PRESS RELEASE: Maravilhosa organized a very-well attended Brainstorming event which gathered various industries and age groups, from the public and private sector. Hosted by Cyprus Marine Club at Londa Hotel in Limassol on Tuesday the 28th of May at 18:00, the first session of the newly launched Brainstorming Series “Are we encouraging Passion and Creativity in our workplaces?” was followed by a networking Cocktail Reception.
Maravilhosa Founder, Muriel Matta decided to create a new initiative to develop her yearly Shipping panel discussion into an interactive and practical Brainstorming Series open to all industries and has chosen Cyprus Marine Club for her initiative.
The opening Keynote Speech was delivered by the Shipping Deputy Minister to the President, Ms. Natasa Pilides, who stressed the importance of passion, perseverance and creativity in the Shipping industry. Ms. Pilides highlighted the importance of teamwork and open dialogue between the public and private sectors and the essential role of this collaboration in ensuring the enhancement of the existing business environment in such a way as to encourage creativity and innovation.
In his welcome speech, Capt. Eberhard Koch, Chairman, CEO and Partner, Oesterreichischer Lloyd Shipping Group welcomed the Cyprus Marine Club’s first Brainstorming event and said the Club lives from the extraordinary 107 members so far. Captain Koch mentioned that in July 2018, Maravilhosa was piloting the Club members to create its slogan “The Fellowship of the Seas”. And when Maravilhosa introduced the idea of a brainstorming session a couple of months ago, the entire Board was very enthusiastic. Captain Koch thanked Muriel Matta for the tremendous, hard work to organize this very special event and handed her a thank you gift on behalf of the Club. Captain Koch concluded by wishing everyone to be influenced, energized and inspired by the brainstorming session.
Initiatives were shared for discussion under three main topics: Education and career path in the workplace, Government and Public Affairs, Charity and Corporate Social Responsibility and were addressed respectively by Taleen Tchalikian (HR Director, Celestyal Cruises), Andreas Chrysostomou (CEO, Marine Fields Holdings and Chief Strategy Officer, Tototheo Maritime) and Thrasos Tsangarides (Group CEO, UMAR|WSR).
Participants will continue working on the initiatives within the groups and at the next Club event on the 18th of June. The Brainstorming event was sponsored by ÖL Shipping Group, Cyprus Marine Club, Cyprus Osmium-Institute (Gold Sponsors), Multimarine Services (Silver Sponsor), Hellenic Bank, Tototheo Maritime, Pivotal Step, UMAR|WSR, ATPI Marine & Energy, Vassiliko Cement Works, Frederick University, Celestyal Cruises and Puzzle Group (Bronze Sponsors).
The event media partners were Maritime Cyprus, Fathom World, Elnavi and Financial Mirror.
Event Web Page: Are we encouraging Passion and Creativity in our workplaces?