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Future Skills Maritime (FSM) 2022


20th & 21st Jan 2022 (Thurs & Fri)

Global Virtual Conference and Networking Meet

Media Partner
Industry partner

About the Event​

The Future Skills Maritime (FSM) Global Virtual Conference is maritime industry’s largest virtual conference in skill building. While it is important to know the future skill demands of the industry, however, what’s more important is to ascertain how the present workforce is to cope with such a rapidly changing industry which demands skills totally different to what is in use at present.

The Naval Connection (TNC) Future Skills Maritime (FSM) 2022 Global Virtual Conference offers the most engaging opportunity to talent development leaders, heads of learning, human resource leads, maritime professionals, business leaders and seafarers along with policy makers and representatives of maritime administrations and Flag States to discuss challenges, exchange ideas , demonstrate future needs and expectations, and present solution-based approaches for skill development in the maritime sector.

FSM 2022 will offer a road map to organisations and business professionals for a future ready global maritime workplace.

The first edition of FSM which was held in Nov 2020 drew large visitors from all parts of the world. The conference was attended by delegates from over 40 countries who connected with each other and with the FSM global speakers and maritime leads through unique networking opportunities.

Learn | Share | Update | Upgrade | Upskill | Networking

Here’s your chance to reach out to new people, newer technologies and markets and to explore new avenues of business. Channelise your business to sustain future needs and expectations.

Who Will Attend

  • Ship Owners, Ship managers
  • HR leaders
  • Seafarers
  • CEOs / MDs / Presidents
  • Policy Makers, reps of Maritime Administrations
  • Vice Chancellors, Chancellors and Deans
  • Seafarers Associations
  • Owners of maritime colleges
  • Students from maritime colleges
  • Directors, Heads, Principals of Pre-Sea and Post Sea training Institutions
  • Learning Heads, Educationists, Faculty of maritime training institutes
  • Flag State Representatives
  • Reps from Consulates and Embassies

Discussion Topics

  • How has the new normal affected the skill requirements of maritime workforce?
  • Exploring the skill gaps of the industry with respect to emerging technologies
  • Aligning current training methodologies to the future needs of the industry – building talents for the future
  • Creating dynamic organisations through talent development
  • Funding of skill development initiatives – a global approach
  • Challenges faced on board due to skill gaps – Seafarer’s perspective
  • Aligning skills of maritime faculty to suit future development needs
  • What role do employers play in developing skills for the future of work?

About the Organisers : The Naval Connection

The COVID19 pandemic has unleashed chaos that has also dealt a death blow to physical events. However, we have shown resilience and in fact glad to get this opportunity to scale new heights. Pivoting our approach to envision a global view, we have conceptualized FUTURE SKILLS MARITIME 2022. This is a great virtual platform for maritime professionals from across the world to contribute ideas, share experiences, and visions for the new world order ahead.

Our collective focus is to make shipping safer and cleaner. This will be possible only when we visualize the future of maritime operations and its demands from professionals. The FUTURE is NOW and the world expectantly looks at us to see how we embrace it.

We are fortunate to have an amazing team on board. Besides, the virtual event would be a wonderful networking opportunity to explore new horizons and enhance existing standards. Come aboard, all hands on deck!

Capt. Shoukat Mukherjee

Founder & CEO ‘The Naval Connection’
Life Coach and Author of ‘Mind Over Water

Our Speakers

(In no particular order)

Inaugural Panel

Mr. Arne Jan

Consul General, Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Mumbai

Capt. Navin

Maritime Mentor, Former Chairman, Foreign Owners & Shipmanagers Association (FOSMA)

Capt. Mohamed
Al Ali

Senior Vice President, Offshore Logistics at ADNOC Logistics & Services (L&S)

Mr. Karthik

Regional Manager, Indian Sub-continent, Qatar Airways

Capt. Sankalp Shukla

Chairman, Foreign Owners & Shipmanagers Association (FOSMA)

MD, Bernhard Schulte India

Ms. Jillian Carson Jackson

President at The Nautical Institute & MD, JCJ Consulting, Australia

Capt. Mahendra Bhasin

Chairman, Maritime Association of Shipowners, Shipmanagers & Agents (MASSA)

Mr. Cornel

Founder & CEO of Netvision Compas, (OTG) London

Mr. Raal

Chief Creative Officer, Ocean Technologies Group, London

Mr. Abdulgani Y. Serang

General Secretary cum Treasurer, National Union of Seafarers of India (NUSI)

Capt. Mahesh Yadav

Director, Foreign Owners & Shipmanagers Association (FOSMA)

Capt. Shiv

CEO, Maritime Association of Shipowners Shipmanagers & Agents (MASSA)

Ms. Arbia

Doctor of Economic Science, Dept. of Economics, Faculty of Economics &
Management of Sfax, Tunisia

Capt. Kanwarinder Singh Paintal

MD, Elite Mariners Pvt. Ltd., India

Capt. Mohan

MD, Dynacom Tankers Management Pvt. Ltd.

Capt. Shashank Jahagirdar

Global Head of Crewing & Marine HR

Synergy Denmark A/S

Mr. Uday

MD, Neptunus Power Plant Services Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Sunil

Head – Training & Assessment Dept

The Great Eastern Shipping Co. Ltd., India

Capt. Himadri Ghosh

Group Head, Training & Compliance, 
MSI Shipmanagement Singapore

Mr. David

Head, The Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies

Mr. Ali A.

Global Director of Special Projects & Services Maritime

DNV AS, Dubai Branch

Capt. Suneha Gadpande

First Indian Lady Captain to be Employed in Foreign Flag Ship

Capt. Allan R. Sarmiento

General Manager Wilhelmsen-Smith Bell Manning Inc.

Capt. Aakriti

Marine Superintendent (QHSE)

Capt. Philip

Senior Vice President (Head of Fleet Personnel), Seven Islands Shipping Limited.

Ms. Twishi

Counseling Psychologist & Proprietor- Your Pocket Psychologist

Mr. Sabyasachi

Former CMD Shipping Corp of India

Varuna Awardee

Our Sponsors

Contact Us

The Naval Connection

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Email : events@thenavalconnection.com