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Maritime HR & Crew Management Summit

Date: 18th October 2023 - 19th October 2023 Location: London - UK

ACI’s Maritime HR & Crew Management Summit is the premier event for professionals working in the Maritime industry in Europe. Taking place in the vibrant city of London, United Kingdom on Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th of October, this event provides an unparalleled opportunity to stay up to date with the latest trends, policies, and regulations shaping the Maritime HR industry.

Over the course of two days, attendees will hear from expert speakers on a range of topics which will provide invaluable insights into the current state of the market and what to expect in the years to come. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with fellow professionals and industry leaders, including top ship owners, ship managers, fleet captains and superintendents and many more.

Whether you’re looking to stay ahead of the curve in this rapidly evolving industry, or simply looking to connect with like-minded professionals, ACI’s Maritime HR & Crew Management is not to be missed. Register now to secure your place and join us in London for this exciting event!


18th October 2023
19th October 2023
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Mohammad Ahsan – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0) 203 141 0606
Ketan Kulkarni – Sponsorship and Delegate Sales
+91 9860 70 8434
Eugene Kim – Content
+44 (0) 20 3141 0622
Martyna Rak – Logistics
+48 616 46 7020


Copthorne Tara London Kensington
Scarsdale Place
London, W8 5SY United Kingdom

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+44 (0) 20 7937 7211
  • Keeping Up with Policy & Regulatory Updates
  • Bridging the Gaps in Skills & Training
  • Championing Diversity & Inclusion
  • Gender Equality & Empowerment – Women in Maritime
  • The Golden Age of Maritime Digitalisation
  • Maritime Cyber-Security
  • Collective Action – Creating a Healthy Work Environment Onboard
  • Bracing for Troubled waters – Prioritising Seafarer Safety Amidst Geopolitical Risks
  • A Call to Future Generations – Recruiting & Retaining Crew
  • Setting Sails for Success – Maritime Leadership
  • Sustainable Crewing. Sustainable Maritime.

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:


Eugene Kim

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0622

Email: [email protected]

  • Ship Owners
  • Ship Managers
  • Fleet Captains & Superintendents
  • Crew Managers
  • Head of Maritime Human Resources
  • Fleet Personnel Managers
  • Directors of HSEQ
  • Manning & Training Managers
  • Cadet Training Managers
  • Diversity & Inclusion Managers
  • Recruitment & Talent Acquisition Managers
  • Maritime Trainers
  • Mattias Ottosson, Offshore Installation Manager at Noble Corporation
  • Mike Scotland, Safety Officer at Noble Corporation
  • Capt. Himanshu Chopra, Managing Director at Anglo-Eastern UK
  • Feng Yi (Sarah) Lee, Senior Cyber-Security Consultant, at DNV
  • Kathryn Neilson, Director of MNTB & Maritime Skills Commissioner at UK Chamber of Shipping
  • Simon Frank, General Crew Manager at IMC Ship Services
  • Kjetil Meling, HR Director at Solvang ASA
  • Steve Window, Head of The Nautical Institute Academy
  • Somiyeh Djavanroodi, Deputy Head at The Nautical Institute Academy
  • Jonas Erlandsen, Senior Lead South Asia at Maritime Anti-Corruption Network
  • Malcolm Warr, Chairman at Maritime Services Management Ltd
  • Tor Erik Jensen, Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator at University of South-Eastern Norway
  • Sue Terpilowski, Owner & Managing Director at Image Line Communications Ltd
  • Kate Pike, Director at Field Research Ltd
  • Maria Athanasiou, Founder at Athanasiou & Associated LLC
  • Justus Schmueser, Co-Founder at Kadmos Technologies GmbH


MarTrust is the world’s largest specialist maritime payments company, handling approximately $12 billion of maritime-related payments each year.

We work with over 250 maritime companies and in close partnership with leading global financial institutions to streamline the process of paying crew, businesses, and to digitise Cash to Master.

Our customers transact in over 130 currencies at minimal costs and at highly competitive foreign exchange (FX) rates. We disclose our costs, benchmark our FX rates, and deliver savings to our customers while ensuring adherence to strict compliance standards.

The MarTrust E-Wallet and card enable crew members to manage their money when away from home and send money home faster and cheaper. They also reduce the need for crew to manage or store significant amounts of cash whilst onboard, providing increased security.

MarTrust is part of Marcura, a 22-year-old company focused on the maritime industry. MarTrust is an Authorised Payment Institution (API) regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority, and in Europe as an Authorised Electronic Money Institution (EMI) by the Bank of Portugal.



Kadmos is a Berlin-based financial technology company that has developed an end-to-end salary payment platform to pay seafarers more efficiently and cost-effectively. Kadmos combines the latest advancements in Fintech to solve the most pressing problems of paying seafarers, making the entire process more transparent and secure.

Kadmos allows shipping companies to automate and digitalize their entire seafarer payment process, dramatically reducing administrative costs and helping shipping companies avoid the fees associated with Cash-To-Master. Kadmos is API-first and provides an easy and hassle-free onboarding lead by a team of technical experts.

Seafarers receive a free e-wallet and a free global debit VISA card, which allows them to get paid instantly and remit money home.

They also benefit from:

✓ Holding their salaries in USD
✓ Market-leading FX rates and low fees
✓ Saving money on transfers to family and friends
✓ 24/7 in-app support

Seafarers can access their salary payments anywhere and at any time through the Kadmos mobile app, which provides them with transparency and financial control, enabling self-service related to their salary payments. Kadmos is helping to increase the level of seafarers’ happiness and well-being through an innovative payment system.


Marine Agency CC “Libra” LLC is a crew manning company founded in 1997 year by Captain Alexander L. Dmitriiev with headquarters in Odessa, Ukraine and operations team in Szczecin, Poland. Since 2010 year company is operated by Ruslan A. Dmitriiev, son of Captain Alexander L. Dmitriiev.

At the moment Libra is one of the leading and one of the oldest private companies in the field of crewing services on Ukrainian market, offering East European seafarers, mainly Ukrainians with the experience on all types of fleets including sophisticated DP and LNG vessels. Company collaborates with quite a number of ship managers, ship owners worldwide and its references are spotless. Some of them are clients for more than 20 years.

Among goals are transparency in leading business, trust between shipowner/ship management and working in accordance with MLC, 2006.

As a family business company with four generations in marine sphere and many years of experience within the field – Marine Agency CC “Libra” LLC does guarantee the quality.

Today, Libra is the right choice on the crewing market of Ukraine.



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.


JSM INTERNATIONAL is a trustworthy crewing agency founded in 1968 as a local branch of LASCO SHIPPING USA in Korean maritime industry hub Busan. With our primary focus on supplying qualified crew from Myanmar, Indonesia, Ukrainian and Korean, we have been met our good principals’ customized demands and industry’s standards under our motto Clean , Honest , Fair and Proud as professionals. At present we are supplying crew to over 270 vessels from Containers    Bulk carriers, Oil & Chemical tankers, Gas carriers, PCTC , General Cargo and to Costal carriers.

We are running our business via our own branches in Myanmar, Indonesia and long time Co-operative partner in Ukraine. Our ex-seafarer managers who are fully competent with finest understandings on the nature of shipping business are operating with broad reliable networks in crewing market of each country with transparent integrity. Through huge investment made on our training facility on Dual Fuel engines, LNG bunkering Modules and Liquid Cargo handling simulators, we are preparing for the next era of shipping industry where it demands eco-friendly vessel to comply with latest EEXI and CII regulations. JSM INTERNATIONAL will be one of your best partners in terms of crewing matters.


MLA College is an experienced global provider of distance learning Higher Education, predominantly for the marine and maritime sectors. We believe that investing in education and life-long learning will help shape individuals, teams and businesses for the future. The programmes that we deliver, validated and awarded by the University of Plymouth, have been created alongside industry experts to provide individuals with specific knowledge and skills required for development within their sectors. Our students are able to study a UK Bachelor’s or Master’s degree part-time, at a pace and time that is right for them, even if offshore or at sea. The Sustainable Maritime Operations (SMO) suite of programmes, offered by MLA College, will enhance the student’s understanding of the operation, governance and technology of the maritime world whilst developing management skills in analysis, evaluation, presentation and writing which combine to make the student more effective in their role, equipped to progress and to help the company progress.


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 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.





Conqueror Freight Network is the largest exclusive network of freight forwarders worldwide, represented in more than 260 cities and over 140 countries. It is an international alliance of hand-picked freight forwarders in exclusive territories, disciplined cooperation, and a single brand name.

Conqueror gives one agent in each local market a network of top-class agents, well-defined territories, an Annual Meeting with high attendance and much more. Conqueror Freight Network is the first freight forwarding network with global coverage to launch instant quotation ability for its members through its exclusive TMS: FreightViewer, which allows members to quote 24/7 in seconds.








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.





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.



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


Globalia Logistics Network is an exclusive network of the highest calibre freight forwarders in each key air/seaport worldwide who operate in an environment of disciplined cooperation under a single brand name.

Globalia awards each agent its own local market where it enjoys all the multinational benefits; a global brand, reliable partners everywhere, delimited territories, wide coverage, an Annual Meeting and much more. Globalia Logistics Network is at the cutting edge of technology by offering its members its own freight rate management software: FreightViewer, which allows them to provide instant online door-to-door quotations for their clients and partners.



The Cooperative Logistics Network is a collaborative alliance of over 330 hand-picked freight forwarders represented in more than 140 countries who work together to grow their businesses and serve their clients worldwide.

The Cooperative vision is to link together like-minded independent forwarders from all over the world in a network that will allow them to on a global scale with a global presence, trustworthy partners, a well-attended Meeting, etc. The Cooperative Logistics Network also offers its members the opportunity of being pioneers in digitalizing their freight services and working as Digital Forwarders through its exclusive TMS: FreightViewer.



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