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The New CSR: Ethical, Strategic, Sustainable

October 25, 2018   1:30 PM - 9:30 PM   New York, NY

Date & Time: 

Thursday, October 25, 2018
Registration: 1330-1400
Conference: 1400-1730
AGM: 1730-1800
Awards Dinner: 1800-2130

Dress code: Business attire 

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Hornblower Infinity - Pier 40
353 West St
New York, NY 10014

Driving Directions 


Nina Quaratella
North American Marine Environment Protection Association
(203) 255-4686


Event Information

NAMEPA is pleased to again present its Annual Conference and Awards Dinner.

Our marine industry is changing at an unprecedented rate, with societal demands driving regulatory requirements driving technological change.  A vital component of this change is to evaluate not just the “what” we do as an industry, but also the “how”.  With an operating climate that is increasingly transparent, industry needs to match that transparency.

To guide the discussion, NAMEPA is dedicating this year’s annual conference to “The New CSR: Ethical, Strategic, Sustainable” which will underscore how Corporate Social Responsibility can benefit companies and the industry at large.  Key speakers include RADM John Nadeau of the US Coast Guard, Donald Roussell of Transport Canada, and Cargill’s Jan-Willem van den Dijssel who will share expectations and strategies for meeting the myriad of demands in today’s maritime environment.

Following the conference will be a brief NAMEPA Annual General Meeting before the NAMEPA Annual Awards Reception and Dinner, recognizing the achievements of individuals and corporations who “Save Our Seas”.

We are looking forward to seeing you on October 25th aboard the Hornblower Infinity in New York!

Developing Agenda


Check-In and Registration


Opening and welcome: Ole Chr. Schroder, Vice Chairman ,NAMEPA, Director of Environmental Compliance, Scorpio Group

Onward and upward for maritime: RADM John Nadeau, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, US Coast Guard

Ocean Policy: A Government's Role: Donald RousselSenior Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety & Security, Transport Canada


Ethical - Moderator: Kevin Humphries, General Manager of Sales – Merchant & Gas Carrier Segment, Wartsila

What are SDGs and why? Maher Nasser, Director of the Outreach Division, United Nations Department of Public Information

Corporate Social Intrapreneurship: Nancy McGaw, Deputy Director of Business and Society Program, The Aspen Institute 

Shipping’s Responsibility to the Mariner: Yuki Yu, Director of Asian Market, Future Care


Mid-afternoon break


Strategic - Moderator: Doug Martin, Senior Salvage Master for North and South Americas, SMIT Salvage

Aligning with company values: Jan-Willem van den Dijssel, Americas Lead Ocean Transportation, Cargill Inc.

Informing your constituency: Megan King, SVP Strategic Communications & Research, Cruise Line International Association

Creating corporate value: Michael Webber, Senior Equity Analyst Global Shipping & LNG, Wells Fargo

Putting your best foot forward - Jeff Pribor, Chief Financial Officer, International Seaways


Leadership Roundtable - Sustainable Shipping - Moderator:  Cynthia Hudson, CEO, HudsonAnalytix
Featuring winning leadership of the 2018 NAMEPA Mar ine Environment Protection Awards

 Daniel Dagenais, Vice-President of Operations, Montreal Port Authority

Jeff Benoit, President & CEO, Restore America's Estuaries

 Dr. Fritz Pinnock, President, Caribbean Maritime University

Joan Bondareff, Counsel, Blank Rome

 Rev. Marsh Luther Drege, Executive Director, Seafarer’s International House

 Valerie Cannon, Environmental Regulatory Manager, Total Marine Solutions


Introducing NAMEPA Corporate Sustainable Responsibility program: Carleen Lyden Walker, Co-Founder/Executive Director, NAMEPA




2018 NAMEPA Awards Reception and Dinner



Booking a Hotel?

New York Marriott Downtown & Courtyard SoHo
181 Varick St. 
New York, NY 10014

Book by September 27, 2018 with the NAMEPA Room Block for $339/night!

Click here to book.  
Call 1(212) 414-8282 or 1(888) 236-2427 and ask for the NAMEPA Room Block. 

This rate is available for October 24 and/or October 25, 2018.