The conference will address the key issues in crewing and training within the maritime sector, focusing on strategies to address and overcome imminent crew shortages, boost crew retention and improve crew performance through effective training and development. The event will also consider the benefits and challenges of taking a demand-led approach to crewing shortages, examining key technologies and strategies to overcome the industry’s key hurdle to boosting productivity and profitability.
The programme will focus on key topics including:
- How do you tackle crew shortages?
- Strategies to source skilled crew – addressing crew poaching
- Latest developments and best practices in training
- Taking a demand-led approach – if you can’t increase supply, how can you reduce demand?
- Regulations – Understanding the implications of the ILO Maritime Labour Convention
- Meeting crew demand in LNG shipping – the importance of employing a highly-skilled crew on a technically sophisticated vessel
- Criminalisation of seafarers – strategies to overcome negative perceptions
- Ensuring onboard welfare
The expert panel of speakers comprises the industry’s leading executives from Ship Owners and Ship Managers involved in recruiting, training and managing crews, giving you a first-hand insight into the core crewing and training issues facing the maritime industry. The speakers will highlight the fundamental role of the crew in driving productivity and profitability, and the key crewing issues that must be addressed in the recruitment, training and retention of a global onboard workforce.
Attendees are coming from ship owning and ship management companies, primarily based in Europe, and will include Managing Directors, CEOs and executives working in Human Resources, Crew Management, Operations, Fleet Management, Training and QHSE.