IMO Secretary-General to speak at 2024 RINA Annual Dinner

by | 20th November 2023 | RINA News

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IMO Secretary-General-elect Arsenio Dominguez Velasco. Source: IMO

We are thrilled to announce that Mr. Arsenio Dominguez Velasco, Secretary-General elect of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will be joining us as the Principal Guest and Speaker for the Royal Institution of Naval Architects’ 2024 Annual Dinner in May next year.

Mr. Dominguez is currently Director of IMO’s Marine Environment Division. He joined the IMO Secretariat in 2017, first as Chief of Staff to the Secretary-General, Kitack Lim, before being appointed in 2020 as Director of the Organization’s Administrative Division. A native of the Republic of Panama, he graduated in 1988 with a BSc from the Fermin Naudeu Institute, Panama, before completing a Naval Architecture degree at the University of Veracruz, Mexico, in 1995.

His maritime career began in 1996 as a port engineer at Armadores del Caribe in Panama before moving to become a Drydock Assistant Manager at Braswell Shipyard. In 1998, Mr. Dominguez Velasco moved to London to join the Panama Maritime Authority as Head of the Technical and Documentation Regional Office for Europe and North of Africa.He went on to represent Panama in a variety of roles at the organisation, culminating in 2014 with his appointment as Panama’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to IMO until 2017.

In July, Mr Dominguez  was elected by the IMO Council as the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Following approval by the IMO Assembly at the end of November, he is expected start his duties from 1 January 2024, for an initial term of four years.

Last year’s Annual Dinner saw participation from over 80 companies and brought together 300+ professionals from the industry. Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to expand your network and gain insights from Mr. Dominguez’s lecture.

The Annual Dinner will take place on Thursday 16th May 2024 at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms. The Institution looks forward to hosting further events in the New Year, including the much anticipated Technical Conference: Managing CII and Associated Challenges (16-17 January 2024, London, United Kingdom); Warship 2024 (18-19 June 2024, Adelaide, Australia); and ICCAS 2024 (10-12 September 2024, Genoa, Italy).

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