17 countries participate in the conference and exhibition ETC-2016

More than 70 organizations and companies from 17 countries participate in the conference and exhibition ETC-2016
Dear participants and guests of the International Forum on Seafarers’ Education, Training and Crewing (ETC-2016)

International Forum on Seafarer’s Education, Training and Crewing is being held for the 4th time. Traditionally, the Forum has been supported by International Transport Federation (ITF), International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC), BIMCO, InterManager, International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU), the Nautical Institute, the Institute of Maritime Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), as well as the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and the Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine.
The Forum is organized by National University “Odessa Maritime Academy” and the Exhibition Centre “Odessa Home”.

More than 70 organizations and companies from 17 countries, including maritime educational institutions, training centres, shipping and crewing companies, simulators and software developers, other representatives of the maritime industry, business partners participate in the conference and exhibition ETC-2016.

Anglo-Eastern Ship Management, a leading, independent provider of ship management services to ship owners around the world is the General Partner of the Forum. The Exhibition General Partner is TRANSAS – a world leading provider of high tech equipment, software applications, integrated solutions and services for the maritime industry. The Conference General Partner is V.Ships (Ukraine), one of the biggest crewing agencies in Ukraine.

The conference programme includes 15 reports at 5 plenary sessions (Human Factor, Employer and Employee Cooperation, Seafarers’ Professional Development, Maritime Education and Training, Simulation Training and Assessment). The conference also comprises three panel discussions:

• MLC in action – Seafarers’ Feedback;
• MET Institutions and Industry Cooperation;
• Simulator Training as a Most Effective Method for Demonstrating Competence;
and three round tables:
• Refresher Training;
• Fatigue and Documentation Overload;
• Legal Issues of Seafarers’ Labour.

More than 150 delegates from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hong Kong (China), India, Isle of Man, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine participate in the conference.

On 22nd of April at 10:00 a.m. the National University “Odessa Maritime Academy” invites all delegates to take part in Presentation of Kongsberg Engine Full Mission Simulator granted by IMEC with MTWTU support.

The motto of the Forum is “Partnership for Progress”. Due to partnership, joint efforts of all concerned parties, we will be able to solve the problem of experienced personnel shortage and provide effective and safety shipping.

We wish the participants of the Forum to have interesting meetings, new ideas and their successful implementation.