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08:00 - 08:50 50 mins
Registration & Coffee
08:50 - 09:00 10 mins
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Jon Stewart - President, International Maritime Technology Consultants
09:00 - 09:30 30 mins
KEYNOTE: VGP Update

With the Vessel General Permit due this December, we hear from the EPA on what the implications are for BWM and beyond.

  • Jack Faulk - Team Leader, Water Permits Division, US EPA
09:30 - 10:00 30 mins
KEYNOTE: Insights from the USCG
  • What has been the feedback on recent guidance published for inoperability of systems and contingency planning? 
  • What are the next steps for the USCG going into 2019?
10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
Morning Coffee and Networking
10:30 - 11:30 60 mins
The Policy Review

Ahead of MEPC73 in October, we take this opportunity to review the state of play for the IMO BWM Convention with an informal on stage conversation and round table discussion.

  • What has been the initial response to the ‘experience-building phase’?
  • What, if any, further amendments might be necessary?
  • Key takeaways will be collated and distributed at the end of the conference.
  • Jad Mouawad - Consultant, Mouawad Consulting AS
  • Peter Sahlén - R&D Manager, Pure Ballast, Alfa Laval
11:30 - 12:15 45 mins
PANEL: BEMA - Who, what, why?

The BEMA initiative amongst BWM systems manufacturers marks a new era of industry collaboration.

Here, some of the key players join us to discuss their intentions for the BEMA, the purpose of the association and their plans for the future.

  • Marcie Merksamer - Biologist & Vice President, EnviroManagement
  • Mark Riggio - President, Ballastwater Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (BEMA)
12:15 - 13:45 90 mins
Networking Lunch
13:45 - 15:45 120 mins
Working Group A
How to devise a cost-effective approach to your BWMS

Delegates will be given the opportunity to attend both workshops, rotating after 1 hour to address key planning and strategy issues.  

In this session, we examine the variables to help you make sound financial decisions and avoid costly mistakes:

  • Which systems work for certain vessels?
  • How can 3D ship scanning assist in feasibility planning?
  • Capex vs opex in selecting systems
  • Leasing models and financing options
  • Will it pay to wait until IOPP certificate renewal deadlines?
  • Giles Candy - Owner, Giles Environmental
  • Paul Pedersen - Managing Director, Goltens Miami
13:45 - 15:45 120 mins
Working Group B
Shifting up a gear – is the supply chain ready?

Delegates will be given the opportunity to attend both workshops, rotating after 1 hour to address planning and strategy issues. 

In this session, we consider the challenges of scheduling retrofits: is the BWMS supply chain prepared to meet increased demand from 2019, and the anticipated market peak ahead of IOPP final deadlines in 2025?

  • Is there sufficient capacity at dry docks, shipyards and repair yards?
  • How might demand for scrubber retrofits and a potential increase in scrapping impact these dynamics?
  • Do shipyards’ engineers have sufficient experience for successful retrofits and systems integration?
  • How are manufacturers looking to upscale and streamline their production?
  • Will there be a bottleneck waiting for systems approval?
  • What are the risks to shipowners if the market doesn’t shift up a gear?

                

  • Martin Olofsson - Principal Engineer, DNV GL
  • Bill Davidson - Director, Golden Bear Research Center
15:45 - 16:15 30 mins
Afternoon Coffee & Networking
16:15 - 17:00 45 mins
Open forum: Honesty is the best policy - addressing inoperability in BWM systems

Delays in port due to inoperable ballast systems mean shipowners face reputational and financial risk; what is being done to avoid these problems in the future?

  • Nicole Picot - Environmental Compliance, Excelerate Energy
  • Chair Debra DiCianna - Senior Compliance Engineer, Choice Ballast Solutions
17:00 - 18:00 60 mins
Troubleshooting with technology

We’ve identified the problems, now it’s time to find your solutions!

Enjoy practical demos from leading technology and service providers to support the proper operation of your BWMS.

  • Nier Israeli-Spielberg - Vice President Ballast Water Division, Filtersafe
  • Andrew Daley - Product Specialist, Trojan Marinex
18:00 - 18:15 15 mins
Chair's Closing Remarks
  • Jon Stewart - President, International Maritime Technology Consultants
18:15 - 19:30 75 mins
Evening Drinks Reception
08:00 - 08:50

Registration & Coffee

08:50 - 09:00

Chair's Opening Remarks

  • Jon Stewart - President, International Maritime Technology Consultants
more
09:00 - 09:30

KEYNOTE: VGP Update

With the Vessel General Permit due this December, we hear from the EPA on what the implications are for BWM and beyond.

  • Jack Faulk - Team Leader, Water Permits Division, US EPA
more
09:30 - 10:00

KEYNOTE: Insights from the USCG

  • What has been the feedback on recent guidance published for inoperability of systems and contingency planning? 
  • What are the next steps for the USCG going into 2019?
more
10:00 - 10:30

Morning Coffee and Networking

10:30 - 11:30

The Policy Review

Ahead of MEPC73 in October, we take this opportunity to review the state of play for the IMO BWM Convention with an informal on stage conversation and round table discussion.

  • What has been the initial response to the ‘experience-building phase’?
  • What, if any, further amendments might be necessary?
  • Key takeaways will be collated and distributed at the end of the conference.
  • Jad Mouawad - Consultant, Mouawad Consulting AS
  • Peter Sahlén - R&D Manager, Pure Ballast, Alfa Laval
more
11:30 - 12:15

PANEL: BEMA - Who, what, why?

The BEMA initiative amongst BWM systems manufacturers marks a new era of industry collaboration.

Here, some of the key players join us to discuss their intentions for the BEMA, the purpose of the association and their plans for the future.

  • Marcie Merksamer - Biologist & Vice President, EnviroManagement
  • Mark Riggio - President, Ballastwater Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (BEMA)
more
12:15 - 13:45

Networking Lunch

Showing of Streams
15:45 - 16:15

Afternoon Coffee & Networking

16:15 - 17:00

Open forum: Honesty is the best policy - addressing inoperability in BWM systems

Delays in port due to inoperable ballast systems mean shipowners face reputational and financial risk; what is being done to avoid these problems in the future?

  • Nicole Picot - Environmental Compliance, Excelerate Energy
  • Chair Debra DiCianna - Senior Compliance Engineer, Choice Ballast Solutions
more
17:00 - 18:00

Troubleshooting with technology

We’ve identified the problems, now it’s time to find your solutions!

Enjoy practical demos from leading technology and service providers to support the proper operation of your BWMS.

  • Nier Israeli-Spielberg - Vice President Ballast Water Division, Filtersafe
  • Andrew Daley - Product Specialist, Trojan Marinex
more
18:00 - 18:15

Chair's Closing Remarks

  • Jon Stewart - President, International Maritime Technology Consultants
more
18:15 - 19:30

Evening Drinks Reception