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5th - 7th November 2018
Sofitel Philippine Plaza,

20th Annual CrewConnect Global Conference

CrewConnect Global is celebrating 20 years. 20 years of bringing together people and ideas dedicated to improving the lives, education and wellbeing of seafarers around the world. 20 years of knowledge and experience exchange by people committed to crews and crewing.

Join us this year for a program that celebrates the advances in crewing and is looking ahead to the future.


On November 7th, join us for the CrewConnect Global Industry Awards dinner to celebrate the best and the brightest in Marine HR.

Details of the 2017 CrewConnect Global Conference

CruiseConnect Summit

2017's event connected more of the industry than ever before with the introduction of the CruiseConnect Summit, a half day event taking place on November 6th dedicated to manpower solutions for the cruise industry.

A Meeting with Representatives from the Government of the Philippines

On November 6th,, distinguished speakers addressed key issues and provided policy updates on business and crew supply development in the Philippines.

The meeting was held under the Chatham House Rule, which ensured anonymity for the participants to stimulate a frank discussion.

New Features for the Main Conference

2017's CrewConnect Global was packed with new sessions and topics, including a session on Philippines emerging importance as a center for business management and operations, skills & training for the 21st century, cyber compliance & security, ship to shore interaction and more.

Back by popular demand: returning to Sofitel - reserve your room now. 

Outstanding Content

Develop your knowledge base and increase your skill set with ship owners' case studies, industry response panels, future focused keynotes, & outsider's view sessions.

Exceptional Networking Opportunities

600+ decision makers from every sector of the maritime industry. 80+ expert thought leaders and speakers. One location. 

Don't miss out.

Effective Manpower Solutions

Meet your supply chain to talk recruitment, crew management, ship management, VR, simulation, E-learning, MET material and training facilities.

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

Highlights from CrewConnect Global 2017

 The best way to experience CrewConnect Global is to be there! But here's a glimpse of what to expect when you attend:

Build Trust and Recognition with Marine HR Professionals

Become a sponsor to CrewConnect Global, and our aim will be to connect you with our community, giving you the opportunities you need to ensure that your brand is placed front and center when key procurement decisions are being made. As one of our Event  Partners, we will assist you in developing new business relationships, educating the market on your solutions, and raising your brand in a high potential growth market. 

We offer bespoke proposals to companies, creating the best marketing opportunity for you and your budget.


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Diamond Sponsors

Innovation Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Day One Drinks Reception Sponsor

Conference App Sponsor

Conference Bag Sponsor

Premium Exhibitors

CruiseConnect Summit Associate Sponsors

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