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Global crewing sector prepares to meet at Seatrade Maritime CrewConnect Global 2023

With less than a week to go, anticipation continues to grow as leaders and key stakeholders from across the global shipping industry prepare to reunite at Seatrade Maritime CrewConnect Global 2023, the leading event dedicated to the maritime crewing sector.

Seatrade Maritime CrewConnect Global 2023, which is set to unfold in Manila from 21 – 23 November, will once again deliver an experience designed to foster networking, collaboration, and industry progress across an expert-led conference, packed Supplier Showcase and the ever-popular CrewConnect Global Awards.

This year’s conference will take place under the guiding theme of “preparing for the seafarer of tomorrow”. Over the course of three days, delegates will have the chance to explore key topics impacting crew management including recruitment, retention, mental wellbeing and health, sustainability, and onboard management with over 50 sessions to pick from. Key topics include:

  • Addressing Bullying and Harassment in the Maritime Industry
  • Energy Transition and the Role of Seafarers in Delivering ESG Goals
  • Priorities for Shipmanagement and Crewing: Alignment and Collaboration
  • Crew Supply and Deployment: Shortage or Surplus?
  • Mind the Gap: The Human Element and the Role of Technology in MET

“We’re really excited to welcome the crewing industry to Seatrade Maritime CrewConnect Global 2023, which will once again provide a comprehensive insight into the future of this important sector, where the opportunities for growth can be found, and how to prepare for the challenges that are upon the horizon. In particular, our Cruise Breakout Forum, which is a new addition for 2023” said Chris Morley, Group Director of Seatrade Maritime

“We have a wealth of knowledge represented across the entire speaker panel, with more than 70 leading voices set to bring insights and expertise to each session. In particular, our opening keynote will be delivered by Nancy W. Karigithu, Advisor and Special Envoy for Maritime and Blue Economy, Executive Office of the President at State Department for Shipping and Maritime, Kenya, which will inspire the tone for conversations over the following three days,” continued Morley.

In between conference sessions, delegates will have the opportunity to discover the Supplier Showcase. More than 60 world-class suppliers of services and solutions to the crewing sector will be represented, including Mintra, OSM Thome, Ocean Technologies Group, IRI – Marshall Islands Registry, Panama Maritime Authority, Wärtsilä, Energy Crewing Solutions and more.

“In addition to our Supplier Showcase, we are also delighted to welcome a collection of forward-thinking newcomers and start-ups to our New to Show Zone. This feature is a new addition and will give delegates the opportunity to discover services offered by Port Medical Management, Onboard Maritime, Tilla, Blue Orange Wave, Bulbous Agency USA and Marine Media USA,” continued Morley.

Seatrade Maritime CrewConnect Global will conclude on Thursday 23 November with the presentation of the winners of the 2023 CrewConnect Global Awards. A total of five winners from this year’s shortlist will be announced, ahead of the Seafarer of the Year Award, which is sponsored by Kadmos, and the Lifetime Achievement Award.  

Seatrade Maritime CrewConnect Global will take place from 21 – 23 November at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, The Philippines. To find out more, please visit