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18 – 20 May 2020
Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam,

CrewConnect Europe 2020 Conference

Crewing 4.0: Competency planning for shipping’s digital future

The most established and comprehensive solutions-based event dedicated to crewing & marine education and training in Europe.


Join us at Leonardo Royal Hotel in Amsterdam on the 18 - 20 May 2020!

CrewConnect Europe in Numbers

expert speakers
shipowners & shipmanagement


The wind of change has been blowing faintly throughout the industry for a few years but now everyone is feeling it. We are here not only to provide you with the latest forecast, but more importantly, to help you navigate change with the aid of research, solutions from inside and outside the industry and a platform for knowledge sharing and networking. 

In developing this conference, we've spoken to a lot of Marine HR professionals and here's what you can look forward to when you attend CrewConnect Europe 2019. 

Spoiler: It's a combination of the day to day and inspiration for the future!

Competencies for shipping's digital future

With the changes in the industry such as more sophisticated equipment, and changing seafarer mindsets, the central question of the conference will be what does the future seafarer profile look like?

Policy and regulation updates

We will hear from regulators such as ILO, IBF, ITF and ICS on some of the most impactful outcomes of their work in past year and what that means for your seafarers and your business.

A dose of inspiration

Between the pressures of running a business in a increasingly volatile market, the race to predicting and preparing for the future and looking out for your human asset, we think you need a bit of time for inspiration and our cool kids will provide just that!

Fresh perspectives

Willing or not, we are all marketers. Or we should be for the sake of the future of our industry. We'll look at shipping's problem of visibility and attractiveness for the talent market, as well as who the cadets of the future are and dealing with cyber security and personal data management.

CrewConnect in action

This year we'll make you work for your conference coffee. The programme includes working groups focused on three very specific challenges which you will work on, guided by a specialist and we expect results. There is so much talent and experience in the room and we aim to capitalize on it!

Back to Basics: redesigning standards

Almost a decade needed to pass & implement a set of standards that meet the minimum requirements for competency of crews, regulatory leadership is generally not the first port of call when we consider a better way. So, can design thinking be employed to instigate change and progress from within the industry?

The CrewConnect Europe Networking Experience

Benefit from 25+ hours of content, networking and interactive features

  • Start your networking early in a relaxed and informal environment. Make new contacts, catch up with old friends, and interact with fellow attendees and expert speakers
  • Extended networking breaks in the exhibition area
  • Discuss ideas, reconnect with colleagues or expand your network and get to know potential partners at the CrewConnect Europe exhibition

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Sponsorship & exhibiting opportunities

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CrewConnect Europe is now a CPD certified event. Attendees of the conference will be able to claim up to 18 CPD points for their activity.

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Free industry review paper

Following a phenomenal CrewConnect Global in November, the KNect365 Maritime Team put together a Review Paper that explores the industry's digital innovation, the next steps in crewing, and the importance of thorough training.

SES Networks: Digitalisation in Commercial Shipping

Digitalisation holds the key to overcoming a range of challenges faced by the shipping industry.

But for the benefits of digitalisation to be fully realised, high-quality connectivity is essential.

Download this new solution brief from SES Networks to discover how shipping companies can achieve their digital transformation initiatives in the simplest and most cost-effective way.

How to prepare for the future?

See what 6 organisation leaders do differently in order to prepare for the future as presented during our Crew Connect series:

Highlights from previous events:

Reviews from our speakers and sponsors: 

"The premier event in the maritime world to meet with crewing and manning companies"

Stuart Ostrow, ShipMoney

"We get to interact with all the players and stakeholders within the industry... and it's important for us to be able to hear what they have to say"

Bob Fay, IRI Marhsall Islands Registry