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 £1,300 (+ VAT if applicable). 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:

Day 1 – Thursday 16th May

Sessions start at 9.15am

  • Maritime Economics – Steve Gordon, Managing Director, Clarksons Research
  • The Future of Leadership – Daniel Taylor, Principal Consultant, t-three
  • Neurodiversity – Heidi Watson, Partner, Clyde & Co
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion – Njsane Courtney, VP Human Resources, ABS
  • Navigating Imposter Syndrome through life’s transitions – Torild Boe Stokes, Coach and Mentor
  • Unlocking the power: The secret of the female element– 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

Sessions end at 4.15pm.

Champagne reception sponsored by ABS from 5pm-7pm. Open to all.

Gala dinner sponsored by ABS from 7.30pm – 10.30pm. Ticketed event. Contact [email protected] to book your space.

HR Initiative Award winner sponsored by Mintra announced during the gala dinner.

Day 2- Friday 17th May

Sessions start at 9.15am

  • 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 – Claudene Sharp-Patel, Technical Director, Lloyd’s Register
  • Global maritime trends & future skills – Panel discussion – Claudene Sharp-Patel, Raal Harris, Jorunn Eldroy – Mintra
  • Human Capital Management – Raal Harris, Chief Creative Officer, OTG & Nick Chubb, Founder, Thetius
  • Are we doing enough to support the wellbeing of seafaring leaders? Adam Parnell – CHIRP,  John Beavis – The Captain’s Coach, Ian Stokes – Stella Maris, Charles Watkins – MHSS
  • Company Culture – P.B. Subbiah, HR Director, Pacific Basin & Chuck Kemper, CHRO, ABS

Sessions end at 4.30pm.

Attendee Demographic

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

Further Information

Helen McCaughran

Marketing & Business Development Manager
+44 (0) 1702 481643

Monique Turner

Senior Business Development Consultant
+44 (0)1702 481637

“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