This site is part of the Informa Connect Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

CrewConnect Global Conference & Exhibition
November 2022
Manila, Philippines

November 2022
Manila, Philippines

Call for papers

We are currently accepting abstracts for speaking sessions and content ideas.

Details on key themes and how to submit your abstract are detailed below.

Key areas of focus

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

  • 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


All abstracts must be submitted by Monday 31 May 2021. Send your abstract(s) to Joanna Crisan -

Please note that submitting an abstract does not guarantee a speaking slot at the conference.

What do I need to include?

  • Paper title
  • Authors and co-authors
  • Paper outline (abstract should be no more than 150 words)