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08:00 - 09:00 60 mins
Registration and Networking Break
09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
CrewConnect Europe Conference
Chairman's Welcome & Introduction
  • Torbjørn Eide - Vice President / Chairman, Klaveness Ship Management AS / CrewConnect Europe
09:10 - 09:50 40 mins
CrewConnect Europe Conference
Keynote| Competency planning for shipping’s digital future
09:50 - 10:20 30 mins
CrewConnect Europe Conference
The check-in| The horizon of change powered by technology. The realist’s guide to automation in the shipping industry
10:45 - 11:30 45 mins
Morning Coffee and Networking Break
11:30 - 11:50 20 mins
CrewConnect Europe Conference
Cadetships – Are we training officers or adding labour capacity?

•Who are our cadets, and do we know what moves them? 

•The need to inculcate the mindset of an officer vs the training of a rating 

 •What is the value of cadets and is there a missed opportunity?

11:50 - 12:30 40 mins
CrewConnect Europe Conference
Re-branding an industry: Challenges and opportunities for enhancing the image of shipping and attracting the right skills

Oil and Gas, Aviation, even Freight and not to mention, Tech giants and NASA are all doing much better than Shipping in creating and promoting an exciting image of their industries. They are perhaps not finding and retaining better talent, but they certainly have an easier job of doing so. Hence, we ask:

  • How can we make the industry visible and attractive, particularly to non-seafaring nations?
  • What are the tools these industries are using, that maritime is missing out on?
  • Have we found all our channels, allies and ambassadors?


12:30 - 12:50 20 mins
CrewConnect Europe Conference
The meeting place of doing good and making money| Sustainability as a recruitment tool: Getting the right people to do the right thing
12:50 - 14:00 70 mins
14:00 - 14:50 50 mins
CrewConnect Europe Conference
Responding to change: What is shaping leadership strategies for 2030 and beyond?
14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
CrewConnect Europe Conference
The effects of digitalization on seafarers: Study findings from research conducted on behalf of ICS
  • Max Johns - Professor, Hamburg School of Business Administration
15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
CrewConnect Europe Conference
The Maritime Welfare (MARI-WEL) Professional Development Programme outline – a joint venture of World Maritime University and ITF

Seafarers’ welfare is a critical issue for every organisation in the shipping industry and should be treated as an essential element of the professional training and development for anyone who works with seafarers. The purpose of MARI-WEL is to set a new professional standard that will increase the level of awareness of welfare issues across the industry.

MARI-WEL is the first programme of its kind to take such a comprehensive look at seafarers’ welfare. It is an important step in supporting the work of the IMO, the International Labour Organization, the ITF Seafarers’ Trust and all other stakeholders focused on the welfare of seafarers.

15:30 - 16:05 35 mins
Afternoon Coffee and Networking Break
16:05 - 16:25 20 mins
CrewConnect Europe Conference
Welfare in practice Re-Thinking MLC

An in-depth look at MLC as it stands, with the aim of answering some key questions:

  • What is lacking, and can it be achieved? If so, how?
  • What is needed vs what is desirable (need vs want) – which one can and should drive change
  • How does the industry compare with other industries in this respect?
16:25 - 17:05 40 mins
CrewConnect Europe Conference
Fact checking fears, projections, plans and current actions: A seafarers’ balance on the state of the union in Marine HR

What seafarers say:

  • How did you employ the skills you learned during your education and training in your job? Was there a difference and if so, how big?
  • How has equipment and technology on board changed during your career? Have these changes impacted your career progression?
  • What are your fears for the future when considering job security or your ability to perform your duties?
  • How close or far away is “digital shipping” from your standpoint?
17:05 - 17:10 5 mins
CrewConnect Europe Conference
Chairman's closing remarks and close of the Day 1
17:10 - 18:40 90 mins
Networking Drinks Reception