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27th Maritime HR & Crew Management Conference

Date: 20th October 2021 - 21st October 2021 Location: London - UK

ACI’s 27th Maritime HR & Crew Management conference will focus on training solutions provided to seafarers for the new decade until 2030 especially considering the development of automated vessels, and will approach the impact of new technologies on recruitment, as well as on the evolution of seafarers’ roles and its impact on health.

This conference will also address diversity topics focusing on the place of women in shipping and training solutions to resolve intercultural miscommunication issues within multicultural teams.

Join us in this year to learn more of how ship operators are meeting these challenges. The conference will bring together various key industry stake-holders including Ship-owners, Ship-managers & associated solution providers, fuel solutions, IT & data associations, consultants & technology providers.


20th October 2021
21st October 2021
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Mohammad Ahsan – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0) 203 141 0606
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


Park Plaza Westminster Bridge
200 Westminster Bridge Rd, Bishop's
London, SE1 7UT United Kingdom
+44 (0) 333 400 6112
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  • Capt. Faouzi Fradi, Group Director Training, Columbia Shipmanagement

Keynote Speaker

  • Robert Courts MP, Minister for Aviation, Maritime & Security, Department for Transport


  • George Pitaoulis, Crewing Manager, ABC Maritime
  • Margareta Jensen Dickson, Group Head Of People, Stena Line
  • Laxmi Chaudhry, Intercultural Consultant, 1 Stop HR
  • Martin Dixon, Director – Head of Products, Drewry
  • Julia Anastasiou, Deputy Managing Director, OSM Maritime
  • Sue Terpilowski, President, WISTA, UK
  • Sophia Onken, Clinical Psych./Partner, Mental Health Support Solutions
  • Kjetil Meling, HR Director, SOLVANG ASA
  • Capt. Fabrizio Mazzucchi, Manning Manager, Amoretti Armatori Group
  • Henry Agbodjan, Human Resources Manager, NSML
  • Andrea Lodolo, CEO, Seably
  • Raal Harris, Group Creative Director, Ocean Technologies Group
  • Mona L Tellnes Halvorsen, Vice President – UWR Support and Marketing, Marine Benefits
  • Seafarers’ Changing Roles on Automated Vessels
  • Maritime Digitalisation: Seafarers’ Near Future at Sea
  • Improving the Maritime Industry’s Attractiveness to Employees
  • Women in Maritime
  • Focusing on Cadet Trainings in the Digital Age
  • Enhancing Seafarers’ Life Conditions at Sea
  • Managing Conflict and Communication Issues
  • Communication within Multicultural Crews
  • Commercial Impact of the Technological Transition
  • Keeping Up with the Legal Framework and Regulations

‘Interesting audience and mix of shipping companies. The various presentations have an interesting and up to date relevance’ – Mintra Group


‘The conference helps keep pace with the industry and the best HR practises. It gives the opportunity to share views and prospects and to network’ – Crewsecure Insurance


‘Excellent stuff, good materials and quite happy I turned up. Looking forward to sending more of team members for next editions’ – ASML


‘I learned so much from the conference, key thing to take away with is “we need to enter into the world of the millennials in order to move forward into the next generation.” Great conference’ – Shell Ship Management


‘Interesting presentations throughout! We must look ahead to grow and succeed’ – IRI


‘Good speakers + content – thanks’ – Shipmoney


‘Thank you for the invitation! Interesting subjects & people’ – USN · Department of Maritime Technology and Innovation


‘A very good platform for industry practitioners to share their opinions and views to common challenges and thinking on ways forward’- NLNG Ship Mgt. Ltd.


‘A very nice session this year! Good topics and good presentations! Keep it up!’ – Solvang Ask

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Sanjay Bhavnani
MMS Maritime

Capt. Faouzi Fradi
Columbia Shipmanagement

Pradeep Corea
Great Eastern Shipping Co

Kjetil Meling

Margareta Jensen Dickson
Stena Line

Christos Sialakoumas
Dorian LPG

Marine Benefits is a global leader in insurance solutions for seafarers and their families. Headquartered in Bergen, Norway, with an Operations Team in the Philippines, is a company  going  the  extra  mile  in order to provide innovative crew insurance solutions for the maritime industry. We strive to develop the best risk management tools required to increase attraction and  retention  of  crew  in  a  cost  efficient  truly  global  manner.

Marine  Benefits,  with  its  head  office  in  Bergen, Norway,  was  established  in  2006  and  is  a  fully  owned subsidiary of the Norwegian Hull Club, one of  the  largest  marine  insurers  in  the  world  with  a  history  dating  back  to  1837.  The  Norwegian  Hull  Club  vision  of  “Expect  More”  is embodied  into  our  organization allowing our clients to have the same high  expectations  of  our  service,  product  &  knowledge.  Marine  Benefits  is  the  market  leader  for  crew insurance solutions, with the clear objective of improving safety at sea through loyalty on board.


Ocean Technologies Group is a global learning and operational technology company built on historic and iconic maritime training brands Seagull Maritime and Videotel and more recently been further strengthened by the joining of Maritime English Language leaders- Marlins and US based Maritime Training Services (MTS) as well as operational technology providers Tero Marine and Coex.

Providing solutions in maritime learning and assessment as well as fleet and crew management and with an unrivalled network of over 1,400 customers, 20,000 ships and 1,000,000 seafarers, the group is dedicated to empowering seafarers and the companies they serve to achieve the highest standards of safety and operational excellence.


NLNG Ship Management Limited [NSML] is an international maritime services company, incorporated as a private limited liability company on October 9, 2008 by its shareholders: Nigeria LNG Limited, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Shell Gas B.V., Total Gaz Electricite Holdings and Eni International.

NSML offers and provides a wide range of services. These include:

I. Technical vessel management services;
II. Crew management and administration services;
III. Project management, maritime training, maritime consultancy and
research via the Maritime Centre of Excellence [MCOE];
IV. Terminal management services.


Seably is a unique marketplace. It is the first maritime digital platform and community that gathers specialised content, immersive experiences, virtual training, cutting-edge technology and teaching skills from companies, educationalists, specialists, insurers, surveyors and related service providers. We help some of the world’s most innovative shipping companies and subcontractors to train their employees.

Created by seafarers for seafarers, it provides affordable and free access to the latest training and development for real-life learning. Secure company-own and inhouse training can be accessed online and offline alongside other open courses on the Seably platform at any time on land or at sea using apps, PCs and mobile devices.

Seably was developed in response to the strong demand from the maritime industry for a better way for seafarers to conduct mandatory and general training, personal development and career progression. Founded by The Swedish Shipping Association, it launched in September 2020. Since then, it has signed on 52 companies, issued 58,912 certificates, has 21,000 active users and added 91 new courses.

• Company-own in-house training
• Specialised open content, immersive experiences, virtual training, cutting-edge technology and teaching skills from companies, educationalists, specialists, insurers, surveyors and related service providers.
• Can be accessed online and offline at any time on land or at sea via apps, PCs and mobile devices.


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 

Phone: +91 9860 70 8434

Email: [email protected]



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.


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.


Professional Mariner magazine was founded in 1993 to serve owners and operators of commercial maritime vessels of all types in the U.S. and Canada.

The magazine is owned by Navigator Publishing LLC which also owns and publishes Ocean Navigator magazine. Head offices are in Portland, Maine, with key colleagues located across the U.S.

In addition to the print magazine which comes out 11 times per year, Professional Mariner publishes e-mail newsletters, this website and a digital replica of the print magazine which reaches readers around the world. Special issues called American Tugboat Review and American Ship Review cover shipbuilding while regular issues cover training and licensing, maritime casualties, technology, engineering and regulatory trends and issues.


UAE Ports & Shipping Directory

UAE Ports & Shipping Directory is the most comprehensive directory for marine, shipping, offshore industry and ports.



Marine BizTV is a 24hr free to air global maritime satellite TV channel initiated by Aries Marine (www.ariesmar.com), the largest ship design and consultancy firm in the Middle East. The channel is based in Dubai and serves as a unique platform for international maritime activities. Web TV at www.marinebiztv.com, the online arm of Marine BizTV has already proved its significance with the vision of bringing the whole maritime world to the desktop. Marine BizTV has formed an exclusive club ‘The International Maritime Club’, where professionals from various sectors of the maritime industry come together under one roof and form exclusive tie-ups with the most happening events and exhibitions in the marine and maritime industries worldwide. Ultimately Marine BizTV will be the only place where you can watch maximum number of events. Marine BizTV’s maritime business services include several projects like Maritime Visual Directory (MVID), Shoot & Share, Video Bay, Maritime Events Calendar, Software & websites developing etc. These cover almost all aspects of the maritime world and deliver all that a maritime viewer always longed for, keeping pace with every moves and advancements in the maritime industry.



Maritime Security Review is striving to be the premier online portal for maritime security news. With a growing readership from across the industry we pride ourselves on keeping you up to date with the issues that matter. We are committed to keeping our service free for all as we believe money should be no barrier to knowledge, and all decisions should be informed.

Delegates can register to receive our weekly threat and activity report on the following link – Register here.

Website: http://www.marsecreview.com


CSO Alliance Ltd.

At CSO Alliance Ltd our aim is to be your one-stop-shop for your maritime security risk management needs. We can achieve this by providing you with an online platform to facilitate the secure reporting of incidents, a reliable and a secure collaboration tool and an advanced database that can push relevant information and alerts directly to the user. This is supported by our analysis team with decades of experience in the maritime intelligence and security fields.

By improving awareness of the threat and providing best management practice we can help mitigate the risks to Company and Port Security officials within the maritime industry.  Working as one we provide security through community.  This is the aim of the CSO Alliance.

The new Superyacht Alliance will be rolled out later in 2019 aimed at Superyacht captains, managers and owners.

Delegates can register to receive our weekly threat and activity report on the following link – Register here.



By improving awareness of the threat and providing best management practice we can help mitigate the cyber risks to the maritime industry, working as a collective while offering strength through community.  This is the purpose of the Maritime Cyber Alliance (MCA)– the second of the two online communities provided by CSO Alliance Ltd.  The MCA provides the facility for our members to submit anonymised incident reports to like-minded professionals over a secure, membership-based platform.

Website: http://www.maritimecyberalliance.com


ASD Media is an online media company. We provide professionals in dedicated markets with news, intelligence, and interaction opportunities.








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.






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.




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



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.


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.


Jooble is a vertical job search engine that aggregates and displays job ads from thousands of job boards, corporate, recruiter pages and newspapers. Jooble is represented in 71 countries and available in 24 languages.

Jooble is in the top 1000 most visited sites in the world, and as of December 2019, the second most visited job search site with 90 million visits per month on average and roughly 950 million visits during 2019.

Jooble have developed a specific technology which aggregates job listings from small websites. The search robot independently finds websites with job ads and adds them to the search index. Jooble aggregates 40 million vacancies from over 250,000 sources. Each vacancy is checked at least 4 times a day for relevance.


TradeMaker magazine covers various areas of global trade. The monthly international publication encompasses: The maritime world, Environment, Infrastructure, Aviation, Logistics, Railways, Road, and Pipeline transportation. A versatile periodical, TradeMaker also incorporates Luxe lifestyle experiences, Articles and case studies related to the financial world, and Export import information.

If you want to showcase and talk about your brand, product, or service; publish your story; have a message to convey; want to be recognised as a writer/compiler — TradeMaker is the appropriate medium for you.

For details, please contact Nishit Doshi

[email protected] or [email protected] +91-9702023276 and +91-9773823276



ACI’s meetings are strictly end-user focused. 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.

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.


ACI is doing everything to ensure that all its events go ahead as advertised, returning to the much-missed and valuable face-to-face interaction as soon as possible.  In order to ensure the events are delivered as safely as possible, venues are chosen and procedures are adjusted in line with the relevant local and regulations and guidelines.

These have been exceptionally challenging times with very fast-moving updates. As we get closer to an event we look at each one individually, paying careful heed to local regulations, but without ignoring the international situation. Whatever happens, ACI will safeguard the investments that attendees have made by either automatically moving it to the new dates of the event or a full credit will be provided for use when booking a future ACI event.


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