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CruiseConnect Summit

The first and only event dedicated to manning and training for the cruise industry

As part of the CrewConnect Europe agenda, this summit will bring together influential industry speakers representing the largest operators, associations and regulators to address the key issues around recruitment, retention and training of your crews.

CruiseConnect Summit in numbers

cruise liners
The only
event dedicated to crewing for cruises

Key agenda areas:

Crew supply, recruitment & on boarding

Given current and future business needs, crew supply may prove to be the biggest disruptor in the cruise industry. We ask some crucial questions:

  • Can the manpower sector deliver the right numbers and right quality of crews?
  • What works in streamlining recruitment?
  • How to overcome regulatory challenges and reduce the administrative burden?
Industry leadership & sustainability

What is the future of the Cruise industry in Europe and who is at the forefront of innovation?

How is the industry planning for a sustainable future and for growth?

More importantly, how to do we make the transition from environmental stewardship as a training check list exercise to a change in behaviours?

Education & training

Your crews are vastly different and your customers even more so. 

In a world that tends towards specialisation and individuality, how do we adapt training to suit future education needs, learning techniques and practices, and identify 21st century skills?

We will look at aspects like multi-cultural training, technology and the delivery of customer service in a culture of safety on board.

2020 agenda themes include:

Market growth – can the crew supply side keep up
New crew supply centres
Hospitality in cruise management
Sustainability in the cruise industry
Exploring business models for sustainable cruising
Training – service, safety; 2-pronged approach – technical crew
Service delivery, innovation, AI on board, client expectations
Mental health on board
Recruitment and talent development – new practices
Cost optimisation for operations (visas, travel, certificates)
Enviro regulations (IMO2020 and 2050) and impact on business

CruiseConnect Summit is:

Who should attend?

Cruise operators

Gain knowledge, network and benchmark against competitors

Marine HR

Cross-sector insight, new perspectives and wider community

Crew / ship management

Optimise your business & stay ahead of the industry's changing requirements

Education & training providers

Stay relevant, prepare for the future, build valuable partnerships

Service providers

Showcase your solutions and gain access to fastest growing maritime industry

Regulators & associations

Play an active role in supporting the industry and shaping its future

Sponsorship & exhibiting opportunities

Maximise your exposure by putting your brand in front of 200+ crewing and marine HR professionals on the joint networking floor.

Choose from a range of tailored sponsorship & exhibition solutions, offering the best promotional opportunity for you and your budget.