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CruiseConnect Summit

The first and only event dedicated to manning and training for the cruise industry

Influential industry speakers representing the largest operators, associations and regulators will guide us through this one day summit to address key issues around recruitment, retention and training of your crews

Key agenda areas:

Crew supply, recruitment & 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 & 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 & 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.

CruiseConnect Summit in numbers

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Who should attend?

Cruise operators

Gain knowledge, network and benchmark against competitors

Marine HR

Cross-sector insight, new perspectives and wider community

Crew / ship management

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

Education & training providers

Stay relevant, prepare for the future, build valuable partnerships

Service providers

Showcase your solutions and gain access to fastest growing maritime industry

Regulators & associations

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

Sponsorship & exhibiting opportunities

We create bespoke proposals for companies, offering the best marketing opportunity for you and your budget

CruiseConnect Summit is:


Key themes will be discussed in open forums and panel formats to deliver insight from a wider, more interactive angle, maximising the wealth of expertise on stage and in the audience.

Case-study led

Hear the most relevant operator case studies, and gain a view from outside the industry to ensure you leave with new information and examples that can lead to your next innovation.


You will not only meet some of the European cruise industry heavyweights, but also join a diverse and engaged group of marine HR professionals, giving you the chance to create valuable contacts and get the bigger picture.