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CrewConnect Global Conference & Exhibition

Joost van Ree
Group Director Cruise & Yachts at Ocean Technologies Group


Joost van Ree brings years of experience in the cruise industry to fruition in his current role, as Group Director Cruise & Yachts at Ocean Technologies Group. After ending his career at sea, Joost worked in higher management and Director positions at companies such as Norfolkline and the Rotterdam Pilot Association. In 2016 he co-founded Simwave, a state-of-the-art Simulator Center situated in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 5 years ago, Joost joined CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) as Director, Partner Relations. He held this position until he joined OTG in January 2022.

With good humor, professional skills, in- depth knowledge and a positive attitude, Joost knows how to inspire and motivate his network, customers and other stakeholders in the global cruise industry.

Agenda Sessions

  • Opening Remarks

  • Panel 1 | Crew Recruitment and Deployment – Planning for growth

  • Technical Surgery | Ensuring Crew Longevity: Meeting the Evolving Needs Onboard

  • ATPI Lunchtime Session | Achieving Significant Cost Savings in the Crew Rotations for Cruise Ships