Thursday, November 2, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM EDT
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SUNY Maritime College 
6 Pennyfield Ave
Bronx, NY 10456

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Rachel McCloskey 
North American Marine Environment Protection Association 


NAMEPA Annual Conference and Awards Dinner:

Maritime's Pathway to 2050

NAMEPA is looking toward the future and where shipping will be by 2050! What is our Pathway? What are the goals of the maritime industry to decarbonize shipping? What technologies are being developed and what will they look like in the next 25 years? These are the topics that professionals in the maritime industry will be discussing during our Annual Conference. We also will be honoring the trailblazers within the maritime industry who are Maritime Environment Protectors, and high school students who are making waves already in shaping our future.


1300: Registration - Refreshments hosted by Genco Shipping

1330: Welcome and Introduction - Joe Hughes, Chairman of NAMEPA, Chairman of Shipowners Claims Bureau (The American Club)

1340: Opening Keynote Address: RADM Michael Alfultis, PhD., President at SUNY Maritime College

1355: The Regulatory Roadmap: CAPT Dan Cost, P.E. Chief, Office of Design and Engineering Standards, USCG

1415: Ships and Fuels of the Future: Moderator: Jan-Willem van den Dijssel, Americas Lead, Cargill Inc. Ocean Transportation

  • US Decarbonizastion efforts and offshore wind developments - Dana Merkel, Blank Rome

  • Fuel Options Today and Tomorrow: Jan Hagen Anderson, Business Development Director, DNV Maritime

  • Digitalization Risks and Rewards: Cynthia Hudson, CEO, HudsonAnalytix

1500: Coffee/Tea Break

1530: The Future Mariner Workshop

  • RADM Francis "Stash" Pelkowski, Global Business and Transportation Professor, SUNY Maritime College

  • Molly Dushay, Director, Maritime Primary and Secondary Education Coaltion (MPSEC), Education and Outreach Director, NAMEPA

  • Kai Martin, Chief Sustainability Officer, The Pasha Group
  • MIDN Rushawn Henry, Cadet, SUNY Maritime College
1630: Leadership Roundtable
  • MEP Award Winner: TOTE Services, Brian Murray, Fleet Port Captain

  • MEP Award Winner: MSC Cruises, Rick Sasso, President & CEO
  • MEP Award Winner: New York Harbor Middle School, Priscilla Figueroa, Principal

1715: Chairman's Wrap Up- Joe Hughes, Chairman, NAMEPA

1730-1800: NAMEPA Annual General Meeting

1800-1900: Refreshments

1900-2130: Dinner Program: Maritime Environment Protection Awards and ASA Science Awards



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For Sponsorship opportunities, contact Gail Nicholas