Costa Crociere S.p.A. and Magsaysay Hold Strategic Meeting

Costa officials together with Magsaysay’s management team, staff, crew, and instructors​

Key officers of Costa Crociere S.p.A.-Hotel (Europe and Asia) and Magsaysay held a three-day strategic meeting in Manila last August 3-5, 2017. The conference provided a venue for important updates and discussion on the different teams’ performance and accomplishments, status of present operations and challenges and future targets and plans.

“We are here to set the course for our journey to the future,” both echoed by Antonella Varbaro, Director of Costa Campus, and Marlon Roño, Executive Chairman of Magsaysay Maritime Corporation, in their welcome messages.

After the messages, all participants immediately went into work as Stefano Giampedroni, Employer Branding Director of Costa, shared an insightful presentation. “We can drive recruitment by promoting a good image of the Costa brand among prospective applicants,” emphasized Giampedroni.

Costa’s Andrea Tonini, Head of Hotel Talent Acquisition, and Marina Oppicini, Hotel Pre-Boarding Training Coordinator, gave important report about status of recruitment and training for Costa Europe while Christine Schiftner, Fleet HR Director-PAO, and Shelly Wang, Recruitment Manager-PAO, presented informative and relevant updates on Costa Asia. On the other side of the conference, Costa officials met with vacationing crew of Costa Cruises and instructors of Costa Campus-Philippines.

The last day of the meeting was held at the new facility of Magsaysay Center for Hospitality and Culinary Arts in Mandaluyong City. A strategy roadmap was developed with clearly defined action plans on improvement of communication, recruitment, deployment, training, and employer branding while creating a culture across all the organization in line with Costa’s “Here for You" campaign.

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