International Association of Maritime Economists: IAME 2022, Seoul, Korea
Korea Maritime Institute (KMI) & Shanghai International Shipping Institute (SISI)
In 1994, together with the late Richard Goss and the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI), we organized the Seoul KMI/IAME conference on “International Trade Relations and World Shipping”.
Next year, 28 years later, KMI will again organize the IAME annual conference in Seoul (together with SISI) and they asked me to lend a hand again; probably in a gesture of respect rather than anything else.
I immediately said ‘yes’ and as I was drafting my reply I couldn’t help thinking that walking down the memory lane, reliving one’s own journey to Ithaca, might for some be more challenging that the journey itself.
But the memory lane is worth sailing; all 28 ports of call.
P.S. The photo was sent to me this morning by Professor Yong An Park, Chairman of the Organizing Committee.