North Asia Agenda

Cadet Conference 2024


North Asia Conference - August 22 - Wellbeing skills for future seafarers

The 2024 conference will build on the success of three previous years with Sailors’ Society delivering a full virtual experience, allowing the class of 24 to immerse themselves in a virtual conference centre complete with a lobby, auditorium and exhibition hall with a selection of industry stands. 


08:30 - 08:40
Welcome address

Johan Smith, Head of Wellness, Sailors’ Society

08:40 - 09:00
Inaugural address
Mr Shri Shyam Jaganathan, Director General of Shipping in India.

08:55 - 09:00
Have your say - Interactive session

09:00 - 09:20
What is Wellness all about?
Johan Smith, Head of Wellness, Sailors’ Society

09:20 - 09:30
Have your say - Interactive session

09:30 - 09:50
Insights from our 2023Wellness at Sea Cadet Report
Sara Baade, CEO, Sailors’ Society

9:45 - 10:05
Skills to look after your mental health
Dr. Christian Angelo P Lubaton, Medical Director for Holistic Care, Nordic Medical Clinic

10:05 - 10:25
Skills for psychological first aid
Dr. Deepti Mankad, Wellness at Sea Coordinator

10:05 - 10:45
Skills for handling bullying and harassment
Toon van de Sande, CEO, Spiritention

10:45 - 11:05
Panel Discussion

A students’ perspective – Cadets talking mental health.
Namrata Nadkarni, CEO and Founder, Intent Communications

11:05 - 11:30

11:30 - 11:40
Have your say – Interactive session and lucky draw

11:40 - 11:50
Industry Interview
Capt Manoj Ghandi, Director, Seaspan Crew Management

11:50 - 12:00
My first year at sea Interview with a Seaspan female cadet


12:00 - 12:05
Have your say -
Interactive session

12:05 - 12:25
Skills for building on-board and ship-to-shore relationship

Capt. Rishi Mehra , Head of Crew Training, Pacific Basin Shipping (HK) Limited

12:25 - 12:35
Skills for handling diversity
Heidi Heseltine, Founder, Diversity Study Group

12:35 - 12:55
Panel Discussion
A students’ perspective, Cadets talking diversity. Facilitated by Mrs H K Joshi

Concluding remarks and evaluation

Read our speakers bios here +


Register here +

Thank you to our sponsor and funder

Join us on social