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2nd US Dredging Summit

Date: 31st January 2018 - 1st February 2018 Location: New Orleans - Louisiana - USA
Quicker, Cheaper and Greener: Advancing the Efficiency, Cost-Effectiveness and Environmental Benefits of Dredging Operations

ACI’s 2nd US Dredging Summit will gather leading experts and stakeholders from across the dredging sector for two days of eye-opening presentations, interactive Q&A sessions and engaging panel discussions.

Our outstanding line-up of speakers will discuss ongoing challenges, new developments and best practices throughout a 2-day program covering technological innovations, in-depth case studies exemplifying a variety of successful projects, updates on regulatory and funding initiatives, creative solutions for environmental compliance and more.

Join us to meet industry thought leaders and senior-level decision-makers in an informal environment ideal for sharing ideas and making new contacts.


31st January 2018
1st February 2018
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Adriano Howlett – Content
+44 (0)20 3141 0625
Adam Kowalewski – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+48 (0) 616 46 7047
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.
New Orleans, LA United States
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  • Keeping abreast of key initiatives affecting permits and environmental concerns
  • Examining the outlook for ongoing and future projects for waterway maintenance and port development
  • Cutting-edge dredging technology and techniques for the next level of effectiveness and efficiency
  • Overcoming environmental challenges by minimizing aquatic disturbance, sediment resuspension and habitat contamination
  • Analyzing the needs and priorities when it comes to port expansion and deepening
  • Sharing the latest success stories and best practices from projects to maintain and develop inland ports, lakes, reservoirs and inland waterways
  • Choosing, acquiring and securing approval for the best disposal sites and methods for dredged material
  • Co-developing projects for beneficial reuse, enhancement and restoration through stakeholder collaboration
  • Case studies on creative methods of meeting and exceeding environmental requirements
  • Exploring federal fund allocation: how the United States is safeguarding, maintaining and developing its navigation infrastructure

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

  • Colonel Kevin Landers, District Commander, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Dr Clayton McCoy, Assistant Director, U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Regional Sediment Management Regional Center Of Expertise
  • Randy Lewis, Director Of Environmental And Engineering Services, Port of Grays Harbor, WA
  • James White, Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Programs, Port of Cleveland-Cuyahoga Port Authority
  • Whitford Remer, Senior Manager, Federal Government Relations, American Society Of Civil Engineers
  • Cecelia Donovan, Technical & Environmental Services-Executive Director, Maryland Environmental Service
  • Arjan Voogt, Manager, MARIN USA
  • John Viega, Vice President, Global Sales, CiDRA Corporate Services
  • Raymond Bergeron, CEO, Cable Arm, Inc.
  • Niels Haakman, Tender Manager, Seatools B.V. 
  • Ed Landgraf, Chairman, CAMO

ACI’s events attract a targeted group of senior level executives with a strict focus on end-users from the industry.

Our delegates will be drawn from leading…

  • Dredging companies and contractors
  • Ports, port authorities and terminal operators
  • Industry associations
  • Project owners and local authorities
  • Policy-makers, regulators and government agencies
  • Technology and equipment suppliers
  • Environmental agencies
  • Hydrographic surveyors, geologists, civil and environmental engineers
  • Consultants, academics and research institutes

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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2nd US Dredging Summit - Conference Pass (inc. documentation pack)£1,595.00
2nd US Dredging Summit - Documentation Package Only£420.00
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