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We invite you to The Mock IMO Assembly,
a global talent-nurturing project
for the future maritime industry.

Mock IMO Assembly is hosted by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries
and led by the Korea Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Technology.
At the mock assembly, university students identify current issues in the areas of safety,
environment, law, policy, education, logistics, and other maritime affairs discussed at the IMO
and present solution to those issues in English.
The mock assembly is intended to make university students have the dream of being an expert in the future maritime industry.

International Maritime Organization (IMO) is an international organization under the UN,
which was established to promote inter-governmental cooperation on all technical matters that have an impact on shipping and ship building and overseas international standards for maritime safety, security and prevention of marine pollution.
Decisions made by the IMO have a significant impact on the maritime industry and Lim Ki-taek was inaugurated as secretary general of IMO in 2016 as the first Korean secretary general of IMO.
It is urgent for us to nurture future talents who can respond to IMO efficiently by taking this opportunity to make another leapforward of Korea’s shipping and ship building industry that is in difficulties now.

Mock IMO Assembly, which is intended to nurture the next generation global talents for the maritime affairs, has been held every year and this year (2017) marks its third anniversary.
The number of university students who have interest in IMO is growing every year and more and more students with capabilities participate in the event elevating the status of the mock assembly.

I hope that the Mock IMO Assembly can provide opportunities for students to have more interest in maritime affairs and serve as a forum for providing both challenges and opportunities to those who want to be the next generation maritime experts. I’d like to ask the university students and relevant people across the nation to have interest and participate in the event.

Chairman of The 2017 Mock IMO Assembly

Managing Director Jeon Sang-yeop of the Korea Institute of Maritime
and Fisheries Technology.