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North American Marine Environment Association (NAMEPA) Annual Conference

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Date(s) - Thursday, October 29, 2015
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

The Water Club

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NAMEPA is pleased to again present its annual Marine Environment Protection Conference. The focus of this event will be on maninging change in a changing world.

The all-day conference will be followed by our annual NAMEPA Awards Dinner where we recognize the signature achievements of corporations, Federal Agencies, Educational institutions, individuals and non-profit associations.

Please plan to attend, participate, and contribute to the industry’s dialog on these important issues.


0900- Welcome and opening remarks- Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman NAMEPA

USCG Hot Topics- RADM Paul Thomas, USCG

What’s around the Corner- Paal Johansen, DNV GL

Energy Efficiency – Healthy, Safe & Profitable- Anuj Chopra, RightShip

Managing Regulatory Change- Matt Thomas, Blank Rome

1030- Coffee Break

1100- Port Waste Reception Facilities

Captain David Condino- USCG

Tim Curl- Nature Environment & Marine Services

Jorge Duran- OAS/CIP

12:15- Luncheon Keynote: 

Balancing Conservation and Commerce- Katie Cubina, Sea Research Foundation
1400- Managing Change

Moderator – Joe Hughes of the American Club

A new look at KPI’s- Lars Robert Pedersen, BIMCO

Modern Leadership a Changing Paradigm- James Spear, Seafarer & NAMEPA

Emerging Challenges-Cyber security-  James Watson, ABS Americas Division

1500- Coffee/tea break

 1530- Senior Leadership Roundtable

Moderator – Christopher Bastis, Seagroup, Inc.

Marc Gagnon- FedNav

Michael Carter, Director of the Environment, MARAD

Jeffrey Pribor- Jefferies

Jim Butler- Alaska Maritime Prevention and Response Network


1800- NAMEPA Reception and Awards Dinner

NAMEPA Marine Environment Protection Awards

NAMEPA annually recognizes companies, educators, associations, government agencies, academic institutions and individuals whose efforts support our mission to “Save Our Seas”. Since our inception, NAMEPA has been engaging maritime businesses, educators, government and the public to “Save our Seas” by promoting sound environmental practices. Previous recipients have included Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Maersk, APL, Teekay Corporation, the United States Coast Guard, National Geographic and others.

NAMEPA Awards Winners

Corporate Marine Environment Protection Award – Fednav, accepting the award will be Marc Gagnon.

Government Agency Marine Environment Protection Award – Maritime Administration, accepting the award will be Paul “Chip” Jaenichen.

Individual Marine Environment Protection Award – Dave Barry / Jack Gallagher, Gallagher Marine Systems

Association Marine Environment Protection Award – Alaska Maritime Prevention and Response Network, accepting the award will be Jim Butler

Financial Services Marine Environment Protection Award – Jefferies, accepting the award will be Jeff Pribor.

Innovation Marine Environment Protection Award – Maritime Solutions, Inc., accepting the award will be Richard Fredricks.

Product Marine Environment Protection Award – ORCA, accepting the award will be Sultan Riaz Khan.

Educational Institution Marine Environment Protection Award – Massachusetts Maritime Academy, accepting the award will be Ian MacLeod.

Lifetime Achievement Marine Environment Protection Award – Chris Koch, World Shipping Council.

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