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20th Maritime HR & Crew Management Summit

Date: 8th March 2017 - 9th March 2017 Location: Singapore

Economically Effective Strategies to Promote Crew Selection & Retention, Procedures and Maintaining Regulatory Compliance

ACI’s 20th Maritime HR & Crew Management Summit will focus on how HR & Crew management operations within a shipping company can seek to improve strategy, in order to strengthen both current and future crewing staff. In the modern age, maintaining profitability and adjusting to regulations can prove difficult. Regulatory practices to guarantee the safety and security of crew when offshore will be discussed covered in great detail. The summit will also seek to highlight methods to cultivate a leadership mentality to instil confidence into crewing staff, how advancing technology can improve the seafarer understanding during training process and the importance and establishment of loyalty between the seafarer and the vessel operator.

The two day conference will consist of a number of informative presentations followed by an interactive Q&A session, presentations which will give a deep insight on the views shared from the different aspects of maritime HR & crew management and open discussion to further involve the delegates.




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Ketan Kulkarni – Delegate Sales
+91 020 6527 2807
Priyesh Waghmare – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+91 (0) 20 6527 2803
Jackson Moris – Sponsorship
+91 2065 2728 04
Claire Taylor-Payne – Logistics
+ 44 (0)20 3141 0601


Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
317 Outram Road 169075 Singapore + Google Map
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  • Insight into the importance of looking at character qualities and skills beyond the compulsory qualifications
  • Understanding how culture diversity and awareness can improve the relationship between the different groups within crewing staff
  • updates on MLC and STCW compliance
  • Female Seafarers – appealing to and retaining female crewing staff
  • Challenges in gaining loyal workers due to the way modern families are put together
  • Learning more about the seafarer training methodology and how the qualifications translate into individual working competence
  • Looking at the effectiveness of ECDIS and web-based learning to enhance ship operation capabilities
  • Outlining the GMDSS (The Global Maritime Dress and Safety System) and SAT-C
  • Toh Hui Kiong, Head Of Crewing Operations, Thome Offshore Management
  • Rajmohan Venkiteswaran, Fleet HR Marine Manager,Teekay Tankers
  • Marcin Wolasiewicz, Crew Director, Marine Operations, V. Ships Asia Group Pte. Ltd
  • Satnam Singh Kumar, Executive Director, Asia Pacific, V. Ships
  • Henrik Bisbo, General Manager, Crewing Operations, Safety & Training, The China Navigation Co Pte. Ltd
  • Capt Terence L. Uytingban AFNI, General Manager, UltraShip
  • Arnold B. Javier, President, Magsaysay
  • Joost Mes, Director, Avior Marine Inc
  • Ashok Mulloth, Senior Lecturer, Singapore Polytechnic
  • Sachdeva Gurcharan Singh, President, Target Ship Management
  • Nicky Wynne, Director Of Devleopment, The Mission To Seafarers
  • Bodh Nath Prasad, Executive Director, IS Container Pte Ltd
  • Capt Gopala Krishnan, Principal Investigator, Engineering Cluster, Singapore Polytechnic
  • Capt Frederick James Francis, Head – International Maritime Programmes Division, Singapore Maritime Academy
  • David Kelly, Director, AsiaPac, IMarEST
  • Glenys Jackson, Head of MNTB, Merchant Navy Training Board
  • Thisara Samarasinghe, Senior Consultant, Managing Director, Colombo International Nautical And Engineering College
  • Harry Klootwijk, Senior Manager Global Maritime Business Development, Falck Safety Services B.V.

ACI’s summits attract a targeted group of senior level executives with a strict focus on end-users from the industry.

Our delegates will be drawn from the Ship Operators including VP’s, Directors and Mangers of: HR, Crew & Personnel, HSEQ, Manning and Training. Also present will be the relevant authorities involved in the development and training of crew.

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:


Joe Smith

Tel: +44 (0)203 141 0612

Email: Jsmith@acieu.net



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ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Ketan Kulkarni

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Email: kketan@acieu.net

Maritime Connector

Maritime Connector brings the latest vacancies in the maritime industry. With over 84.000 registered seafarers and over 2.000 maritime companies and recruitment agencies we collaborate with, Maritime Connector is the ultimate place to find job at sea as well as seagoing personnel. Maritime Connector web portal contains everything a maritime professional needs; maritime news, maritime events and maritime jobs all at one place. We help seafarers to find new job opportunities and boost their careers. At the other hand, we help maritime recruiters to find their crew fast and to stay in line with the latest trends in recruitment.



Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria – Daily Offer of jobs into the maritime, port and logistics sectors News, Vessels, Companies, Ports, Customs, Events … Oferta diaria de empleos en los sectores marítimo-portuario y logístico Noticias, Buques, Empresas, Puertos, Aduanas, Eventos …


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Job Portal for Shipping Marine Maritime Offshore Oil & Gas Jobs

www.globalshippingcareers.com list vacancies from prominent companies, leading recruitment organizations & crewing companies around the world.

Job seekers

Whether it is in a vibrant maritime hub such as Singapore, London, Hong Kong & Oslo or sailing in a super yacht in Mediterranean find your dream job 24/7 ease of a click.


Maritime recruiters can source talent around the globe at ease of a click by advertising vacancies with us. Whether it is a Technical Superintendent in Singapore, Terminal operations manager in Dubai or Marine Engineer in Brazil, we connect them all. Join the elite recruiters and find the ideal candidate swiftly, to get a FREE trial account contact us.


Marine & Maritime Gazette is a printed & digital version magazine read across the globe by professionals within the marine, renewables and offshore industries. On a monthly basis the publication focuses on salient news, reviews and features across the whole of the industry. The printed copy of the magazine is circulated to over 8,000 industry professionals and decision makers across the UK and Europe and the digital version hits a unique Worldwide circulation in excess of 11,000.



Universal Freight Organisation (UFO) was formed in January 2000 and today the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified association boasts representation in 120+ countries. UFO are proud to have maintained a ‘One Member per Country’ policy (with the exception of USA and China), making them one of the only remaining exclusive freight forwarder networks in the world.


Project Cargo Network

Project Cargo Network (PCN) is an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified organisation established to provide a networking platform for the world’s top project cargo specialists. Our Members handle the transportation of oversized and heavy items or shipments that consist of complex components that must be disassembled, shipped and then re-assembled. They offer project cargo management for engineering, procurement and construction companies servicing energy, mining, chemical, petrochemical, pipeline, infrastructure and other sectors. Our fast-growing organisation comprises of 220+ specialists in 105+ countries. Visit www.projectcargonetwork.com

Cargo Connections

Cargo Connections was formed in the summer of 2014 and offers Restricted Representation, which means membership will only be offered to a limited number of freight forwarders who offer air, sea and road freight services per country. With a cutting-edge website, Cargo Connections offers innovative membership benefits including a useful Smartphone Service.



Freightbook is a fast growing online searchable database containing profiles of 1000+ freight forwarders in 140+ countries. Each company can provide comprehensive logistics solutions through their experienced staff who have an in-depth understanding of their local market. To obtain rates and advice on a shipment, please complete our Get A Quote form. Our simple but effective system enables you to obtain advice and pricing from all registered freight agents in the country of origin, thus providing a variety of options. Alternatively, please search our database and contact companies directly www.freightbook.net


PortNews is the leading Russian media resource providing sea and river transport news. Every day, around 8,000 readers visit web portal.


Baird Maritime

Baird Publications is the world’s premier maritime publishing house with headquarters in Melbourne, Australia.

The group produces the monthly magazine Work Boat World and the online portal BairdMaritime.com. Together, they are designed and intended to provide readers, visitors, viewers or whatever with the best source of news, information and comment available to the overall international maritime industry.

So, no matter whether you own, operate, design, build or supply to any kind of commercial or government vessel from tugs and trawlers to tankers, the Baird Maritime group of companies is intended to serve you.


Launched in April 2009, MONTHLY KORSHIP which marks 7th anniversary this year is dedicated to shipbuilding & offshore industries. KORSHIP has approximately 50,000 online and offline subscribers in domestic/overseas shipbuilding industries. In the shipbuilding & offshore industries, about 2,000 companies and employees related to marine equipment, offshore plant facility, equipment, etc., have signed up to receive the issues of KORSHIP, including major domestic shipyards.

In particular, KORSHIP was selected as media partner of world’s leading exhibitions such as KORMARINE, Gastech, SMM, etc., increasing the reliability as a magazine with strong focus on shipbuilding and offshore industries. KORSHIP is the only publication both at home and abroad serving as official media partner of KORMARINE.


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The Marex Bulletin is India’s first and only bi-weekly shipping tabloid, and has been published for over 16 years now.  The core strength of the Bulletin is the news and information related to seafaring employment, maritime training, and developments in the shipping industry.


Maritime Matrix Today logo_S

Maritime Matrix Today monthly magazine encompasses and portrays various sectors of the maritime trade including shipbuilding, ship repair, marine technology, logistics, ports, freight forwarding, dredging, coastal shipping, inland waterways, energy management, offshore, oil & gas, environmental issues, maritime infrastructure, shipping law, cruising, leisure boating, manning, training, and marine insurance.


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Ship2Shore is one of the most successful on-line magazines in the Mediterranean region and the leading news provider in Italy exploring the financial, economical, political and legal aspects of the transports industry.

News are published daily on the website, grouped into macro-categories (shipping&shipyards, ports&services,  logistics&intermodal transport, energy&offshore, others) to help readers finding easily and quickly what they need.

A weekly pdf magazine, published on Monday and announced by a newsletter, offers a complete overview of the most important topics as well as in-depth analysis, interviews and further stories; periodic Special Features complete the information offer.

Thanks to accurate and high quality information that can be browsed directly on desktops and mobile devices, Ship2Shore is a useful working tool for being regularly updated as well as an effective means for web advertising.

A free trial is available by signing up on www.ship2shore.it/english

Info: Mrs Sabrina Carozzino ph.: +39 010 2517945 – email: sales@ship2shore.it

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SAFETY4SEA is a PRO BONO project fostering Safety & Environmental Excellence and Sustainable Shipping, including:

The Leading Maritime Safety Portal, www.safety4sea.com (40,000+ visitors on a monthly basis)

SAFETY4SEA LOG, a Quarterly Magazine circulated in excess of 50,000 copies in Greece and Abroad every year

SAFETY4SEA Conference, the world’s largest Safety Conference, attracting 1000+ delegates / 450+ organisations in Athens, every October

A scholarship program, offering for the 2016 a fully paid (100%) Scholarship for the ALBA MSc in Shipping Management


hr in asia

HR in Asia is an online news media and events platform covering the latest developments in employer branding, recruitment, retention, employee relations, people development, HR technology and outsourcing. HR in Asia seeks to connect insights with the best practices and experiences of HR professionals, as well as employees and job-seekers.

The Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute is the international professional body for qualified seafarers and others with an interest in nautical matters. It provides a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world. Founded in 1972, it has nearly 50 branches worldwide and some 7,000 members in 120 countries.


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