Spinnaker Maritime People & Culture Conference 2024

16 May 2024 09:00AM - 17 May 2024 06:00PM Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5DA, United Kingdom Conference UK/London

The Maritime People & Culture Conference is the largest worldwide gathering of maritime HR & crewing professionals. The event is an excellent opportunity to network with senior leaders within maritime, 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.

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


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.

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).

To purchase tickets, please click here.