Tristar Group announced the final lineup of speakers for its 3rd Annual Safety at Sea Conference which will be held at the Indian Pavilion at Expo Dubai 2020 on December 8. They are Cerian Mellor, Seafarer Wellbeing Programme Coordinator at Shell; Andy Bowerman, The Mission to Seafarers Regional Director for Middle East & South Asia; and Manit Chander, HiLo Maritime Risk Management CEO.
The three will also participate in a panel discussion after their respective presentations. Mello will talk about Supporting Seafarers Wellbeing Beyond Pandemic; Bowerman on Seafarers – Victims of Circumstances; and Chander on Risk Management.
“This year’s event will again be tackling critical questions for the industry including the difficulties in changing crew in certain countries due to the pandemic and the treatment of seafarers who have the misfortune of contracting Covid whilst at sea. The conference will be following the theme of previous events focusing on the seafarer themselves and their importance within the global logistics chain,” explained Tristar Maritime Logistics CEO, Chris Peters.
The 3rd edition will be a hybrid event where only 100 participants will be accommodated at the Indian Pavilion auditorium. The whole session will be live streamed with more than 1,000 individuals and companies having signed up already, including members of various bodies such as Nautical Institute, Institute of Marine Engineers, Institute of Marine Surveyors, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, and IACS Class Societies and Flag Authorities.
Registration for the virtual session is still open with this link - https://conference.tristar-group.co/event-registration/#rsvp.
The Safety at Sea conference, launched in November 2019, has been awarded by the Arabia CSR Network in October 2020 under the Partnerships and Collaborations category. The awards body recogniSed Tristar for openly addressing the topic of mental health among seafarers and for establishing a dedicated helpline even before the global pandemic was declared on March 11, 2020.