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24th Maritime HR & Crew Management Summit

Date: 13th March 2019 - 14th March 2019 Location: Singapore

Join us in Singapore to hear how your peers are meeting the challenge including innovative crew 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.

ACI’s 24th Maritime HR & Crew Management Summit which is the ultimate platform to bring the latest innovation, strategies, insights and international best practices by the most influential and respected Maritime HR leaders and practitioners from around the globe.

The 2 day conference will focus on practitioners sharing their insights on HR trends and developments, and emerging skillsets to equip maritime employees to remain relevant in today’s automated and digitalized environment. You can expect open discussions and interactive sessions giving you a chance to voice your opinion and hear from thought leaders on following:

  • How crew can cope up and comply with Digitalization, Sulphur 2020 and other major changes in the Marine industry?
  • Simulation, Gamification and Virtual Reality for Crew Members in terms of Operational & Technicalities
  • What are the Challenges of Recruitment and Retention?
  • Are better Partnerships needed between Industry, Government and Education?


13th March 2019
14th March 2019
Event Category:


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
  • How crew can cope up and comply with Digitalization &  Sulphur 2020?
  • Latest trends in the Crewing
  • CBT Trainings for Crew Members in terms of Operational & Technicalities
  • IT & Blockchain training – For Crew members (offshore & on-board)
  • Human Well-being & Welfare
  • Recruitment & Retention – Challenges & Solutions
  • Women Crew Farers & Safety aspects
  • Benchmarks for Crew Management industry
  • Next Generation of Environmentally – Conscious Seafarers

ACI’s events attract a targeted group of senior level executives and decision-makers from industry. Our meetings are strictly end-user focused.

You will meet and network with representatives from:

  • Ship-Owners, Operators and Managers
  • Recruitment Organisations
  • Crew & Manning Agencies & Consultants
  • Crew Suppliers
  • HR Software Applications and Other Technology Providers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Finance Companies
  • Class Societies
  • Academic Community / Universities
  • Training & Development Centres

Delegates will be drawn from Ship Owners & Ship Managers, which includes CEOs, COOs, Managing Directors, General Managers, Vice-Presidents, as well as:

  • HR Director / HR Managers
  • Crew Director / Crew Managers
  • Fleet Personnel
  • Manning Managers
  • Training Managers
  • HSEQ Managers

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

  • Capt Saurabh Mahesh, Head of Crew Sourcing & Cadet Administration Marine HR, A.P Moller- Maersk
  • Morten Maasoe, Head of Tanker Crewing Operations, Thome Shipmanagement Pte Ltd
  • Taneal Roach, Global Head of HR, The China Navigation Company
  • Sanjiv Bhagat, Head Marine HR – Technical Management & Services, OSM Maritime Group
  • Capt.Preetraj Singh Sobti, Manager – Manning and Training, MTM Ship management Pte. Ltd.
  • Rev. Canon Stephen Miller, Regional Director East Asia, The Mission to Seafarers
  • Capt Devender Joshi,  Director (Operations) / GM (MarinePersonnel Division),  MOL ShipManagement (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
  • Merle Jimenez-San Pedro, President, Mariners Polytechnic Colleges Foundation – Albay Philippines & WIMA – Asia
  • Capt. John Lloyd, Chief Executive, The Nautical Institute
  • Capt Zuradi bin Zainol Abidin, President, IKHTISAS KELAUTAN MALAYSIA [IKMAL]
  • Hans Boers, Founder and MD, Boers Crew Services
  • Nicolo Terrei, MD, Augustea
  • Jagmeet Makkar, Director, SkillsPlus Pte. Ltd.
  • Capt.Madhu Vadakkepat, Director, Synergy Group
  • Capt Gregory Sevilla, MD, Avior Marine Inc
  • Jo – Anna Macabuhay, Marine Expert
  • Atty. Erlend Grimstad, MD, Norwegian Training Center
  • Capt. Ashwin M. Khandke, Senior Lecturer, Singapore Maritime Academy

    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:

    Nitisha Sancheti

    Tel: +91  2048523149

    Email: [email protected]

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AMC Search is the training and consultancy division of the Australian Maritime College. We offer both AMSA approved and bespoke maritime industry focused short courses and have access to world class training facilities including a Full Mission Bridge and Tug Simulations Centre, Emergency Response Facilities, hydrodynamic testing centres of excellence and a fleet of AUVs that are available for commercial hire. We deliver courses in partnership with industry partners including Lloyd’s Register and Education Engineers Australia. We also have an online training course development team that is dedicated to developing both accredited and bespoke training solutions for maritime industry stakeholders.




Branding Sponsor

Boers Crew Services is a one-stop-shop Maritime service provider taking care of all possible crew matters. We deliver your personnel provided with all the necessary documents, save and sound on board of vessels in all ports in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. A partnership with Boers Crew Services is a partnership with a dedicated and specialized staff providing you the best possible services 24 hours, 7 days a week!

Document Expert Centre

Boers Crew Services is a Maritime immigration & document-expert centre. We produce more than 15.000 LOI’s a year inviting seamen to the Schengen area. As we’re in close contact with embassy’s all over the world, we have the contacts and trust to organize the visa smooth and quick. As soon as you have information that a ship is visiting a certain port, we can assist you in applying the visa for the concerning seamen.

Other Services:

Taxi services – own fleet of 20 buses
Cash to Master services – On board cash delivery $ and €
Hotel services – Accommodation in all major cities
Tender services – On river or anchorage place Crew changes
Medical services – In case of doctor or dentist assistance



Associate Sponsor



Augustea Ship Manning Philippines Inc. was established in April 2014 and it is duly registered with the Philippine Overseas and Employment Administration (POEA-066-SB-110415-R-MLC). Our major principal is the Augustea Group, where the company name has been derived. ASMPI is headed by its General Manager, Captain Nicolo Terrei who has 40 years of experience in the recruitment industry and has a wide range of experience in the field of shipping sector.
Our company is ISO 9001:2015 Certified and recognized as ILO/MLC 2006 Compliant. Last November 2016, the company has been certified with Competence Management System (CMS) which is one of the highest standards nowadays in the Shipping Industry. Thru this system, the competency of our seafarers is being achieved by a modern assessment tools and training system done in coordination with the RINA ACADEMY PHILS. INC. – our affiliated training center.
We are committed to ensure compliance with the statutory and regulatory requirements of both National and International Standards for the provision of Service on Recruitment and Placement of Seafarers on board ships.



The Norwegian Training Center (NTC) is the preferred maritime and offshore training partner to the global shipping community. NTC was an initiative of the Norwegian Maritime Foundation of the Philippines, Inc. (NMFPI) and established by the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA) in February 1990. It is the first maritime training center in the world to be certified by Det Norske Veritas.


What We Do

NTC has been heavily involved in the transfer of modern technology in shipping and ship management principles from Europe to the Philippines. It has gained extensive experience of providing training solutions specific to the customers’ requirements.

NTC provides world-class maritime training and assessments. Known for highly specialized training and assessment programs, our offerings include:

  • Bridge Simulator Courses
  • ECDIS Simulator Course
  • Cargo Handling Simulator Courses
  • Engine Room Simulator Courses
  • Offshore Simulator Courses
  • Dynamic Positioning Courses including Shuttle Tanker Scheme
  • Crane Simulator Courses
  • Marine Engineering Courses
  • Electrical and Electronics Courses
  • Maritime Safety, Security and Administration Courses
  • Maritime Management and Leadership Courses
  • Deck Works and Seamanship Courses
  • Culinary Courses
  • Welding Courses
  • Competence Assessment Programs and Trade Tests
  • Training and competence enhancement
  • Cadet program (NSA, NTC, ETO and soon ETR)
  • Customized courses


Why Choose NTC

  • Has led the training industry in the Philippines in excellence and innovation
  • Most technologically advanced training center, not only in the Philippines, but also in Asia-Pacific region
  • With a total of 30 Kongsberg simulators with sophisticated seaview 3D technology, extensive fleet of ship models, and a variety of challenging scenarios that provide the best and most realistic training and learning experience
  • Exceptional instructors and support personnel who are all experts in their subject areas
    • Experts and trained according to IMO requirements
    • Constantly updating competence and teaching capabilities
    • Faculty combines seagoing and regular staff
    • Diversified in experience and age
  • Investing heavily in world-class facilities and faculty development
  • Have gained extensive experience of providing training solutions specific to customer requirements
  • Specializing in tailor-made training
  • Developing the industry’s future leaders
  • Constantly monitoring the shipping market and pro-actively dealing with technological changes






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 2048523141

Email: [email protected]


WISTA is an international networking organization for women at management level in the maritime industry. WISTA pursues and supports domestic and international business relationships among members, creating opportunities to advance careers, cooperate, increase professional experience and skill, share best practices and work across borders. Operating in 40+ countries around the world, WISTA International is an organisation that connects shipping and trading professionals. With one of the broadest networks in the world, membership in WISTA covers nearly every occupation and sector within the industry.

WISTA Singapore is a national chapter of WISTA – the first to be founded in Asia, made-up of women professionals working from diverse companies such as ship owners, trading houses, bunkering houses, ship brokers, chartering, ship management, insurance, finance and the law. WISTA Singapore was established in 1998 as a non-profit organisation, providing a networking forum for female professionals involved in shipping, trading and related business within the maritime industry.


The Association of Malaysia’s Maritime Professionals or the IKHTISAS KELAUTAN MALAYSIA (IKMAL) is a non-governmental organisation for Malaysia’s seagoing and shore-based officers holding certificates of competency (CoC) of any grade, harbour pilot licences issued by authorised Malaysian agencies or appropriate maritime-affiliated degrees. Those holding other degrees, but who have worked for a substantial duration within the maritime industry may also be considered for membership.

Established as the “INSTITUT” KELAUTAN MALAYSIA in 1985 admitting as Ordinary Members only the highest-level officers (holding Master Class 1 Foreign-Going Vessels or Chief Engineer Class 1 Foreign-Going CoC), it then aspired to be a body furthering their professional interests. It conducted tea-talk sessions, seminars and conferences with the aim of enhancing their knowledge, skills and competencies. It also regularly published journals containing articles of professional interests.

With the advent of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006, IKMAL amended its constitution in 2014 substituting the word ‘INSTITUT’ with ‘IKHTISAS’, accepting CoC holders of any grade as Ordinary Members and made the furtherance of the interests and welfare of its members as its primary objective.

With that, IKMAL is now acknowledged as an organisation that could be consulted by appropriate authorities on matters relating to the betterment of seagoing and shore-based officers as well as any other issues related to the human aspect of the maritime industry.

Initially known as Insititut Kelautan Malaysia, the name was changed to Ikhtisas Kelautan Malaysia on 5th November 2014 (as approved by the Registrar of Societies, Malaysia).


The Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) is one of Asia’s leading arbitration centres for maritime and international trade arbitration. SCMA is a not-for-profit institution designed to serve the dispute resolution needs of the regional and global maritime communities.

Originally established in November 2004 under the management of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), SCMA acted on industry feedback and was reconstituted in May 2009 as an independent arbitration body based on an un-administered arbitration model. This approach is preferred by the global shipping and trading communities and accords parties the opportunity to resolve their disputes in an expeditious and cost-effective manner.

SCMA’s rules are kept simple and updated through regular industry consultations. SCMA does not charge filing or administration fees and does not impose an ad-valorem scale on arbitrators’ fees. SCMA curates a panel of experienced maritime arbitrators who are highly specialised in one or more maritime disciplines.

SCMA is supported by our members, which comprise of individuals and companies from all sectors of the maritime and international trade communities. SCMA members take an active role and guide its development to ensure that SCMA remains relevant and responsive to industry needs.


The Women in Maritime Asia (WIMA ASIA) is a regional network of women and National WIMA whose inspiration was drawn from the IMO’s commitment to the United Nation’s MDGs and recently transitioned to the SDGs. Its establishment is currently anchored on SDG 5 to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” and the protection of Marine Environment in SDG 14 “Life below water” and based on an earlier programme on the “Integration of Women in the Maritime Sector” of the IMO.


Initiated in 2007 by the IMO, Women in Maritime Philippines Association (WIMAPHIL) was established with the objective of empowering women to actively participated in the issues that affect the maritime industry in the areas of environment, safe shipping and gender equity, among others.

WIMAPHIL’S first initiative is to address the issue of pollution of the country’s waters that affects the country’s Marine ecosystem. In 2007 WIMAPHIL sponsored a seminar together with Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) in protecting the Philippine Coastal waters.

Maritime Sky Platform is the media provider with deep local understanding and adoption of best international practices and its expertise.

With hands-on experience in planning and executing complex marketing and communication campaigns, we develop and cover every important aspect and field of local and international Maritime Events, Conferences, Corporate & Government Projects.

Gathering marine under one media platform that talks about solid and sustainable development, we provide “Premier Regional Portal” – area of exclusivity and innovative specialized media programs that modernize the entire industry and allow you to meet the World of Maritime from different perspectives.



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



Indonesia Shipping Gazette (ISG) is coming to 22nd anniversary on August 2018. Since its first publish 1996, ISG has been continuously focusing on and intensively covering the information on shipping, ports, logistic, and related industries. The published information varies from analysis articles, tables of vessel schedules, port schedules, as well as cargo volume tabulations, both domestic and oceangoing.

In view of the information technology advance, in which the community in general and the ISG readers in particular, need real time information on the shipping and logistic industry, in June 2017, ISG launched its online new version. The weekly information is converted to online, thus readers can get updated

information on the industry fast and real time. Hence, we will keep our commitment to share information relating this industry as we have done from the beginning. This is to respond the IT advance and to answer the readers need for real time information. There is evidence to say that ISG has provided a significant contribution to shipping, logistic, port, and realated industries, the information and analysis related market, company performance, and regulations related the industries. Hence we will keep our commitment to share informastion relating this industry as we have done from the begining.



Maritim Indonesia publishes a regular e-newsletter aimed specifically at the shipping and maritime community. It is delivered fortnightly, on the 1st and 3rd monday of every month. It delivers the most accurate, up-to-date news about the marke. The newsletter includes news and analysis from the shipping and ports industries and related sectors in Indonesia. Topics that are covered include tanker, container, dry and liquid bulk, ro-ro, and cruise shipping; terminal operations; port development; classification; ship repair and conversion; shipbuilding; ship agency; finance and insurance; maritime law; and transportation & logistics.


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.



The internet resource – contains all the necessary data and tools essential for success in the bunker industry — it is the embodiment of the “ONE-STOP website” concept.
We provide:

Price indications for 350+ ports worldwide, updated daily. You can see the source and connect to the seller;
Today’s and tomorrow’s Bunker Price Forecasts for 38 ports in USD/mton, updated continuously.
Bunker prices based on Oil Future (OFCP) for more than 120 ports;
Spot Price history starting from 2002;
Bunker market reviews: daily, weekly, monthly
Bunker market news;
The cheapest access to Oil Futures real-Time;
Unique tools for market assessment: MABUX World and Regional indexes, Future Curves and Price Forecasts


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 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 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.



Worldoilsis 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 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.



Defence Industries is essentially a B2B online business and media platform that has under it wraps the largest global database of defence buyers and suppliers.
Defence-industries.com covers in-depth trends that shape industry dynamics and metamorphose global economics.

Defence-industries.com  covers in-depth trends that shape industry dynamics and metamorphose global economics. With services like search engine optimization, global magazine, social media marketing, product video showcase, e-mail marketing, e-newsletter sponsorship, banner advertising, event marketing and micro-website within our platform, www.defence-industries.com has created a recognition that spans over a global audience, thereby revolutionizing how businesses transact.”


“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.


Based in London, UK, Specialist Freight Networks (SFN) exists to facilitate the safe and profitable exchange of business between its Members. SFN, ISO 9001:2008 Certified, is an International Group of Exclusive and non-Exclusive Specialist Freight Networks operating under one unifying umbrella. SFN links together 245+ elite independent small and medium sized Freight Forwarders in 112+ countries, whom are united in their quest to find global, trusted, specialist agents. Experts in their respective fields, SFN Members are able to handle the requirements of global importers and exporters, in an efficient and professional manner.



Freightbookis 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.



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. Special attention is paid to oil and fuel markets. 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.


ASD Media is an online media company. We provide professionals in dedicated markets with news, intelligence, and interaction opportunities. During the last five years we developed dedicated websites for events, reports, news distribution and source data, and changed the name of the ASD-Network to ASDNews to emphasize the news focus.




i. Singaporean Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents;
ii. Employees sponsored by business entities/organisations registered or
incorporated in Singapore, or self-sponsored individuals may apply;
iii. Participants must not be receiving any other forms of financial assistance
[e.g. Skills Development Fund (SDF) or Skills Redevelopment Programme
(SRP), etc.] administered by other government bodies e.g. WSG/SSG or
NTUC, etc.;
iv. Attain at least 75% attendance at the course;
v. Sponsoring business entities of the participants and self-sponsored
individuals must submit the MCF application form to the training service
provider before the commencement of the course;
vi. Participants and business entities must strictly adhere to the eligibility
criteria stipulated above. MPA reserves the right to reject any application in
the event of failure from participants/businesses to comply or observe any of
the eligibility criteria; and
vii. The softcopy of the form can be found on the MPA website:

For more information, Registration and Claim Form Please contact:

Pramod Kale

E: [email protected]

T: +91 9637464143 | +91 2048523144



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