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23 - 25 November 2020|Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila,Manila

CrewConnect Global. Your Crews, Your conference.

The event that shapes the industry and brings together the global crewing community at the heart of the supply. Featuring CruiseConnect Summit and CrewConnect Global Awards.

We will focus on priorities for sustainable development, leadership, the human element and the maritime workplace of the future. Big ideas and practical solutions for some of the most pressing issues in crewing and MET.


We're in the research phase for CrewConnect Global 2020. Do you have any thoughts, suggestions or concerns? As this is an industry-lead conference, we want to hear from you!

Get in touch with us today for your chance to get involved in shaping the agenda for this year.


As a general rule, the early bird catches the worm. However, it is never as simple as that. What the COVID-19 crisis is making painfully obvious, is that we all need to step up our game not only in terms of agility, but also on relevance, and empathy. This is why we have had to make some changes to our conference:

  1. CrewConnect Global is scheduled to take place as planned on 23 -25 Nov, at the Sofitel Manila Plaza. What happens if we are not allowed to hold the event as a physical gathering? We'll go digital! We're working on a digital clone for the event so either way, CrewConnect will happen.
  2. CruiseConnect Summit is also still going ahead as planned on 23 Nov in Manila. We have realized that our colleagues in the Cruise industry are faced with enormous disruption and we hope that come November, we will all be on the path to recovery and able to meet in person. If not....we'll go digital!
  3. We're starting with a series of crewing webinars from May to July to give the information in real-time and help set your priorities and stay in touch. Check out the lineup up here.

Currently, I am finalizing the conference agenda so, ss usual, if you would like to get involved, if you have ideas or projects you would like to share, or even just for a chat to give me some feedback, please get in touch!

Hope to see you in Manila this November!

Joanna Crisan, Portfolio Manager CrewConnect


We are facing uncertain times and have had to radically change the way we live our lives and do business. We wanted to make sure you were kept up-to-date on everything, and to continue providing the professional support you need we have put together a series of webinars.

Join us from the comfort of your own home to hear about lessons learned and best practices for crew managers from other crew managers, mental health, the future of maritime workplace and training.

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.

Calling all active seafarers

We are offering complimentary conference access to active seafarers to help us get that reality check we all need and steer us in the right direction. So, if you or any of your seafarers are home and would like to join the conference FOR FREE, we welcome you. 

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Limited VIP passes for Ship Owners and Managers

Relationship management is a key part of what makes our events so unique and so valuable to our partners. In 2020, ship-owners and ship management companies who are new to the CrewConnect community, attend this event for free as VIP guests.

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Maritime organisations and students

We rely on partnerships with industry organisations and associations to get our message out there and at the same time, to help these bodies offer valuable opportunities for their members. We offer discounted rates for members of associations and organisations who become our media partners.  We also offer significantly discounted student rates. 

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CrewConnect Global| About the event in less than a minute

Portfolio Manager for Crewing & Containers at Informa connect, Joanna Crisan, tells us what to expect from CrewConnect Global. From the CrewConnect Global Awards to the CruiseConnect Summit, and the blossoming Women In Shipping track.

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