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26th Maritime HR & Crew Management Summit

Date: 6th April 2022 - 7th April 2022 Location: Singapore

Following the success of its previous editions, ACI is pleased to announce that the 26th Maritime HR & Crew Management Summit will be taking place in Singapore on the 6th & 7th April 2022. This year we will be focusing on crew communication, smart recruiting and training strategies complying with regulations and sustainable operations. The summit will also cover safety, cost-efficiency and soft HR tactics.

The conference will bring together Ship Owners, Managers and Operators, as well as key Regulators and Authorities, Crew & Manning Technology providers, Recruitment Organisations, Crew & Manning Agencies & Consultants and Training and Development centers for two days of informative presentations, engaging discussions and informal networking. Our outstanding line-up of speakers will be sharing their insights on HR trends and developments, and emerging skill-sets to equip maritime employees to remain relevant in today’s automated and digitized environment.

You can expect open discussions and interactive sessions giving you a chance to voice your opinion and hear from thought leaders on the following:

  • Are you stressed about how to handle cross-cultural issues?
  • Want to know if your crewing strategy is good enough to retain seafarers?
  • Developing a Digital framework in order to help you shape your crewing strategy?
  • Learn to train through digital competency


6th April 2022
7th April 2022
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Salil Kanwar – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+91 99 21 81 9902
Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Ketan Kulkarni – Exhibition & Commercial Partnership
Tel: +44 20 7981 9800; Mobile: +91 9860 70 8434
Eugene Kim – Content
+44 (0) 20 3141 0622
Martyna Rak – Logistics
+48 616 46 7020


Grand Mercure Roxy
50 East Coast Road, Roxy Square 428769 Singapore
+65 6344 8000
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  • A Balancing Act between Cost & Quality of Crew
  • Digital Transformation in Crewing & Training
  • Multicultural Crew – Unity in Diversity
  • CREW TECH – Technology Hand in Hand with Crew
  • Crew Welfare & Well-being
  • Crew Training & Competency for Digital Era
  • Effective Crew Management – Moving from being Commodified to Sensitising
  • Impact & Influence of Autonomous Shipping in Crewing

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
  • Crew Communications
  • Marine Travel Providers
  • HR Software Applications and Other Technology Providers
  • Insurance companies
  • Class societies
  • Academic community / Universities
  • Training & Development Centers

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.

  • Captain Shashank Jahagirdar, Global Head of Crewing & Marine HR, Maersk Tankers A/S
  • Capt Saurabh Mahesh, Head of Crew Sourcing & Cadet Administration Marine HR, Maersk A/S
  • Bong F. Regalado, Marine HR Manager, Berge Bulk Maritime Pte. Ltd. 
  • Capt. Preetraj Singh Sobti, Senior Manager – Marine HR, MTM Ship Management Pte. Ltd.
  • Capt. Frederick James Francis, Assistant Center Director, Centre of Excellence in Maritime Safety, Singapore Polytechnic
  • Capt. Anwar Baftain, Team Leader Fleet Personnel, Kuweit Oil Tanker Company (KOTC)
  • Capt. Zuradi Zaino Abidin, President, Ikhtisas Kelautan Malaysia (IKMA) – Association of Malaysia’s Maritime Professionals
  • Michail Malliaros, Fleet Personnel Manager, EURONAV
  • Capt. Rohit Pereira, Marine Director, Arcadia Shipping 
  • Capt. Niraj Nanda, Director – Crew Management, Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd
  • Rajmohan Ventkiteswaran, Director Marine HR, Teekay Tankers
  • Jayendu Krishna, Director Maritime Advisors, Drewry
  • Guy Platten, Secretary General, ICS (International Chamber of Shipping)
  • Maylin Borillo, Managing Director, OSM Philippines
  • Simon Frank, Chief Human Resources Officer, Thome Group
  • Capt. Manu Dhaul, Manager Fleet Personnel, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
  • Paul Harris, Head of Talent & Development Marine People Strategy, Maersk

Mintra Group is a leading provider of on-demand digital learning and enterprise HCM software for safety-critical industries worldwide. We develop and deploy solutions that enable our customers to develop and deploy their people, readily demonstrate compliance and maximise operational efficiency. From our headquarters in Bergen and offices in Oslo, Stavanger, Aberdeen, Dubai and Singapore we provide services to 3,600 companies. For over 30 years, our OCS HR crew management software has provided HR, planning, payroll and crew rotation services to 1,800 vessels, ranging from tankers, cargo and passenger ships to semi-submersibles and research vessels. Trainingportal, Mintra Group’s learning and competence management system, delivers our portfolio of 1,400 eLearning courses to 1.4million workers worldwide. Every 60 seconds a course is accessed on Trainingportal.


Sonangol Shipping is one the subsidiaries of the Angolan National Oil Company Sonangol E.P. – Sociedade Nacional de Combustíveis de Angola (National Fuel Society of Angola). Dedicated to the maritime transportation crude oil and petroleum products to support Sonangol’s logistic chain, the management of its own fleet of 32 vessel operating worldwide, as well as third party vessels. It aims to increase the market share in Africa’s southern region by combining trading and shipping synergies, ensuring client and partner satisfaction with its excellence in operations, safety and environmental protection.

With more than 20 years of existence, Sonangol Shipping has developed a wide experience in the segment of transportation of crude oil and petroleum products, in an integrated and appropriate way to your business.

Our team is equipped with:

  • Superintendents in Nautical Sciences;
  • Specialists in Nautical Sciences;
  • Specialists in Commercial Operations and Chartering;
  • Technicians with experience of navigation in oil tankers, Suezmax, VLCC, Panamax, operating mainly in offshore (SBM), around the Globe.

Leaders in the transportation of petroleum products on every Angolan coast, with a fleet of 19 vessels, Sonangol Shipping maintain the reliability of its commercial and operational team in addition to a series of technological resources, personalized service and expertise.

Our services include trading, commercial and operation, technical support, inspections, shipping project management, crew management and Marine Legal Services.


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.



As Maritime Trainer Company; We have been serving the Global Maritime Industry since 2013 with a platform and interactive content that enables you to select, evaluate, orient your shipboard and Office personal and improve their occupational/soft skills and mental health. We are currently serving more than 400 ships that are owned by 50 global companies.

Our company, which aims to meet all training and evaluation needs from a single point, enables Maritime companies to establish their corporate academies, effectively select the right human resources and develop them in line with the company’s goals that help you to work more safely, environmentally friendly and operationally efficient.

The data accumulated in our system, which is awarded with the best practice in many inspections, also allows you to meet the industry requirements like TMSA and DryBMS comfortably.



With over 100 years of experience, ATPI Marine & Energy is the international leader in specialist travel solutions to the energy and shipping sectors. With deep-rooted expertise in crew rotation supported by 24/7 service and innovative technology, ATPI Marine & Energy is the travel management partner of choice for many of the world’s most successful shipping organisations. Innovative technology created specifically for the maritime industry enables your organisation to navigate the challenges of modern-day shipping with cost, efficiency and safety at the forefront of every strategy.

Providing consultancy and support to some of the world’s largest drilling and oilfield services companies, ATPI Marine & Energy is an offshore and energy sector travel specialist. Each of our travel services and solutions has been created to meet the challenges presented by the energy industry, making the movement of personnel across the globe more cost-effective, more efficient and more secure. With options to offset your carbon emissions with ATPI Halo, we can also offer a fully sustainable crew travel programme for your business.


Baze Technology is the owner and developer of the BazePort IPTV system. BazePort is an infotainment system for any organization aiming to entertain and inform their end-users. Enterprises worldwide within hospitality, maritime, energy, enterprise and health care rely on BazePort IPTV for entertainment and information services.

BazePort caters for live TV, on-demand services such as VOD, news, podcasts, and information publishing, ranging from low-level updates to professional digital signage. Our services include software development, delivery, support and content adaption/distribution. Customers are our priority, and we believe in quality in customer relations. With customer-driven innovation, product development, and the use of new technology, BazePort products have been adopted as the standard in several market areas.

Baze Technology’s head office is in Porsgrunn, Norway, with sales offices in Rotterdam and Singapore.




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 – Sponsorship

Phone: +91 9860 70 8434

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.





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





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.








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.





A worldwide alliance of hand-picked freight forwarders in exclusive territories, disciplined cooperation, and a single brand name –that’s the CONQUEROR formula for growing your business!

The CONQUEROR Freight Network (CQR) gives one agent in each local market the advantages that only the biggest logistics players once enjoyed: a global brand, a network of top-class agentswell-defined territories, and much more!








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.






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’.





World Freight Network, ISO 9001:2008 Certified, successfully links together 270+ independent freight forwarders in 124 countries. Based in London, UK, WFN exists to facilitate the safe and profitable exchange of business between its Members. WFN recruits strong, high calibre forwarders, dedicated to providing an excellent service. Upon joining WFN, forwarders are introduced to an international group of proficient, vetted partners all sharing one goal: to increase business volumes. WFN has achieved a truly global presence and its Members have the local expertise necessary to meet the demanding requirements of the world’s top importers and exporters.







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 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






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.






HR in Asia is a human resource online media publication. We cover Human resources News, trends, interviews, and events articles across Asia. We covering the latest developments in the domains of employer branding, recruitment, retention, employee relations, people development, HR technology, and outsourcing.

HR in Asia seeks to connect psychological insights with the best practices and experiences of HR professionals, business owners, and C-level executives in the corporate sector. In addition, we provide the latest developments and trends in the regional HR space for employees and job-seekers that seek to understand.





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.



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 40 branches worldwide and some 7,000 members in more than 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.nautinst.org


International Freight Network (IFN) brings together 200+ independent freight forwarders in 108 countries. Based in London, UK, IFN provides its members with the platform to connect and exchange business with other strong and proactive freight forwarders. IFN ensures it recruits only top quality companies; those dedicated to providing a highly expert service to their fellow members. In short, IFN is a growing international group of vetted business partners, ready and able to professionally handle business requests, all around the world.


WBEpro.com is launched with a vision to become the No.1 business event technology platform that bridges the communication void between organizers and their attendees. The portal will help attending community to assess and select the right events while enabling event owners to build an enduring relationship with their prospects.





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







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







10times is the world’s largest service provider for business events. We are using technology to change the way our millions of users discover and experience events. Spread across 10,000 cities, we are in the process of developing a cutting edge mobile technology in order to re-invent how this industry conducts business.





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 portalwww.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.




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At the event we strive not only to bring you to the same location at the same time as your customers/suppliers/peers, we strive to ensure you meet face-to-face with each and every one of your target contacts and to provide you with the time you need to have multiple unhurried conversations with them and build a lasting business relationship:

• A pre-event informal introduction the evening before the conference
• A minimum of five hours’ networking built into the two day conference agenda
• A networking grid which enables you to make your target contacts aware you are looking for them
• The option to join either social drinks or dinner during the evening of Day One
• ACI’s on-site team will assist you in locating your hard-to-find target contacts & make face-to-face introductions

Of course, if there is anybody you are unable to meet over the two days, ACI’s event team will do their best to initiate contact after the event.


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