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Back to the Future of Maritime

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October 26, 2017 – New York City
Prepare for the Future, Learn from the Past
Thursday, October 26, 2017
8:00 AM to 10:00 PM EDT

The Hornblower Infinity
353 West Street
Pier 40
New York, NY 10014
Driving Directions


Thanks to our Lifetime Members, Annual Sponsors, and Conference Sponsors, who’s commitment to

“Save Our Seas”

make this conference possible.


 Lifetime Members
Blank Rome Maritime



Annual and Event Sponsors

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation
Scorpio Tankers
The American Club P and I celebrating 100 years of service
American Salvage Association sponsors the 2017 NAMEPA Annual Conference and Awards Dinner
 CLIA Cruise Line International Association
DNV GL sponsors the 2017 NAMEPA Annual Conference and Awards Dinner
envirocleanse ballast water management
Future Care Inc
  Gallagher Marine Systems
HudsonAnalytix a NAMEPA corporate member
Inmarsat global mobile satellite
Liberian Registry LISCR
National Cargo Bureau
RightShip Carbon Offset Sponsors
 SMIT sponsors the 2017 NAMEPA Annual Conference and Awards Dinner
Total Marine Solutions
TandT Salvage logo
West Gulf Maritime Association WGMA
Media Sponsors
  Marine Log
TradeWinds News
Register Today and secure your place in the future of maritime.
Join us for a day filled with interactive discussions among industry leaders in the Maritime Community and an evening of celebration at NAMEPA’s 10th Anniversary Conference and Awards Dinner!
This year’s Annual Conference and Awards Dinner promises to take you on a journey through time examining where the Maritime Industry was 10 years ago, how we are doing today, and what the future portends.
The conference will end with a senior leadership roundtable, followed by a cocktail reception, and our Annual Awards Dinner honoring Industry Leaders and Academic Institutions whose efforts support our mission to “Save Our Seas”!
Please click below for registration and agenda
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Continental Breakfast and Registration
Opening and Welcome: Joe HughesNAMEPA Chairman and CEO/Chairman Shipowners Claims Bureau (The American Club)
The Markets and Shipping- 2007 to Today and Beyond
  • Global trade:
    speaker tbd
  • Shipping markets:
    Christos PapanicolaouDirector of Business Development, CR Weber
  • Regulatory changes from 2007 to today- lessons learned:
    Joan BondareffOf Counsel, Blank Rome
    Jeanne GrassoPartner, Blank Rome
  • Evolution of enforcement:
    Christian MollitorVice President, Liberian Registry (LISCR)
Roundtable discussion with above speakers
Mid-Morning Break
The Shipping World Today
Moderator: Ole Chr. Schroder, Director of Environmental Compliance, Scorpio Group
  • Responding to regulations- technology evolution:
    Alexandra AnagnostisPresident, Total Marine Solutions
  • Current challenges- ballast water management:
    Jim StankaPresident, Envirocleanse
  • Safety and the seafarer:
    Rev. Marsh DregePresident, NAMMA
  • Preparing for the digital revolution:
    Cynthia HudsonCEO, HudsonAnalytix
Lunch and Keynote Speaker:  
Clay MaitlandChairman Emeritus, NAMEPA and 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Introduction by: Christina DeSimoneCEO and President, Future Care
Programs Around the Planet- The Skyros Project: Dr. Constantina Skanavis, Professor in Environmental Communication and Education, University of the Aegean
Looking at the Future, Today
Moderator: Anuj ChopraVice President, RightShip Americas
  • Regulatory expectations: 
    RDML John NadeauAssistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Technology forecast:
    speaker tbd
  • The future of seafarer welfare:
    Gordon CooperGlobal Business Development Director, Future Care
  • Today’s Actions for Tomorrow’s Oceans:
    Dr. Johanna PolsenbergSenior Director Governance & Policy, Conservation International
Mid-Afternoon Break
Winner’s Circle- Senior Leadership Roundtable
Moderator: Joe HughesNAMEPA Chairman and CEO/Chairman Shipowners Claims Bureau (The American Club)
  • Petros AchtypisFounder & Chief Executive Officer, Prevention at Sea
  • Robert BugbeePresident and Director,Scorpio Tankers and Scorpio Bulkers
  • CDR Keith Donohue, IMO Consultant, RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe
  • Mauricio Garrido, President, T&T Salvage, LLC
  • Captain Bob HallManaging Partner, MARPOL Training Institute
  •  Dr. Alex ParkerAssociate Professor of Oceanography, California State University Maritime Academy
  • Mona Swoboda, Project Coordinator Strategic Alliances, CIP-OAS
  • Duncan WilsonVice President Corporate Social Responsibility, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
Evolution for a Sustainable Future- BY the Future:
Lt. LaShaundra Collins and Geoffrey MabryEvo-Oceanic
NAMEPA Annual General Meeting
NAMEPA’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Reception
NAMEPA’s 10th Anniversary Awards Dinner
Evening Close


Register Now!


We hope you will be able to join us!  If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Jane Seyer at the below contact information.

We look forward to seeing you!
NAMEPA North American Marine Environment Protection Association Save Our Seas
Morgan Marketing & Communications/NAMEPA, 690 Mill Hill Terrace, Southport, CT 06890

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