Date & Time:
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
Houston Pilots Conference Facility
The maritime industry is experiencing the most aggressive regulatory change in history, with the adoption of a global sulphur cap of .5%, adoption of the ballast water management convention, a roadmap and strategy for greenhouse gases, including mandatory reporting of fuel efficiency by 2019, a NECA proposal for the Baltic and North Seas, restriction of HFO in the Arctic and more! Join your industry colleagues as we “Focus on Solutions” for these and other challenges facing the marine industry.
0800-0830 - Registration and Coffee
0830- Welcome and overview- Captain Shearon, Presiding Officer- Houston Pilots and Joe Hughes, NAMEPA Chairman and CEO/President of the American Club
Setting the Stage:
Moterated by Joe Hughes, NAMEPA Chairman and CEO/President of the American Club
Is Sustainability Profitable? - Sherman Hampton, ExxonMobil
What society expects from the marine industry- Chris Wolfe, EDF
The changing role of the mariner– Dr. Jason Zuidema, NAMMA
1030- Meeting the Future
Moderated by Niels A. Aalund, West Gulf Maritime Association
Environmental Compliance Challenges for the future- Jon Waldron, Blank Rome
The new fuel paradigm – Dr. Vis, Viswa Lab
Vessel maneuverability and the use of ULSFO- Captain Charlie Tweedel, Sabine Pilots
Kevin Humphries, Wartsila
How does the use of LNG promote CSR- Aziz Bamik - GTT
Safety and expertise in the LNG arena- Cmdr. Jason Smith, USCG
1200- Lunch- overview of Houston Ship Channel and pilot’s role in Sustainability
1400- Strategies for Success
Moderated by Douglas Martin SMIT Salvage Americas Llc.
Defining environmental stewardship- RADM Paul Thomas, USCG
Ports’ Approach to Success- Leah Oberlin, Port of Houston Authority
Update on Ballast Water Management - William Burroughs, ABS
How ports are promoting sustainability- Captain Anuj Chopra, RightShip
1530- What’s Next?
How education is adapting to change- Captain Michael Rodriguez- Superintendent, Texas A&M Maritime College
A Case Study on San Jacinto basin – Dr. Rupa Iyer, University of Houston
NAMEPA’s CSR vision – Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder/Executive Director, NAMEPA
DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Hobby Airport
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