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CrewConnect Global Conference & Exhibition
22-24 November 2022
Sofitel Philippine Plaza ManilaManila, Philippines

22-24 November 2022|Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Manila, Philippines

CrewConnect Global 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.

CrewConnect Global Awards Back in 2022

2022 AWARDS SUBMISSION NOW OPEN: Submit your entry and join us in an evening dedicated to celebrating our talent!

Content themes for this year

Taking stock

  • State of the industry and checking in with the Philippines
  • Living with COVID: what does it mean for business and operations
  • The Perfect Storm: accounting for volatility and the unexpected

The implications of the Russia- Ukraine conflict for seafarer nationals and the industry

  • Humanitarian: displacement, aid, freedom of movement
  • Pragmatic: employment, payment of wages and shore-based support
  • Industry-wide: a look at the vulnerabilities and interconnection of crew supply

The environmental agenda

  • Decarbonisation: objectives, timelines, implications for our business and our people
  • ESG in the Maritime Industry: from design to implementation – what should we consider
  • The sustainability of Maritime HR: MLC amendments and beyond

Training redesigned

  • The blended paradigm: matching formats to outcomes
  • Safety standards, assessment and digital literacy
  • Future-proofing: assessing the skill gap and what’s next for maritime training


  • Minimising Labour Distribution in the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Innovation vs going back: how to codify innovation into ongoing operations and avoid reverting “old ways”
  • Caring for our seafarers from cadet to Master


The Cruise Industry update

  • State of play
  • Back to basics: optimised recruitment and retention
  • Safety training and service delivery

ITFST's photo exhibition and competition

CrewConnect Global will host the ITF’s photo exhibition this year in Manila. 

To learn more about the competition, check the information below.

About the ITFST

The ITFST, a UK charity established in 1981, funds programmes that advance the wellbeing of maritime workers, seafarers, and their families.

We are funded by the Trust’s own capital funds, and by the investment income of the Welfare Fund at the International Transport Workers Federation, a global federation of transport workers’ unions with over 20 million worker members.

LIFE AT SEA 2022 Prize Photography Competition

The competition is open to all serving seafarers.

The closing date for entries is 31 August 2022.

Winning entries will be announced on World Maritime Day, 29 September 2022.

An award ceremony will be held at Crew Connect, Manila on 24 November 2022 with a photo exhibition of this year's competition.

Prizes: 1st prize £1,000 - 2nd prize £750 - 3rd prize £500

Hear from our Chairman

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.

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.”