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What happened at the Asia-Pacific Manning & Training Conference 2014?
2014 participants benefitted from the online networking tool

Participants were able to view the delegate list and message other attendees

2014 participants reviewed results from the EMSA re-audit

Recent progress in global training standards was examined

2014 participants explored the role of CSR in the maritime industry

Environmental initiatives, welfare projects and relief efforts post Typhoon Haiyan were shared

2014 participants assessed the effectiveness of eLearning

The latest technology and initiatives were compared

Asia-Pacific Manning & Training Conference 2015: join us at the shipping industry's largest seafarer recruitment, retention & training conference

Participants of Asia-Pacific Manning & Training 2014:

  • Assessed the outcome of the October EMSA re-audit and examined strategies towards improving global training standards
  • Received procedural updates on the forthcoming BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report 2015
  • Explored industry’s readiness for the STCW Manila amendments
  • Examined the on-going efforts to rebuild seafarer communities post-Typhoon Haiyan
  • Reviewed the success and challenges of implementing MLC one year on
  • Analysed the future impact of One ASEAN 2015 on the seafarer industry
  • Received practical advice on the new ILO guidance for maritime occupational health and safety
  • Networked with 550+ maritime professionals using our online networking tool 
  • Reviewed the latest innovations in eLearning

View the Chairman's Summary for the 2014 Asia-Pacific Manning & Training Conference.

2014 participants benefitted from a face-to-face cadet panel

The concerns of GenY were examined in this live discussion. Cadets quizzed a panel of experts and tackled questions pertinent to young seafarers embarking on a career in the maritime industry.


Join us in 2015 for the largest global crewing conference:

Are you interested in participating at this year's conference? Contact kathryn.barnard@informa.com for more information about speaking opportunities

Asia-Pacific Manning & Training Conference 2014 speakers included:

  • Gerardo A Borromeo, Philippine Transmarine Carriers
  • Peter Hinchliffe, International Chamber of Shipping
  • Capt. Kuba Syzmanski, InterManager
  • Thomas Timlen, BIMCO Asia
  • Tim Wilkins, Intertanko
  • Capt. Pradeep Chawla, Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd.
  • VADM Edd Santos, AMOSUP
  • Dr Dirk Max Johns, Verband Deutscher Reeder
  • Tim Wilson, GlobalMET
  • Capt. Constantino L. Arcellana Jr., DS-Norden A/S
  • Ralf Reuter, Germany Embassy
  • Andreas Nordseth, Danish Maritime Authority
  • Capt. Navin Passey, Wallem Ship Management India
  • David Dearsley, Dearsley Maritime Consulting
  • David Patraiko, The Nautical Institute
  • Dr. Peter Swift, Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme
  • Roger Harris, ISWAN
  • Marlon R. Roño, Magsaysay Maritime Corporation
  • Sandra Welch, Sailor’s Society
  • Carla Limcaoco, Women in Maritime Phils Association
  • Bill Lunn, Bernhard Schulte Ship Management
  • Eric Visser, Holland America Line
  • Sartaj Gill, Thome Ship Management
  • Paul Russell, Viking Recruitment
  • Capt. Bob Fay, International Registries - Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Capt. Richard Teo, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
  • Natalie Shaw, International Chamber of Shipping
  • Jason Berma, S5 Agency World
  • Rod Short, GlobalMET
  • Prof. Helen Sampson, Seafarers International Research Centre
  • Torbjørn Husby, Norwegian Maritime Authority
  • Dr.Antonio Roberto Abaya, Health Metrics Inc.
  • Robert Johnston, Crewsure Insurance
  • Adrien Luntao, Teekay Shipping Ltd.
  • Brad Groves, Australian Maritime Safety Authority
  • Capt. Harminder Singh, Garrets International Pte Ltd
  • Capt. Richard Teo, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

Enjoy a number of extra conference features:

Spotlight Theatre

This area will show a series of live sessions which provides an alternative to the main conference agenda. Participants hear live debates, on-the-spot interviews and technology show cases.

Email kathryn.barnard@informa.com to be involved in the 2015 Spotlight Theatre



Online Networking Tool

Delegates will be able to view the delegate list 1 week in advance of the event, message fellow participants, set up meetings and manage their schedule, all through our unique online networking tool, which was available to all registered delegates.



1-2-1 Meeting Room

Take time away from the buzz of the conference room to schedule private meetings.




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