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Spinnaker’s annual Maritime People & Culture Conference to focus on ESG, maritime economics and culture transformation in first post-pandemic live event

Press Release

Spinnaker, the maritime people experts, will host the 14th edition of its annual Maritime People & Culture Conference on the 26th and 27th May 2022 in London. The event will bring together senior HR professionals and shipping leaders to discuss the key issues facing the industry, network with senior leaders and attend informative sessions delivered by renowned speakers.

This year Spinnaker are delighted to announce K D Adamson as special guest and keynote speaker.

As Futurist-in-residence at Futurenautics, she works with ship owners, operators, managers, maritime suppliers, policymakers, regulators, technology companies, charities, class, NGOs, banks, VC, port and logistics groups.

At the event, a series of talks and panel discussions will address key questions such as the strategic and practical implications of ESG, flexible and agile working, technology deployment, digitalisation, decarbonisation, and purposeful leadership.
Speakers include Spinnaker’s Chairman Phil Parry, Managing Director, Executive Search Teresa Peacock, CEO of Lookout Maritime Martin Crawford-Brunt, Clyde & Co Employment Law Partner Heidi Watson, Chief HR Officer at the American Bureau of Shipping Chuck Kemper, Baltic Exchange CEO Mark Jackson and many more including HRDs and heads of crewing from shipowners and shipmanagers.

Phil Parry, chairman and co-founder of Spinnaker, said: “Like any other industry, maritime is evolving following the ongoing impact of the pandemic and global economic developments on its people. This year’s conference will identify todays and tomorrow’s critical strategic challenges in the maritime industry, and offer concrete practical knowledge and insight on how to tackle them.”

Participants will also get a chance to hear from experts on the skills, training and education required for the continued success of the maritime industry. They will share insights for employers on how they can best attract and retain talent, and the difficult decisions required to achieve shipping’s obligations to the environment, to clients, to shareholders, to employees and to society.

Sponsors include Ocean Technologies Group, Clyde & Co, Marine Society & Sea Cadets, CleverPoint Marine, Novikontas Maritime College, Seably and Omnium Employee Benefits.
The in-person conference will be held on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th May 2022 in London. To find out more and purchase tickets, please visit:

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