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20th Ballast Water Management Conference

Date: 18th April 2018 - 19th April 2018 Location: Vallejo - California - 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.


18th April 2018
19th April 2018
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Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
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Krisztina Gyulavári – Sponsorship
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Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036
Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 646 7036


Courtyard by Marriott Vallejo Napa Valley
1000 Fairground Dr
Vallejo, CA 94589 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

Carleen Lyden-Kluss, Co-Founder/Executive Director, NAMEPA, IMO Ambassador

Nicole Dobroski, Assistant Chief of the Marine Environmental, California State Lands Commission

Lisa M. Swanson, Director, Environmental Affairs, Matson Navigation Company

Kevin Reynolds, Principal, Marine Engineering , Glosten Associates

Joseph J. Angelo , Deputy Managing Director ,INTERTANKO

Christopher Brown, Scientific Program Manager, Golden Bear Research Center, Cal Maritime

Nick Welschmeyer, Faculty Member,Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

Tom Rayburn, Director of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, Lake Carriers Association

Ginger Carte, Americas Environmental & Sustainability Director, Lloyd’s Register Marine and Offshore

Jonathan Thomson, Senior Environmental Scientist, California State Lands Commission

Allegra Cangelosi, Senior Scientist Policy Analyst, Lk Superior Research Institute

Martin Olofsson, Senior Principal Engineer, Environmental Protection, DNV GL

Jad Mouawad, Owner, Mouawad Consulting

 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:

 Dana Mukanova

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0611

Email: [email protected]

– 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

The exclusive pre-conference site visit.

During the afternoon 17th April, prior to the conference, a limited number of conference delegates will receive a unique opportunity to visit the Cal Maritime’s Golden Bear Facility

There is no extra charge to attend the site visit. Please register your attendance for the site visit when booking for the conference. Hurry! Spaces for the site visit are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

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.

GC2M Corp is a company dedicated to R&D with focus on environmental aspects, agriculture production, mining remediation, aquaculture, alternative energy and logistics.  GC2M Corp develops new technologies and products, always looking for sustainable development, fair trade, human well-being and ecosystems maintenance or improvement.  GC2M Corp is also involved in consulting and humanitarian-voluntary work.  It has been participating as speaker in conferences and exhibitions at a national and international level. Some of the results include: GC2M Corp in collaboration with GiCaP Products Ltda was able to find a system to preserve food for various years without adding chemicals; moreover, the technology allows concentration of vitamins and antioxidants of dehydrated products.  Additionally, GC2M Corp with Agregados de la Sabana Ltda, had been involved in studies with satellites images and remote sensing devices for water balances studies, groundwater modeling, evapotranspiration, atmospheric correction, migration patterns of some species and remediation of mining sites with agriculture production that has reached international markets. GC2M Corp has developed a new technology for Ballast Water treatment that not only destroys undesirable bacteria, but also contributes to oil spills’ recovery and sub-products’ development from filtered ballast water that could be used in soil remediation.



Glosten, located in Seattle, Washington, is a full-service consulting firm of naval architects, marine engineers, and ocean engineers.  Founded in 1958, the firm’s design experience has been primarily in commercial and public sector vessels including tugs, barges, dredges, research vessels, platforms, and passenger/car ferries.  Long-standing relationships with clients provide opportunities for involvement in various marine operations.  Many of the firm’s engineers have had seagoing experience and have assisted and directed transportation, emplacement, and salvage operations, enhancing their design and analysis capabilities.  The firm also offers noise and vibration measurement and control for marine applications through its subsidiary, Noise Control Engineering, LLC, a premier acoustical and structural engineering consultancy.

Glosten offers over 15 years of ballast water treatment expertise.  The team has actively supported over two dozen ballast water treatment projects since 2000, and helped owners achieve compliance on over 43 unique vessels.  Those projects include the first tankship ballast water treatment system refit in the US. Glosten has a deep knowledge of ballast water regulations at both the national level from the US Coast Guard and US Environmental Protection Agency, and international level from the International Maritime Organization (IMO).





Goltens is a service organization that enables ship owners and power plant operators all over the world to minimize asset downtime via diesel services, in-situ machining, Ship Repairs, and more recently the addition of Goltens Green Technologies.

For over 75 years Goltens has been the alternative when the original equipment manufacturer is unable to meet the budget or the time frame available. Responding to customer needs year after year with an expanding range of services and expertise, Goltens quality is recognized Globally as second to none.

Goltens Green Technologies was established in 2010 to meet the increasing demand for execution of projects which impact our environment and our Clients ability to operate within current environmental regulatory constraints.

Goltens Green Technologies’ retrofit expertise is unmatched in the market. The company has undertaken well over 350 projects to help owners achieve compliance with Ballast Water Treatment and Sulphur Emissions Control legislation. Goltens Green Technologies’ proven and repeatable process enables owners to confidently evaluate, design and install the most appropriate solutions to address these environmental regulations with minimal interruption to operation – avoiding unnecessary downtime.

Goltens global network of retrofit experts makes us the ideal partner for global vessel operators. Projects can be planned and coordinated within your region but executed by Goltens Global experts in a well-planned and efficient manner, wherever your vessel may be.



Turner Designs provides innovative optical-based solutions for environmental research and monitoring, water quality analysis, pollution control analysis, OEM and industrial applications.  Having a unique focus on fluorescence instrumentation for over 45 years and customers throughout the world, we are a leader in optical instrumentation design, manufacture, and support.  Turner Designs is known for providing rugged, reliable, and stable submersible, field, handheld, laboratory, and inline optical instrumentation varying in functionality, size and price.  In addition to holding several patents for product innovations, we continuously focus on quality and repeatedly receive high customer ratings.  Our reputation for long-term reliability has driven multiple system providers to integrate our sensors for their customers.  Our customers rate us over 9, on a scale of 1-10, when asked how likely they would be to recommend us. We are excited to support the marine community with a ballast water compliance monitor which has been independently proven to work with all treatment system types and water conditions.



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:

Krisztina Gyulavári

Tel: +44 7549 232644

Email: [email protected]

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