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What happened at the Asia-Pacific Manning & Training Conference 2014?
BIMCO/ICS Maritime Manpower Report

Briefing on global seafarer supply and demand - where will tomorrow's seafarers come from?

Philippine MET report card

A review of on-going reforms - is everything in place? What still needs to be done?

STCW 2010 - are we ready to meet the Manila deadlines?

Discover what shipping companies are doing to meet the training requirements and achieve standardisation across their fleets

Training in soft skills - are we giving this enough focus?

Addressing the balance between technical skills and non-technical skills

Asia-Pacific Manning & Training Conference 2015: the international meeting place for the global crewing and training industry

What can you expect from the Asia-Pacific Manning & Training Conference this year?

  • 550+ senior experts from 35+ countries and 80% senior management decision makers under one roof
  • 55+ speakers offering insight on 30+ crewing and training topics
  • 50+ exhibitors and sponsors offering their crew recruitment, retention and training solutions
  • Over 18 hours+ of networking with old and new business contacts

Hot topics on this year's agenda include:

  • BIMCO/ICS Manpower Report 2015: global seafarer supply/demand update
  • Philippines MET report card: an update on STCW standards and the regulation of maritime colleges
  • Philippine crew claims: finding an equitable solution to Philippine ‘Garnishment’ concerns
  • STCW 2010: will we be ready for the Manila deadline?
  • What makes an employer of choice: assessing the importance of connectivity
  • The Human Resources factor: how do we become maritime HR development companies?
  • Mentoring and leadership onboard and onshore: is there sufficient focus on soft skills?
  • Next generation shipping: how can HR, manning and training keep pace with this rapidly changing environment?

NEW for 2015 Asia-Pacific Manning & Training Networking App


We have designed a mobile app to maximise value for our conference attendees.

  •     Customise your event programme
  •     View the full participant list
  •     See photos of fellow attendees
  •     Send messages and set up meetings
  •     Take part in interactive polling

Downloadable instructions coming soon.

Asia-Pacific Manning & Training Conference early speaker line-up:

  • Gerardo A Borromeo, Vice President & CEO, Philippine Transmarine Carriers Inc.
  • Tommy Olofsen, Managing Director, OSM Crew Management
  • Peter Hinchliffe OBE, Secretary General, International Chamber of Shipping
  • Marlon R. Roño, President, Magsaysay Maritime Corporation
  • David Patraiko, Director of Projects, The Nautical Institute
  • Henrik Bisbo, Head of Tanker Crewing Operations, Thome Ship Management
  • David Dearsley, Specialist Maritime Consultant, Dearsley Maritime Consulting
  • Capt John Lloyd Professor, Maritime Training, Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania Australia
  • Capt Richard Teo, Director, GlobalMET Ltd.
  • Paul Russell, Senior Marine Training Consultant, Viking Recruitment
  • Capt Bob Fay Senior V.P., Maritime Operations International Registries, Republic of the Marshall Islands
  • Natalie Shaw Director Employment Affairs International Chamber of Shipping
  • Prof Helen Sampson Director Seafarers' International Research Centre
  • Dr Michelle Grech, Head of Section, Human Factors, Ship Safety, Australian Maritime Safety Authority
  • Carien Droppers, Deputy General Secretary, Paris MoU on Port State Control
  • Dr Phillip Belcher, Marine Director, INTERTANKO
  • Aron Frank Sorenson, Chief Marine Technical Officer, BIMCO
  • Tony Nicholson, Senior Claims Director, UK P&I Club, Managed by Thomas Miller P&I (Europe) Ltd.
  • Capt Jahangir Hussain, Regional Director, Bahamas Maritime Authority
  • Glenys Jackson, Head, Merchant Navy Training Board
  • Capt Robert McCabe, President, The Nautical Institute
  • Simon Frank, Head of Marine HR, TORM A/S
  • Alasdair Ireland, Head of Seafarer Training, V.Ships
  • Prof Mike Barnett, Director of Research and Innovation, Maritime and Technology Faculty, Southampton Solent University
  • Associate Professor Claire Pekcan, Senior Lecturer, Warsash Maritime Academy
  • Jørgen Riis Jepsen, Ass. Professor, Medical Doctor, University of Southern Denmark
  • Dr Zhiwei Zhao, Director, Seafarers Development International Research Centre, Dalian Maritime University, China & Postdoc, University of Southern Denmark
  • Gavin Rogers, Operations Director, March on Stress
  • John Rose, Director (Maritime), CHIRP (The Confidential Human factors Incident Reporting Programme)
  • Bob Couttie, Administrator, Maritime Accident Casebook
  • David Kelly, Head of Marketing, IMAREST
  • Pat Adamson, Chairman, MTI Network
  • Allyson Cover, International Co-ordinator, MTI Network
  • Cor Radings, European Managing Director, MTI Network
  • Kate Adamson, Editor, Futurnautics & Blue Futurist & Author
  • Roger Ringstad, Managing Director, Seagull Maritime AS
  • Adam Lewis, Manager – Training and Operations, IMEC

NEW Interactive features at the 2015 conference:

Build your own programme in Manila. Attend the ignite discussion session that is of most interest to you. Is it personal safety at sea, managing learning environments, continuous professional development or seafarer health and lifestyle? You decide.

Maximise your breaks.
Drop into one of our new lunch time sessions. Participate in our MLC Regulatory Task Force, 21st Century Recruitment Strategy Lab or our Media workshop to discover why shipping is still an invisible industry.

Cast your vote.
Take advantage of our new ‘Audience Engagement Platform’ and vote on some of the hotly contested issues of the day.

Extended speaker Q&A sessions.
Missed the opportunity to put your question? Join our speakers in the Speaker Green Room for more expert insights and 1-2-1 advice.

Share your insight and experiences with the crewing community.
Post your comments on our ‘Manning & Training’ feedback board in the exhibition area. No more talk of ‘challenges’ let’s share ideas, strategies and solutions for the future.

Meet in Manila this November for the largest global maritime crewing conference:

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

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