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18 - 20 November 2019 | TBC, Manila

Your Crews, Your conference. The anniversary edition.

Thank you to all our speakers, attendees and sponsors for making CrewConnect Global, CruiseConnect Summit and CrewConnect Global Awards a success!

At the Heart of Global Crew Supply. At the Heart of the Debate. Making Manpower Matter. For 20 Years.

Thank you for attending

Thank you to all of our speakers, sponsors and delegates for a fantastic event. We look to seeing you next year. You can still experience our event by following our crewing community, find out the latest with the interviews from CrewConnect TV.  

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!

This is NOT a feminist event because we don’t want to define a movement and we don’t aim to identify or change principles. This IS a professional development event for women working in shipping, on board and on shore because we do want to start a conversation based on facts, not assumptions and to present solutions to improve the status quo. A RISING TIDE LIFTS US ALL, and embracing the talent which women have already brought to the industry and capitalizing on this further by attracting more talented women can only move the sector forward.


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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