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NAMEPA's Annual Conference and Awards Dinner
2016 North American World Maritime Day Observance:
Shipping- Indispensable to the World 


October 27th, 2016   1:00PM- 9:00PM   New York, NY

Date & Time: 

Thursday, October 27, 2016
1:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT

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Cari Edwards
Events Coordinator
North American Marine Environment Protection Association
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Event Information

The World Maritime Day theme for 2016 is "Shipping: Indispensable to the World".  The theme was chosen to focus on the critical link between shipping and global society; without shipping the import and export of goods on the scale necessary to sustain the modern world would not be possible.  Seaborne trade continues to expand, bringing benefits for consumers across the world through competitive freight costs. 

But we, the industry, know this; the challenge comes in educating the public about this globally vital industry.  How do we get beyond wringing our hands in frustration and move forward on this initiative?

Join industry colleagues, regulators, conservationists and educators to broaden the discussion on how to communicate the value proposition of the marine industry to the public.  What is the message, what are the instruments we need, and how do we deploy them?  How does this benefit your company, your bottom line, and the industry at large?

These discussions will be followed by a Senior Leadership Roundtable addressing the challenges facing the industry today, with concluding remarks by RADM Linda Fagan, USCG.

Then plan to stay for NAMEPA's Annual General Meeting, followed by a cocktail reception and Awards Dinner honoring 11 companies, organizations, and individuals who have contributed mightily to making our industry great!  We will also be presenting our ASA/NAMEPA Science Fair awards!


Developing Agenda

1300-Registration and coffee

1330- Welcome and opening remarks- Joe Hughes, Chairman and CEO Shipowners Claims Bureau


Shipping—Indispensable to the World

Value Proposition of Shipping- Joe Hughes

Regulatory Impacts on Shipping—benefiting shipping’s CSR profile- Joan Bondareff, Blank Rome

The Practicalities of Sustainability- Jan-Willem van den Dijssel, Cargill Inc.

Environmental and Sustainable Shipping in 2025- Anthony Teo, DNVGL

The Financial Rewards of CSR- Susan McPherson, McPherson Strategies

Connecting with the Public on Sustainability through Partnerships- Dr. Sandra Whitehouse, Ocean Conservancy

Communicating the Value of Shipping to the Public- Group Discussion


1530- Coffee break

1600- Senior Leadership Roundtable- Moderator:  Clay Maitland, International Registries, Inc.

               Captain Anuj Chopra- Rightship

               Deborah Franco- Harley Marine Services

               Linda Y. Bunn- National Ocean Council

               Michael Webber- Wells Fargo

               Nicky Pappadakis- Chairman Emeritus, INTERCARGO

1700- RADM Linda Fagan, USCG

1730- NAMEPA Annual General Meeting

1800- Cocktail Reception

1900- Awards Dinner


NAMEPA Award Winners 2016 

Jack Buono, (Retired) President & CEO SeaRiver Maritime
Individual Marine Environment Protection Award

Harley Marine Services
Maritime Industry Marine Environment Protection Award

National Ocean Council
Government Agency Marine Environment Protection Award

Wells Fargo
Corporate Governance for Shipping Marine Environment Protection Award

Marine Environment Protection Award For Innovation

Environmental Product Marine Environment Protection Award 

Maritime Academy Charter School
Maritime Education Marine Environment Protection Award

Nicky Pappadakis
Lifetime Achievement Marine Environment Protection Award

Port Of Quebec
Ports Marine Environment Protection Award

Ocean Conservancy
Non-profit/NGO Marine Environment Protection Award

Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley
Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award

Seafarers Foundation Marine Environment Protection Award


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