Maritime HR & Crew Management 2021 Summit

- April 7-8, 2021- Singapore, Singapore

Note: This event was originally planned for 15-16 July, 2020 in Singapore and has now been rescheduled

New date: 7-8 April, 2021

Following the success of its previous editions, we are pleased to announce the 26th Maritime HR & Crew Management Summit will be taking place in Singapore on the 11th & 12th of November 2020. This year we will be focusing on crew communication, smart recruiting and training strategies complying with regulations and sustainable operations. The summit will also cover safety, cost-efficiency and soft HR tactics.

The conference will bring together Ship Owners, Managers and Operators, as well as key Regulators and Authorities, Crew & Manning Technology providers, Recruitment Organisations, Crew & Manning Agencies & Consultants and Training and Development centers for two days of informative presentations, engaging discussions and informal networking. Our outstanding line-up of speakers will sharing their insights on HR trends and developments, and emerging skill-sets to equip maritime employees to remain relevant in today's automated and digitized environment.

You can expect open discussions and interactive sessions giving you a chance to voice your opinion and hear from thought leaders on the following:
  • Are you stressed about how to handle cross cultural issues?
  • Want to know if your crewing strategy is good enough to retain seafarers?
  • Developing Digital framework in order to help you shape your crewing strategy?
  • Learn to train through digital competency
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Key Topics

  • A Balancing Act between Cost & Quality of Crew
  • Digital transformation in Crewing & Training
  • Multicultural Crew - Unity in Diversity
  • CREW TECH - Technology Hand in Hand with Crew
  • Crew Welfare & Well-being
  • Crew Training & Competency for Digital Era
  • Effective Crew Management - Moving from being Commodified to Sensitising
  • Impact & Influence of Autonomous Shipping in Crewing

Who Will Attend

Our events attract a targeted group of senior level executives and decision-makers from industry. Our meetings are strictly end-user focused.

You will meet and network with representatives from:
  • Ship-owners, Operators and Managers
  • Recruitment Organisations
  • Crew & Manning Agencies & Consultants
  • Crew Suppliers
  • Crew Communications
  • Marine Travel Providers
  • HR Software Applications and Other Technology Providers
  • Insurance companies
  • Class societies
  • Academic community / Universities
  • Training & Development Centers
Delegates will be drawn from Ship Owners & Ship Managers, which includes CEOs, COOs, Managing Directors, General Managers, Vice-Presidents, as well as:
  • HR Director / HR Managers
  • Crew Director / Crew Managers
  • Fleet Personnel
  • Manning Managers
  • Training Managers
  • HSEQ Managers
Also present will be the relevant authorities involved in the development and training of crew.

The Great Lockdowns

We are doing everything to ensure that all our events go ahead as advertised, returning to the much-missed and valuable face-to-face interaction as soon as possible. In order to ensure the events are delivered as safely as possible, venues are chosen and procedures are adjusted in line with the relevant local and regulations and guidelines.

These have been exceptionally challenging times with very fast-moving updates. As we get closer to an event we look at each one individually, paying careful heed to local regulations, but without ignoring the international situation. Whatever happens, we will safeguard the investments that attendees have made by either automatically moving it to the new dates of the event or a full credit will be provided for use when booking a future ACI event.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Captain Shashank Jahagirdar, Global Head of Crewing & Marine HR, Maersk Tankers A/S
  • Capt Saurabh Mahesh, Head of Crew Sourcing & Cadet Administration Marine HR, Maersk A/S
  • Bong F. Regalado, Marine HR Manager, Berge Bulk Maritime Pte. Ltd.
  • Capt.Preetraj Singh Sobti, Senior Manager – Marine HR, MTM Ship Management Pte. Ltd.
  • Capt. Frederick James Francis, Assistant Center Director, Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety, Singapore Polytechnic
  • Capt. Anwar Baftain, Team Leader Fleet Personnel, Kuweit Oil Tanker Company (KOTC)
  • Capt. Zuradi Zaino Abidin, President, Ikhtisas Kelautan Malaysia (IKMA) – Association of Malaysia’s Maritime Professionals
  • Michail Malliaros, Fleet Personnel Manager, EURONAV
  • Capt. Rohit Pereira, Marine Director, Arcadia Shipping
  • Capt. Oleksandr Sannikov, Owner & Founder, A.L.M.A (Atlanta Ltd. Maritime Agency)
  • Capt. Niraj Nanda, Director – Crew Management, Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd
  • Rob Palmer, Business Development Manager, AMC Search
  • Rajmohan Ventkiteswaran, Director Marine HR, Teekay Tankers
  • Jayendu Krishna, Director Maritime Advisors, Drewry
  • Guy Platten, Secretary General, ICS (International Chamber of Shipping)
  • Maylin Borillo, Managing Director, OSM Philippines
  • Simon Frank, Chief Human Resources Officer, Thome Group
  • Capt. Manu Dhaul, Manager Fleet Personnel, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement

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Novotel Singapore on Stevens
28 Stevens Road, 257878
Singapore, Singapore
Phone: +65 6491 6100
Event details
Organizer :ACI
Event type :Conference
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-21768

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