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.
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:
We are looking for speakers to join the programme. If you would like to share your thoughts and ideas on any of the topics below, please send your abstracts to Ana Duvancic before 27 January 2020.
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 in numbers
CruiseConnect Summit is:
Who should attend?
Gain knowledge, network and benchmark against competitors
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
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.