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In this three-part discussion, we address how the industry is managing the delivery of a record order book and laser focused on the latest shipbuilding advancements, talent acquisition and sourcing to support record growth.
Part I - Latest Shipbuilding and Design Advancements 12:45pm-1:30pm
With passenger numbers rising steadily year over year, the global cruise industry is a bright spot in the shipping market. During this session, hear from leading shipbuilders, financiers and designers on the latest developments impacting the order book, shipbuilding trends and much more! Moderator: Carl-Gustaf Rotkirch, M.Sc. (Nav.Arch), Senior Executive Consultant, Owner, CGR Marine Consulting Panelists: Fredrik Johansson, MA - Owner / Executive Project Director, Tillberg Design of Sweden William MacLachlan, Senior Associate, HFW Hugo Modderman, General Manager, Dolfinance Sarl
Part II – Talent Acquisition Strategies to Meet Unprecedented Industry Growth
The Answer to the Cruise Industry’s Crew Recruitment and Retention Problems - Effective, Proactive and Strategic Human Resource Management
• Dualistic nature of the business calling for a dualistic approach to HRM • Strategic HRM as a partner to corporate strategy • Retention focus – training, benefits, career progression, leadership/succession planning, communications • Different horses for different courses – on board diversity and recognizing differing needs • Identification and teamwork • Effective management and modern working environment
Speaker: Mark O’Neil, CEO, Columbia Marlow Shipmanagement
Talent Acquisition Strategies to Meet Unprecedented Industry Growth
Orlando draws on his extensive human capital experience to share key insights for attracting talent in this ultra-competitive environment.
Speaker: Orlando Ashford, President, Holland America Line
Part III -The Role of Strategic Sourcing- A Different Perspective
Strategic sourcing is both an art and a science and requires thought leadership as well as strong operational execution. Hear the latest trends in strategic sourcing and ways companies are working with partners to deliver value through high quality services and products, on time to the most important person in the equation – our guests.
Speaker: Julia M. Brown, Chief Procurement Officer, Carnival Corporation & PLC
Reception follows session in the Palm Ballroom foyer.