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23 - 24 November 2021|Amsterdam

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.

CALL FOR PAPERS NOW

We are currently in the process of developing the 2021 conference program. If you would like to get involved we welcome your content ideas and speaking applications. Deadline to apply - Monday 31 May 2021.

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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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.

Check if you are eligible
Maritime organisations: member passes
Maritime organisations: member passes

We work with maritime organisations to offer valuable opportunities to their members including complimentary passes or discounted rates.

How to apply
Complimentary passes for active seafarers
Complimentary passes for active seafarers

We are offering free passes to active seafarers to help us get that reality check we need and steer us in the right direction. Please email Joanna Crisan to secure your digital pass. 

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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” 

2021 Silver Sponsor

2021 Bronze Sponsors

2021 Innovation Sponsor

2021 Associate Sponsors and Exhibitors

2021 Delegate Bag Sponsor

2021 Delegate Badge Sponsor

2021 Supporting Organisations