Event Details

Seafarers make up a large share of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and as such are of vital importance for the Philippine economy at large. These men and women often spend long consecutive time-periods at sea, away from home family. Seafarer mental health and well-being has increasingly become on the radar as a topic of concern for the maritime industry.

With a large segment of the European business community in particular active in manning and shipping, this topic specifically addresses best-practices on Seafarer Mental Health and Well-being. Organised by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Philippines with support of the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines and together with the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, NordCham Philippines, and the Philippine-Norwegian Business Council, this event aims to address the what, why and how relating to this topic.


3:00 PM – 3:05 PM


Ambassador Saskia de Lang

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

3:05 PM – 3:20 PM

Government Perspective


3:20 PM – 3:30 PM

Industry perspective

Roy Akker (or representative)


Topic: WeTeam

Egbert Maalderink

Anker Crew Insurance

Jerome Ramientas

Arbo International Manila (AIM)

3:50 PM – 4:00 PM

Open Forum

Moderator: Mitchel Smolders

4:00 PM – 4:20 PM

Mental Professionals Perspective (Mental Health & Well-being)

Pam Kern

4:20 – 4:50

Panel of Reactors

Eva Berger, Eelco Kraefft (Spot On Learning)

Pending confirmation: Filipino seafarers – 2 persons

4:50 – 4:55


Tore Henriksen


Joint Maritime Committee of DPCCI, GPCCI, NordCham and PNBC

This event is free to attend.

Registered participants will receive the log-in details an hour before the event starts.



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