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CruiseConnect Global Summit

Helping you meet HR challenges of the rapidly evolving cruise industry

Taking place on 21 November 2019, this is the first and only event dedicated to crew recruitment, training and retention for cruise. Designed by senior experts representing the largest operators, associations and regulators.

2019 agenda highlights

Crew supply, recruitment and on boarding

Given current and future business needs crew supply may prove to be the biggest disruptor in the cruise industry. We ask some crucial questions: can the manpower sector deliver the right numbers and right quality of crews? What works in streamlining recruitment and how to overcome regulatory challenges and reduce the administrative burden?

Industry leadership and sustainability

What is the future of the cruise industry in Europe and who is at the forefront of innovation? How is the industry planning for a sustainable future and for growth? More importantly, how to do we make the transition from environmental stewardship as a training check list exercise to a change in behaviours?

Education and training

Your crews are vastly different and your customers even more so. In a world that tends towards specialisation and individuality, how do we adapt training to suit future education needs, to identify 21st century skills and the changes in learning techniques and practices. We’ll look at aspects like multi-cultural training, technology and the delivery of customer service in a culture of safety on board.

2 events under 1 roof

Attend CrewConnect Global and stay on for the CruiseConnect Summit to take part in an industry-wide conversation focused on innovation in cruise HR and the future of crewing. 

You benefit from preferential rates when you book the two events.

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Reward excellence in crewing

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Exceptional networking

70+ cruise industry delegates. 500+ CrewConnect delegates. Raise your profile in the market, share your expertise and position yourself as one of the go-to providers in your sector. 

Find out more about how we can help you grow your business.

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Who should attend?

Cruise operators

Gain knowledge, network and benchmark against your competitors.

Marine HR

Cross-sector insight, new perspectives and wider community.

Crew/ ship management

Optimise your business to stay ahead of the industry's changing requirements.

Education and training providers

Stay relevant, prepare for the future, build valuable partnerships.

Service providers

Gain access to the fastest growing maritime industry. Showcase your products and solutions to the industry's key decision makers.

Regulators and associations

Play an active role in supporting the industry and shaping its future.

See who attended in 2018


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.

Get an idea of who you will connect with in 2019 by taking a look at the list of organisations which attended the summit in Manila in 2018.

Get more from your CruiseConnect Global experience

Combine the summit with the largest crewing event in the world and hear about the emerging technologies, discuss new strategies and share best practice.

500+
Engaged crewing professionals from 40+ maritime nations
80+
Global experts discussing 30+ manpower topics
50+
Exhibitors offering innovative solutions to your crewing and training needs

New connections, new opportunities

Are you looking for an internationally recognised platform to launch your product? Interested in presenting your brand, business ideas and solutions to the industry face-to-face? Want to generate qualified leads?

We can help you do that (and more).