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18th Maritime HR & Crew Management

Date: 9th March 2016 - 10th March 2016 Location: Singapore

The preliminary results of the new BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report 2015 (published every five years since 1990) revealed that majority of seafarers are satisfied with their life at sea. However, the maritime industry has a long way to go in overcoming key human resource & crew management challenges as the human element in shipping is becoming an increasingly important factor not only in ensuring the commercial success of shipping companies and reaching higher standards of sustainability and safety, but also to protect the future of world trade. In response to this, The IMO has focused its attention on the quality of maritime education and training this year and marked 25th June as the ‘Day of the Seafarer’ to acknowledge seafarers’ significance for the maritime community, so it is imperative that leaders in this field keep abreast of the changes in the industry towards higher standards of training to not only meet the requirements for STCW Convention’s Manila amendments’ deadline for final implementation, but also to go beyond regulatory requirements in keeping up with the latest technological advancements such as industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and digital recruitment methods to name a few.

To provide solutions to key challenges faced by the industry, ACI’s 18th Maritime HR & Crew Management will provide a unique platform to bring together leaders in the industry in a peer-to-peer learning environment to discuss and provide solid solutions to tackling the issues faced by shipping companies, manning agencies and regulatory bodies. Through case studies, informative presentations, panel discussions and intimate networking sessions, the event will provide attendees with insights into best in class strategies in seafarer training, recruitment and retention, crew welfare in a cost effective manner, in moving towards a safer, more secure and efficient shipping industry to meet the demands of international trade and business bottom-line.


9th March 2016
10th March 2016
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Ketan Kulkarni – Delegate Sales
+91 020 6527 2807
Ketan Kulkarni – Sponsorship
+91 206 527 2807
Melanie Mulazzi – Delegate Sales – Marketing – Media Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0605
Tia Akbari – Content
+44 (0) 203 141 0641
Claire Taylor-Payne – Logistics
+ 44 (0)20 3141 0601


Holiday Inn Singapore Atrium
317 Outram Road 169075 Singapore + Google Map
0065 (0)871 423 4906
  • Management Policies to Combat Recent MLC Challenges
  • Holistic Crew Management – Physical and Psychological Health
  • How Can Excellent Leadership Bring Together a Team of Seafarers?
  • Women – The Untapped Human Resource in Seafaring: Key Factors to Consider in Attracting & Retaining Women Seafarers
  • Educating Crew in Culture & Social Differences- Understanding Can Bond the Workforce
  • Marine Safety & Security Guide
  • Crew Training and Competence Development
  • The big picture of retention: modern indicators that safeguard company retention rates
  • How to source, recruit and establish stable Chines seafarer pool
  • Joost Mes, Director, Avior Marine Inc
  • Capt. Frank-Uwe Schneider, Head of International Manning, Reederei NSB
  • Capt. Yuan, Gang, Managing Partner, Asia Marine Shanghai Ltd.
  • Norman Schmiedl, Crewing Director, Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd
  • Warwick Norman, CEO, RightShip
  • Caitlin Vaughan, Project Manager, International Seafarers’ Welfare & Assistance Network (ISWAN)
  • Merle J. San Pedro, President, Mariners’ Polytechnic Training Center
  • Capt. Nicolo Sacramone Terrei, Managing Director, Italian Maritime Academy Phils., Inc.
  • Fared Khan, Marine Director, Wallem Ship Management Ltd.
  • Knut Arild Langeland, Head of HR Sea & Shore Asia- Pacific, Gearbulk Singapore
  • Capt. Sanjay Prashar, Managing Director, V R Maritime Services Pvt Ltd
  • Capt. Sundeep Sequeira, General Manager, Videotel Pte Ltd
  • Marcin Wolasiewicz, Crew Director, Marine Operations, V. Ships Asia Group Pte. Ltd.
  • Henrik Bisbo, Head of Tanker Crewing Operations, Thome Ship Management Pte Ltd
  • Capt. Marc Nuytemans, Managing Director, Exmar Shipmanagement NV
  • Richard Skinner, Business Development Director, Allmode

More speakers to be announced shortly.

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:

 Tia Akbari

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0641

Email: takbari@acieu.net


With a legacy spanning over 250 years, IHS is the leading source of critical maritime and trade insight, enabling organizations, policy makers and the security sector to navigate today’s complex trading environment. IHS Dredging and Port Construction is the leading international magazine for the world of marine civil engineering and only IHS title focusing on port construction, development and dredging campaigns taking place world-wide.




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.


Global Ports Forum



Baird Maritime

BairdMaritime.com is the online component of the Baird Publications Group, publisher of Work Boat World. The premier online maritime portal, Baird Maritime is intended to serve you, whether you own, operate, design, build or supply to any kind of commercial or government vessel from tugs and trawlers to tankers.


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SSA supports the marine industry with the aim of improving performance and company profile, creating business opportunities, providing access to funding and industry expertise.

We organise numerous industry events and networking opportunities as well as holding national pavilions at several key industry exhibitions.

The combined strength of our membership makes SSA a significant and influential marine network.




Malaysia Shipowners’ Association (MASA) is the only national industry organization representing shipowners in Malaysia. It is an independent and non-profit organization who play key role in the development of Malaysia shipping industry.

MASA close rapport with the relevant government agencies, such as the Marine Department and Maritime Division in the Ministry of Transport (MOT) qualifiy us to be the best co-partner of the industry in raising any issues to the government or vice versa.

The Association’s main objectives are to promote and to protect the interest of Malaysian shipowners’ as well as to assist the government in its efforts to develop a commercially viable and efficient national fleet for both the domestic and  international  trade. We carry the responsibility to dissemminate information to members, to be the bridge between the industry and government through forum, seminar, conference and meetings on trade and shipping matters. MASA facilitates MOT on Domestic Shipping Licence (DSL) application as well.

These continuous efforts shall improve the maritime standards and Malaysia will meet the requirements to be the maritime nation. Contact general@masa.org.my.

Nautical Institute

The Nautical Institute is the international representative body for maritime professionals and others with an interest in nautical matters. We provide a wide range of services to enhance the professional standing and knowledge of members who are drawn from all sectors of the maritime world.

Our work is available to the whole industry to help improve the safety and efficiency of shipping. Our monthly journal Seaways, books, web services and projects help to provide real solutions to problems facing the industry and provide mariners’ input to decision makers internationally and nationally.

Our aim is to provide the strongest possible professional focus, dedicated to improving standards of those in control of seagoing craft, while maintaining the Institute as an international centre of nautical excellence.


Maritime Connector

“Maritime Connector is a premium employment and marketing platform for maritime industry. Maritime companies face a growing challenge to find professionals with specific skills and know-how. Maritime professionals face a growing problem: how to quickly find the best sea related jobs and to advance their careers. Solution is Maritime Connector, It connects maritime professionals seeking to advance their careers with maritime companies that need quality personnel. Visit us today and find out why we are No1. in the world today: www.maritime-connector.com

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’.


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. 



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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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



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



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 Chandling, 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 Srilanka.



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.



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. Visit www.ufofreight.com

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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 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.

Conqueror Freight Network (CQR) is a group of carefully-selected freight forwarders in each major sea/airport which cooperate reciprocally and securely to expand their businesses, reduce costs and risks, and compete on more equal terms against the largest international companies.
Because CQR only accepts 1 agent per city the selection process is rigorous. An external auditor (COFACE) checks every potential agent (CQR is the only network in the world to do this).
Every CQR membership should be productive with members seeing significant inward business and this is monitored through a quarterly survey.
Carefully selected members coupled with disciplined cooperation provide the trust needed to form long-term business relationships.



We take honor to introduce ourselves as Matrix Maritime Media a publishing house based in India and we are the publishers of The Bunker Book and the World Directory of Ship Suppliers.

Established in 2012, Matrix Maritime Media is the world’s foremost source of quality information in regards to Bunkering and Ship supplying companies worldwide. Matrix Maritime Media’s website provides you with latest news and updated events of the entire shipping industry along with access to Maritime Directory section.

Our Publication, The Bunker Book is supported by IBIA, the International Bunker Industry Association. Conceived in 1992, IBIA represents the industry at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) as a consultative non-governmental organization. The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) is the voice of the suppliers and end users of marine fuel.
Matrix Maritime Media
Gurucharan Apt. Office No: 10, Shiv Colony, Pin code: 421003,
Thane, Maharashtra, India.

Tel: +91 92266 30930
Contact: Gerson Fernandes, Sales & Marketing
Email: info@matrixmaritimemedia.com


 SCLG Logo

The Supply Chain & Logistics Group (SCLG) is an industry business group established to promote the cause of supply chain & logistics. This group brings an opportunity of education, training, seminar and networking among like-minded professionals and corporations on global basis. The group is now operating with the legal backing of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is founded with the help of senior management professionals representing variety of industries on Supply Chain. This group shall strive to bring the best of education, seminars and interaction through partnership/ alliances with a variety of similar bodies across the globe.


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The Supply Chain & Logistics Link is the official magazine of Supply Chain and Logistics Group. This is the first and only executive level Supply Chain Publication in the region.

The Supply Chain & Logistics Link provides simple articles, academic research papers and other learning opportunities that can be leveraged by all participating members. It provides relevant business information, new developments and industry wide trends with a Global perspective. It reports and promotes the region’s Supply Chain & Logistics industry. It is thus an essential “Link” for all individuals and organisations involved in Supply Chain & Logistics

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.


The Marex Bulletin logo_S

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 is a broad bouquet of media services.  The flagship monthly magazine, Maritime Matrix Today, a BtoB and BtoC publication, covers various sectors of the global maritime trade. We also provide editorial services, and produce brochures, newsfeeds and newsletters, both print and electronic, for various international maritime brands.


Marine Insight

Marine Insight is one of the leading independent maritime news website that covers a wide range of marine topics.

Using the latest internet tools, Marine Insight has built an engaging online community of active maritime professionals, seeking and sharing knowledge.

With more than 300,000 unique visitors per month and growing, Marine Insight is the fastest growing online maritime digital magazine in Asia.



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



MARINO WORLD is an ideal medium to sustain corporate growth. Strategic and creative – cost efficient to max your marketing program. It is most preferred for maritime Information. It watches for industry trends; digests maritime news and comes up with objective frameworks.


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Since published in 1996  ” INDONESIA SHIPPING GAZETTE “, the only licensed and  authorized shipping magazine in Indonesia that is published every Monday and delivered to all transportation executives and staff in Indonesia trading, manufacturing and shipping industries, with the most complete, comprehensive, reliable shipping and logistics information. Indonesia Shipping Gazette ( ISG ) aims to effectively guide to everyone who needs to deliver cargoes in Indonesia to and from inland / worldwide destination and origin. Enabling them to attain;  higher efficiency, safer arrival, and  lower cost, for all kinds of shipments.




Global Crewing Service. The most popular International crewing platform made to enable seamen to find the jobs from all over the world and includes an automated notification system for registered seamen. It also facilitates access to online seamen job applications by ship owners and crewing agencies.

– 4000 detailed crew member applications

– seamen can receive emailed information about new job   offers every day from the last 24 hours

– registered owners or crewing agencies can place job offers and manage them effortlessly



Maritime Market


Quarterly Magazine dedicated to the Russian maritime industry for: Owners, Managers, Marine Superintendents, Crews, Shipbrokers, Naval Architects, Shipbuilders, Ship Repairers, Marine Engineers, Purchasers, Manufacturers of shipbuilding materials and equipment, Port Authorities, Government Offices, Navies, Trade and Transport Companies & Institutions, Diplomatic & Commercial Agencies and Consulates, Research Institutes, Classification Societies, Technical Universities.


The SHIP2YARD service is designed for the sending of enquiries concerning ship repairs and new buildings only. You may choose the shipyard (or shipyards) to which you want to automatically send any enquiries (up to 30 at one time).

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This service is designed for all involved in ship equipment and was created under the auspicious of the European Union. SHIP EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS & SUPPLIERS – can create online catalogues of their products receive enquiries from their potential clients directly to their mailboxes.

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LINK was established in Poland in 1993, as an maritime publishing house and internet-oriented specialist in scope of Polish maritime industry. We aim at introducing an information system that will facilitate contact between Polish and foreign maritime companies.


The Shipping Observer


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.


Videotel, a KVH company, provides an extensive range of maritime training films, computer-based training (CBT), 3D animation and e-Learning courses, as well as management software for all commercial maritime sectors, ports and terminals, offshore and more. Videotel’s 950+ titles include over 500 CBTs and training is currently delivered to over 12,000 vessels.

Videotel offers quality training solutions to meet real training needs through carefully researched programmes, using a team of subject matter experts from all sectors of the industry. Our experienced team seeks the highest levels of quality and we continually updating our material as regulations and techniques change.



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

+91 20 6527 2807


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