The 8th International Forum on Seafarers’ Education, Training and Crewing (ETC-2021) was successfully held on August 31 – September 2, 2021 in the Passenger Complex of the Odessa Port.

The forum organized by the National University “Odessa Maritime Academy” and the Exhibition Center “Odessa Home” united a Conference and an Exhibition, in which more than 100 companies from 15 countries took part.

Forum participants – maritime educational institutions, crewing and transport companies, developers of marine simulators and software, banks, medical centers and other organizations involved in seafarers’ education, training, labor relations and daily life.

The general partner of the Forum is ANGLO-EASTERN SHIP MANAGEMENT (Hong Kong) – a leading independent provider of ship management services for shipowners around the world.

  The general partner of the exhibition is WÄRTSILÄ – a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for marine and energy markets.

The conference program included 5 plenary sessions, 8 presentations and 2 panel discussions 

Topics for plenary sessions and panel discussions: global shipping today and tomorrow; the human factor and the work of seafarers in a pandemic; upcoming challenges for seafarer recruitment agencies; education and practical training of seafarers; the use of simulators, new teaching technologies and knowledge assessment.

The Forum’s motto is “Partnership for Progress”. The partnership, the joint efforts of all interested parties, will solve the problem of the lack of qualified personnel in the world merchant fleet and ensure efficient and safe shipping.

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EТС-2021 Conference