SPNL Evening Gala – London International Shipping Week (LISW)

About this event :

The SPNL was very proud to host the London International Shipping Week Gala and the inaugural SPNL Next Generation of Women in Shipping Awards for Outstanding Academic Achievement


In keeping with the World Maritime Day theme for 2019, the SPNL gala event at London International Shipping Week 2019 (LISW) was entitled Inspiring the Next Generation of Women in Shipping.

Our gala took place at Hispania (near Bank station) in the City of London on the evening of Monday, 9 September 2019.

As a champion of young shipping professionals, we are keen to promote excellent students and to showcase up-and-coming talent in the industry. So, as part of the gala celebrations, our organisation awarded the top female students in certain UK maritime specialities the inaugural SPNL Next Generation of Women in Shipping Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement in:

    • Chartering – won by Holly Birkett from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, presented by: Katharine Czupryna, DNVGL
    • Finance – won by Roza Karra-Kallidromitou from Cass Business School (Shipping, Trade and Finance MSc program), presented by: Catherine Hall, Shell Shipping & Maritime
    • Engineering won by Myrsini Fergadioti from City University (MSc Maritime Operations and Management at the School of Mathematics, Computer Science &Engineering), presented by: Helen Buni, International Maritime Organisation, Women in Maritime Programme
    • Lawwon by Ioanna Tolia from University of Southampton (LLM Maritime Law), presented by: Bob Sanguinetti, Chief Executive UK Chamber of Shipping

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Event entertainment was provided by: Marland Barsby

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Your host : Shipping Professional Network