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28 – 30 October 2020
Leonardo Royal Hotel Amsterdam,

CrewConnect Europe 2020 Conference

Leadership, the Human Element and the Maritime Workplace of the Future. Empowering the people who power shipping.

Get your pass today including access to CruiseConnect Summit and our brand new On-Board Leadership pre-conference summit.

COVID-19 Update

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, CrewConnect Europe & CruiseConnect Summit have been postponed to 28-30 October 2020.  All participants and sponsors currently registered for the event have automatically been registered for the October edition of the event. No further action is necessary to confirm your participation.

Click here to find out how we will protect your booking rights and what precautions we will be taking on site.


COVID19, cyber-attacks, piracy.

What is your response plan? We will hear from experts, but equally important, from your peers on how they have dealt with crisis situations.

Preparing seafarers and their families for voyages into high-risk areas

This session will look at those situations that no one ever wants to have to deal with and more importantly, at some of the crucial safety precautions that should be part of your operations.

Reputation crisis management

Insights into the what, why, and how of brand crisis. 

Learn how to effectively deal with threats to your reputation. 

Cybersecurity and insurance

Does your insurance cover your organisation from cyber attacks? Most don't!

Discover how to protect your business when the worst happens. 



In developing this conference agenda, we've spoken to a lot of marine HR professionals. We've heard you. Hear the solutions from the leading experts at CrewConnect Europe 2020. 

Priorities for sustainable development
  • Are your crew aware of their role in the efficient deployment of any sustainability strategy?
  • Ensure your organisation is not complicit in human rights abuses
  • How to create a culture to enable a future that is that is efficient, fair and sustainable?
Shipboard AI and the human element
  • What is central to your digital transformation strategy? 
  • Explore the role of technology in the new shipping environment. What is the sweet spot between the digital transformation and human element?
  • Find the purpose in the design
  • The paradox of automation: How to avoid a costly and potentially fatal trap, and not sacrifice competency for efficiency
  • How to build trust in an autonomous system?
Need a dose of inspiration?
  • Business model innovation: shipping in a circular economy
  • What would a design thinking approach to maritime operations and training look like?
  • Inventive resilience – learning for the future
  • Learning formats for today: engaged, problem and scenario based learning, and simulation vs the traditional classroom format.
Fresh perspectives
  • STCW in the digital age
  • What is your approach to talent management? What is your company doing well to identify and retain talent?
  • Changing the paradigm in MET: unlocking the potential of emerging learning habits
The vital debate
  • A crash course in crisis prevention
  • Let’s get real: a healthy conversation about mental health 
  • Does your company have a coherent crew welfare management strategy?
Your opinion matters: the interactive sessions
  • Challenging (un)conscious bias and developing a culture of inclusion
  • Status update from current and emerging crew supply countries in Europe
  • What are the pressure points for yourself or your organisation and how are you communicating them?

NEW for 2020: Pre-conference summit

18 May 2020

Technology is changing the nature of work and the workplace. Autonomous systems are primarily designed to enhance or substitute the maritime workforce. 

Nonetheless, no amount of technology or AI will remove the need for humans on board, and more importantly, leaders on board.  

Discuss these crucial constructs and what they entail at our brand new pre-conference summit On-Board Leadership and the Ecosystem of the Maritime Workplace of the Future.


The CrewConnect community is strong and vibrant. But, on the advice of our members and supporters, we want to provide more opportunities to diversify and provide an even bigger platform for meaningful conversation and opportunities. 

Here's how you can benefit.

Calling all active seafarers

We are offering complimentary conference access to active seafarers to help us get that reality check we all need and steer us in the right direction. So, if you or any of your seafarers are home and would like to join the conference FOR FREE, we welcome you. 

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Limited VIP passes for Ship Owners and Managers

Relationship management is a key part of what makes our events so unique and so valuable to our partners. In 2020, ship-owners and ship management companies who are new to the CrewConnect community, attend this event for free as VIP guests.

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Maritime organisations and students

We rely on partnerships with industry organisations and associations to get our message out there and at the same time, to help these bodies offer valuable opportunities for their members. We offer discounted rates for members of associations and organisations who become our media partners.  We also offer significantly discounted student rates. 

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New connections, new opportunities

Are you looking for an internationally recognised platform to launch your product? Interested in presenting your brand, business ideas and solutions to the industry face-to-face? Want to generate qualified leads?

We can help you do that (and more).

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Highlights from previous events:

Reviews from our speakers and sponsors: 

"The premier event in the maritime world to meet with crewing and manning companies"

Stuart Ostrow, ShipMoney

"We get to interact with all the players and stakeholders within the industry... and it's important for us to be able to hear what they have to say"

Bob Fay, IRI Marhsall Islands Registry

Associate Sponsors 2020