In pursuit to advance the Research, Innovation and Maritime mandate, Adv. Thembelihle Mapipa; Executive Manager: Corporate Service and Mr. Vincent Zulu, Manager Maritime from the Moses Kotane Institute attended the “Forward Thinking for Maritime Education & Training Excellence” Conference that took place at the Durban ICC, on 15 October 2019. The event was hosted by the SA International Maritime Institute. Mr. Zulu chaired the panel on “Applying Systems Thinking to Enterprise Development in Maritime Sector”.