Aboard the Italian ship the Ameglia Star
ILC conversations
ILC conversations

The ILC lunchtime conversations offer a chance to talk about important work-related topics. These informal discussions bring together experts to explore the key issues that are covered at the International Labour Conference (ILC). 

Navigating the Maritime Labour Convention: Past, Present, and Future

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Conversation about the Maritime Labour convention, a unique, modern and innovation ILO instrument. Key maritime actors share insights onn the success stories around the MLC and its positive impact on seafarers and shipping. They describe the pivotal role of social dialogue in shaping maritime labour standards and highlight some of the challenges lying ahead as well as measures taken or envisaged to navigate them.

Beatriz Vacotto
Head of the Maritime Unit, International Labour Standards Department
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Ceasar Gomez
Ambassador, Panama
Helio Vicente
International Chamber of Shipping (ICS)
Fabrizio Barcelona
International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)
Christine Bader
Maritime Specialist, Sectoral Policies Department
International Labour Organization (ILO)