific Basin had plenty of competition for the title. The cheerleaders and spectators were in great spirits and the HUD cheerleaders treated everyone to a half time routine worthy of the best cheerleader prize they later won! In a tense final, Pacific Basin’s "PB Dragons" managed to defeat the HUD Steelers 3 v 0 and retain for the 2nd year their cup title. In the plate final we had a surprise new winner with Spartak P&I team clinching the title from Ince & Co 1870 in a tense match! Congratulation to all the winners and thank you to all participants and the many enthusiastic supporters for contributing to the success and good spirit of the event. See you again on the pitch next year!
As usual, the great and the good of the Hong Kong maritime community descended on Spanish restaurant and bar Socialito for a night of networking, catching up and bemoaning a rather terrible market! Thanks to our sponsors, Anglo Eastern, Marsh, Arrow, Nepa, Gard & Keesal Young & Logan we had a great spread and some exciting lucky draw prizes which put everyone in good spirits. YPSN looks forward to an exciting year ahead with lots of events planned and we thank all our members for their support.
They YPSN had a busy week of events, commencing on 16th November with their career workshop at the Hong Kong maritime museum. Four YPSN members Davin Chan, Caleb Cheng, Zita Fok and Carmen Chan kindly gave up their afternoon to speak to our young audience on the different careers you can choose in the maritime industry. The audience feedback was enthusiastic with a long Q&A session with the students and we hope to continue more of these workshops in the future. The YPSN then had their seminar on the 20th November which was co-organised with Lloyds. "Shipping - a Risky Business" was attended by over 80 professionals for an afternoon of lively and in depth discussion on the risks facing the industry today. We had an esteemed panel from a variety of sectors including Kenneth Koo from TCC, Mark Teng of Credit Agricole CIB, Wei Zhuang of Bimco, Matt Cannock of Markel and Andrew Rigden Green of Stephenson Harwood. YPSN are excited to see what's in store for next year.
Our biggest event to date was held in June 2011, with the threat of a typhoon not stopping 250+ of Hong Kong’s shipping community from attending. We had a fabulous time and would like to thank all those who have attended our events for their continuing support
On 11th June, on a hot and humid evening, the Hong Kong’s shipping community was all a buzz. But this was not for the start of the Football World Cup but instead for the third annual Pacific Basin Soccer Sixes, held at the Football Club. The 160 players that took part came from companies such as NEPA, DLA Piper, Rodskog, Anglo Eastern, HUD and Ince & Co, but those familiar with the tournament from previous years also saw new entrants including law firm Smythe & Co, agent WSS, HUD Group and ship owner Wah Kwong. The turnout this year exceeded that of previous years attracting in excess of 150 spectators. In a tense final, Pacific Basin’s "PB Dragons" were for the first time, crowned champions at the Pacific Basin Soccer Sixes tournament. PB defeated Rodskog Shipbrokers 2-1 in a thrilling Cup final, while Smyth & Co in association with RPC beat DLA Piper (last year's Plate winners) in a tense penalty shootout in the Plate final. Smyth & Co went first scoring a goal, only for DLA's attempt to be saved by their goal keeper. Congratulation to all the winners and thank you to all participants and the many enthusiastic supporters for contributing to the success and good spirit of the event. See you again on the pitch next year!
Inspired by Cheryl Sandberg’s Lean In and a host of events organised for women, with the support of WISTA and The Women’s Foundation, YPSN organised a Women in Shipping and Trade Roundtable Luncheon on 9 May 2014. The event was held at Liberty Exchange and the diverse and distinguished panel included: P.B. Subbiah, Director of HR & Administration at Pacific Basin; Powan Li, Head of the Charterama Hong Kong office; Petty Leung, Managing Director of Applied Weather Technology (Hong Kong) Limited, and was moderated by Brenda Chark, founding partner of Brenda Chark & Co. The speakers shared their valuable insights and experiences in the maritime industry, as well as amusing anecdotes concerning the role of men/women today in the workplace. Following a lively discussion, guests posed questions to the panel as well as offered their own personal experiences.
Excitement hit fever pitch at the inaugural Pacific Basin Soccer Sixes, held at the Hong Kong Football Club. With 16 shipping companies entering 160 of their star players, there was a significant amount of talent exhibited on the fields as well as plenty of competiveness! Even a HK rain storm during the semi-final didn’t dampen team spirit and the event was a big success! Congratulations to the Wonsild Mandarins, MOL Liner, NEPA and Howse Williams Bowers Dragons. Time to get training for 2013!
As part of China Maritime Week, 2012 YPSN was approached by the China Maritime board to host their first seminar for their members. They were lucky to have 4 exceptional speakers including Michael Grey, ex Lloyds List; Sabrina Chao, Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Ltd; Arnauld Filancia, Wartsila and Andrew Brooker, FP Marine. With a 100 people in attendance, the audience was actively involved in debating the topics and it proved to be a very interesting day discussing the future of the shipping industry.
As 2011 drew to a close, we had another great turnout at the YPSN Christmas social at Billion. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, everyone enjoyed a fantastic event and we were pleased to welcome further new members to the network. We wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in 2012.
Post CNY event and first of 2011 we headed to Pi bar in Central where we met a number of new and familiar faces. This event taught us a valuable lesson regarding having venues with lifts (which we now try to avoid)
Held in July 2010 this was one of our first sponsored events and proved to be a big success with over 100 people attending (far more than we anticipated). This was the encouragement we needed to get the YPSN up and running.
Heading over to Wanchai to one of our most popular venues to date, was our second event of 2010. This expanded our membership to include guests from the Universities as well as visitors from abroad.
Despite the threat of a typhoon (and a significant lack of taxis), we had another great turnout for our summer gathering in Wanchai. We were pleased to meet some new faces a the event, as well as seeing our "old" friends. With thanks to Skuld, TCC & HWB for their support which enables our events to keep going. Roll on the Christmas gathering!
On 29th November the YPSN Hong Kong members got together to have an early Christmas celebration. Again we had a fantastic turnout with over 300 people - our largest yet showing there is still healthy growth in the Hong Kong Shipping community. There was plenty of festive cheer, dancing and lots of fun with the photobooth. We wish all our members a very Happy Christmas and a successful 2013!
On a very hot and sunny day, the best of Hong Kong's shipping community assembled for the second annual Pacific Basin Soccer Sixes. tournament Despite the scorching temperatures, the players remained cool under pressure and displayed some impressive footballing skills! The winners on the day were Cup Winners - NEPA, Cup Runner up - Howse Williams Bowers, Plate Winners - DLA Piper and Plate Runners up - Ince & Co. Roll on the tournament next year!
On Thursday 18th July the YPSN hosted it's Summer Networking Social at Loft bar in Central. Over 200 people came out to network, play pool and get into the summer holiday spirit. Thanks to all our sponsors for the great lucky draw prizes and we look forward to seeing you all again in October.
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.
On Wednesday 19th February in conjunction with the China Maritime Week, the YPSN held their third Maritime Seminar at the Wanchai Convention Center. The Speakers Rory Macfarlane, Caroline Thomas and Rafael Riva touched on a number of interesting topics such as the opening up of the Northern Sea Route, recent trends in Marine insurance and the outlook for the marine industry. Following the talks, we headed over to Socialito bar for a well earned drink where some very happy members walked away with Sevens tickets.