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CrewConnect Global: Asia Manning & Training Conference

The meeting place for the global crewing and training community
60+ expert speakers offering insight on 30+ crewing and training topics
Sponsor or exhibit at the largest global crewing event
18+ hours of networking with new and existing business contacts
BIMCO/ICS Maritime Manpower Report

Briefing on global seafarer supply/demand - where will tomorrow's seafarers come from?

Philippine MET report card

A review of on-going reforms - is everything in place? What still needs to be done?

STCW 2010 - are we ready to meet the Manila deadlines?

Discover what shipping companies are doing to meet the training requirements and achieve standardisation across their fleets

Training in soft skills - are we giving this enough focus?

Practical guidance on developing in-house leadership and training programmes

CrewConnect Global 2015: Asia-Pacific Manning & Training Conference & Exhibition - the international meeting place for the global crewing and training industry

What can you expect this year?

  • 550+ senior experts from 35+ countries and 80% senior management decision makers under one roof
  • 60+ speakers offering insight on 30+ crewing and training topics
  • 50+ exhibitors and sponsors offering their crew recruitment, retention and training solutions
  • Over 18 hours+ of networking with old and new business contacts

Hot topics on this year's agenda include:

  • BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report 2015: global seafarer supply/demand update
  • Philippines MET report card: an update on STCW standards and the regulation of maritime colleges
  • Philippine crew claims: finding an equitable solution to Philippine ‘Garnishment’ concerns
  • STCW 2010: will we be ready for the Manila deadline?
  • What makes an employer of choice: assessing the importance of connectivity
  • The Human Resources factor: how do we become maritime HR development companies?
  • Mentoring and leadership onboard and onshore: is there sufficient focus on soft skills?
  • Next generation shipping: how can HR, manning and training keep pace with this rapidly changing environment?

See who you will meet at CrewConnect Global 2015:

  • Leonis Navigation Co Inc
  • Consolidated Training Systems Inc
  • Thome Ship Management Pte Ltd
  • RS Sjoredningsskolen AS
  • TSM Shipping Phils Inc
  • MTC Marine Training Center Hamburg GmbH
  • Lydia Mar (Manila) Inc.
  • Lubeca Marine Services Inc
  • Charles Taylor Mutual Management Asia
  • DAmico Ship Ishima Philippines Inc
  • Astro Offshore
  • Unisea Philippines Inc
  • Augustea Ship Manning Philippines I
  • Stolt-Nielsen Philippines Inc
  • STX POS Ship Management
  • Gulf Energy Maritime
  • National Maritime Polytechnic
  • Spectral Technologies Inc
  • Dohle Shipmanagement Philippines Corporation (DSPC)
  • Gearbulk Shipping Singapore Pte Ltd
  • Anker Crew Liability Insurance
  • TORM Shipping Phils INC
  • V.Ships Asia Group Pte Ltd
  • Seagull Maritime AS
  • Masterbulk Ship Management Pte Ltd
  • Philippine Transmarine Carriers Inc
  • Navette Plus Crew Services
  • Teekay Shipping Philippines
  • Associated Ship Management Services Inc
  • Transocean Shipmanagement Pte Ltd
  • CPO Crewing GmbH and Co KG
  • Germanischer Lloyd Philippines Inc
  • Aboitiz Jebsen Maritime Inc
  • Elburg Shipmanagement Phils Inc
  • Meridian Intl Maritime Training Center Inc
  • Jo Tankers Phils Inc
  • Philippine Transmarine Carriers
  • Aboitiz Jebsen
  • Consolidated Training Systems, Inc.
  • Norwegian Maritime Officers Associa on
  • BZ Alpha Navigation Inc
  • Pacific Ocean Manning Inc
  • Skanfil Maritime Services Inc
  • Bw Shipping Philippines Inc
  • KGJS Fleet Management Manila Inc
  • Marine Services Co Ltd
  • Kongsberg Maritime AS
  • Southfield Agencies Inc
  • CF Sharp Crew Management Inc
  • Administradora de Naves Humboldt Ltda.
  • Wallem Maritime Services Inc
  • Crewplanet
  • Magsaysay Maritime Corporation
  • Asia Marine Philippines Member of NSB Group
  • Gearbulk Norway
  • Aboa Mare Ab
  • Tropical Shipping
  • Westfal-Larsen Management AS
  • Enesel Limited
  • Wallenius Marine Singapore
  • Wartsila
  • Jebsens Maritime Inc
  • BW Fleet Management
  • V .Group
  • SeaTeam Management Phils Inc
  • Seateam Management
  • Scanmar Maritime Services Inc
  • Gearbulk Norway AS
  • Northern Marine Manning Services
  • Italian Maritime Academy Phils Inc
  • Hanseatic Shipping Phils Inc
  • Onestx
  • Unishipping Services Limited
  • Sandigan Maritime Training Inc
  • Maersk Filipinas Crewing Inc
  • Sinocrew Maritime Services Co Ltd
  • Norwegian Maritime Foundation of The Phi
  • Seagull Maritime Information Technology Pte Ltd
  • Poseidon Asia Inc
  • Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co KG
  • PB Maritime Personnel Inc
  • Victory Human Resources Mgmt Corp
  • Mastech Inc
  • EMA Marine GmbH
  • Multinational Maritime Inc
  • Laurin Maritime Philippines Inc
  • Northern Marine Management Ltd
  • CF Sharp Crewing Management Inc
  • United Marine Training Center Inc
  • Dalisay Shipping Corporation
  • Gulf Energy Maritime Services Pvt Ltd
  • MF Shipping Group
  • Viking Recruitment Ltd
  • F Laeisz Philippines Ltd
  • Transorient Maritime Agencies Inc
  • Dalian International Maritime Service CO Ltd
  • EMPM Shipmanagement
  • Wagenborg South East Asia
  • V Ships
  • Seagull AS
  • Asian Institute of Maritime Studies
  • Dampskibsselskab NORDEN AS
  • Clyde Marine Training
  • Intermodal Shipping Inc
  • Furuno Electric Co Ltd EBO
  • Maritime Academy of Asia a& the Pacific
  • Singa Ship Management Phils INC
  • IMEC
  • TORM Shippining Phils.Inc.
  • Constellation Travels
  • Dohle Shipmanagement Phils Corporation
  • Stimula Productions Inc
  • Genting Hong Kong Ltd
  • AP Companies Global Solutions
  • Marine Benefits Assistance Services Inc
  • Singa Ship Management Phils
  • Dohle Seafront Crewing Manila Inc
  • Hoegh Fleet Services Phils Inc
  • The China Navigation Co Pte Ltd

CrewConnect Global Conference & Exhibition speaker line-up:

  • Gerardo A Borromeo, Vice President & CEO, Philippine Transmarine Carriers Inc.
  • Tommy Olofsen, Managing Director, OSM Crew Management
  • Peter Hinchliffe OBE, Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping
  • Marlon R. Roño, President, Magsaysay Maritime Corporation
  • David Patraiko, Director of Projects, The Nautical Institute
  • Henrik Bisbo, Head of Tanker Crewing Operations, Thome Ship Management
  • David Dearsley, Specialist Maritime Consultant, Dearsley Maritime Consulting
  • Capt John Lloyd Professor, Maritime Training, Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania Australia
  • Capt Richard Teo, Director, GlobalMET Ltd.
  • Paul Russell, Senior Marine Training Consultant, Viking Recruitment
  • Capt Bob Fay Senior V.P., Maritime Operations International Registries, Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Natalie Shaw Director Employment Affairs International Chamber of Shipping
  • Dr Michelle Grech, Head of Section, Human Factors, Ship Safety, Australian Maritime Safety Authority
  • Carien Droppers, Deputy General Secretary, Paris MoU on Port State Control
  • Dr Phillip Belcher, Marine Director, INTERTANKO
  • Aron Frank Sorenson, Chief Marine Technical Officer, BIMCO
  • Tony Nicholson, Senior Claims Director, UK P&I Club, Managed by Thomas Miller P&I (Europe) Ltd.
  • Capt Jahangir Hussain, Regional Director, Bahamas Maritime Authority
  • Glenys Jackson, Head, Merchant Navy Training Board
  • Capt Robert McCabe, President, The Nautical Institute
  • Simon Frank, Head of Marine HR, TORM A/S
  • Alasdair Ireland, Head of Seafarer Training, V.Ships
  • Prof Mike Barnett, Director of Research and Innovation, Maritime and Technology Faculty, Southampton Solent University
  • Associate Professor Claire Pekcan, Senior Lecturer, Warsash Maritime Academy
  • Jørgen Riis Jepsen, Ass. Professor, Medical Doctor, University of Southern Denmark
  • Dr Zhiwei Zhao, Director, Seafarers Development International Research Centre, Dalian Maritime University, China & Postdoc, University of Southern Denmark
  • Gavin Rogers, Operations Director, March on Stress
  • John Rose, Director (Maritime), CHIRP (The Confidential Human factors Incident Reporting Programme)
  • Bob Couttie, Administrator, Maritime Accident Casebook
  • David Kelly, Head of Marketing, IMAREST
  • Pat Adamson, Chairman, MTI Network
  • Allyson Cover, International Co-ordinator, MTI Network
  • Cor Radings, European Managing Director, MTI Network
  • Roger Ringstad, Managing Director, Seagull Maritime AS
  • Adam Lewis, Manager – Training and Operations, IMEC
  • Per Sønderstrup, Director, Danish Maritime Authority
  • John Adams, Managing Director, Teekay Shipping Ltd., & Chairman, Bahamas Shipowners' Association
  • The Honorable Jesulito A. Manalo, Chairman, ANGKLA – Maritime Party of the Philippines &Congressman, House of Representatives
  • Eric Visser, Director, Seagoing Workforce Management, Holland America Group
  • David Kelly, Director Asia-Pacific, IMAREST (The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology)
  • K D Adamson, Blue Futurist & Editor, Futurenautics
  • Capt Pradeep Chawla, Director – Quality Assurance and Training, Anglo-Eastern Ship Management
  • Phil Parry, Chairman, Spinnaker Global

NEW Interactive features at the 2015 conference:

Build Your Programme   Build your own programme in Manila. Attend the ignite discussion session that is of most interest to you. Is it personal safety at sea, managing learning environments, continuous professional development or seafarer health and lifestyle? You decide.
Maximise Your Breaks   Maximise your breaks. Drop into one of our new lunch time sessions. Participate in the ATPI Griffinstone seminars, our MLC Regulatory Task Force or 21st Century Recruitment Strategy Lab.
Cast Your Vote   Cast your vote. Take advantage of our new ‘Audience Engagement Platform’ and vote on some of the hotly contested issues of the day.
Q&A   Extended speaker Q&A sessions. Missed the opportunity to put your question? Join our speakers in the Speaker Green Room for more expert insights and 1-2-1 advice.
Share Insights   Share your insight and experiences with the crewing community. Contribute to our sustainable solutions session or post your comments on our ‘CrewConnect’ feedback board in the exhibition area. No more talk of ‘challenges’ let’s share ideas, strategies and solutions for the future.
Infographics   Live Infographics. Artists will help consolidate two-days of knowledge sharing and information gathering with a visual montage of the conference. Yours to take home and share with your colleagues.

NEW for 2015 CrewConnect Global Networking App

We have designed a mobile app to maximise value for our conference attendees.
Networking App    - Customise your conference programme
 - View the full participant list
 - See fellow attendees profiles
 - Send messages and set up meetings
Downloadable instructions coming soon.

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(updated 25 November 2015)

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