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18 - 20 November 2019 | Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Manila

Your Crews, Your conference.

At the Heart of Global Crew Supply. At the Heart of the Debate. Making Manpower Matter. For 21 Years.


With more opportunities than ever before, this year you can position your brand as the market leader. Sponsors have the option of being connected with the CrewConnect Global event, CruiseConnect Summit, the exclusive Awards evening and the newly launched Women in Shipping Summit!

CrewConnect TV

At this year’s CrewConnect Global, we spoke to the leaders and stakeholders of this industry, and found out about their views on the changes in the maritime industry and their impact on crewing and seafarers.

CrewConnect Global In Numbers

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

2018 Highlights

CrewConnect Global Awards

It’s time to celebrate YOU, the individuals and organisations who invest in seafarers and are passionate about furthering the profession and who work towards it with relentless dedication. Join us on 7 November for an evening of excellence!

Introducing the first ever CrewConnect Global Industry Awards!

CruiseConnect Summit - the enhanced experience

On November 5th, Cruise industry leaders gathered together to discuss issues of critical importance to the industry, such as crew supply, specialisation of service, smart recruiting and training strategies and much more.

Are you VIP material?

To celebrate 20 years of CrewConnect, offered a limited number of free VIP passes to senior representatives of ship owners and ship managers for both CrewConnect and CruiseConnect. 

This opportunity will also be available for 2019. There are limited spaces and they go quickly. If you would like to book your place, please fill in the form to check your eligibility. 

Stakeholder meeting with Philippines government agencies

On November 5th, distinguished speakers representing the Government of the Philippines, POEA, MARINA and the Welfare Agency addressed key issues and provide 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.

Exceptional networking opportunities

With over 500 delegates, over 80 high caliber speakers and three days of the most relevant content, networking is simply more than you can imagine! The entire industry was represented! 

Effective manpower solutions

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

New for 2019 - Women in Shipping Summit

On the 18th November join us for the first ever Women in Shipping Summit! 


Winds of change within the maritime industry have seen the women's movement improve shipping. The wave of equality may not be perfect, but through embracing the talent and value of women, the industry has become more innovative and more open to change. But understanding the challenges women face and acknowledging the value they can provide is only the start. Focused on topics from empowerment to action, this event is built around the unique challenges women face, acknowledging the value they provide and taking your next steps. Shaping thoughts, empowering leadership, and helping to progress your career. While primarily for women, the event is not exclusive to women.


Connectivity is an important factor in seafarers decision-making process when they choose who to work for. But connectivity is also key to the shipping industry's digital transformation and future growth. Are you ready to bring your vessels into the 21st century?

Build Trust and Recognition with Marine HR Professionals

As a sponsor of CrewConnect Global,  you will be face to face with the largest gathering of Marine HR professionals.

Giving you the opportunity 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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