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ICMA Centre Academic Delivers Keynote Speech on the Future of Shipping Finance

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As part of their MSc International Shipping and Finance programme, students from the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School participated in a major shipping industry event, in London.

The event – Why go Maritime in an era of changes? - was organised by the educational initiative and hosted at the Quilter Cheviot London Office–with the support of Henley Business School, ALBA Graduate Business School, City University of London and a number of leading shipping transport companies and organisations.

The event was focused on the opportunities and threats for the shipping industry as well as the challenges and future prospects of a career in the maritime industry. It was attended by more than 220 members of the shipping community including ship-owners, renowned business practitioners, members of shipping organisations, as well as postgraduate students.

Dr George Alexandridis, Associate Professor at the ICMA Centre and Director of the MSc International Shipping and Finance was among the keynote speakers and participated in a panel focusing on the future of shipping finance and the evolution of financing sources for the shipping industry.

Dr Alexandridis commented:

“Participating in this event was a great opportunity for our Masters students to network and hear more from leading authorities in their field about the opportunities and challenges facing the international shipping industry as well as the career options available to them.The discussion in the panel I participated in was focused on the sources of finance going forward for the shipping industry – the most capital intensive industry in the world. We had the chance to debate about the shift from traditional bank financing to alternatives and specifically private equity and credit funds as well as Asian leasing, a prominent trend that is set to shape the financing landscape in the shipping industry for years to come".

Find out more about the Masters in International Shipping and Finance here.

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Professor George Alexandridis

Professor of Corporate Finance
Published 13 March 2019