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17th Ballast Water Management Conference

Date: 29th March 2017 - 30th March 2017 Location: Miami - Florida - USA

Essential Preparation for the Imminent BWM Convention Entering Into Force in 2017

The IMO Ballast Water Convention is imminent. On 8th September 2016, Finland announced ratification of the BWM Convention, meaning that the IMO regulation will be enforced from 8th September 2017. Ship owners will be required to implement BWT Systems and a Ballast Water Management plan on vessels. It is estimated that over $45 billion will be spent in the 5 years following enforcement. The cost, installation and operation of BWT Systems is of serious concern to the industry. It is estimated that Finland are due to sign the BWM convention late in 2016 which will see the regulation be entered into force one year later, making the timing of this conference critical.

ACI’s 17th 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 installation and technical operations, as well as advice on compliance, PSC and regulation once the convention is in place.

Following the success of our BWM conference in USA in 2016, we are pleased to announce that we will be returning to provide a learning and networking platform for the US shipping industry on BWM. Special focus will be on the USCG Regulations, US EPA Vessel General Permit, and how Shipowners/managers and BWTS Manufacturers can deal with the regulation in terms of selecting, operating, testing and remaining compliant.

Tickets

17th Ballast Water Management Conference - Conference Pass (inc. documentation package)£1,275.0020% Early Bird Discount valid until 28th October 2016 (regular price £1595)
17th Ballast Water Management Conference - Documentation Package Only£420.00

Details

Start:
29th March 2017
End:
30th March 2017
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Contact

Name:
Joe Smith – Content
Phone:
+44 (0) 203 141 0612
Email:
Name:
Piotr Baziuk – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
Phone:
+ 48 61 646 7025
Email:
Name:
Kristina Vari – Sponsorship
Phone:
+44 (0) 3330 112788
Email:
Name:
Claire Taylor-Payne – Logistics
Phone:
+ 44 (0)20 3141 0601
Email:

Venue

Miami, FL United States + Google Map
  • Keynote Address: Practical Actions now for the imminent BWM Convention entering into force on 8th September 2017
  • Learn from shipowner/operators who are in advanced stages of implementing BWM Systems.
  • Perspectives on the USCG Type Approval from Shipowner, BWTS Manufacturers, Classification and US Regulation experts.
  • US EPA Vessel General Permit Requirement and Compliance
  • Understand the challenges that Shipowner/operators have in implementing BWM Systems across the fleet
  • BWT System Technology Showcase: Exclusive chance to hear from BWT Manufacturers on their solutions
  • Step by step installation guidance, and looking at operation and maintenance once installed on the vessel/fleet.
  • Challenges of Retrofit & Installation of Ballast Water Systems
  • Protecting the early-movers

Previous Speakers Include:

Markus Helavuori, Technical Officer, IMO Marine Environment Division

Meridena Kauffman, USCG

Jack Faulk, US EPA

Herman Heyns, Snr. Project Manager, STOLT TANKERS

Simon Zielonka, Fleet Director, ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES LTD. (RCCL)

Carien Droppers, Deputy Secretary General, PARIS MoU

Peter Lundahl Rasmussen, Senior Marine Technical Officer, BIMCO

Ron Van Gelder, Senior Advisor,  PORT OF ROTTERDAM AUTHORITY

Jad Mouawad, Owner, MOUAWAD CONSULTING

Niels Van De Minkelis, Senior Policy Advisor, ROYAL ASSOCATION OF NETHERLANDS SHIPOWNERS

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:

 

Joe Smith

Tel: +44 (0)203 141 0612

Email: jsmith@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:

Kristina Gyulavari

Tel: +44 (0) 3330 112788

Email: kvari@acieu.net

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