SOCP Annual Fall Meeting & 20 Year Anniversary Event

By MarEx 2013-10-31 14:33:00

The SOCP cordially invites the maritime community to attend the SOCP Annual Fall Meeting, celebrating 20 Years of Collaboration & Innovation to Improve the U.S. Maritime Industry. This event will be held at MITAGS-PMI-CCMIT, 692 Maritime Boulevard, Linthicum, MD 21090 on November 6-7, 2013.

A high caliber line up of speakers have been invited to this exciting event, including Mr. Paul N. Jaenichen, Sr, Acting Maritime Administrator of MARAD and Rear Admiral Joseph A. Servidio, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, U.S. Coast Guard.

The meeting will include the following facilitated panel discussions to help drive future cooperative program development:

Maritime Regulatory Issues

o   Moderator: Rear Admiral Joseph A. Servidio, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, USCG

Infrastructure and Waterways

o   Moderator:  Ms. Helen A. Brohl, Executive Director, US Committee on the Marine Transportation System

Maritime Manpower Recruitment and Retention Issues/Concerns

o   Moderator/Presenter: Captain Paul “Chip” Jaenichen, Acting Maritime Administrator

In addition, a separate Focus Group with deep-draft vessel owners/operators has been scheduled on November 5th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm at MITAGS-PMI-CCMIT. This special event will be moderated by Rear Admiral Joseph A. Servidio. Discussion topics will include the following:

Port State Control for U.S. Vessels
Vessel Security
LNG for Fuel
Investigations/Marine Casualty Reporting
Marine Industry Training Insights
Cyber Security

All maritime industry representatives are welcome.

For more information and to register for this event, please visit www.socp.us.


The SOCP is a non-profit organization comprised of business, government, education and labor. Our business-led cooperative embodies like-minded individuals from every facet of the maritime community to explore challenges facing the U.S. maritime industry and discovering solutions together in the areas of safety, security, regulations, environmental protection and workforce development. 

MITAGS-PMI-CCMIT is conveniently located from the Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI). Complementary shuttle service to the BWI Airport, MARC, AMTRAK and Baltimore Light Rail Stations is available.