The Future Skills Maritime (FSM) Global Conference is one of India's largest hybrid Conference and Networking forum where thousands of delegates worldwide engage with each other over 2 days of thought leadership into the future of maritime training and skill building.

FSM embarked on its transformative journey in 2020, initially as a virtual gathering that transcended borders, attracting delegates from more than 40 countries. In 2022, it continued to chart new horizons in the digital realm, fostering global collaboration in the maritime industry. The turning point came in 2023 when FSM set its anchor in the captivating locale of Goa, marking its transition to a physical and hybrid event. The resounding success of FSM 2023 edition, coupled with the warm embrace of Goa's hospitality, affirmed the value of in-person interaction.

Inspired by the triumph, FSM 2024 returns to the picturesque shores of Goa, promising a larger and more grand affair at the mesmerising beaches of the Bogmallo Beach Resort, where delegates can once again engage in vital discussions about the maritime industry's future. - all while rejoicing in the lap of nature.

Blast from the Past

FSM 2023

FSM 2023 was an extraordinary milestone in the maritime industry's calendar. The event, hosted in the enchanting coastal city of Goa, witnessed a convergence of maritime excellence like never before. Under the distinguished inauguration of Chief Minister Dr. Pramod Sawant, FSM 2023 exceeded all expectations. With more than 200 companies partnering with FSM 2024, and over 100 maritime leaders, decision-makers, and CXOs descending upon Goa, it was a testament to FSM's growing influence and relevance in the industry. Delegates from across the world came together, representing diverse sectors and sharing their expertise in an atmosphere that seamlessly blended business with leisure. The event featured insightful discussions, groundbreaking solutions, and invaluable networking opportunities, all set against the backdrop of Goa's natural beauty. FSM 2023 was a momentous occasion that reinforced the event's reputation as one of the most engaging networking events in the maritime industry, where knowledge-sharing and collaboration takes centre stage.

Knowledge in Nature's Lap

FSM 2024 promises to be even grander, as it returns to the serene shores of Goa at the Bogmallo Beach Resort. Against this natural backdrop, the event offers a unique platform where you can enrich your maritime insights and explore new business opportunities while enjoying the beauty of the coastline.

Global Connectivity

FSM transcends geographical boundaries. Delegates and speakers from around the world come together physically and virtually. The event will be live streamed, enabling you to engage with industry leaders and peers regardless of your location.

Knowledge Sharing and Engagement

FSM is not just a conference; it's a dynamic forum where key stakeholders of the maritime industry converge to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and foster collaboration. Whether you're a seasoned professional or a start up entrepreneur, FSM 2024 promises to be a valuable platform for learning and networking.

Navigating Skill Gaps and Sustaining Excellence

One of the central pillars of Future Skills Maritime (FSM) is the relentless pursuit of enhancing competencies and addressing skill gaps in the maritime industry. As we convene for FSM 2024, the primary focus remains on skill development and future skilling in the maritime sector. In a rapidly evolving industry, staying ahead of the curve is paramount, and this begins with investments in training, development, and upskilling. FSM provides a unique platform to delve deep into these issues, allowing delegates to gain valuable insights into the latest global trends and initiatives aimed at bridging these skill gaps. It's not just about preparing for tomorrow; it's about ensuring that these skills align with the broader goal of sustainability. By equipping our maritime workforce with the necessary competencies, we not only bolster the industry's efficiency and safety but also contribute to a more sustainable future. FSM 2024 offers you the opportunity to explore how skill development and sustainability go hand in hand, reinforcing the importance of informed decisions, innovative solutions, and proactive contributions to the industry's progress.

The Homing-Beacon

FSM 2024 shall be your beacon for business growth and profitability. You will have the opportunity to meet influencers from the full maritime fraternity and beyond. You will make life long contacts, be able to share your thoughts and ideas with people who matter to you and your business. These personalised interactions will create new and exciting business opportunities for you and your team.

Inventory and Parts List

FSM 2024 is a one and half day residential Conference and Networking meet amidst a lot of fun and activities

Check in on Fri 15th March 2024

100+ CXO & CHRO,
Music & Entertainment

Check out on Sat 16th March 2024

Business and Pleasure Gateway,
Learning & Sharing with Change Makers

Immersive Reality

5G Reality

Key Revisions to the STCW

Maritime India Vision 2030

Panel Discussion and Discourses

Fireside Chat and Debates


MD’s; CEO’s

CXO’s and C-Suite Profiles

Policy Makers

CHRO’s & HR Leaders


Business Heads & Promoters

Port Representatives


Professionals from Logistics & Supply Chain

Service Providers

Leaders of Infrastructure & Development

Trainers & Academicians



As a Speaker

As a Sponsor

As an Exhibitor

As a Delegate



Day 1

Fri 15th March 2024



02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Venue: Lobby & Coconut Grove
Welcome, Registration & High Tea
03:00 PM – 04:30 PM
Venue: Conference Hall- Meteora
Inaugural Session
Chief Guest, Special Guests & Guests of Honour
04:30 PM – 04:45 PM
Venue: Conference Hall- Meteora
“Autonomous Learners: Online Learning for Sustainable Skills Development”
Catherine Logie (Director, Certification and Professional Development Ocean Technologies Group)
04:45 PM – 05:15 PM
Venue: Coconut Grove
Chill Break - Tea & Coffee
05:15 PM – 06:00 PM
Venue: Conference Hall- Meteora
Panel Discussion:
“Innovations in Seafarers Training: Charting The Course Ahead”

Capt. Shiv Halbe(CEO, MASSA)
Capt. K. N Deboo (Principal & Director, Anglo Eastern Maritime Training Center)
Capt. Pankaj Nayak (Head - Training d'Amico Ship Ishima India Pvt Ltd)
Capt. Hemadri Ray (Principal, FMIRO, Kolkata)
Capt. Sureen Narang (Principal, FMIRO, Noida)
Capt. Harish Khatri (CEO, Board of Examination for Seafarers)
Capt. Arun Mehta (Managing Director, OSM Thome, India)
06:10 PM – 06:45 PM
Venue: Conference Hall- Meteora
FireSide Chat:
Capt. Shoukat Mukherjee
Ms Saleha Shaikh (Head Coordinator MUI Women’s Wing)
Capt. Karan Kochhar (Managing Director for Maersk Fleet Management and Technology India Pvt Ltd)
Capt. Dinesh Jairam (Global Talent Acquisition Manager, Seaspan)
06:50 PM – 07:45 PM
Venue: Conference Hall- Meteora
B2B Session MANET Confluence & Awards and Felicitation
07:45 PM – 08:15 PM Sundowner Break
08:15 PM – 10:30 PM
Venue: Pool Side Beach End
Networking & Gala Cocktail Dinner
10:30 PM Onwards Enjoy the night sky with sand at your feet & Retire for a blissful night

About the Venue:

The Bogmallo Beach resort is at a stone throw distance from the Dabolim (S Goa) Airport

It should not take you more than 15 m to reach the resort by car from the airport



Day 2

Sat 16 March 2024



7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Beach Activity (For Resident Guests)
8:30 AM -10:00 AM Breakfast & Refresh (for resident guests & delegates)
10:00 AM 10:15 AM
Venue: Conference Hall- Meteora
“The Future of Training”
Capt. Girish Munjal (Chief Visualiser & Content Director, Marinepals)
10:20 AM - 11:00 AM
Venue: Conference Hall- Meteora
Mr. Rob Gale (Head of Training, The International Maritime Employers Council)
Capt. Sankalp Shukla (India IMEC Representative & Chairman FOSMA)
Capt. Shiv Halbe (CEO, MASSA)
Capt. (Dr) Shashank Jahagirdar (IMEC Recruitment & Training Committee Member)
11:10 AM – 11:25 AM
Venue: Conference Hall- Meteora
“Major Trends and India's Maritime Interest in Amrit Kaal 2047”
Mr. Shyam Jagannathan, Director General of Shipping
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Venue: Coconut Grove
Chill Break - Tea & Coffee
12:00 PM - 12:10 PM
Venue: Conference Hall- Meteora
“Alternative Fuels: Hydrogen Powered Vessels”
Padmini Mellacheruvu (Technology specialist in cryogenic and compressed gas fuels, Lloyds Register, UK)
12:10 PM - 12:25 PM
Venue: Conference Hall- Meteora
“Renewable Energy Integration in Maritime Challenges & Innovation”
Mr. David Birwadkar (Advisor, Head, Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies)
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Venue: Conference Hall- Meteora
“CXO IMPACT- Innovation & Trend Mapping Key Trends which will define the Future of Maritime”
Moderator- Capt. Rajesh Tandon(CEO, FOSMA)
Capt. Girish Phadnis (Chairman, MASSA)
Mr. Vineet Gupta (MD, Anglo Eastern Ship Management India)
Capt. Mohan Naik (Managing Director, Dynacom Tankers)
Capt. Manoj Gandhi (General Manager & Fleet Personnel Director)
Capt. Kunal Katyal (Global Head of Marine Personnel & General Manager Wilhelmsen Ship Management)
Capt. Jayakumar (Former Nautical Advisor to Govt. of India)
01:30 PM - 02:30 PM Enjoy a delectable Goan Lunch
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Venue: Conference Hall- Meteora
Open House with Seafarers and FOSMA MASSA MUI
Capt. Tushar Pradhan (General Secretary, The Maritime Union of India)
Capt. Anshul Rajvanshi (MD, Synergy Maritime recruitment services Private Limited)
Capt. Chinna Ruparaju (General Manager, International Maritime Training Centrea)
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Venue: Conference Hall- Meteora
Closing & Felicitations
04:00 PM Onwards
Venue: Bogmallo Beach
Golden Horizons: Beach Stroll and Leisure with Sunset Reflections - Time to build lifelong memories

Reach Us

For all Strategic Alliances and Partnerships & for Delegate Registrations and Speaking Opportunities

Ms. Shreya Naik

Events Co-ordinator

Email: events@thenavalconnection.com

For Marketing and Publicity

Ms Anjali Jamble

Events Co-ordinator

Email: media@thenavalconnection.com

Mobile: +91 9869752523

At any time to escalate

Capt. Shoukat Mukherjee

Founder & CEO

The Naval Connection (TNC)

Email: shoukat@thenavalconnection.com

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