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Dec 03
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Registration & Coffee
09:00 - 09:15 15 mins
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Jon Stewart - President, International Maritime Technology Consultants
09:15 - 09:45 30 mins
IMO Keynote: Effective implementation of the BWM Convention

Moving towards global implementation and enforcement of the BWM convention; what are the expectations during this ‘experience-building phase’?

  • Theofanis Karayannis - Head - Marine Biosafety, IMO
09:45 - 10:15 30 mins
Keynote: View from the Bridge – A Shipowner Perspective on Implementation
  • Charles (Bud) Darr - Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs, MSC Cruises
10:15 - 10:45 30 mins
Morning Coffee and Networking
10:45 - 11:30 45 mins
MEPC73 Takeaways: Mapping the global enforcement picture

Following October’s MEPC73 meeting, the session explores how can we measure and enforce compliance consistently across port authorities going forward.

  • Panellist Theofanis Karayannis - Head - Marine Biosafety, IMO
  • Leanne Page - Environmental Policy Lead, Maritime & Coastguard Agency
  • Valentina Keys - Senior Associate, CMS Cameron McKenna
11:30 - 12:15 45 mins
Exploring the role of International Flag States vs PSC in the BWM Convention
  • What will be the role of flag states as part of the implementation picture, beyond approving BWM plans?
  • How will they interact with port states around compliance and enforcement?
  • Leyla Miranda Olivos - Environmental Advisor, Chilean Maritime Authority
  • Kostas Ladas - General Manager, Liberian Registry
  • Leanne Page - Environmental Policy Lead, Maritime & Coastguard Agency
12:15 - 13:30 75 mins
Lunch - PLUS Shipowner Q&A with the IMO and PSCs

Open exclusively for shipowners & operators, take the opportunity to ask about regulation, compliance and how it will affect your day to day operations.

14:30 - 15:30 60 mins
Round tables: Testing & monitoring technologies

Your opportunity to explore the advantages and limitations of all the tools on the market to help demonstrate compliance; from handheld fluorometers to on-board testing kits.

  • John Welsh - TOC Product Line Manager, Xylem
  • Pam Mayerfeld - VP of Marketing & Sales, Turner Designs
  • Dr Jerry NG - CEO, BOS Global
  • Mathias Engell Holmstrup - Project Leader, DHI - BallastWISE
  • John Struthers - UK Sales Manager - Water Division, IDEXX
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Afternoon Coffee & Networking
16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
An Insurer’s View of BWM legislation and practice’
  • Tonje Castberg - Senior Claims Adviser, Gard
17:00 - 17:15 15 mins
Chair's Closing Remarks
  • Jon Stewart - President, International Maritime Technology Consultants
17:15 - 18:45 90 mins
Networking Drinks Reception