Friday 19 Apr 2024

9.00am - 12.30pm

Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre Hall 406

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Centred around the theme "Sailing into the Future: Emerging Skills and Attracting Maritime Professionals," this strategic exploration is tailored for industry leaders. It emphasises the evolving landscape of maritime careers, homing in on industry trends and the indispensable skills crucial for success. Expert-led discussions will specifically address sophisticated strategies for continuous learning and upskilling within the maritime sector, catering to the leadership perspective.

Furthermore, exclusive insights into recruitment trends and advanced attraction strategies will be provided, presenting a unique opportunity for industry leaders to maintain a competitive edge in talent acquisition. The overarching goal is to equip these leaders with a nuanced understanding of the maritime industry's future, offering insights into diverse opportunities for both organisational and individual career advancement. The thematic and comprehensive approach aligns seamlessly with the strategic thinking required by industry leaders to effectively navigate the complex and evolving challenges of the maritime sector.

9.00AMOpening Address
Mr. Baey Yam Keng
Senior Parliamentary Secretary
Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment, Singapore

Maritime Workforce Transformation: Learning from Maritime and Other Sectors

Uncover new transformation initiatives that are reshaping the maritime industry to drive greater efficiencies and higher productivity. Insights will also be shared on how sectors adjacent to maritime are empowering their workforce to cultivate an innovative mindset and support their needs and ambitions. 

Goh Jia Yong
Partner, People Consulting
Ernst & Young Advisory


Panel Discussion: Elevating Maritime Expertise: Upskilling Professionals and Seafarers

Industry transformation will create demand for skilled talent to handle new technologies and tools. This panel session will discuss how the maritime workforce will change and envision how future maritime jobs will look like for both shore-based professionals and seafarers. Panellists will also explore how upskilling should be facilitated to meet evolving role requirements. 


Hor Weng Yew
Singapore Maritime Foundation
Chief Executive Officer
Pacific Carriers Limited


Nakul Malhotra
Vice President, Emerging Opportunities Portfolio - Maritime Services

Caroline Yang
Singapore Shipping Association
Chief Executive Officer
Hong Lam Marine Pte Ltd

Ashish Mediratta
Head of Crewing

Anderson Ee
Director, Manufacturing & Connectivity Division
Workforce Singapore


Presentation on "Maritime Recruitment Trends and Attraction Strategies"

Discover strategies to attract and retain maritime professionals, taking into account the concerns of modern job seekers. The presentation will also highlight the increasingly pivotal role of emerging technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in streamlining talent attraction.

Mark Charman
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Faststream Recruitment


Panel Discussion: Charting into New Horizons: Attracting Talent and Career Opportunities in Maritime.

This panel discusses how the maritime industry should be promoted to better communicate the wide range of exciting maritime careers available. Panellists will share their insights into talent engagement and recruitment, as well as their experiences employing various attraction strategies.


Punit Oza
Global Vice President
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers


Loh Pui Wah
Director, Career & Attachment Office
Nanyang Technological University

Capt. Hari Subramaniam
Regional Head - Business Relations
The Shipowners' Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxembourg) (Singapore Branch)

Eleana Choy
Chief People Officer
Swire Shipping

Choong Sheen Mao
Equatorial Marine Fuel Management Services


    Updated as of 8th Mar 2024.