You are here

Gov’t, private sector team up for Seafarers Convention 2019

Gov’t, private sector team up for Seacon 2019
GENEVI FACTAO June 12, 2019

The Seafarers Convention 2019 (SeaCon 2019), the much-awaited maritime event in the Philippines, will open up business prospects and employment opportunities for seafarers in the country.

Lea Paradero, head of the Maritime Frontliners Group, said the SeaCon 2019, which will be held on Oct. 4 to 5, 2019 at the Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City, is aimed at gathering all maritime industry experts, government agencies and seafarers in a three-day conference.

This year we are featuring a 3-in-1 event, which will showcase the maritime industry conference, maritime job fair and business opportunity expo for seafarers. The event will include a two–day seminar, workshops, presentations and other enriching activities to be conducted by renowned speakers, she said.

With the theme, “All Hands on Deck,” SeaCon 2019 is expected to draw in 7,000 attendees and 120 exhibitors.

“SeaCon 2019 provides a great opportunity to bring together all sectors of the maritime industry in one place,” Paradero added.

The event would gather exhibitors and audiences from maritime education, shipping and crewing, employment services, financial services, maritime technology, tourism, health and wellness, business and investment, maritime media, maritime associations, nongovernment organizations and government agencies.

The agencies involved include the Maritime Industry Authority, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration, Department of Trade and Industry and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.

The conference would highlight industry progress, updates and innovations, business and investment opportunities, employment opportunities, networking, and business-matching.

The Maritime Frontliners Group is a marketing and business development consultancy group that organizes events and campaigns for the maritime industry in the Philippines. The group was the principal marketing arm of the Seafarers and OFW Business Expo held last March 2018.