Upcoming Event: CrewConnect Global 2016 Introduces Fresh Perspectives to Seafarer Recruitment and Training

October 13, 20169:00 am349 views

CrewConnect Global Conference, one of marine human resources (HR) industry’s largest and most influential event will open its doors to trade professionals for an exclusive two-day event on November 15 and 16, at the Manila Mariott Hotel, Philippines.

The organisers are putting a new spin on the 17th edition of CrewConnect Global with the addition of three highly anticipated conference tracks to its perennial agenda. Furthermore, for the first time ever, members of the industry can visit the CrewConnect Exhibition free of charge, where they can discover innovative solutions for crewing and training requirements from over 80 exhibiting companies.

“We’re going one step further to present an all-new experience for show attendees,” says Kathryn Barnard, Portfolio Director at KNect365 Maritime Events. “Visitors at CrewConnect Global have grown steadily over the years, and this reflects the increasing importance of our platform to the maritime community, in addressing current recruitment and welfare challenges.”

At CrewConnect Global 2016, we’re rolling out new initiatives to help the sector innovate seafarer recruitment, training, and HR practices.

Bringing the entire supply chain under one roof, CrewConnect Global aims to encourage collaboration across industry segments, and it expects to receive over 1,000 professionals at the event later this year. In a bid to engage a wider, larger audience, CrewConnect Global 2016 features a significantly larger exhibition area of 2,300 sqm and new additions to its event agenda.

Wider Variety with 3 New Conference Tracks

As a leading platform for the development of a holistic maritime crewing and training community, CrewConnect Global ensures delegates of a well-rounded perspective with the introduction of three new tracks to its existing conference agenda this year.

Attendees can personalise their conference experience by participating in choice sessions across the following tracks:

  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Maritime Education and Training
  • Safety at Sea/Seafarer Lifestyle and Welfare

CrewConnect Global’s new conference programme is specially tailored to engage, fuel, and challenge conventional practices that are influencing crew development and human resource management.

Industry focus groups have also been engaged to inject fresh perspectives and new energy into the 2016 conference line-up. With more than 30 crewing and training seminars scheduled over the two days, the CrewConnect Global conference will see delegates walking away re-energised and equipped with effective strategies ready for implementation.

Networking, Business, & Learning Opportunities 

Previously only accessible to conference delegates, the CrewConnect Exhibition is now free-to-attend for trade professionals in the maritime HR industry. Offering visitors an opportunity to uncover new solutions and key developments to crewing business, recruitment, training, and in-house HR practices, the exhibition also provides attendees with networking possibilities outside of the conference seminars.

Visitors can apply for free passes to the exhibition floor here.  “CrewConnect Global will be extensively packed with thought-provoking content, live Maritime Education and Training (MET) learning labs, recruitment strategy task forces, and exclusive networking opportunities,” Barnard concludes.

“We are also in the midst of finalising a new programme of social activities aimed at fostering new business relationships between representatives of leading shipping companies.”

The CrewConnect Global Conference is organised by KNect365 Maritime, part of the knowledge and networking division of Informa PLC. CrewConnect Global Conference is the world’s leading manpower platform for networking and knowledge sharing in the maritime industry.


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