Global Crewing and training event given radical makeover to meet future Maritime Industry’s challenges.

27 October, 16

On 15-16 November 2016, the international crewing and training sector will meet at the world’s seafarer capital, Manila, to hear some of the world’s leading maritime professionals address the challenges faced in seafarer training, health and well-being, and recruitment.

CrewConnect Global, formerly Asia-Pacific Manning and Training, has evolved over the years to encompass global issues affecting the whole of the crewing and training sector.


This years’ conference will include key sessions on:

  • Maritime Manpower: Strategizing for The Future

Speakers: Giles Heimann, Marine Bernhard Schulte Ship Management | Marcin Wolasiewicz, V.Ships | Mailyn Borillo, OSM

  • Training & Development in an Era of Automation: What Does It Mean for Our Crews?

Speakers: K D Adamson, Futurenautics | Troels Blicher Danielsen, Danish Maritime Authority | Phil Parry, Spinnaker Global | Kian Beng Ong, Globecomm (featuring an update on the Cadet Task Force 2015 project)

  • Managing People and Personal Data: Why HR Departments Are at the Forefront of the Fight

Speakers: Capt.  John K. Hafner, Seafarer Manning & Training, International Registries, Inc. |Aron Frank Sorenson, BIMCO | Cornel Ciocan, Netvision

Day one of the main conference will include a welcome and introduction from John Adams, Managing Director, Teekay Shipping Ltd, and Chairman of the Bahamas Shipowners’ Association, followed by a keynote address from Esben Poulsson, Chairman, International Chamber of Shipping, on the importance of seafarers in shipping.

Day two sees three sessions running in parallel. Track one will be covering: Recruitment and Retention; Track two will cover: Maritime Education and Training; Track three will look at: Safety at Sea (morning session), Seafarer Lifestyle and Welfare (afternoon session).

A brand new content theatre will be located on the exhibition floor featuring complimentary in-depth sessions presented by leading maritime organisations including Brightwell, Hunter Marine and Maritime Training Services (MTS).

In addition, the event offers more than 18 hours of dedicated networking and interaction opportunities and with the upcoming edition of CrewConnect Global, the organisers will be extending complimentary access of the CrewConnect Exhibition, previously only accessible to conference delegates, to all professionals in the maritime HR industry.

Speaking about the recently re-branded exhibition Kathryn Barnard, Portfolio Director at KNect365 Maritime Events, said: “Our central focus is to connect the entire spectrum of the industry, from the decision makers in the boardroom to the seafarers onboard.”

“Over the years, the conference programme has grown dramatically so it now covers more than 30 seminars broadening its appeal from just being a regional Asia-Pacific conference to a truly international event. That is why we took the decision last year to re-brand as CrewConnect Global.”


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