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A New Event Dedicated to Crewing for the Cruise Industry

A new one day summit added to CrewConnect Global for the first time in 2017. CruiseConnect took place on November 6th, one day before the main conference began.

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Highlights from the CruiseConnect Agenda

Leveraging your Human Resources for operations and revenue optimisation

Hear insights from one of the leading cruise operators on how they put their most valuable resource at the heart of their operation and how that translates into business success.

How is the industry planning for the future and for sustainable growth?

Can the manpower sector deliver the right numbers and the right quality of crews? What are the gaps and challenges of crewing in the cruise industry and, most importantly, what needs to happen to ensure that cruise operators have the crews they need?

Crew Supply and Recruitment Forum

Given current and future business needs, crew supply may prove to be the biggest disruptor in the cruise industry. What are the current and emerging supply centres’ strengths and vulnerabilities? Can crewing agents deliver?

Safety culture, safety behaviours and safety training

Safety culture is widely accepted as reality, but is this overstated? Are we working to understand and change behaviours? Our panellists will share their perspectives on what works and what doesn’t in this evidence-based discussion.

Are your crews delivering the customer experience you promise?

The promise of a unique experience and outstanding service aboard is central to business success in the cruise industry. But what makes a great customer experience? How is this communicated? How has it changed? Are we still operating under cultural biases? Do our customers and crews?

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Connecting More of the Industry than Ever Before


This half day event took place on November 6th, one day before the main conference began. Industry leaders discussed issues of critical importance to the industry, including:

  • Crew supply
  • Training and competency
  • Safety culture
  • Environmental stewarding
  • How to deliver excellence and ensure customer satisfaction


Are You VIP Material?


To celebrate the CruiseConnect Summit's launch in 2017, we're offering a limited number of free VIP passes to senior representatives from the cruise industry. Are you VIP material? Fill in the form to check your eligibility. Limited spaces available!

Networking Opportunities


Good relationships are key to business growth, and with this in mind we've engineered CruiseConnect to be an enjoyable experience with ample experiences to meet and exchange ideas with your peers. The summit begins with lunch at 12:30, and you're also invited to attend the CrewConnect Global Welcome Drinks from 18:30 onwards.

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