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19th Ballast Water Management Conference

Date: 15th November 2017 - 16th November 2017 Location: Antwerp - Belgium

Following the announcement of the BWM Convention ratifying, retrofits for non-environmental vessels can no longer be avoided due to the IMO regulation that falls becomes fully effective on the 8th September, 2017. It’s estimated that $50 billion will be spent over the next five years on retrofits to vessel owners.

Due to time implications and various regulation changes many questions are left to be answered. How will type approval effect the deadlines for compliance? What current options are available for the ship-owners? How are suppliers going to guarantee the systems meet requirements for both regulatory bodies?

ACI’s 19th Ballast Water Management Summit will provide essential, expert guidance to shipowner/operators on how to prepare for and manage the BWT Systems in terms of selection, installation and technical operations, as well as advice on compliance, PSC and regulation once the convention is in place.  The conference will also address Type Approval and system excellences for the BWT System Manufacturers.



19th Ballast Water Management Conference - Conference Pass (inc. documentation pack)£1,275.0020% Early Bird Discount valid until 30th June 2017 (regular rate - £1595)
19th Ballast Water Management Conference - Documentation Package Only£420.00


15th November 2017
16th November 2017
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Adam Fry – Content
+44 (0) 203 141 0616
Piotr Baziuk – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+ 48 61 646 7025
Ketan Kulkarni – Sponsorship
+91 206 527 2807
Claire Taylor-Payne – Logistics
+ 44 (0)20 3141 0601


We will confirm the venue approximately 4-6 weeks before the event to ensure we find the most suitable space because numbers can vary dramatically. There will be a discounted accommodation rate for conference attendees.
Antwerp, Belgium
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*Keeping with IMO Compliance & Integration with USCG Regulations

*Test Approved BWM Systems Solutions for Vessels

*Market Forecast & Challenges to Overcome

*Vessel Retrofits & Understanding BWTS Once Installed

*Ship-owner Strategies & Implementation Plans

*Port State Inspections, Testing’s & Compliance Measures

*Successfully Controlling Installation

*Maintenance & Lifecycle Management of BWM Systems

*Financing Options for Vessel Owners

*Crew Training Methods to Ensure Complete Competence

ACI’s meetings are strictly end-user focussed. The programme is co-ordinated with the Ballast Water Experts and Ship Owners in mind.

Delegates will include Senior Level Decision makers drawn from the Ship Owners, Ship Managers, Ballast Water Management System Manufacturers, Classification Societies, Ballast Water Regulators, Port State Control Authorities, Testing Facilities and others.

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:


Adam Fry

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0616

Email: afry@acieu.net

ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:


Ketan Kulkarni

Tel: +91 206 527 2807

Email: kkulkarni@acieu.net

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