The Maritime People & Culture Conference

This event is the largest worldwide gathering of maritime HR & crewing professionals. The event takes place in London every year and is an excellent opportunity to network with senior leaders within the maritime industry, participate in informative sessions delivered by industry-renowned speakers and discuss the key issues facing HR, crewing and leadership teams in the maritime industry today.

This event has become an annual ‘must-attend’ for shipping HR & crewing professionals from all over the world, many of whom have been attending for over 10 years.

2024 Dates & Location

16th & 17th May 2024

Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5DA, United Kingdom

Ticket Prices

Members of the Maritime HR Association are entitled to one free ticket to the event and discounted additional tickets. Please contact the team directly to confirm your spaces.

For non-members, two-day tickets are £1,100 (+ VAT if applicable) if booked before the 1st March 2024. The cost will then increase to £1,300. The ticket includes access to the networking drinks reception on Thursday evening and lunch on both days.

A gala dinner will also be held on the evening of the 16th in the Grand Connaught Rooms and tickets are an additional £195 (+ VAT if applicable).

Agenda Topics

The agenda is made up of both panel discussions and presentations and will include:

  • Maritime Economics – Steve Gordon, Managing Director, Clarksons Research
  • Neurodiversity – Heidi Watson, Partner, Clyde & Co
  • Beyond the surface. A holistic approach to navigating Imposter Syndrome through life’s transitions – Torild Boe Stokes, Coach and Mentor
  • Unlocking the power: The secret of the female element in security – Anne Gry Ringen, Chief Security Officer & Advisor, Code Pink
  • Can shipping decarbonise? – Mark Willams, Managing Director, Shipping Strategy Ltd
  • The art & science of communication – Tim Browne, Professional Speaker & Performance Coach
  • Moving Minds, Elevating Skills: Sharing case studies of how to propel potential – Caroline Baumgaertner, VP People & Talent Development, NSB Group
  • Global maritime trends & future skills – Lloyd’s Register
  • Are we doing enough to support our senior seafarers? – John Beavis, The Captain’s Coach, Ian Stokes – Stella Maris, Charles Watkins MHSS

Attendee Demographic

This event is targeted at those working in the HR or crewing teams within the maritime sector.

Further Information

Please contact the team for more details on the 2024 conference.

e: [email protected]
t: +44 (0)1702 481643


“Thank you for delivering a conference of exceptional quality. It was an absolute pleasure to attend and be part of such a well-planned and insightful event. The sessions were engaging, the speakers were interesting, and the networking opportunities were invaluable. I returned with a wealth of knowledge and new connections that will undoubtedly benefit us.”

Capt. Yasser Hashem, Bahri Ship Management

2023 Spinnaker Maritime People & Culture Conference