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09:00 - 09:15 15 mins
Registration & Coffee
09:15 - 09:30 15 mins
Chair's Opening Remarks
09:30 - 10:00 30 mins
KEYNOTE: Effective implementation of the IMO's BWM Convention

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

  • Dr Theofanis Karayannis - Head - Marine Biosafety, IMO
10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
KEYNOTE: USCG - “Walking the walk”

2018 has seen the USCG “walk the walk” when it comes to their BWM regulations, taking concrete actions to ensure compliance and penalise offenders.

  • What are their plans for inspection, systems testing and enforcement moving forward?
  • CDR Alan Moore - Chief, Port State Control & Outer Continental Shelf Activities Div., USCG
10:30 - 11:15 45 mins
PANEL: Mapping the global enforcement picture
  • How can we measure and enforce compliance consistently across port authorities going forward?
  • What are the challenges for shipowners to be dual compliant?
  • Dr Theofanis Karayannis - Head - Marine Biosafety, IMO
  • Yoss Leclerc - President and CEO of Logistro Consulting International, former Vice President & Chief of Marine Operations, Quebec Port Authority
  • Nicholas Fahy - Policy Officer, Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
11:15 - 11:30 15 mins
Morning Coffee and Networking
11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
Q&A with Port state control authorities

Following our panel discussion, an opportunity for you to ask your burning questions and drill down into specificities.

  • How will enforcement be undertaken?
  • What can shipowners and operators expect in the way of inspections, fines or penalties?
  • CDR Alan Moore - Chief, Port State Control & Outer Continental Shelf Activities Div., USCG
  • Yoss Leclerc - President and CEO of Logistro Consulting International, former Vice President & Chief of Marine Operations, Quebec Port Authority
  • Nicholas Fahy - Policy Officer, Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
An International Flag state perspective
  • 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?
  • Rear Admiral Robert North - Maritime Consultant, IRI/ The Marshall Islands Registry
12:30 - 13:30 60 mins
Networking Lunch
14:00 - 14:30 30 mins
The insurance implications of BWM regulation enforcement (TBC)
14:30 - 15:15 45 mins
PANEL: Self-monitoring - friend or foe?

Our export panel discuss the pros and cons of self-monitoring and how digital technologies fit into the picture.

  • How are shipowners collecting and collating data on the performance of their BWMS?
  • Will self-monitoring be mandated?
  • Jad Mouawad - Consultant, Mouawad Consulting AS
  • Pam Mayerfeld - VP of Marketing & Sales, Turner Designs
  • Frank Stuer-Lauridsen - CEO, bw-monitor
  • Jon Stewart - President, International Maritime Technology Consultants
  • Cees van Slooten - Coordinator, CUC IL
15:15 - 15:45 30 mins
Afternoon Coffee & Networking
15:45 - 16:45 60 mins
Practical demos: Testing and monitoring tech market overview

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

  • Pam Mayerfeld - VP of Marketing & Sales, Turner Designs
  • Senior Representative - -, Oceantech
16:45 - 17:00 15 mins
Chair’s Closing Remarks