24-26 September 2019
Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach - A Doubletreee by Hilton,
Honest dialogue on Ballast Water Management; for effective implementation and operational systems.
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.
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.
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 2019
Excellent information and well attended event
Technical Operations Director
Holland America Group
The 2018 BWMTech NA had great speakers and information, the energy from attendees was positive and interactive, and the staff were helpful. Nice job.
Biologist & Vice President
Well run professional event with a good cross section of industry and regulators attending. Format and technology allowed great audience panel/presenter interactions, with all questions being answered.
Giles Environmental LLC
This conference has become a traditional meeting point of the industry and a gate for ship owners to meet the best experts there is on the topic. Well done!
The BWMTech North America was a very interesting and well managed event. The convivial and collegial atmosphere allowed for important, pertinent and constructive discussions between all participants. During my 3 days I was able to increase my understanding of the challenges and opportunities laying ahead of us and to meet with very passionate and professional people. I recommend this event to every one who wants to keep abreast of what is happening in the marine sector and who wants to increase their networking.
Port of Quebec
Speakers for 2018 included:
2019 speakers will be announced soon.
New Business From A Switched On Industry
We'll provide you the platform to connect with 140+ 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.
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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.