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23-24 May 2018
Radisson blu Hamburg,

Profiling the seafarer of the future - essential knowledge, essential networking

Solutions for recruitment, training and welfare for seafarers in the digital age at the only annual meeting of the crewing industry in Europe

What to expect?

Profiling the seafarer of the 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?

Seafarer driven technology

The future is no longer just an exercise of imagination - cutting edge technology and processes are being tested each day. From collision avoidance, speech recognition and overarching tech trends, we’ll paint a picture of controlled disruption in maritime

A new approach to recruitment & retention

The difference between efficient recruitment & retention can skew the profit & loss balance severely to the loss side. It’s time to consider marine HR in terms of total management approach and build a map for the career path maze

Training for the seafarer of the future

In a reality governed by exponential technology, what does it mean for seafarer training, given that competency is safety-critical and business-critical? Explore traditional & future techniques, learn to engage & employ tech to stimulate and train the seafarer of the future

The wellness ROI

Seafarer welfare is no longer enough. We need to move beyond conventions, beyond regulation and the immediate costs, to a corporate wellness approach. Join us to find out what this means and most importantly, what the ROI is and why and how you can measure it

The future of regulation: 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?

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.

CrewConnect Europe in Numbers

expert speakers
shipowners & cruise liners

2 events under 1 roof

Introducing CruiseConnect Summit

Building on the knowledge and community around the CrewConnect Europe event, we are launching CruiseConnect Summit - taking place alongside CrewConnect on 24 May, this one day dedicated event will be addressing the most pressing issues of crewing for the cruise industry. 

Sponsorship & exhibiting opportunities

Raise your company's profile within the market and create greater awareness of your brand.

How to prepare for the future?

See what 6 organisation leaders do differently in order to prepare for the future:

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

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

Exclusive discount with Geomares Education

Interested in a good practice as well as general guidance on training and certification, all based on the most recent standards of IHO and IMO (STCW)? Order your books on electronic navigation with ECDIS at! Please use the code: KNECT20 to receive 20% discount with your first purchase!

Innovation Sponsor

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Official Travel Sponsor


CruiseConnect Summit Associate Sponsors