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21st HR & Crew Management Conference

Date: 18th October 2017 - 19th October 2017 Location: London - UK

ACI’s 21st HR & Crew Management Conference conference will focus on how shipping companies have successfully coped with the increasing demands of regulations and technology on the modern seafarer’s skill set. Crew competence has never been more highly valued and in today’s climate making sure valuable crew are retained is an absolute priority. Join us in this year to learn more of how ship operators are meeting this challenge. The conference will bring together various key industry stake-holders including Ship-owners, Ship-mangers & associated solution providers, fuel solutions, IT & data associations, consultants & technology providers.

Key Topics:

  • Regulatory Updates & Requirements
  • Sourcing, Retention & Crew Leadership
  • Challenges Connected to Seafarer Travel
  • Cost Efficiency Versus Crew Quality
  • Port State Control
  • Advancements in Crew Communication
  • Crew Training & Differences
  • Up to Date Technology & Practices to Enhance Crew Welfare
  • Keeping On-Board Accidents/ Incidents to a Minimum
  • Insurance Challenges Connected to Seafarers

Who Should Be Attending?

ACI’s meetings are strictly end-user focussed … Delegates will be drawn from the Shipping Operators including VP’s, Directors and Managers of: HR, Crew & Personnel, HSEQ, Manning and Training. Also present will be the relevant authorities involved in the development and training of crew.

Speakers Include:

  • Simon Frank, Head Of Maritime Personnel, HÖEGH LNG Fleet Management AS
  • Torbjørn Eide, Vice President, Klaveness Ship Management AS
  • Sanjay Bhavnavi, Director & C.O.O, MMS Maritime (India)
  • Dwain Hutchinson, Deputy Director, The Bahamas Maritime Authority
  • Kjetil Meling, Maritime Personnel Manager, SOLVANG ASA
  • Norman Schmiedl, Crewing Director, Columbia Shipmanagement
  • Pandula Ravindra Babu, Member Of Parliament, Government Of India
  • Reuben Paul, Director, Center For Seafarers Welfare
  • Bridget Hogan, Director Of Publishing And Marketing, The Nautical Institute
  • Robert Johnston, Managing Director, Crewsure Insurance Services Ltd.
  • John Green, Director Of Development, Apostleship Of The Sea
  • Roger Stone, Chaplain, Apostleship Of The Sea
  • Konstantinos Oikonomou, Vice President & CEO, Marine Tours
  • Dmitrii Beliakov, CEO, C Teleport
  • Stuart I. Ostrow, President, Maritime Payment Solutions, LLC
  • Diamantis Pithis, CEO, Argo Travel
  • Dimitrios Lyrakos, CEO, Filistos



18th October 2017
19th October 2017
Event Category:


Timothy Rowley-Evans – Delegate Sales
+44 20 3141 0614
Mayur Methi – Delegate Sales
+91 (0) 20 6527 2806
Mohammad Ahsan – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0606
Mikhail Kryukov – Content
+44 (0) 20 3141 0649
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640
Ketan Kulkarni – Sponsorship
+91 206 527 2807


The Cumberland Hotel
Great Cumberland Place
London, W1H 7DL United Kingdom
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0800 330 8512

Speakers Include:

  • Simon Frank, Head Of Maritime Personnel, HÖEGH LNG Fleet Management AS
  • Torbjørn Eide, Vice President, Klaveness Ship Management AS
  • Sanjay Bhavnavi, Director & C.O.O, MMS Maritime (India)
  • Dwain Hutchinson, Deputy Director, The Bahamas Maritime Authority
  • Kjetil Meling, Maritime Personnel Manager, SOLVANG ASA
  • Norman Schmiedl, Crewing Director, Columbia Shipmanagement
  • Pandula Ravindra Babu, Member Of Parliament, Government Of India
  • Reuben Paul, Director, Center For Seafarers Welfare
  • Johan Gahnstrom, Senior Manager, Marine, INTERTANKO
  • Bridget Hogan, Director Of Publishing And Marketing, The Nautical Institute
  • Robert Johnston, Managing Director, Crewsure Insurance Services Ltd.
  • John Green, Director Of Development, Apostleship Of The Sea
  • Roger Stone, Chaplain, Apostleship Of The Sea
  • Konstantinos Oikonomou, Vice President & CEO, Marine Tours
  • Dmitrii Beliakov, CEO, C Teleport
  • Stuart I. Ostrow, President, Maritime Payment Solutions, LLC
  • Diamantis Pithis, CEO, Argo Travel
  • Dimitrios Lyrakos, CEO, Filistos

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ACI’s meetings are strictly end-user focussed … Delegates will be drawn from the Shipping Operators including VP’s, Directors and Managers of: HR, Crew & Personnel, HSEQ, Manning and Training. Also present will be the relevant authorities involved in the development and training of crew.

Hellenic Shipping News

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide provides news on shipping and maritime trade, as well as shipbuilding, ports, marine insurance, shipping law, freights and commodities, energy-oil and of course stock markets and the global economy. This makes it a “one-stop-shop” for everybody interested in shipping and all aspects affecting its course.

Furthermore, a free daily newsletter with the most important news is delivered to thousands of listed recipients from more than 165 countries worldwide.


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Human Rights at Sea is a charitable organisation that has been independently developed for the benefit of the international community for matters concerning explicit engagement with human rights issues in the maritime environment. Its Mission is to explicitly raise awareness, implementation and accountability of human rights provisions throughout the maritime environment, especially where they are currently absent, ignored or being abused.



Marine & Maritime Gazette is 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 industry professionals and decision makers across the UK and Europe and the digital version hits a unique Worldwide circulation.


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.


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 …


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.

Global Maritime Hub

Global Maritime Hub is the gateway to information on the Global Shipping industry. We are an online resource where you will find the providers of shipping information, consulting services, shipping jobs, market reports, market data and analysis – all conveniently gathered for you into one ‘hub’.



InterManager is the international trade association for the shipmanagement industry. Its membership comprises in-house and third party ship managers, crew managers and associate members from throughout the shipping industry.

Collectively InterManager members are responsible for some 3,700 ships and more than 125,000 seafarers.

InterManager is the only organisation exclusively dedicated to representing the shipmanagement industry. It is a recognised and well respected organisation which represents its members at international level, lobbying on their behalf to ensure their views and needs are taken into account within the world-wide maritime industry.

In addition, InterManager is committed to improving transparency and governance in the shipping world and ensuring high standards are maintained throughout the shipmanagement sector by requesting its members to commit to its Code of Ethics and by developing a set of measurable and meaningful Key Performance Indicators.

InterManager is the voice of shipmanagement.



Worldoils is a company that combines the power of marketing as well as the in-house expertise for the Oil, Gas, Offshore and the Maritime industries. Worldoils’ web portal www.worldoils.com has become a truly central platform for visitors who need information regarding oil and gas products and services, research, training, conferences, news and events as well as a popular advertising base for providers of Oil, Gas, Marine and Offshore services. Worldoils has also launched the jobs system and a marketplace. In the recent months, Worldoils has strengthened its position as a fast developing central place for buying and selling of land rigs, offshore rigs, barge rigs and other oilfield and subsea equipment.

Inside Marine

Inside Marine is a highly respected magazine covering the whole spectrum of important maritime sectors on a global scale. Covering areas from shipbuilding, superyachts, commercial marine and offshore activities to the latest maritime technologies and in-depth company profiles, the magazine is targeted at and read by directors and the high-end management brackets.

Publishing five editions per year and circulated in both hard and virtual formats, Inside Marine has gained a reputation as a leading voice throughout the maritime industry. By working closely with many companies, leading industry experts and partnering many major maritime exhibitions, Inside Marine is helping everyone involved connect the seven seas and five oceans with one voice.



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 growing online searchable database containing profiles of 1500+ freight forwarders in 140+ countries. To obtain rates and advice on a shipment, please complete our Quote Request 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.


Marasi news is a UAE bi-monthly magazine with a major focus on maritime industry locally, regionally and internationally. Marasi News served as the most reliable source of information for the maritime sector offering timely, consistently accurate news, data and analysis from the top decision makers in the industry. The magazine is published by Tactics Media & Information Design.

Marasi News Mission

To deliver the latest news related to Maritime industry and Classification Sector in UAE and the region, and to become the preliminary platform that enhances the awareness and interest about the role of maritime sector for both national and regional economy & security.


Sailor Today is a monthly international shipping magazine published from Mumbai, India. Sailor Today (since 1991) is committed to journalism of integrity and providing accurate information to the shipping community and to give the Seafarer a voice.

Sailor Today is dedicated to seafarers and directed towards Shipping, Ship Management, Ship building, Ship repairs, Ship Chandelling, Ports, Chartering, Surveying, Maritime Equipment and Maritime Training Institute, Ship-owners and managers, Shipbuilders and repairers and Marine equipment manufacturers.

Sailor Today enjoys a readership of over 55,000 worldwide – with distribution in India, U.S.A, U.K, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Seafarers UK Logo Col

Since being formed in 1917 as King George’s Fund for Sailors, Seafarers UK remains the leading grant-making charity for the whole UK maritime sector, supporting seafarers across the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets. Grants of £2.5 million per annum are awarded to 100+ organisations that provide practical help and financial assistance for people in the maritime community, including vital funding for seafarers in need and their families – see www.seafarers.uk. Seafarers UK receives no government funding and relies on donations and fundraising to be able to carry on providing long-term aid.

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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.

Link: http://www.globalshippingcareers.com/


For 152 years HANSA is one of the leading magazines for the maritime industry and the oldest journal of its kind in Europe. Founded in 1864 HANSA was continuously enhanced to a modern, contemporary magazine with a unique coverage of the whole shipping cluster. Today, the monthly is a trusted source of information for decision makers in the maritime industry and provides in-depth and unrivaled analyses and insights covering newest developments and trends in shipping, ship technology, port operations, logistics, law and tax, in the offshore sector and the insurance business as well as in ship financing – up-to-date and technically sound with the highest total circulation of all maritime journals published in Germany.

Link: http://www.hansa-online.de/index.html


SAFETY4SEA / GREEN4SEA foster Safety, Environmental Excellence & Sustainable Shipping including Leading Maritime Safety Portal www.SAFETY4SEA.com, Green Portalwww.GREEN4SEA.com, World’s Largest Safety & Green Conferences, attracting 1000+ delegates each every year and print publications (SAFETY4SEA Log, GREEN4SEA Log, RISK4SEA Log and CSR4SEA Log) circulated in excess of 100,000 copies globally.


The international business magazine JURA MOPE SEA published in English, Chinese, Russian, and Lithuanian languages, is well known in the international market and to the transport, logistics specialists, leaders of transport business and politicians of the Eurasian region since 1999.

The magazine is published 6 times per year with the circulation of 4-8 thousand paper copies.

Each issue is distributed in several international transport and logistics events in Europe and Asia, Airports in Lithuania, DFDS Seaways ferries and in other places.

All the publications of the magazine can be found on the website www.jura.lt and www.coscc.ebizchina.net

Our readers are the leaders and managers of transport business, politicians, diplomats, scientists, students, analysts of maritime and transport business in more than 150 countries worldwide.

JŪRA MOPE  SEA is published by the private company Juru Informacijos Centras (The Center of Marine Information Ltd)


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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, whereas 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.

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

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.

Link- http://www.maritimematrix.net/


Gulf Oil and Gas (GOG) is the gateway to the oil and gas markets in the eastern hemisphere. Gulf Oil and Gas attracts thousands of professional regular visitors each day. With 50% of our audience defining themselves as engineers and another 25% in managerial roles, we deliver a captive audience of professionals responsible for specifying projects and making purchasing decisions. GOG 3D Projects service tracks information for 2000+ projects across the Middle East, Asia and Africa. GOG career centre is dedicated to assisting organizations in building their engineering and technical resources.

Visit us http://www.gulfoilandgas.com/


Drewry is a leading international provider of research and consulting services to the maritime and shipping industry. From its origins in 1970 London to a 21st century maritime and shipping consultancy, Drewry has established itself as one of the most widely used and respected sources of impartial market insight, industry analysis and advice. Offering a unique combination of sector knowledge, rich market insight and commercial awareness Drewry is able to consistently deliver the performance, profitability and competitive advantage its clients seek. Drewry has a truly global perspective of the maritime sectors and areas of expertise it covers and employs over 100 professionals across an international network of offices in London, Delhi, Singapore and Shanghai.

Visit us https://www.drewry.co.uk/

If you would to be considered as a Media Partners for this event, please contact Mohammad Ahsan on +44 (0) 20 3141 0606 or mahsan@acieu.net

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

Mikhail Kryukov

Tel: +44 (0) 203 141 0649

Email: mkryukov@acieu.net

Lunch Sponsor



Marine Tours was founded in 1980 and is one of the leading travel management companies in Southeastern Europe, specializing in the coverage of business travel needs.

During the last years the company reached the top of the local Greek market achieving an annual turnover of more than €230 million and has already received numerous distinctions and honorary awards from the most reputable international organizations for its contribution to the touristic growth specifically, as well as overall entrepreneurial development.

With a long history and tradition in the support of the global maritime community, Marine Tours provides high-level travel management services for seamen and shipping executives (Marine & Offshore Travel), combining the personal approach of a local agent with the global reach of a prestigious international organization. The broad activities of Marine Tours also extend to the business travel industry (Corporate Business Travel), where it constitutes the strategic partner of the major “Corporate Customer” of the Greek business market, as well as in organizing incentive journeys and conferences.

For more information, please visit the website www.marinetours.gr


Coffee Break Sponsor



The Argo Travel Group has been operating in the Travel Industry for over 65 years. The Company was founded in Athens in 1952 by innovators in the growing sector of marine & crew transportation and corporate travel. With an annual turnover of approx. 70 million euros, ATG is considered as an International Travel Group and is active in several fields of the travel industry. ATG has a long history and tradition in providing the global shipping and offshore community with an impeccable and complete service.

Domestic and international seamen travel is the backbone of our activities. Every month, thousands of seamen prefer ATG in order to profit from the personal attention we give to each passenger, a full range of services including the arrangement of travel documents and assistance at the airports, as well as the most competitive airfares available. Through a network of international partners, ARGO TRAVEL GROUP continues its TRADITION of offering an excellent package of benefits to the Greek and International Shipping World through personalized service with global reach.

The Group is an accomplished Destination Management Company (DMC), supporting travel services in Greece and the rest of Europe with a large range of both B2C and B2B products. As a DMC, ATG is dynamic in the global travel industry and works with Travel Agencies & Tour Operators, Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) and International MICE Organizers.

Impeccable organization, 65 years of accumulated experience and expertise supported by state-of-the-art technological infrastructure are but a few accolades that have justifiably placed the ATG among the very top positions of our trade.



Associate Sponsor

C Teleport – the First and Only Marine Flights Booking Platform

C Teleport is a revolutionary platform and business app which offers a convenient new way to book marine flights. C Teleport integrates fully into any crewing software – there will be no need to enter destinations or passenger data. It books and manages all flights, and talks to seamen and agents. All without hidden costs and with full budgetary control.

We provide you with the best air fares for marine travel within a few seconds. You get a completely unbiased search: you see everything that 350+ airlines have to offer.

The platform completes the entire crew change booking in no time. A crew change of 10 people from 10 different cities can be booked in less than a minute. It reduces marine travel management time by 75% and eliminates human mistakes. C Teleport is always with you on your phone or tablet. It truly helps you when you need to handle emergency situations.

With C Teleport intelligent analytics tools, you have full control over your marine travel costs. See how much your team spends on air tickets and get smart suggestions on how to cut costs effortlessly. Thanks to C Teleport, you can outsource marine travel tasks to your travel agent in the Philippines, Ukraine, China or anywhere else in the world. Rest assured: no more hidden costs or overspending.







Since 1994 Globecomm has provided robust connectivity for Land, Sea and Air transport of video, voice, and data with zero downtime to the most remote locations on Earth — and under the most treacherous conditions. Globecomm’s comprehensive Satellite, Fiber, Cellular, and CDN infrastructure and services are entrusted to provide the smartest solutions for mission-critical RF and IP communications to customers in over 100 countries.  Access Maritime from Globecomm gives ship owners, managers, officers and crew a more powerful and cost-effective platform for worldwide communications, complete with Ku-band VSAT, L-band (Inmarsat, Iridium, Thuraya), Wi-Fi and mobile technologies – providing a  custom solution that is seamless, robust, secure and redundant.




Founded in 1982, with roots that traces back to one of the oldest family-owned shipping companies – the 80-year old Jebsens Group of Norway, Abojeb Company is a leading and well-recognized ship management, crewing, and land-based manpower services company from the Philippines. Abojeb Ship Management delivers cost-efficient, globally competitive technical services to Jebsens-owned and third-party vessels of various types. Jebsens Maritime, Abojeb’s crewing arm, has honed its crewing services to provide the best people to more than 400 ships presently under its care – boasting 87% retention rate and a pool of 12,500 seafarers for the ocean-going ships of its principals from Norway, USA, Germany, Netherlands, Greece, Singapore, Japan, and Philippines. Abojeb Manpower Solutions deploys talent to many overseas land-based businesses across several industries. The company has expanded presence in Australia, Greece, Japan, Norway, and USA. Abojeb has garnered and continues to receive awards from the Philippine government and various institutions.

For more information, visit www.abojeb.com and its social media channels at www.facebook.com/abojebcompany, www.linkedin.com/company/abojebcompany, and





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:

Vivek Hankare

Tel: +91 (0) 206 5272 804

Email: vhankare@acieu.net


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