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Focusing on Solutions in Today's Maritime World

  • West Gulf Maritime Association Offices 1717 Turning Basin Drive, Suite 200 Houston, TX United States (map)

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Join industry colleagues as we explore “Focusing on Solutions in Today’s Maritime World”.  Never since the change from sail to steam, and from coal to oil has the maritime industry experienced such profound changes.  In this round, though, the changes are being compressed into less than a decade.

With the low sulphur mandate coming in 2020, and the greenhouse gas pathway being developed leading up to 2023, shipping is being faced with challenging, and immediate, decisions.

Participate as we address these issues, along with the risks posed by cyber threats, the impacts of autonomous shipping, and the changing educational landscape.


Featured Speakers

Niels Aalund, Sr. Vice President Maritime Affairs, WGMA

Joe Hughes, CEO The American Club, Chairman of NAMEPA

Tracey Gunnlaugsson, President and CEO, SeaRiver Maritime, Inc.

Dr. Ram Vis, Director, Viswa Labs

Aziz Bamik, General Manager, GTT North America

RADM Paul Thomas; Commander, Eighth District; U.S. Coast Guard  

Boriana FarrarVP, Business Development Director North America, Sr. Claims Executive, Counsel; The American Club

RADM Mike Rodriquez, USMS, Superintendent, Texas A&M Maritime Academy

Jason Zuidema, Executive Director, NAMMA

Dr. Xiaozhi (Christina) Wang, Vice President Global Engineering and Technology, ABS

Jan-Willem van den Dijssel, Americas Lead Ocean Transportation, Cargill

Eduardo Campirano, Port Director & CEO, Port of Brownsville

Anuj Chopra, Vice President, RightShip Americas

Kevin Humphreys, Business Development Manager- Americas, Wärtsilä

John Waldron, Partner, Blank Rome

Jan Hagen Andersen, Business Development Manager, DNV GL

Per Ostman, Director of Marketing, Veson Nautical

Gordon Cooper, Global Business Development Director, Future Care

Alexander Panagopulos, Founder & CEO, Forward Ships


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