MARITIME MANPOWER FORUM

Friday 8 April

9.30am - 12.45pm

Marina Bay Sands

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Maritime Manpower Forum brings together leaders to discuss, promote, and join forces to streamline manpower strategy for the maritime industry. As the top Leading Maritime City of the World, Singapore will also share perspectives on driving national and corporate level talent development initiatives.

Companies’ senior leadership, HR practitioners, and talent specialists will assess talent strategy to attract, retain and upskill workforce in the fast-transforming maritime sector and put a spotlight on investing in talent.


TimeProgramme
9.30amKeynote Address by Mr Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of  Transport
9.50am

Certificate of Competency (Special Limit) Graduation Ceremony 

  • Guest-of-honour Mr Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport
10.15am

Presentation 1: A promise to our unsung heroes moving global trade: To uphold seafarers’ safety & welfare

  • Singapore’s efforts to safeguard seafarers’ welfare and safety through the pandemic through Shipping Tripartite Alliance Resillience (STAR) Fund

Presenter: Mr. Michael Phoon, Executive Director, Singapore Shipping Association (Singapore) 

10.35am

Panel Discussion 1: Promoting seafaring as a viable and attractive career

  • Visioning the seafarer of the future, what skills would they need?
  • How to attract the young to consider a career in seafaring, given the lengthy training process?
  • Opportunities for development as a seafarer and beyond
  • Identify talent and employment opportunity gaps 

Moderator: Mr. Michael Phoon, Executive Director, Singapore Shipping Association (Singapore) 
Panellists:

  • Mr Francesco Gargiulo, Chief Executive Officer, International Maritime Employers' Council (UK)
  • Mr. Esben Poulsson, Chairman, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) (Singapore)
  • Ms Mary Liew, General Secretary, Singapore Maritime Officers' Union (SMOU) and Vice President, International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) (Singapore)
  • Mr. Stephen Cotton, General Secretary, International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) (UK)
11.20am

Investing in Seafarers’ Welfare and Mental Health Needs and Increased Efficiencies

Presenter: Andrew Wright, Secretary General, The Mission to Seafarers

11.40am

Presentation 2: The quest to build a future-ready maritime workforce: Leadership in workforce development

  • How leaders can build resilient organisations and enhance our human capital for a future-ready workforce
  • Strategies for effective human capital management and building HR capabilities
  • Lessons for the maritime industry, which has a firm leg wrapped in well-established traditions, with the other embracing fast-paced disruptions by technological advances

Presenter: Ms Low Peck Kem, Chief HR Officer and Advisor (Workforce Development), Public Service Division, Prime Minister's Office (Singapore)

12.00pm

Panel Discussion 2: The battle for maritime talent

  • Sector’s manpower challenges, future manpower trends and needs
  • How to attract talent, nurture workforce and transform workplace for better efficiency, productivity and growth 
  • Recruitment and retention best practices
  • Drawing lessons from Singapore's experience and adjacent industries

Moderator: Caroline Yang, President, Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) & Chief Executive, Hong Lam Marine Pte Ltd (Singapore)

Panellists:

  • Ms Low Peck Kem, Chief HR Officer and Advisor (Workforce Development), Public Service Division, Prime Minister's Office (Singapore)
  • Mr Lau Yin Cheng, Strategic Advisor (Singapore)
  • Ms Sophie Smith, Chief HR Officer, BW Group (Singapore)
  • Mr Joshua Lee, Regional HR Director – Asia, Hapag-Lloyd (Singapore)
12.45pmClosing


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