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7-8 November 2017
Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza,

The Global Event for the Crewing Industry Your crews, your conference.

In 2015, Asia-Pacific Manning and Training conference became CrewConnect Global to include a truly international community of Marine HR professionals, covering more sectors of the industry than ever before.

Now, the largest crewing event in the world is returning to Sofitel to bring you new perspectives on recruitment strategies, MET solutions and seafarer safety & welfare.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Raise your company's profile within the market

CrewConnect Global In Numbers

Engaged crewing professionals from 40+ maritime nations
Global experts discussing 30+ manpower topics
Exhibitors offering innovative solutions to your crewing and training needs

Why Attend CrewConnect Global

Relevant Programme

Some of the key topics at CrewConnect Global will focus on:

  • Recruitment & Retention | Crew supply, optimisation,  HR maturity models 
  • Marine Education and Training | Competency, new technologies, knowledge transfer
  • Seafarer Lifestyle & Welfare | Social isolation, fatigue, social security

If you would like to contribute to the programme, become a speaker or propose a new topic, we would love to hear form you.

Unrivaled Networking Opportunities

We want this edition to be not just a conference, but an experience, so here is some of what you can look forward to:

  • Pre-Conference Drinks Reception | Meet friends or make connections over friendly drink
  • Welcome Drinks Reception | Wrap up Day 1 of the conference in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere
  • Extended networking breaks Contained exhibition space 

All the Solutions You Need Under One Roof

At the CrewConnect Global exhibition, you will discover innovative solutions from 50 exhibiting companies covering:

  • Online recruitment, crew management, ship management
  • VR, simulation,, E-learning, MET material, training facilities 
  • crew travel, claims, healthcare 

Join our online community Knect365 Maritime Talent & Training| Year round dialogue on the hottest topics

We’ve been busy developing a digital engagement strategy to inform our global manpower community and keep the conversation going beyond the conference halls. 

  • Why is connectivity an important issue in the shipping industry?
  • What do you see as the biggest health concerns to seafarers? Do these concerns differ for female seafarers?
  • Do you think digital advancements are helping to ensure the safety of the world’s seafarers? If so, how?

Join the Knect 365 Talent & Training online forum to stay up to date with innovations transforming the maritime industry or share your ideas and become a contributor.

Highlights from CrewConnect Global 2016

 The best way to experience CrewConnect Global is of course, to be there! However, here is a glimpse of what you can expect when you attend


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Call for Papers

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Recruitment & Retention | Crew supply, optimisation, HR maturity models Marine Education and Training | Competency, new technologies, knowledge transfer Seafarer Lifestyle & Welfare | Social isolation, fatigue, social security

CrewConnect Global is moving back to Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza!

Following last year’s conference we have received overwhelming feedback from you, our esteemed delegates, that the location of the hotel is too far outside the city centre, causing issues with daily travel and business meetings.

As a result, we have decided to move this year’s conference back to The Sofitel. We hope to see you there in great numbers in November for this very important and exciting conference!