NAMEPA's Annual Conference to Cover Managing Change

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By MarEx 2015-10-08 15:41:22

The theme of this year’s NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) Annual Conference, ‘Managing Change in a Changing World’, explores and discusses how to manage the changes in regulation, energy efficiency, port waste reception facilities, leadership paradigms, and cybersecurity.  The conference will be held on October 29th at The Water Club on East River at 30th Street in New York, NY beginning at 0800.

 "Our industry is evolving at a pace that is faster than ever before and will not be lessening," stated Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman of NAMEPA.  "We need the awareness and the tools for managing this change." 

An increased public demand for performance and the industry’s need to respond in an efficient and cost effective manner will drive discussions on managing the changing regulatory framework and evolving technologies.  Also, a senior leadership roundtable will share their experiences in managing changes in their organizations.

The opening keynote speaker will be RDML Paul Thomas, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy of the United States Coast Guard.  Katie Cubina of Sea Research Foundation will deliver the luncheon keynote address updating industry on managing a balance between conservation and commerce.  Other speakers include Paal Johansen of DNV GL, Anuj Chopra of RightShip, Matt Thomas of Blank Rome, Captain David Condino of the US Coast Guard, Tim Curl of Nature Environment & Marine Services, Jorge Duran of OAS/CIP, Ginger Garte of Lloyd’s Register, Lars Pedersen of BIMCO, and James Watson of ABS Americas.  The senior leadership roundtable will feature some of the NAMEPA Marine Environment Protection Award winners:  Marc Gagnon of Fednav, Paul “Chip” Jaenichen of MARAD, Jeffrey Pribor of Jefferies, Jim Butler of Alaska Maritime Prevention and Response Network, and Chris Koch, retired President and CEO of World Shipping Council.

The day will be capped by NAMEPA’s Annual Awards Dinner, which will honor Fednav, MARAD, Alaska Maritime Prevention and Response Network, Jefferies, Maritime Solutions, ORCA (Oil Response Cleaning Apparatus), Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and Jack Gallagher and Dave Barry of Gallagher Marine Systems.  Chris Koch, retired President and CEO of World Shipping Council will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.

NAMEPA’s Conference and Awards Dinner sponsors to date are: The American Club, Blank Rome Maritime, Clay Maitland, DNV GL, Dorian LPG, Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation, Sea Research Foundation, American Salvage Association, ClassNK, SMIT Salvage, Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation, Keystone Shipping, National Cargo Bureau, Chamber of Shipping, Nature Environmental & Marine Services, SeaGroup, Future Care, and Morgan Marketing & Communications.

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