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BWMTech December 2013 in London
Frontline regulatory guidance
CDR Ryan Allain Chief, Environmental Standards Division US Coast Guard
Dr Richard Everett Environmental Standards Division US Coast Guard
Kathy Metcalf Director, Maritime Affairs Chamber of Shipping of America
Jon Stewart President International Maritime Technology Consultants
Shipowner perspectives
Nicholas Rose Environmental Regulatory Lead Royal Caribbean Cruises
Robert Lewis-Manning President Canadian Shipowners Association
Bud Darr SVP, Technical and Regulatory Affairs Cruise Lines International Association
Sarah Branch Director of Government Relations Offshore Marine Service Association
Expert insights
Ingrid Sigvaldsen Engineer, Environmental Protection DNV GL
Debra DiCianna Senior Environmental Solutions Consultant ABS
Jad Mouawad Owner Mouawad Consulting
Kevin Reynolds Marine Engineer The Glosten Associates
Treatment system operation
Treatment System Operation
US Coast Guard & EPA compliance requirement developments

Feedback on temporary extensions & regulatory enforcement policies

Royal Caribbean Cruises on tackling barriers to compliance

Shipowner perspectives on key ‘what ifs’ and uncertainties

Workshop on US Coast Guard type approval submittals & testing

Progress updates on achieving US Coast Guard type approval

Shipowners & operators attend BWMTech for free!

Join over 45 shipowners that benefitted from our last event.
To register for a free pass please contact tom.cuthell@informa.com

BWMTech North America Conference - Essential ballast water management guidance for shipowners operating in North American waters

The most valuable regulatory and technical ballast water gathering for shipowners

View the Ballast Water Treatment Management Conference agenda

Receive clarification of specific compliance requirements and hear from shipowners who have selected, installed and operated treatment systems.

Excellent audience interaction is the key to success of BWMTech events. Formats like the new town hall style open forum, Champagne round tables and technical demonstrations enable speakers to deliver tailored guidance and valuable information.

Glimpse of the expert speaker line-up

Regulatory experts:

CDR Ryan Allain
US Coast Guard

Dr Richard Everett
US Coast Guard

Ryan Albert
Environmental Protection Agency

Dr Colin Henein
Transport Canada

Nicole Dobroski
California State Lands Commission

Shipowner representatives:

Nicholas Rose
Royal Caribbean Cruises

Kathy Metcalf
Chamber of Shipping of America

Sarah Branch
Offshore Marine Service Association

Bud Darr
Cruise Lines International Association

Robert Lewis-Manning
Canadian Shipowners Association tbc

Technology and testing experts:

Jad Mouawad
Mouawad Consulting

Debra DiCianna

Jon Stewart
International Maritime Technology Consultants

Dr Lisa Drake
US Naval Research Laboratory

Dr Lothar Schillak

See the full speaker panel here

Expert guidance on treatment system selection and retrofit installations

Key topics include:

• The right system for the right operating conditions
• Comparing O&M requirements
• Retrofit scheduling to minimise downtime
• The benefits of 3D laser scanning
• Overcoming physical integration challenges
• Feedback on in-service installations

Fresh interactive formats offering unrivalled networking opportunities

New for 2014:

Objective generation

Town hall style open forum
Shape the agenda! Have your say and flag issues to be discussed throughout the conference

Simultaneous technical solution demonstrations
See technical solutions in action. Sessions repeat every 10 minutes so delegates can visit all groups

Back by popular demand:

Beach party drinks reception hosted by Panasia
Escape from the room for some networking in the sun at our informal beach drinks reception

Icebreaker drinks reception hosted by Hyde Marine
Meet and greet fellow attendees in a relaxed setting prior to the start of the conference

Champagne round table discussions hosted by Wartsila
Wind down and explore key topics with fellow delegates and speakers in a relaxed, interactive environment

A ballast water management compliance toolkit for shipowners and operators

Direct feedback from the US Coast Guard and EPA on compliance requirements
Receive clarification on implementation timelines and compliance options

Temporary extensions and regulatory enforcement policies
Find out how recent regulatory developments will impact your compliance strategy

Shipowner perspectives on treatment system selection and installation
Examine progress so far and address critical uncertainties and ‘what if’ scenarios

Expert updates on US Coast Guard type approval testing progress
Get the latest information on type approval application submittals and the UV challenge

Technical guidance on system installation, operation and maintenance
Receive tailored advice on retrofit scheduling, physical integration and crew training requirements

New workshop: A Practical Guide to US Coast Guard Type Approval Testing

Expert guidance on type approval testing processes and time-scales

Wednesday 24 September 2014

• Type approval status and recent developments
• Testing timelines and process overview
• Land-based testing procedures and requirements
• Shipboard tests and evaluations
• Component testing

Featuring insights from NSF, Northeast-Midwest Institute, Trojan Technologies, Mouawad Consulting and DHI

View the A Practical Guide to US Coast Guard Type Approval Testing agenda

Excellent delegate feedback from last year

"After attending over 40 years of conferences around the world THIS was the most organised with the most information I have ever attended!"
M Nowak
Engineering ConsultantProcycle Marine Systems
"A must have for shipowners trying to wade through the seas of ballast water technology development"
K Metcalf
Director, Maritime AffairsChamber of Shipping of America

2014 registrations include:

  • BP Shipping USA
  • Polar Tankers
  • Ridgebury Tankers
  • BG Group
  • Bouchard Transportation
  • North Star Maritime
  • OSG Ship Management
  • Tropical Shipping
  • Rowan Companies
  • Seacor Ocean Transportation
  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Crowley Maritime
  • Alaska Tanker Company
  • Harvey Gulf International Marine
  • Laurin Maritime
  • Mercator Lines
  • Moran Shipping Agencies
  • Nordic Tankers
  • St Lawrence Shipoperators
  • Transport Desgagnes


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