I am Jo, Yong-Hwa, the president of the Korea Maritime Pilots’ Association(KMPA/Forum Organizer).
Determined by the IMPA Seoul Congress in 2016, the first Asia Pacific Maritime Pilots’ Forum(APMPF) was held in Bali, Indonesia in 2017, and the second forum in Sydney, Australia in 2019.
And many countries participated in this events whether they are a member of IMPA(International Maritime Pilots' Association) or not.
After long endurance from COVID-19, it is very pleased to host the 3rd Asia Pacific Maritime Pilots’ Forum(APMPF) at ‘The Plaza Hotel’
located in Seoul, the center of Korean tourism for 3days in 29(Tue.)~31(Thu.) August 2023.
I hope this will be a good opportunity to increase our forum’s sustainability and to continue the interaction between the pilots in the Asia-Pacific region for development in international pilotage.
And we are planning the 3 session programs with Safety/Technology/ETC.’
From now on, I will thoroughly prepare the forum and get ready to welcome you.
And I sincerely hope many delegates and accompanying persons from APMPF members and all over the world will attend this forum.
Welcome to South Korea!