pomorski park naukowo- technologiczny gdynia

Aleja Zwycięstwa 96/98

81-451 Gdynia

Shipping Panel

Conference Center of Pomeranian Science and Technology Park Gdynia, Al. Zwycięstwa 96/98,


Leader of the Panel

Cpt. Kuba Szymański
Secretary General, Inter Manager, Isle of Man


Captain Kuba Szymanski started his sea carrier in 1985. Graduated from the Maritime University of Szczecin with Master Degree and started his deck officer carrier with then Dorchester Maritime Limited Isle of Man. Sailed Gas/Chemical/Product tankers, reaching his first command as a Master in 1999.

In order to support his managerial skills attended Lloyds Academy and obtained Certificate in Ship superintendence and then studied MBA at the International Business School Isle of Man and JMU Liverpool.

In his roles ashore worked as Marine Superintendent, HSEQ Manager, Fleet Manager, General Manager and most recently – over last year Secretary General.

 Capt. Szymanski has been lecturing Ship Management at International Business School Isle of Man for last 14 years.

Through works of InterManager participated in many industry wide projects such as Shipping KPIs, SOS and most recently Martha Project.

In July 2018 has been awarded Honorary Doctorate by Solent Southampton University for his contribution to the Maritime Industry.

Kuba is an active yacht racer who sails his First 40.7 competitively around Europe, mostly double handed.




This year's Shipping panel is to focus on two aspects. The first one deals with differences between the global and Polish ship management. The invited guests will concentrate on hazards and chances for the industry in Poland resulting from these differences. We will discuss tendencies present in the ship management around the world in the context of the Polish managerial and technical, crew, IT and administrative potential. In the previous years we unambiguously determined the potential of Poland in this regard as huge and still not fully exploited. This year we will make a certain summary and will try to find answers for such questions as: Where are we competitive? Which elements should be refined to boost competition? What can we do to make the global ship management our domain?


Another issue to be dealt with by our lecturers is the potential of the young generation in the context of international business. The speakers will analyse basic elements necessary for a young person to gain international success. To what extent can we support the young generation in systemic terms? What should be the Polish industry’s share in that process? How to educate international managers and how to create friendly and creative labour environment within the framework of Polish Shipping?


Cpt. Kuba Szymański - Secretary General, InterManager, Isle of Man


Tommy Hjälmås - Managing Director, Altamarine LDA

Phil Kelly - Director and Head of Human Performance, Pro-Noctis Ltd

Szymon Trąbała - Aviation Technology Regulatory Standards Manager, Boeing Global Services

Sławomir T. Kalicki - CEO, Inter Marine Group

cpt Tadeusz Hatalski - Member of the National Development Council