NAMEPA Back to the Future of Maritime New York City October 26 2017


Thursday, October 26, 2017

 8:00am- Continental Breakfast and Registration
 9:00am- Conference Begins
12:30pm- Lunch and Keynote Speaker
 5:30pm- NAMEPA Annual General Meeting

Awards Dinner and 10 Year Celebration:
 6:00pm- 10th Anniversary Cocktail Reception
 7:00pm-9:30pm- Awards Dinner

Dress Code:  Business Attire

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

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Jane Seyer 
Communications and Data Resource Director

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Blank Rome Maritime   

Clay Maitland

Morgan Marketing and Communications

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Dorian LPG

Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation

American Bureau of Shipping

The American Club P and I celebrating 100 years of service

American Salvage Association sponsor the 2017 NAMEPA Annual Conference and Awards Dinner


DNV GL sponsors the 2017 NAMEPA Annual Conference and Awards Dinner

envirocleanse Future Care Inc

Gallagher Marine Systems

HudsonAnalytix a NAMEPA corporate member

Hornblower Cruises and Events New York

Inmarsat global mobile satellite



National Cargo Bureau


RightShip Carbon Offset Sponsors

SMIT Salvage sponsors the 2017 NAMEPA Annual Conference and Awards DinnerTandT Salvage

Total Marine Solutions

West Gulf Maritime Association


Back to the Future of Maritime
2007 - 2017 - 2027

October 26, 2017 - New York City

Exploring 10 years of Maritime's work to "Save Our Seas"

Join marine industry leaders in celebrating NAMEPA's 10th Anniversary at its "Back to the Future of Maritime" Conference, followed by its Decennial Celebration and Awards Dinner. 

The conference will examine where the industry was 10 years ago, how we are doing today, and what the future portends.  Global and shipping markets, regulatory framework, new technologies, strategies for mitigating risk, securing mariner welfare, cyber security and more will be discussed.

The day will end with a senior leadership roundtable (comprised of NAMEPA award winners) followed by NAMEPA's Annual General Meeting.  Stay for a cocktail reception celebrating NAMEPA's 10 years' commitment to "Save Our Seas" and the NAMEPA Awards Dinner.




Continental Breakfast and Registration


Opening and Welcome:  Joe Hughes, NAMEPA Chairman and CEO/Chairman
Shipowners Claims Bureau (The American Club)


The Markets and Shipping- 2007 to Today and Beyond
Moderator:  Marina Hadjipateras, Co-Founder & General Partner, Trail Mix Ventures

  • Global trends:
    Carleen Lyden Walker, Founder & Executive Director, NAMEPA
  • Shipping markets:
    Christos Papanicolaou, Director of Business Development, CR Weber
  • Regulatory changes from 2007 to today- lessons learned:
    Joan Bondareff, Of Counsel, Blank Rome
    Jeanne Grasso, Partner, Blank Rome
  • Evolution of enforcement:
    Christian Mollitor, Vice President, Liberian Registry (LISCR)


Roundtable discussion


Mid-Morning Break


The Shipping World Today
Moderator:  Ole Chr. Schroder, Director of Environmental Compliance,
Scorpio Group

  • Responding to regulations- technology evolution: 
    Alexandra Anagnostis, President, Total Marine Solutions
  • Current challenges- ballast water management: 
    Jim Stanka, President, Envirocleanse
  • Safety and the seafarer:
    Marsh Drege, President, NAMMA
  • Preparing for the digital revolution: 
    Cynthia Hudson, CEO, HudsonAnalytix


Lunch and Keynote Speaker:  Clay Maitland, Chairman Emeritus, NAMEPA and
2017 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Introduction by:  Christina DeSimone, CEO 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 Chopra, Vice President, RightShip Americas

  • Regulatory expectations:  
    RDML John Nadeau, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy,
    U.S. Coast Guard
  • Technology forecast:
    Eric Grifin, Vice President Sales- Maritime Division, Inmarsat 
  • The future of seafarer welfare: 
    Gordon Cooper, Global Business Development Director, Future Care
  • Today's Actions for Tomorrow's Oceans:
    Dr. Johanna Polsenberg, Senior Director Governance & Policy,
    Conservation International


Mid-Afternoon Break


Winner’s Circle- Senior Leadership Roundtable
Moderator:  Joe Hughes, NAMEPA Chairman and CEO/Chairman,
Shipowners Claims Bureau (The American Club)

  • Petros Achtypis, Chief Executive Officer, Prevention at Sea
  • Robert Bugbee, President and Director, Scorpio Tankers and Scorpio Bulkers
  • CDR Keith Donohue, IMO Consultant, RAC/REMPEITC-Caribe
  • Mauricio Garrido, President, T&T Salvage, LLC 
  • Captain Bob Hall, Managing Partner, MARPOL Training Institute
  • Dr. Alex Parker, Associate Professor of Oceanography, California State University
    Maritime Academy
  • Mona Swoboda, Project Coordinator Strategic Alliances, CIP-OAS
  • Jan-Willem van den Dijssel, Americas Lead, Cargill Ocean Transportation
  • Duncan Wilson, Vice President Corporate Social Responsibility,
    Vancouver Fraser Port Authority



Evolution for a Sustainable Future- BY the Future:
LT William Walls, Creator of Evo-Oceanic, Founder of Bio Station
LT La'Shaundra Collins,

NAMEPA Annual General Meeting


NAMEPA’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Reception


NAMEPA’s 10th Anniversary Awards Dinner


Evening Close



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