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9-11 May 2017
Radisson Blu Scandinavia,

CrewConnect Europe | The solutions-based event dedicated to crewing & marine education and training in Europe

The annual meeting for Marine HR professionals

Early Bird rates until 7 April

Behaviour Based Safety Management | Post conference workshop 11 May 

CrewConnect Europe in Numbers

Meet and do business with 150+ industry professionals
Gain insight on the future of crewing and training from 30+ influential speakers
Join interactive discussions and roundtables with executives from 25+ countries

Agenda Highlights

Recruitment & Retention

Join industry leaders and rising stars as we discuss the ways of optimising recruitment and retention of crew, including:

  • “Disruption Required”: Shipping must change tactics to recruit the future workforce
  • Recruiting for competency: What is your crewing strategy and how do you measure results?
  • Responsible Crew Management: Project Kare – a model of effective action to foster engagement and positively impact on business and operations

Marine Education & Training

Participate alongside shipowners, crew managers, regulators and academics in the solutions-oriented discussion on the challenges and opportunities for MET:

  • Competency is not just a buzzword. Strategic profiling: What kind of seafarer do we need now and how do we develop competency?
  • Some things just cannot be learned from books. Capturing and transfer of knowledge: mentoring, effective teams and soft skills
  • Is there such thing as a safety culture? Human Factor 3.0

Crew Welfare & Diversity

Understand some of the biggest issues facing seafarers including:

  • Crew welfare: Dealing with the silent killers: depression, social isolation and suicide 

  • Open Forum: What are we doing to encourage more diversity in shipping and how are we shaping the debate?

  • Getting to grips with social security for seafarers. Owner's liability | Rationalising regulation | Next steps
  • Connectivity: evolution or revolution? Implications for Crew

Cadet Task Force | Reverse Mentoring in Action

At CrewConnect we aim to create a community where young people can voice their ideas, engage with the industry, inspire and be inspired. This is how Cadet Task Force was born.

The project we have assigned our 2017 Cadet Task Force is Reverse mentoring in action and we will call on our multi-national cadets to show us how it works.

The Task Force is project is kindly supported by Intermanager and facilitated by Capt. Kuba Szymanski.

In anticipation, check out the animation aimed at introducing kids to the possibilities of a career in Maritime,  produced by the Task Force in Manila, 2016. 

Innovative and Interactive Sessions

Autonomous vessels

How will the future of the Maritime industry look like in the era of Ship Intelligence? Updates on technology, testing and regulation. Implications for crews and leadership in maritime.

Panel discussions

Thought leaders from across the industry, of different generations and training backgrounds, will be coming together to tackle the issues raised by competency and future-proofing our crews and operations.

Disruptive models

See what alternative technologies and models are available and being implemented in response to challenges arising from commercial pressure and decreasing budgets on operations.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Showcase your products and services amongst the European crewing and training industry. 

For more information, please contact Simeon Atkins:

T: +44 (0) 20 701 76911 E:

See what you missed at the CrewConnect Europe Conference 2016

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

Innovation Sponsors

Silver Sponsor

Lanyard Sponsor