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

Jacqueline Smith
Maritime Coordinator at International Transport Workers' Federation


 Jacqueline has been the Norwegian Seafarers' Union president for the last eight years and will after our National Congress in September start her new endeavor as Maritime Coordinator for all ITF maritime activity and be based at the ITF office in London.

Jaqueline began her career  as a croupier on board the Norwegian ferry company Color Line. After around  eight years she was offered a position for the Norwegian Seafarers' Union in their service office in Miami.

During the last  twelve years, she has been in the elected leadership of the Union, the first four as Elected Secretary and eight years as the President and now she has decided to step down and pursue new endeavours in the international trade union movement. 

Jaqueline was the first ever female president and the youngest to ever get elected. She wll also be the first ever female to take on the role as Maritime Coordinator for the ITF. 

Agenda Sessions

  • State of Play in the Industry: Taking stock and setting the course

  • Regaining Trust and Confidence in the Industry