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09:00 - 09:30 30 mins
Registration & Coffee
09:30 - 09:45 15 mins
Chair's Opening Remarks
09:45 - 10:15 30 mins
KEYNOTE: Effective implementation of the IMO's BWM Convention
  • What are the IMO’s plans to support the global enforcement of BWM convention?
  • Theofanis Karayannis - Head - Marine Biosafety, IMO
10:15 - 10:45 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?
  • Alan Moore - Chief, Port State Control & Outer Continental Shelf Activities Div., USCG
10:45 - 11:30 45 mins
PANEL: Mapping the global enforcement picture

To date there has been some variation in how countries are implementing the BWM Convention.

  • How can we measure and agree compliance across port authorities in the future?
  • What are the challenges for shipowners to be dual compliant?
  • Theofanis Karayannis - Head - Marine Biosafety, IMO
11:30 - 11:45 15 mins
Morning Coffee and Networking
11:45 - 12:15 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?
  • 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
12:15 - 13:00 45 mins
International Flag state perspectives
  • 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?
  • Robert North - Maritime Consultant, IRI/ The Marshall Islands Registry
13:00 - 14:00 60 mins
Networking Lunch
14:30 - 15:30 60 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
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Afternoon Coffee & Networking
16:00 - 17:00 60 mins
Testing & 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 Mayerfield - VP of Marketing & Sales, Turner Designs
17:00 - 17:15 15 mins
Chair’s Closing Remarks
17:15 - 18:35 80 mins
Welcome Drinks Reception