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22nd Maritime HR & Crew Management Summit

Date: 16th May 2018 - 17th May 2018 Location: Singapore
 ACI’s 22nd HR & Crew Management Conference will be taking place 16-17 May, 2018 in Singapore.

The two day conference will focus on how HR & Crew management within a shipping company can improve strategy in order to strengthen existing and future crew. In today’s world, maintaining profitability and adjusting to regulations can prove difficult. Join us in Singapore to hear how your peers are meeting the challenge including innovative training and competence development, developing company culture of excellent communications and safety, as well as subjects of Untapped human resource of women and youth, talent management and succession planning, rewards and recognition. You can expect open discussions and interactive sessions giving you a chance to voice your opinion and hear from thought leaders.

Focus will be split between how a shipping company can sought 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. The summit will also sought 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. Addressing skills shortage by looking at the untapped resource of women and youth.

We look forward to welcoming you in Singapore.


16th May 2018
17th May 2018
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Ketan Kulkarni – Exhibition & Commercial Partnership
Tel: +44 20 7981 9800; Mobile: +91 9860 70 8434


Grand Mercure Roxy
50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square 428769 Singapore

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+65 6344 8000
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  • Effective recruitment Strategies
  • Addressing skills shortage
  • Improving Crew Competency and Crew attitude
  • Developing and promoting seafarer wellbeing
  • Recruitment technology overview
  • Crew training and competency development
  • Segment specific training and certification
  • Leadership development and managing cultural differences
  • Women & youth– The untapped Human resources


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, Manning and Training. Also present will be the relevant authorities involved in the development and training of crew.

• Jagmeet Makkar, Co-Founder & Director, SkillsPlus
• Simon Frank, Director, Crewing Operations East, V Ships
• Jayendu Krishna, Director-Maritime Advisors, Drewry Maritime Services
• Jack Brabban, Managing Director, MarineLink Consultancy
• Dr. Sanjay Bhavnani, Director & Chief Operating Officer, MMS Maritime (India)
• Scott Kerr, CEO, Mintra Group
• Jørn Olsen, Training Manager, Offshore/Shipboard Cranes and Davits, TTS Group
• Yu Zhiyong, General Manager, Taihua Ship Management
• Michael Lee, Vice President, American Arbitration Association
• Captain Frederick Francis, Head International Maritime Programmes Division,
o Singapore Maritime Academy
• Captain Terence Uytingban, General Manager – Marine Agency Services / Offshore Support & Oilfield Service, Ben Line Agencies,
• Patrick McMurray, Business Development Manager, The Marine Society & Sea Cadets
• Simona Toma, Group Crewing Manager, SeaTeam Management
• Angga Luthfi Eldrianto, Director, PT. Equinox Bahari Utama
• Shalini Prasad, Asia Pacific HR Business Partner Operations, Maersk Line
• Joost Mes, Director, Avior Marine
• Pradeep Correa, Assisitant Vice president and Head Fleet Personal, Great Eastern Shipping
• Dennis Hansen, Regional Head of Human Resources, Head of Global Manning, BW Fleet Management
• Captain Mohammed Imtiaz, Executive Director, Prestige Shipping Services
• Ilyas Shaikh, Executive Director, Anson Marine International Group
• Gurcharan Singh Sachdeva, CEO and Director, Target Ship Management

Many More


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:

Oby George

Tel: +91 (0) 20 6527 2803

Email: [email protected]

Kyvernitis Global Marine, a Travel Leaders Group company, has played a vital role in the Greek shipping industry for four decades. A reliable partner to large shipping, marine and off-shore companies, we proficiently and professionally transport crew members between vessels, ports and offices and to any point on the globe. We operate through the largest shipping centers. Our team consists of experienced travel professionals, highly knowledgeable to the challenges of the shipping industry. Our services include Crew
transportation services, Traveler Tracking, dedicated account managers, MIS reporting, Travel Policy Integration, Digital Travel Records, Common Data Platforms. Our clients include some of the largest Greek and international commercial shipping companies.


The Mintra Group that we see today is the result of two leading companies within their fields joining forces to provide the complete spectrum of services within HR and competence management – from crew management and payroll solutions to training and course administration. No other company can match the services that the new Mintra Group can provide. We have the products, skills, capability and capacity to meet our clients’ challenges in these dynamic markets. We enable companies to train, develop and manage their workforce through the provision of innovative and integrated solutions and services. By making the most of their competent assets, our clients save costs and increase safety, efficiency and quality.


Personnel training is becoming an increasingly critical factor in the safe and efficient running of a business. And nowhere is this more important than the marine and offshore industry. Good training practices can make a significant difference to prolonging your equipment’s lifetime, through right usage and maintenance, plus it can help to reduce unexpected costs. TTS is recognized around the globe for delivering exceptional service support to customers wanting to optimize the performance of their equipment. To further meet our customer’s requirements, we have now introduced comprehensive training programs for businesses operating all types of onboard marine equipment. There is a wide range of programs available, including Operator Training, Train the Trainer, Maintenance for Cranes and Davits, Winches, RoRo, Hatch Covers… and much more. Each course can be customized to meet your needs precisely and all training is supported with TTS Course Certificates. E learning, available through the TTS E-learning portal, can be offered as a pre-training introduction, as re-training package and/or as a stand-alone product. With TTS you have the reassurance of working with a world-class organization that has a total commitment to helping its customers run efficient, safe and profitable businesses.


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

Tel:: + 91 (0) 20 6527 2807

Email: [email protected]

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Periodical publication which covers issues of Ukrainian and Worldwide shipping, shipbuilding, logistics, sea and river ports activities.

The magazine has been published since 1993. Its readership includes transport business top managers, representatives of the maritime companies, authorities . The «Shipping» is distributed among sea business professional figures of Black Sea region countries, Baltic, Caspian and other regions, and also at international transport forums in Europe and Asia.

«Shipping» magazine is an open international platform for companies’ positioning and making new business relations.


The Harbours Review project of the Baltic Press publishing house stands for a completely free on-line European ports database as well as bimonthly E-zines with expert views on the most important issues for Europe’s port sector.

The portal’s offer is boosted by the E-zines, distributed via our newsletter every two months to over 15,000+ subscribers all over the European Union together with the latest port database updates and info on partnership events.

Each E-zine contains a featured article tackling one of the most burning questions for the EU port industry, coupled with comments of the sector’s representatives and top national & EU officials. This way we are bringing closer people from different parts of the EU, to share their thoughts with each other for the common benefit of the European harbour


“Marasi News” is a UAE bi-monthly magazine with a major focus on maritime industry locally, regionally and internationally. It has started as UAE initiative to help enhance the maritime industry. The magazine has been awarded “The Best Maritime Media 2016”.

The magazine has become one of the must read publications for senior decision makers in the marine and shipping industry. Marasi features in-depth interviews with high profile figures such as Ministers, CEOs from the maritime and ports industries along with the latest news from around the world, expert analysis, special reports and prominent events coverage.

The magazine also leads the way with up-to-the-minute and accurate data utilizing its network in the world’s leading shipping hubs to provide readers with a unique insight into the region’s shipping and ports business.




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 (PCN) is an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified organisation established to provide a networking platform for the world’s top heavy lift and project cargo specialists. Members work for many sectors including oil and gas, pulp and paper, automotive, construction, power and energy, as well as aid cargo. The fast-growing organisation comprises of 230+ specialists in 105+ countries.


Cargo Connections was formed in 2014 and offers Restricted Representation so membership is only 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 database containing profiles of 1500+ freight forwarders in 140+ countries. The unique profile pages and new rating system provide a good insight into each registered company which raises confidence and increases business. Freightbook also provides a useful Smartphone Service where forwarders and suppliers to the freight industry can be found quickly on mobile devices.


The group produces the monthly magazine Work Boat World, online news portal BairdMaritime.com, and WorkBoatWorld.com/ShipWorld.com, the world’s online commercial vessel marketplace. Brokers and buyers from across the globe meet to sell, purchase and charter workboats of all kinds.

Together, they are designed and intended to provide buyers and sellers, readers, visitors or viewers with the best source of maritime classifieds, 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.


“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.”


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 each Monday a pdf magazine, announced by a newsletter, offers a complete overview of the most important topics as well as in-depth analysis, interviews and further stories


The Nautical Institute is an international representative body for maritime professionals involved in the control of seagoing ships. 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 over 80 branches worldwide and some 7,000 members in more than 120 countries.


Information and Analytical Agency PortNews (IAA PortNews http://en.portnews.ru ) is the leading provider of maritime news in Russia covering both domestic and international markets. On-line news and analytical materials related to port services, sea and river transport, shipping and shipbuilding placed at the agency’s portal are available on open access. The audience of the portal’s Russian and English pages numbers about 8,000 regular readers. Our readership covers the territory from the North-West to the Far East of Russia as well as 60 countries worldwide.


The group produces the monthly magazine Work Boat World, online news portal BairdMaritime.com, and WorkBoatWorld.com/ShipWorld.com, the world’s online commercial vessel marketplace. Brokers and buyers from across the globe meet to sell, purchase and charter workboats of all kinds.
Together, they are designed and intended to provide buyers and sellers, readers, visitors or viewers with the best source of maritime classifieds, 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.



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