2024 Cadet Conferences

Positive wellbeing for a rewarding seafaring career

Over the past three years, Sailors' Society's cadet conferences have empowered more than 10,000 cadets for a life at sea and this year will give the class of 2024 the opportunity to benefit from these ground-breaking virtual events. 

We are delighted that our conferences have grown and developed year on year with key global industry figures sharing advice, knowledge and experience as well as insightful peer-to-peer interaction through cadet panels and live polls.

Each event is tailored to the region and empowers future seafarers with the knowledge and skills needed for success in the maritime industry.

The events cover a range of topics around wellbeing, mental health and diversity, broadening understanding beyond the more formal curriculums and providing attendees with valuable insights into the realities of life at sea.  

To find out more about our conferences and potential partnership opportunities please contact [email protected]

DATES FOR 2024:  

North Asia – Thursday, August 22 

Africa – Thursday, September 19 

South East Asia – Saturday, October 5 

UK and Europe – Wednesday, November 6 

Registration will open approximately two months before each conference date and registration will be available via this webpage.

"Stepping aboard the conference felt like stepping onto a different kind of vessel – one dedicated to navigating the uncharted waters of seafarer well-being. As a young cadet, I was eager to learn the tools to not only weather my own mental storms but also become a beacon of support for my future shipmates. And let me tell you, this conference equipped me with a treasure chest of invaluable resources."

2023 conference attendee


As well as equipping and empowering our new seafarers, these conferences also give invaluable insight to their future employers and the colleges that educate them.  The data and analysis from across these global events are available in our industry-acclaimed cadet reports.

Our 2023-4 report 'Generation Z - the future of maritime' will be available very soon and you can sign up to download your copy here:

Sign up for our Cadet report here +

THANK YOU TO OUR UK cadet conference SPONSOR

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