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6-8 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. The conference now includes a truly international community of Marine HR professionals, covering more sectors of the industry than ever before.

Returning to Sofitel to bring you new perspectives on recruitment strategies, MET solutions and seafarer safety & welfare.

New for 2017

Introducing: CruiseConnect Summit

This year we are connecting 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.

Meeting with Representatives from the Government of the Phillipines

Taking place on November 6th, distinguished speakers will be addressing key issues and providing policy updates on business and crew supply development in the Philippines.

This meeting will be held under Chatham House Rule, which ensures anonymity for the participants to stimulate a frank discussion.

New for the Main Conference

2017's CrewConnect Global is packed with new sessions and topics, including a session on Phillipines 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. 

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?

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

400+ 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.

Speaker Spotlight

Stephen Cotton, Secretary General, ITF 

Acknowledging the IMO's proclamation of 2017 as the Year of the Seafarer,  CrewConnect Global is delighted to confirm Stephen Cotton will deliver the keynote address on 8 November. 

What's on the agenda for 2017?

Dealing with Digital Disruption

A combination of breakthrough technologies, global megatrends and new generational mindsets are conspiring to profoundly change the world we live in. Join us to find out how our responses to these changes can shape the future of the crewing industry. 

MET Industry Response Panel

In light of the changing realities of the workforce and the market, our panel takes stock of the industry’s readiness to educate and train the right people in the right way. Including EMSA audit balance sheets and lessons.

Retention and Recognition

How should shipping companies ensure that they have the right people in the right roles? Furthermore, how should experience be recognised within the global shipping industry?

Dealing with Crew Claims

False crew claims inevitably cause confusion and frustration among owners and managers, as well as crew members and their families. Discover how to deal with frivolous claims and protect seafarers from becoming unwitting victims.

Defence to Offense - Cyber Compliance, Trust and Cyber Security

Secure and resilient networks are essential in every business sector, but these aren't the only considerations that the maritime industry needs to factor in. With new cyber regulations being implemented by China as well as the forthcoming EU GDPR, it is essential not only to protect data, but also to comply with national and regional laws on its storage and usage.

Shipping Leadership Forum: Crewing Across the Industry

Cargo, tanker, bulk, gas and cruise operators discuss the manning and training landscape, and what needs to happen in shipping in the middle to long term.

Download the 2017 Sponsorship Prospectus

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.


We create bespoke packages around your strategies and budgets so you can get the most out of your attendance.Talk to us about how we can best serve your commercial objectives.

Highlights from CrewConnect Global 2016

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


  • What Will Power Shipping in 2050?
  • What does the future hold for shipping?
  • 8 Experts Weigh In on Cybersecurity in Shipping & Maritime

Interviews with speakers, videos from past events & other industry insights - The KNect365 Maritime Blog is your go-to place for maritime & shipping related content

Diamond Sponsor

Innovation Sponsors

Connnectivity Sponsor

Official Travel Sponsor

Day 1 Drinks Reception Sponsor

Conference Bag Sponsor

Premium Exhibitors