CrewConnect Series and the International Christian Maritime Association, an association of Christian not-for-profit organisations working for the welfare of seafarers, have partnered to create the ICMA Connect Conference.
“The pandemic profoundly impacted the lives of seafarers and their families, and consequently also the work of seafarers’ welfare providers,” said Jason Zuidema, general secretary of ICMA. “We need to actively move forward with plans for the future. The CrewConnect online platform provides an ideal environment to discuss solutions with our global partners.”
The conference will take place in parallel to CrewConnect Europe between 21-22 June 2021, and will feature joint sessions, as well as separate and specialised content. The theme for the ICMA Connect conference will be ‘Moving Forward with Seafarers and their Families.’
"We're excited to be partnering with ICMA,” said Joanna Crisan, producer of the CrewConnect Series at Informa. “We're looking forward to connecting more individuals and businesses across the crewing community, building better relationships, and unlocking the best solutions to ensure seafarers stay healthy, safe and feel cared for."
ICMA Connect will also feature the Day of the Seafarer Campaign as a media partner. Celebrated each year on 25 June, the Day of the Seafarer recognises the contribution seafarers make to international trade and the world economy. By virtually connecting the ICMA membership and global businesses and partners, the conference will explore how to move forward with discussions that will improve the welfare of seafarers and their families in the future.
Find out more and register here.