Maritime HR Conference – what’s on the agenda?

Maritime HR conference attendees

Spinnaker is excited to announce the initial agenda for the 14th annual Maritime HR Conference, taking place in London on 14 & 15 May 2020.

The Maritime HR Conference sees over 200 decision makers and key HR people from the shipping industry in one room, and is expected to be its biggest yet.

Attraction and retention

The agenda includes a panel discussion on attracting talent to the maritime industry, chaired by Nicola Good of Lloyd’s Register, featuring insights from Spinnaker’s Managing Director of recruitment and executive search, Teresa Peacock.

On day two, a panel chaired by Julian Bray looks at retention. “We wanted to look at both sides of the coin,” says Karen Waltham, Spinnaker Managing Director, organiser of the annual conference and head of all the company’s maritime HR and consultancy output. “So on day one there’s a focus on attraction as we know there is a problem with getting people into the industry at ground level. But there’s also the issue of getting people to stay, which is the focus of day two.”

Panellists for the CEO session, Harnessing Skills, Experience and Talent include Paul Pathy, Chief Executive of Fednav, and Karin Orsel, CEO, MF Shipping.

Maritime economics, technology, safety and more

Other sessions include an update on Maritime Economics from Clarkson Research, Lloyd’s Register on how technology impacts the human element, and a case study of V Group’s Senior Officer Programme.

Spinnaker has been working with V Group on this Senior Officer Programme and it focuses on leadership behaviours, with safety as a critical component.” says Karen Waltham.  

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Book your ticket for the largest worldwide gathering of maritime HR and crewing professionals here.

The Maritime HR Conference is sponsored by MHG Insurance, Clyde & Co, ShipMoney, Omnium and Voyonic, with support from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, IMarEST, Ship Management International, Mission to Seafarers, t-three and Tradewinds.