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Cayman Maritime 2017 to Shine Spotlight on Cayman’s Role as the Caribbean’s leading International Maritime Centre

5th Cayman Islands shipping summit strengthens local coalition working to raise Cayman’s maritime profile

The Cayman Islands Shipping Registry, in collaboration with a steering committee from the private sector, including Cayman Maritime Services Park and law firm Maples, is gearing up for Cayman Maritime 2017. This conference brings together a wide range of organizations and companies in the shipping and yachting industries to the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort on May 1-2, 2017.

The local committee is proactively promoting Cayman to raise its profile as a prime maritime business hub, with the added competitive benefit of Cayman Maritime Service Park, part Cayman’s Special Economic Zone, which makes it efficient and cost-effective for maritime companies to set up a physical presence in Cayman.

"Cayman Maritime 2017 provides an opportunity for our maritime sector and indeed the whole jurisdiction to showcase the array of top quality services that Cayman offers," said Mr. Joel Walton, CEO of the Cayman Registry.

Cayman has a well-respected shipping registry with an outstanding reputation, a maritime services park where shipping and maritime companies can set up a tax-neutral physical presence, and excellent maritime legal and corporate service providers. The 2-day conference


Implementing MARPOL in the Caribbean May 2nd, 2017
Conference Agenda


0930- Registration and Coffee

1000 -1015 - Introduction - WISTA President Mrs. Sherice Arman, Partner - Maples & Calder, Deputy Chairman of MACI, WISTA Cayman Islands

Welcome by WISTA Cayman Islands- Mrs.  Dorisley Jackson, MACI, President of WISTA Cayman Islands

Greetings from the Cayman Islands Government - The Honourable Tara Rivers, JP, MLA - Minister of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs [TBC]

10:15- 11:30am

Global Overview of MARPOL and its role - Mr. Colin Young, Regional Maritime Adviser, IMO

Importance of MARPOL in the Caribbean-  Mrs. Claudia Grant, President of WiMAC

Where the Caribbean Stands on MARPOL today and the future- Keith Donohue, RAC/REMPEITC

Presentation of the position of CARICOM - CARICOM Secretariat

1130-1140 - Coffee


Cruise Industry's Role in MARPOL- Ms. Kierstin Del Valle, CLIA

Flag States' role in MARPO L- Angus McLean Chief, Policy, Quality and Casualty Investigation - Cayman Islands Shipping Registry

Risks of MARPOL non-compliance - Ms. Jeanne Grasso, Blank Rome LLP

1230 -1330 Lunch


Developing a regional plan for waste reception facilities Mr. Bertrand Smith, Director of Legal Affairs, Maritime Authority of Jamaica

Salvage and Response in the Caribbean- Todd Schauer, President American Salvage Association

Update on the Ballast Water Management Convention - Fernando Solorzano, General Director of Merchant Marine at the Panama Maritime Authority

1430-1545- Action Steps for MARPOL in the Caribbean

Tactical approach to air quality- Kevin Humphreys, Wartsila

Tools for regulatory compliance - Mr.  Manus Walsh, Ocean Guardian

Training for MARPOL compliance - Dr. Fritz Pinnock, Caribbean Maritime University

Waste Management Strategies- Alejandro Trillo, Stericycle

1545-1600 - Coffee

1600-1700 - Searching for Solutions-- Roundtable discussion- Ms. Carleen Lyden-Kluss -Facilitator

1700-1715 - Vote of Thanks - WISTA Cayman Islands

Wrap up - Mrs. Sherice Arman and  Ms. Carleen Lyden-Kluss

1830-2030 - Cocktail Reception Hosted by the Deputy Governor of the Cayman Islands -  Mr. Franz Manderson


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