By Nhelette Banta, Training Officer, Learning and Development
The Thome Group’s Annual Officers Conference 2019, was held at the Hotel Antonuvic, Croatia, Zagreb on 5th and 6th November 2019.
The event was attended by more than 60 European Officers in the presence of owner representatives from Odjfell, Marinvest Shipping AB, Ardmore Shipping Pte. LTD., Hafnia Tankers and Champion Tankers.
We decided to keep the same theme and gamification method of our conference which the European officers’ thought was a good idea.
Thome Group CEO, Olav Nortun, opened the conference by giving a message followed by Mr. Bo Sorensen, Founder of BSO Svendborg – Paint Consultant for Hafnia Tankers, also attended and shared about the owners’ perspective on the first day.
Mental Health was also discussed during the conference which was facilitated by Dr. Ani Cvjetovic, Psychologist & ECP Psychotherapist from KENANI. There have been reports of seafarers who experienced anxieties and having this discussion will help them and us understand it more. The discussion will help us solidify our stand on Mental Health and release more awareness for the benefit of our seafarers.
We have also awarded Longevity Service Award to the loyal officers and staff who have been with the Thome Group – Croatia for 25 years, 15 years, and 10 years.
The Learning and Development department is preparing a new theme and structure for the 2020 conference. and We are looking forward to continually improveour conference format for the seafarers each year.