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Maritime HR and Crew Management Summit

Date: 16th October 2024 - 17th October 2024 Location: London - UK

The 30th edition of ACI’s Maritime HR & Crew Management Summit is set to return to London on the 16th & 17th of October 2024, building on the success of our past events. Cross-cultural communication and embracing diversity will be at the heart of the conference this year; tackling various arising challenges within the maritime industry and providing insightful strategies on how to overcome these.

The conference will also cover themes related to various trends in Maritime HR, including policy and legislative changes, technological breakthroughs, and insights into revolutionising maritime recruitment, showcasing the opportunities for personal growth in a career in the maritime industry.

Learn more about the ways that ship operators and owners are stepping up to address these issues by joining us this year. A wide range of important industry participants, including ship owners, ship managers, and related solution providers such maritime technology suppliers, consultants, and cross-cultural specialists, will be present at the conference.



16th October 2024
17th October 2024
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Mohammad Ahsan – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0) 203 141 0606
Erin O’Connell – Content
+44 (0) 20 3141 0622
Ketan Kulkarni – Exhibition & Commercial Partnership
Tel: +44 20 7981 9800; Mobile: +91 9860 70 8434
Luca Mircoli – Logistics
+44 20 3141 0619


We will confirm the venue approximately 4-6 weeks before the event to ensure we find the most suitable space because numbers can vary dramatically. There will be a discounted accommodation rate for conference attendees.
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  • A Comprehensive Market Review of Manning Trends in the Maritime Industry
  • Navigating Policy and Regulation Updates or Navigating Industry Updates: Current Policies and Future Directions
  • Cross-cultural management, communication & Embracing Diversity
  • Prioritizing Safety and Wellbeing in Maritime Operations
  • Learning from Experiences – Best and Worst Practices
  • Advancing Maritime Stability – The Case for Stable Crewing
  • Ship Masters Authority in Contemporary Maritime Shipping Industry
  • Tools for Streamlined Training, Job Retention and Evolving Skills in Maritime Operations
  • Leadership and Communication Challenges
  • Revolutionising Maritime Recruitment
  • Addressing Financial challenges faced by the industry and seafarers


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:


Erin O’Connell

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


  • Ferenc Pasztor, Deputy Head of Research, Drewry
  • Eurico Ortiga, Director of Social and Legal Affairs, European Community Shipowners Association
  • Kjetil Meling, HR Director, Solvang 
  • Simon Frank, VP, Crewing Operations and Business Development, NSB Group
  • Feng Yi Lee, Senior Cyber Security Consultant, DNV
  • Torbjorn Eide, Vice President, Klaveness Ship Management
  • Badri Tetemadze, Master Mariner, Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd
  • Dennis Arnt Valgren, Head of Maritime People Leadership (People & Performance), Maersk Training
  • Kathryn Nielson, Director, UK Chamber of Shipping
  • Tor Erik Jenson, Assistant Professor, South Eastern Norway University
  • Oli Olsen, Deputy Director, Bahamas Maritime Authority
  • Andreia Machado, Senior Offshore Crewing Manager, ABC Maritime
  • Maria Athanasiou, Founder and Maritime Lawyer, Athanasiou & Associates LLC
  • Pennie Blackburn, Director, Waypoint Maritime
  • Nicola Hanafin, Head of Crewing and Customer Operations, Svitzer
  • Anna-Maria Darmanin, Secretary-General, European Tugowners Association
  • Ondrilla Fernandes, Employment Affairs Advisor, International Chamber of Shipping
  • Tomi Toluhi, Director Human Resources, Mission to Seafarers

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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:

  1. Technical vessel management services;
  2. Crew management and administration services;
  3. Project management, maritime training, maritime consultancy and research via the Maritime Centre of Excellence [MCOE];
  4. Terminal management services.


Maersk Training, a part of the global conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, is a global leader in training in the maritime and energy industries. With its strong maritime heritage, it offers a comprehensive portfolio of courses and solutions for seafarers of all ranks and disciplines. With over 45 years of experience, Maersk Training is committed to providing high-quality training that meets the evolving needs of the maritime industry.

As a unique addition to our compliance-based training, you find our People and Performance division which specializes in maritime leadership training, ensuring that maritime professionals are equipped with the leadership skills necessary to excel in their roles. By focusing on both technical and soft skills, we help foster effective leadership and enhance operational performance within the maritime sector.

Today, Maersk Training is an independent business unit with worldwide training facilities- and competencies open to all companies.


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]


The Asian Shipowners’ Association (ASA) is a voluntary organisation of the shipowner associations of Australia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and the Federation of ASEAN Shipowners’ Associations (FASA), comprising shipping associations of ASEAN countries, consisting of Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.  The objectives of the ASA are to act as a channel to convey Asian Shipowners’ voices to the international shipping community as well as to enhance and strengthen the ASA’s stature.  At the same time, it is also a platform for all ASA members to liaise with one another and to help promote cooperation, amity and friendship amongst its members.  Following the principle agreed at the first Asian Shipowners’ Forum (ASF) meeting which was founded in April 1992 when its first meeting was held at Japan Shipping Club in Tokyo and ASA was formerly named, the venues for the annual meetings have been conducted on a rotational basis by the members from the North to South in geographical order.  Between annual ASA meetings, the ongoing work is carried out by five Standing Committees: The Seafarers Committee (SC), the Ship Insurance and Liability Committee (SILC), the Safe Navigation and Environment Committee (SNEC), the Shipping Policy Committee (SPC), and the Ship Recycling Committee (SRC). It has been estimated that ASA shipowners and managers control and operate around 50% of the world’s cargo carrying fleet.


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’.


Established in 2000, our friendly and professional ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 organisation is one of the only remaining exclusive freight networks in the world and is represented in over 95 countries.

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.


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.

Since 2010, PCN has provided heavy lift and project cargo specialists access to a global network of agents who can handle their shipments, whilst working under strict Membership Rules. Our friendly and professional ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 organisation comprises of 360+ companies in 125+ countries.


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.


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.


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’.


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 …



Conqueror Freight Network is the largest exclusive network of freight forwarders worldwide, represented in more than 270 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.



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.


Globalia Logistics Network is an exclusive network of more than 210 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.

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 and transportation. A versatile periodical, the monthly international publication also incorporates Luxe lifestyle experiences, Articles and case studies related to the financial world, and Export import information.

For details, please contact Nishit Doshi [email protected] +91-9702023276 and +91-9773823276

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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Maritime HR & Crew Management Summit - Conference Pass (inc. documentation package)
After £250 Early Bird Discount, Valid only until 26th July, 2024. Full Price £1995 (Excl. VAT)
£ 1,745.00
Maritime HR & Crew Management Summit - Documentation Package Only
£ 520.00