Manzano joins IAMU confab in London

Manzano joins IAMU confab in London

Mdpn Gerardo Manzano, Jr., a 3rd year student of the Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation is now at the IMO Headquarters in London for the IAMU Student Forum 2017.  
 
Manzano is this academic year’s Editor-in-Chief for the Dolphin, the official publication of the JBLFMU Arevalo. He is also a Model Cadet and scholar of the Rosy Star Ocean Vessels Mgt. Co., Inc. He travelled to London with 2 other Filipino students who represented the Philippines. They are part of the 60 students from IAMU member universities from all over the world.
 
Said forum that started July 11 and will end up July 13 is being conducted jointly by the International Association of Maritime Universities(IAMU) and the International Maritime Organization(IMO). During the forum, students nominated by IAMU member universities discuss current important topics that relate to the maritime industry. They identify and discuss important issues related to their topics, develop ideas, strategies, and solutions that deal with those issues, and give a presentation that outlines their group’s work. Each group are to make a short report that details the information developed during the workshop. Expected reports will be compiled into an official IAMU Student Forum 2017 publication to be published on the IAMU website and also disseminated to participating students and related organizatiON.
 
"This opportunity is far beyond I ever imagined. I am so privileged as a student. The free travel is only just a bonus for what really matters is that in this very diverse maritime industry, I was able to learn a sort of a different perspective from other students and also from the notable people who are passionate in this endeavor. There are more to just being a maritime student in a school. As being a part of it, this industry will definitely require us to dig deeper to increase our understanding of where, what, and why we are into this profession. All these are for the glory of God, my country, and my school", Manzano said in an private message he sent.