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Blank Rome Joining as a Speaker

We are most pleased to announce that Jeanne Grasso, Partner at Blank Rome will be joining as a speaker during our 23rd Ballast Water Management Conference, taking place on 26th & 27th of June 2019 in Houston, Texas, USA.

Jeanne will be presenting on ‘Compliance and Enforcement – Staying out of Trouble’ during Session Four, Regulatory Roadmap: When to Act.Jeanne Grasso focuses her practice on maritime, international, and environmental law for clients worldwide. Ms. Grasso counsels owners and operators of vessels, charterers, cargo owners, and facilities, including manufacturing facilities, both marine-side and inland.

Please see the most updated agenda HERE

Early Confirmed Speakers:

  • Roy Choudhury, Senior Director, Strategic Projects, Crowley Maritime
  • Andrew Nagle, Manager of Technical Projects, Keystone Shipping Co.
  • Jad Mouawad, Owner, Mouawad Consulting
  • Nick Welschmeyer, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and Golden Bear Research Center
  • Thomas Rayburn, Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, Lake Carriers Association
  • Kelsey Prihoda, Researcher, Lake Superior Research Institute, University of Wisconsin-Superior
  • Nicole Dobroski, Assistant Chief of the Marine Environmental Protection Division, California State Lands Commission
  • Jeanne Grasso, Partner, Blank Rome

Key Topics This Year Include:


  • Ballast Water Treatment Systems: Technical Evaluation
  • Impending Ballast Water Treatment Systems and Technology
  • Regulatory Roadmap: When To Act
  • Clarifying Standards Inconsistencies
  • Commercial Implications of Ballast Water Management
  • Training Crews on Effectively Using Treatment Systems
  • Methods to Measure Water Contamination
  • Alternative Processes for Managing Ballast Water
  • Developing an International Strategy in Compliance with BWM Standards
  • The Future of Ballast Water Management

Who Will Attend?

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 many others.

Previous Attendees Include:

ABS | Alfa Laval AB | AMIAD Water Systems | Ballast Water Containers Ltd | Biomarine S.R.L. | Blank Rome LLP | Bureau Veritas | California State Lands Commission | Case Marine Inc | Certispec Services USA Inc | Chamber Of Marine Commerce | Chamber Of Shipping America | Choice Ballast Solutions, LLC | Colonial Navigation Company Inc | Control Union | Costa Cruises Shipping Service (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Carnival Maritime | Crowley Maritime | Ecochlor | Edison Chouest Offshore | Evoqua Water Technologies Ltd | Federal Fluminense University | Gallagher Marine Systems LLC | GEA Mechanical Equipment US Inc | GEA Westfalia Separator Group GmbH | Golden Bear Facility | Goltens Miami | Great Ships Initiative | Hendry Marine Industries Inc | Heraeus Noblelight America LLC | Hermes Maritime Services Pvt Ltd | Ion Marine Solutions LLC | Jotun Paints Inc | KraftPowercon, Inc | Lake Carriers Association | Liberty Maritime Corporation | Lloyd’s Register Marine And Offshore | Lonza Inc. | IRI / The Marshall Island Registry | Maritime Environmental Resource Center (MERC) | Ministry Of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport And Telecommunication Of Sint Maarten | Mouawad Consulting | MSC Cruises | NAMEPA | Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock | Naviera Panamax De México SA De CV | NAVIGATION COLLEGE OF JIMEI UNIVERSITY | NETSCo,Inc. | NIVA | Regs4ships | Samsung Heavy Industries | Seacor Ocean Transportation | SGS Group Management Ltd | Specs Corporation | TeamTec | The Interlake Steamship Company | Trojan Marinex | Universal Laboratories | University Of Maryland, Center For Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory | US Bureau Veritas | US Coast Guard | US EPA | USCG | Venetucci & Asociados | Wagenborg Shipping B.V. | Wartsila | Water Treatment Systems, Permascand AB | Weeks Marine Inc | World Shipping Council | YCF Group & Liberian Registry and many more!
Right now, we are running 15% Early Bird Discount registration, where you can save $360 on the registration fee. This is valid only until 28th of February 2019.
For more information & registration, please contact Rafael Krupa, [email protected], +48 61 646 7040.