Date: Wednesday 16 October 2013 - Thursday 17 October 2013

Location: Hamburg, Germany

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Over 400 attendees have participated in ACI’s series of Ballast Water Management conferences. Ballast water management has taken a forefront position on the agenda of many shipowners and more and more states have ratified the convention. The 2013 event will provide you with even more in-depth real case studies of how ship owners have gone through the process of selection and integration of ballast water systems. There will be greater comparison of different systems to give you better information on your selection process. You will also hear the latest on the ratification process and regional regulatory requirements.


ACI’s meetings offer the perfect opportunity to discover the latest updates and to discuss your own challenges and solutions with your peers through an interactive and informative 2 day programme. 

  • Examine implications for shipowners in compliance of the BWMC
  • Weighing up alternatives to the Ballast Water treatment systems
  • Take a closer look at commercial aspects relating to BWTS: negotiation amongst charter parties
  • Tech Update: A panel discussion assessing the various treatment technologies and their effectiveness
  • Type approval, sampling and enforcement processes: Determine the best solution for your fleet


 Primary target

  • Technical Directors / Managers
  • Heads of QHSE
  • Engineers
  • Technical Superintendents of shipowners and managers

 Secondary target

  • Ballast water manufacturers
  • Naval architects
  • Ports & harbour authorities
  • Flag state authorities
  • Classification societies
  • Maritime Administrators


Henrik Bacher, VP Consulting & Engineering, Elomatic

Wolfgang Hintzsche, Marine Director, German Shipowners Association

Stephan Gollasch. Managing Director, GoConsult

Peter Lundahl Rasmussen, Senior Marine Technical Officer, BIMCO

Helge Liltveld, Research Manager, Environmental Technology, Norwegian Institute For Water Research

Patrick Donner, Professor, Associate Department Dean, World Maritime University

Carien Droppers, Dep. Gen. Secretary at Secretariat, Paris MoU on Port State Control

Bernt Berman, Executive Adviser, The Finnish Shipowners Association

Uwe Koerber, Technical Director, Columbia Shipmanagement

Sebastian Sala  Energy Master Energy Efficiency, Rickmers Shipmanagement        

Sachin Mohan, Manager Marine Technology, Exmar Shipmanagement


“ACI’s Ballast Water Management event in Hamburg was extremely useful for me, I found the speakers, the content and the organisation to be all of the highest quality.”

Rodolphe Querou, Dow Microbial Control

“If the selection of a compliant WBM system is a potential career killer, then attending the 6th BWM summit in Hamburg increased my chances for survival. The summit took away so many unknowns in the equation that I can now focus on essentials when meeting the Suppliers. It accelerates our selection process considerably.”

Ir. H. Everaert, Exmar Marine NV

“For MMC Green Technology the 6th Ballast Water Conference in Hamburg was of great interest and high quality. ACI manage to collect a variety of speakers and companies with high expertise to a forum that focuses on the important and unanswered questions in the coming ballast water convention.”

Børge Gjelseth, MMC Green Technology

“The summit was really well organised, and I had several new networking opportunities. The venue was amazing, the speakers and their presentations were generally good and in some cases excellent.”

Valerio Cardetta, Filtrex

“I found the ACI Ballast Water Management conference in Hamburg 2012 to be good, the presentations and speakers were of the highest quality and professionalism”.

Mats Björkendahl, BollFilter Nordic


The following relevant articles and industry features have been contributed by external authors, please click on the links to read each article

Optimizing Ballast Water Treatment Retrofit Projects 

For Further Information Or To Register Your Attendance Contact 

Claire Taylor-Payne

+44 (0) 207 981 2501

Speaking Opportunities

Call for Speakers is now open for the 9th Ballast Water Management. If you are interested in joining the exclusive panel of speakers please submit a short abstract to the Conference Producer. For information on speaking opportunities, please contact:

Neall de Beer

+44 (0) 207 981 2501


Commercial & Sponsorship Opportunities

Companies can gain direct access to our senior level audience and have an increased level of visibility through branding and networking at the conference. For information on available sponsorship and commercial opportunities, please contact:

Mark Thomas

+44 (0) 207 981 2500 



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Conference Venue

Maritim Hotel Reichshof Hamburg

Kirchenallee 34 – 36

20099 Hamburg, Germany