5th International Forum on Seafarers’ Education, Training and Crewing will be traditionally held on the premises of Odessa Sea Commercial Port Exhibition Complex on 20th and 21st of April, 2017 under a slogan “Partnership for progress”.

Programme of the Forum includes exhibition, conference and round tables regarding cooperation between employers and seafarers, professional career, human factor, maritime education, simulation training etc.

More than 70 companies and organisations from 20 countries of the world will take part in the Forum.

The following representatives of international maritime organisations, associations and administrations will participate in the Forum activities: Senior Deputy Director of Maritime Safety Division of International Maritime Organization (IMO) – Hiroyuki Yamada, Executive Director of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) – Markku Mylly (Portugal), Chairman of the International Marine Employers’ Council (IMEC) – Rajesh Tandon (Great Britain), Head of Department of Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) – Aron Frank Sørensen (Denmark), Head Seafarers’ Trust of International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) – Kimberly Karlshoej (Great Britain), Chief Operating Officer of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology of Great Britain (IMarEST) – Paul James, Chief Operating Officer of The Nautical Institute of Great Britain (NI) – John Lloyd, Vice Chairman of the Sailors’ Society – Peter Swift (Great Britain), representative of the Classification Society DNV-GL – Alexander Spiewok (Germany), Head of Seafarers’ Certification Division of the Maritime Transport Agency of Georgia – Nino Gorgoshadze and others.

The following representatives of the world’s most powerful shipping companies and crewing agencies are among the delegates of the Forum: Secretary General of the International Ship Managers’ Association InterManager – Kuba Szymanski, Executive Chairman of Anglo-Eastern Univan Group – Peter Cremers (Hong Kong, China), Managing Director of Anglo-Eastern Ship Management – Pradeep Chawla (Hong Kong, China), Crewing Director of Columbia Shipmanagement – Norman Schmiedl (Cyprus), Managing Director of Danica Maritime Services – Henrik Jensen (Germany), and also heads of offices of these and other companies in Ukraine.
Leading manufacturers of maritime simulators are represented by: Søren Einar Veierland, Business Development Manager Kongsberg Digital AS (Norway); Terje Spetaas, representative of Kongsberg Maritime(Norway); Johan Gustavsson, Vice-President TRANSAS and other specialists.

Foreign maritime educational establishments are represented by: Arjen Mintjes, Director of Maritime Academy Holland; Jörn Josef Boll, Policy Officer of Maritime Academy Harlingen; Miroslav Tsvetkov, Head of department of Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy (Bulgaria); Kersi Deboo, Director of Anglo-Eastern Maritime Training Center (India).
Anglo-Eastern Ship Management (Hong Kong, China), the largest provider of ship management to ship owners, is a General partner of the Forum. The world’s leading providers of hi-tech equipment, simulators, software, complex solutions and maritime industry services, TRANSAS (transnational company with the main office in Ireland) and Kongsberg (Norway) are General Partners of Exhibition and Conference correspondingly.

The Forum is conducted under the support of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.

The following representatives of different authorities are among the Forum participants: Volodymyr Kovtunets, First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, Alla Rybalko, Head of University Education Section of Higher Education Department of Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine, representatives of Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Dmytro Petrenko, Deputy Head of State Service of Ukraine for Transport Security, Pavlo Bulanovych, Head of Inspectorate for Training and Certification of Seafarers, representatives of maritime educational establishments and Ukrainian simulation and training companies.

The following topics will be discussed during the Conference:
Global Shipping and Manpower Market Situation;
Seafarers’ Rights and Human Factor;
MLC 2006 Implementation;
Fatigue On Board;
Management of Human Resources On-board and Ashore;
Maritime Education, Training and Certification;
STCW Manila Amendments have entered in force. Industry changes after 1st of January 2017;
Simulation Training and Assessment .

ETC-2017 is organised by National University “Odessa Maritime Academy” jointly with Exhibition centre “Odessa Home”.

Opening of the Exhibition will be held on 20 April at 12.00 at the Conference & Exhibition Complex of Odessa Commercial Sea Port (Prymorska str., 6). Everybody who is interested are welcome.