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23rd Ballast Water Management Conference

Date: 26th June 2019 - 27th June 2019 Location: Houston - Texas - USA

ACI’s 23rd Ballast Water Management Conference will be taking place on the 26th-27th June 2019 in Houston, Texas.

The 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 present on both the technical and regulatory aspects of Ballast Water Management, providing an essential guide for the maritime industry.

The 23rd edition of ACI’s Ballast Water Management Conference will be specifically aimed at the US shipping industry, addressing US Coast Guard enforcement, EPA permits, and providing advice on how US ship operators can navigate international waters without being in breach of regulations.


26th June 2019
27th June 2019
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Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 898 7070
Rafael Krupa – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+48 61 646 7040
Krisztina Gyulavári – Sponsorship
+1 929 331 6835
Isabella Brown – Content
+44 (0) 20 3141 0638
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.
Houston, TX United States

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  • 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
  • Measuring and Testing to Determine Compliance
  • Alternative Processes for Managing Ballast Water
  • Developing an International Strategy in Compliance with BWM Standards
  • The Future of Ballast Water Management


  • Roy Choudhury, Senior Director, Strategic ProjectsCrowley Maritime
  • Dana Wandschneider, Manager, Owned Fleet, Fednav
  • Flemming Sandstrøm, Director, Fleet Management, MOL Nordic Tankers
  • Fred Finger, Vice President, Head Of Operations, American Roll On Roll Off Carrier
  • Carolyn Junemann, Environmental Protection SpecialistUS Department Of Transportation, Maritime Administration
  • Colin Henein, Manager/Senior Policy Advisor, Transport Canada
  • Nicole Dobroski, Assistant Chief Of The Marine Environmental Protection Division, California State Lands Commission
  • William Burroughs, Senior Principal Engineer, ABS
  • Yoss Leclerc, Expert Advisor, Port Operations, Québec Port Authority
  • Thomas Rayburn, Director Of Environmental And Regulatory Affairs, Lake Carriers Association
  • Nick Welschmeyer, Faculty Member, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories
  • Jad Mouawad, Owner, Mouawad Consulting
  • Jeanne Grasso, Partner, Blank Rome
  • Kelsey Prihoda, Researcher, University Of Wisconsin-Superior
  • Marcie Merksamer, Vice President, EnviroManagement
  • Kate Kelley, Compliance Director, Vessel Services, O’Brien’s Response Management
  • Andrew Daley, Product SpecialistTrojan Marinex
  • Keith Manara, North Americas South East Business Development Manager, Lloyd’s Register

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:

Isabella Brown

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0638

Email: [email protected]

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.


Trojan Marinex Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) systems are purpose-built for the marine environment, and provide filtration + UV treatment in a single, compact unit. Together with an effective ballast water management plan, our systems help shipowners stop the spread of aquatic invasive species.




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 Gyulavari

Tel: +1 929 331 6835

Email: [email protected]



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23rd Ballast Water Management Conference - Conference Pass (inc. documentation package) - 10% Early Bird Discount$2,155.0010% Early Bird Discount valid only until 30th of April 2019. Standard Investment to register $2,395

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