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21-22 June 2021
Online: Live & On-DemandPart of The Maritime Online Series

21-22 June 2021
Online: Live & On-Demand,
Part of The Maritime Online Series

CrewConnect Europe Virtual Conference

Leadership, the human element and the maritime workplace of the future

Empowering the people who power shipping

Co-located with ICMA Connect


The platform will remain open until Friday 27 August 2021 for you to continue networking and catch up on-demand - don't forget the Maritime Online Series is still taking place and you can register for your free pass here

Each week of the Series will bring a new focus of discussion. Our conference sessions and all content will be tailored to emphasise and highlight that week’s theme, allowing for greater focus and conversation.

IMO and top crewing experts spoke at CrewConnect Europe 2021

Over the two-day event more than 30 sessions took place offering key insights on the crew change crisis, seafarers wellbeing and the vaccination program, cruise market outlook, and lots more of unmissable content.


In developing this conference agenda, we spoke to a lot of marine HR professionals. Join us and hear find out the solutions to your challenges from leading experts.

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

  • Dealing with fatigue, anxiety and stress
  • The structured approach to a good mental health hygiene with prevention in mind
  • Caring for our crew managers and shore-based personnel

Checking in with the Cruise industry


  • Reopening business – what will it take?
  • Recruitment and crew management best practices
  • Training challenges – certification, training centre capacity, assessment

Industry & regional updates


  • Assessing confidence in the industry – are we heading into a shortage crisis?
  • Pressing need for change: STCW
  • Status update from current crew supply countries in Europe

What’s here to stay?

2020 was the year of response; 2021 is the year of adaptation. In order to set ourselves up for a better year and future ahead, we must ask: what of the changes we have had to make to the way we work is here to stay and be improved, what can and should be reinstated and most importantly, what brand new opportunities lie ahead.

Join our community

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!

Passes for Cadets and Students

A great deal of what is being discussed at CrewConnect will have a direct impact on the future of shipping and the seafarer profession. For this reason, we'd like to invite all cadets and students who are interested in taking part in the conversation to join us, as our guests.

Maritime organisations and associations

We rely on partnerships with industry organisations and associations to get our message out there and to help these bodies offer valuable opportunities to their members. We encourage our supporting associations and associations who become our media partners to extend a free invite to attend the conference to all of their members. 

Become a sponsor

Demonstrate thought leadership and stay top of mind in the modern digital landscape.

Find out how you can forge relationships and grow your business with one of our bespoke packages.

Stuart Ostrow

President, Maritime Payment Solutions


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

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