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Crewing & Cruise Webinars

Demonstrate leadership. Build trust. Stay connected.

Times of disruption and change are also those of accelerated growth. We want to be there every step of the way, to help our industry learn in real time and move forward.

Upcoming webinars

To keep our finger on the pulse, we have spoken to a lot of industry leaders and now we want to share with you the insights we gained. This is why we have put together a series of webinars.

Registration for our first webinar is now open. Sign up to receive the updates and details of how you can join the virtual conversations with our experts.


When: 28  May 2020 | 10:00 AM BST | Duration: 1 hr

The first session of this webinar will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on seafarers' rights: join us as we examine the exposed vulnerabilities and the measures that should be in place to ensure crews are safe and protected at sea. We will look at seafarers' rights, visa and travel, anti-corruption practices, and welfare provisions.

In the second part, we invite our speakers, representing some of the largest ship management companies, to have a look at the pressure points in crew management during the crisis and future risk management frameworks; admin, bureaucracy and cooperation – what worked, what didn't – assessing system reliability.   

  • FRANCES HOUSE, Deputy Chief Executive at Institute for Human Rights and Business 
  • VIVEK MENON, Head of Collective Action and Partnerships (EMEA) at Maritime Anti-Corruption Network 
  • MARK O'NEIL, President, Columbia Shipmanagement 
  • GEORGIA DOWDALL, Talent Acquisition Manager Crew Position at MSC Cruises
  • Capt MANU DHAUL, Manager Loss Prevention and Human Resource (Marine), BSM Singapore
MODERATOR:  KUBA SZYMANSKI, Secretary-General at InterManager

Mental health: Learning from having walked a mile in their shoes

When: 23 June  2020

Social isolation, restriction of rights and life-style, confinement, dependability on the internet, not being able to celebrate events with friends and family – we've all been subjected to this for over 40 days now. For a seafarer, this is normal. What have we learned about seafarer mental health while living one-tenth of their lives? What will change?

The maritime workplace of the future

When: 7 July  2020

Some things never change. The way we work is not one of them. COVID-19 has forced shipping companies to rapidly change their structures, strategies, and processes. What are some of the changes that are here to stay and more importantly, what is the likely design for the maritime workplace of the future?

Learning about learning | The future of training

When: 28 July  2020

The blended classroom is here to stay. Online learning capabilities are no longer an auxiliary but have been thrust at the forefront of training by COVID-19. So, we must now consider: what training can and should be digital; how to assess knowledge transfer; how to design a balanced training strategy.

Get in touch

Get involved in our current webinar series or suggest a topic of your own and reach out to the international crewing and cruise communities with your message. Contact Kirta Vekaria for more information: | +44 (0) 20 7017 5350