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23 - 24 November 2021
AmsterdamAlso available online via live streaming and on-demand

23 - 24 November 2021|Amsterdam, Also available online via live streaming and on-demand

CrewConnect Global. Your Crews, Your conference.

At the Heart of Global Crewing. At the Heart of the Debate.

The industry's most relevant event, connecting the global crewing community to inform and inspire change in recruitment & retention, training & safety at sea, and mental health & well-being.

2021 Full Agenda Released

We have now released the full 2021 CrewConnect Global Agenda and expert speaker line up. We are getting excited at the prospect of meeting in Amsterdam and discussing these topics and all of the points not formally listed, but developed around the coffee flasks in the exhibition!

Hear from our Chairman


"Our human resources are indeed our greatest asset, and adaptability is key to navigating the post-COVID new normal."

In this short video, John Adams, Managing Director /Chairman / Vice-Chair at V.Ships UK Limited/ Bahamas Shipowners’ Association / International Chamber of Shipping shares some thoughts on the COVID-19 crisis and the evolving challenges on humanitarian and business level.

2021 Agenda Highlights

Dealing with the daily


  • Assessing the continued impact of COVID restrictions on business and operations
  • Vaccine distribution: projections and concerns
  • Best practices, support, opportunities for collaboration

The year we skipped ahead


  • Training – delivery, assessment, skill gaps
  • Remote operations, audits, inspections and impact on competency
  • Leadership skills in the digital training era

Caring for our Seafarers


  • Dealing with fatigue, anxiety and stress
  • The structured approach to a good mental health hygiene with prevention in mind
  • Caring for our crew managers and shore-based personnel

Checking in with the Cruise industry


  • Reopening business – what will it take?
  • Recruitment and crew management best practices
  • Training challenges – certification, training centre capacity, assessment

Industry updates


  • Assessing confidence in the industry – are we heading into a shortage crisis?
  • Pressing need for change: STCW
  • Plans and priorities for 2021

 

What’s here to stay?


2020 was the year of response; 2021 is the year of adaptation. In order to set ourselves up for a better year and future ahead, we must ask: what of the changes we have had to make to the way we work is here to stay and be improved, what can and should be reinstated and most importantly, what brand new opportunities lie ahead.

We want to grow our community

The CrewConnect Global community is 500+ strong to date. But, on the advice of our members and supporters, we want to provide more opportunities to diversify and provide a stronger platform for meaningful conversation and opportunities. 

Here's how you can benefit.

Limited VIP passes for shipowners and managers

In 2021, ship-owners and ship management companies who are new to the CrewConnect community, attend this event for free as VIP guests.

Maritime organisations: member passes

We work with maritime organisations to offer valuable opportunities to their members including complimentary digital access passes or discounted rates for in-person attendance.

Complimentary passes for active seafarers

We are offering free digital access passes and limited in-person access passes to active seafarers to help us get that reality check we need and steer us in the right direction. Please email Alicia Condon to secure your digital pass. 

L. Vaslier

Group Product Director

International SOS Phils Inc

“Thanks to Crew Connect for organizing such a great event. It was a great opportunity to meet, learn and engage with industry stakeholders and experts. Looking forward to CrewConnect 2019”