The World Maritime University is pleased to host this unique event that brings together, for the first time, the International Maritime Lecturers’ Association (IMLA) with all three of its Special Interest Groups: International Conference on Engine Room Simulators (ICERS), International Maritime English Conference (IMEC), and International Navigation Simulator Lecturers’ Conference (INSLC). The Conference will provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary discussion and exchange of ideas on issues facing maritime education and training (MET) in the present era of rapid change in the global maritime community, with a view to harnessing the past to navigate the future.