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20th Ballast Water Management Conference

Date: 7th February 2018 - 8th February 2018 Location: Baltimore - Maryland - USA
New Year, New Challenges: Post-Ratification Plans for Selection, Implementation & Maintenance of Ballast Water Treatment Systems

Only a small fraction of ships are currently equipped with Ballast Water Management Systems that meet regulatory compliance, and the expenditure necessary to bring the world’s fleets up to code will range far into the tens of billions of dollars. The September 2017 ratification of the IMO’s BWM Convention leaves an underprepared shipping industry  facing a daunting set of regulatory timelines and strict rules that must be adhered to for continued operation in US and international harbours. Achieving timely compliance with IMO and USCG standards will require careful planning and judicious investment.

ACI’s 20th Ballast Water Management Conference will once again bring together vessel owners, managers and operators, as well as key regulators and authorities, Ballast Water Management System manufacturers, testing facilities and classification societies, for two days of informative presentations, engaging discussions and informal networking. Our outstanding line-up of speakers will cover ongoing regulatory challenges, choice of systems, practical considerations when retrofitting, strategies for scheduling and investment,  in-depth case studies, training techniques and more.


7th February 2018
8th February 2018
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Adriano Howlett – Content
+44 (0)20 3141 0625
Piotr Baziuk – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+ 48 61 646 7025
Krisztina Gyulavári – Sponsorship
+44 (0) 754 923 2644
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640


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.
Baltimore, MD United States
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– Roadmap for regulatory compliance

– Meeting deadlines: devising a practical phasing schedule for installations

– Case studies and lessons learned from systems in use

– Choosing a treatment system: what the customers want, and what they should look out for

– Retrofitting: addressing economic and practical considerations

– Ensuring consistent compliance from type-approval, through installation to testing

– Clarifying the limits of operational and technical responsibility

– Effective hiring and training techniques for long-term compliance and safety

– Exploring financing options for vessel owners seeking environmental compliance

– Market offerings in Ballast Water Treatment technology

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:

 Adrian Howlett

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0625

Email: ahowlett@acieu.net

– CDR Bradley W. Clare, Prevention Department Head, US Coast Guard
– Ryan Allain, VP Safety, Security & Environmental, MSC Cruises
– Jim  Weakley, President, Lake Carriers Association
– Tom Rayburn, Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, Lake Carriers Association
– Christian Mollitor, Vice President, YCF Group & Liberian Registry
– Allegra Cangelosi, Director, Great Ships Initiative
– Jad Mouawad, Owner, Mouawad Consulting
– Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder/Executive Director, NAMEPA
– Dennis King, Visiting Professor, University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science
– Stephanie Delacroix, Project Manager, NIVA
– Cees van Slooten, CUC-IL Test Coordinator, Control Union
– Michael Havelka, CTO, Ion Marine Solutions
– Peter Sahlen, R&D Manager, Alfa Laval
– Paul Pedersen, Managing Director-Miami & Houston, Goltens
– Andrew Daley, Product Specialist, Trojan Marinex
– Keith David Manara, Area Client Relations Manager, North America South East, Lloyd’s Register

ACI’s events attract a targeted group of senior level executives with a strict focus on end-users from the industry. Participants will include senior-level decision makers drawn from:

  • Ship Owners
  • Ship Managers and Operators
  • Ballast Water Management System Manufacturers
  • Classification Societies
  • Ballast Water Regulators
  • Port State Control Authorities
  • Testing Facilities

…and others.

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 7549 232644

Email: kvari@acieu.net

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20th Ballast Water Management Conference - Conference Pass (Inc. Documentation Package)£1,595.00
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