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  • Start Date: 15 Apr 2024 - 19 Apr 2024
  • Start Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Location: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore, 039593

​Faststream Recruitment is excited to participate in Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) from Monday the 15th to Friday the 19th of April 2024 at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre in Singapore.

This esteemed event, annually organised by the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA), serves as a pivotal gathering for the global maritime community. It aims to drive important discussions within the industry and facilitate the exchange of insights to propel the sector forward. Through collaborative efforts with industry stakeholders, research institutions, and educational entities, SMW orchestrates an assembly of influential figures and industry leaders via an array of conferences, dialogues, and forums.

In addition, Mark Charman, CEO and Founder of Faststream Recruitment, is pleased to be presenting at the Maritime Manpower Forum, a distinguished segment of SMW, scheduled for Friday the 19th of April.

Why Attend?

There are many activities and events for attendees to enjoy that have been organised by the MPA, in collaboration with industry stakeholders, leading research institutions, and educational entities. These events showcase the dynamic and diverse essence of Singapore as a significant international maritime centre.

This event provides a unique chance to gain valuable insights from experts in the industry, connect with like-minded individuals who have similar goals, and strengthen the core of your business ventures. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with keynote speakers at different forums, enhancing their knowledge and broadening their professional horizons.

What to Expect?

Attendees can expect a busy schedule with exhibitions, workshops, forums, and conferences throughout the week. Please find below a list of main events taking place at SMW 2024:

The Opening Ceremony: Kick off the week with the opening ceremony, featuring a speech by the Minister of Transport Singapore, as well as MOU signings and video presentations.

Learn more about the opening day here

Networking: There are numerous chances to network during the week in and around the event. However, do not miss out on the opportunity to meet and interact with the key players in the maritime industry at the dedicated networking event called SMW Opening Reception on Monday.

Accelerating Digitalisation & Decarbonisation Conference: This is a two-day event that will showcase the latest innovations and strategies for achieving a sustainable and efficient maritime future. Participants will learn from experts and peers how to leverage digitalisation, cybersecurity, and decarbonisation technologies to optimise shipping operations and reduce environmental impact. The conference will also foster collaboration and networking among stakeholders to accelerate the adoption of best practices and solutions.

Learn more about the conference here

Maritime Services Leaders Forum: This is a half-day event on Thursday the 18th between 9 am to 12 pm which will provide you with the latest information and insights on the changing landscape of maritime services in Singapore, covering topics such as finance, insurance, legal issues, digitalisation and more. Learn from industry experts how to adapt and thrive in the face of global trade and geopolitical challenges.

Learn more about the forum here

Maritime Manpower Forum: Take part in the half-day event for industry leaders that will focus on the theme of “Sailing into the Future: Emerging Skills and Attracting Maritime Professionals”. It will explore the changing nature of maritime careers, the essential skills for success, and the best practices for learning and development in the maritime sector.

Mark Charman, CEO and Founder of Faststream Recruitment will deliver a presentation titled “Maritime Recruitment Trends and Attraction Strategies”. In this presentation, Charman will reveal his exclusive insights on how to attract and recruit the best talent in the maritime industry. He will discuss opportunities and challenges of recruitment in the sector and how to leverage them for growth and innovation. This presentation is a valuable opportunity for anyone who wants to gain a competitive edge in the maritime field.

Learn more about the forum here

Site Tours:

Tour to PSA Singapore: As part of SMW, you can join an exclusive tour of PSA Singapore – the world’s busiest container transhipment hub. Highlights of the guided visit include the highly-automated Pasir Panjang Terminal 5 & 6 and the PSA Innovation Centre – an experiential, multimedia showcase of PSA’s next-generation port and wider supply chain ecosystem. The tour costs $20.00 for registered delegates only and starts at 2 pm on Thursday, April 18th. You will need to meet at Suntec City Convention Centre at 1 pm to depart for the tour.

Tour to The Technology Centre for Offshore and Marine, Singapore (TCOMS): As part of SMW, you can also visit TCOMS a national R&D centre dedicated to the Marine & Offshore, Maritime and other Ocean sectors. The visit will feature cutting-edge research on modelling and simulation for smart and green shipping and a visit to the TCOMS Ocean Basin. The tour costs $20.00 for registered delegates only and starts at 4 pm on Thursday, April 18th.

Learn more about the tours here

Meet Us

We are excited to be attending and look forward to meeting with everyone at the event. Representing our team will be Mark Charman, CEO and Founder of Faststream Recruitment, Lorenzo Agatiello, Director of Asia-Pacific and Robert Warner, Associate Director of Asia-Pacific - Marine.

If you will be visiting the conference, we would be pleased to meet you there or centrally within Singapore. Please contact us in advance to arrange a meeting.

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Meet Faststream Recruitment at Singapore Maritime Week 2024

Contact Mark Charman to arrange a meeting