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24-26 September 2019
Florida, USA

Are you ready for 2019?

Honest dialogue on Ballast Water Management; for effective implementation and operational systems.


Thank you

Thank you to all of our speakers, sponsors and delegates for a fantastic event. We look to seeing you next year.

2018 Highlights

Open forums

This year's conference is all about fostering productive dialogue between key industry stakeholders. We're providing unique opportunities to have your say; share peer learnings on systems inoperability and feedback to regulators on the latest policy developments.


Global insights

Hear from industry experts on the international regulatory and enforcement landscape post 2017:

What developments will come out of MEPC73?
How will the new VGP impact ballast water management plans?
What's coming next in biofouling and invasive species control?

Shipowner case studies

From selection to installation, commissioning and maintenance. 

Best practice case studies to ensure your BWMS is working as intended, delivered straight from the people who know.

Working groups

These practical sessions will cover crucial topics to help ensure smooth implementation of your BWM plan; from crew training to navigating the shipowner/ manufacturer relationship post installation. 

The latest tech

We take a look at the ballast systems and tech advances new to the market; what's going to work for your new build and retrofit projects? 

Find the right solutions to ensure your compliance with BWM regulations. 

Focussed & up to date content

The ballast water industry is in flux, and our market-leading programme is tailor made to meet your information needs now. 

Hear the latest on the formation of BEMA, USCG type approvals and deadline extensions, testing lab closures, shipyard demand and much more. 

BWMTech North America 2018

Shipowner Attendance
Expert Speakers

BWM Enforcement & Compliance Workshop

A brand-new workshop day on BWM regulation enforcement & compliance – to answer your essential questions:

How will shipowners be able or expected to demonstrate their BWMS is operational in different ports around the world? Who will be liable for system failures? What are the legal/ financial risks of non-compliance? What will be the role of self-monitoring and testing?


What will be discussed? Who will you meet? What will you take away?

Get expert insight

Ballast water management: Present and future challenges for vessel owners:

Dr Lisa Drake, Guillaume Drillet, and Gerd Schneider of SGS Global Marine Services discuss the difficulties of compliance with ballast water regulations and the challenges of water testing.

New Business From A Switched On Industry

We'll provide you the platform to connect with 100+ senior decision-makers. This opportunity only comes round once a year for the North American market.

Tell us what you need and we'll help you achieve it.

Paul Skinner

+44 (0)20 7017 4402

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Refreshment Break Sponsor

Badge Sponsor

Working Group Sponsor

Networking Lunch Sponsor

Charging Station Sponsor

Additional Sponsors and Exhibitors