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May 2020

CruiseConnect Summit

Helping you meet HR challenges of the rapidly evolving cruise industry

Join influential industry speakers representing the largest operators, associations and regulators at the first and only event dedicated to crew recruitment, training and retention for cruise.

And it's a wrap

Thank you to our attendees, speakers, sponsors and partners for making this event a success! We look forward to seeing you again next year.

The 2019 focus

Crew supply, recruitment and 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 and 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 and 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 looked at aspects like multi-cultural training, technology and the delivery of customer service in a culture of safety on board.

Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities

We create bespoke proposals offering the best marketing opportunity for your business and budget.

Who should attend?

Cruise operators

Gain knowledge, network and benchmark against your competitors.

Marine HR

Cross-sector insight, new perspectives and wider community.

Crew/ ship management

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

Education and 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 and associations

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

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Take your career further

CruiseConnect Europe Summit is now officially CPD-accredited. The conference attendees will be able to claim up to 10 CPD hours for their learning and networking activities.

For more information on the CPD accreditation and how to claim your certificate please email

A big thank you to our 2019 sponsors, supporters and partners!

2019 Summit Sponsor