One hundred days into the merger between Anglo-Eastern and Hong Kong shipmanager Univan our Grand Seminar was held on 24th and 25th November at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai , for the first time under the Anglo Eastern Univan Group umbrella.

And this year over 500 senior Officers from all across the subcontinent attended this grand event.

A record number of Clients too attended this event and were most happy to see that after the merger, Anglo Eastern has only become more confident about the future and more determined to protect the Client interests.

Among the owner-clients taking part were CMB, Hapag-Lloyd, Northern Shipping Funds, Saga,Fednav, Genco , KCML, Te Hu, Rio Tinto, Ardmore, Dockwise and Norsul.

Our new CEO Mr Bjorn Hojgaard, told the group’s officers and clients he was committed to maintaining Anglo-Eastern’s strengths.

“Anglo-Eastern achieved its reputation by doing a proper job, technical excellence and lifelong learning at sea and on shore,” he said. “These principles will stay strong .

“Commitment to education will remain, to attract the brightest and best. Competition is not standing still and we cannot rest on our laurels. We must continue to evolve and develop — but we will stay loyal to our values.”

Change within the merged group will be evolutionary, he promised.

On the lines of the Officers Seminar there was also a Ladies Seminar held at the Grand Hyatt attended by more than 180 wives of our Seafarers . There were special speakers called in and even a make up training session was held for the ladies . Mrs. Myriam Cremers graced the event . Our Ladies from our CSR Wing , Anavi also came down from Kolkata to participate in the Seminar.

Then there were elaborate arrangements made for the Children in a special Room with attendants , Magicians , Tattoo artists, Balloon artists , Craft experts and the works.

On the 24th evening was the cocktails and dinner along with some great entertainment by some superb performers. It was an evening filled with fun and fan fare.

On 25th the seminar carried on with the break away sessions with the Owners and ending with the Long Service and Gallantry Awards and finally the Open Forum with the Seafarers.

On 25th and the 26th the Clients attended our Training facilities at AEMTC and AEMA ( Karjat) .

On the 27th of November we had a grand Seminar for our Junior Officers at Meluha , Powai and attended by CEO Capt Bjorn Hojgaard, COO Mr Marcel Leidts , Capt P Chawla and Capt Vinay Singh among others. That event was also a runaway success.

Overall this year’s event was by far the biggest , best and most successful in recent years.

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Ladies Seminar
Cocktail and Dinner
Family Photographs
Kids Party

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