ISWAN 2022 Seminar

On 16 November, ISWAN’s 2022 Seminar, sponsored by Bahri, will be held on the ss Rotterdam in Rotterdam, Netherlands*. This year's theme will be: The importance of social interaction for seafarers’ wellbeing.

Book your place at the ISWAN 2022 Seminar:

Register here

AGM (for ISWAN members)

The day before the seminar - 15 November - we will also be holding our 2022 AGM which all members of ISWAN are invited to attend.

Members should use the registration link below instead to register for the AGM along with the seminar.

MEMBERS - Book your place at the ISWAN 2022 AGM & Seminar:

Members - Register here

About the Seminar

Our last in-person seminar took place in Mumbai in 2019 and focused on how those in the maritime industry could work together for seafarers’ mental wellbeing. Three years on, we want to take a penetrating look at what we have learned since then and what issues seafarers are facing now.

Following the publishing of ISWAN’s Social Interaction Matters (SIM) Project phase two report, recommendations and guidance in June 2022, in November we will be highlighting what we have learned from this important research and investigating how to further develop and effectively implement the project’s guidance and recommendations for the future - in ways that are inclusive for other areas of the maritime sector, including cruise ships and superyachts.

*We would love to see you in person and our seminar offers valuable opportunities for networking with others, but if you are unable to be there, you can choose to view the event online instead. Please select the 'Viewing Online' ticket option when registering via the link above - there is a small fee of £50 and you will receive a link nearer to the date of the event.


Please find our agenda below (this will be updated as speakers are confirmed):

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Interested in sponsoring this event?

Delegates from shipping companies, welfare organisations, unions and other maritime industry stakeholders will attend our seminar and we can offer some exclusive promotional benefits both before and at the event to sponsors. For more information, please download the sponsorship brochure below.

If your company or organisation would like to sponsor ISWAN's 2022 Seminar, please contact our Projects and Relationships Manager Georgia Allen at

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Our venue

We are delighted to be holding our 2022 Seminar (and AGM for members) on board the magnificent ss Rotterdam - the legendary former flagship of the Holland America Line, 228 metres long, 28 metres wide, 51 metres high, and rich in history.

Please use the links below to book your room on board at a special ISWAN rate and find out more about the ship, including directions.

Book your room*

How to get there


*Special ISWAN rate including breakfast and option to cancel with 24 hours’ notice. For alternative options, please check other hotel booking sites.

Thank you to Stichting Welzijn Zeevarenden Rotterdam who will be hosting this event.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this event, please e-mail us at or call +44 (0)300 012 4279.

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