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08:30 - 09:15 45 mins
Networking Breakfast

Follow up on your productive conversations from the first day and make sure you’ve maximised your time at BWMTech by meeting all fellow attendees…. don’t miss out on that crucial contact!

09:15 - 09:30 15 mins
Chair's Opening Remarks
  • Jon Stewart - President, International Maritime Technology Consultants
09:30 - 10:00 30 mins
KEYNOTE: How has the system testing industry responded to lab closures?

The closure of DHI and MERC came as a surprise to many; but how have their peers acted in response to these moves?

  • Are current international and federal ballast water discharge standards really so problematic?
  • Will new testing facilities in China and Korea offer sufficient capacity to meet the market’s needs?
  • Allegra Cangelosi - Senior Scientist Policy & Principal Investigator (Great Waters Research Collaborative), Lake Superior Research Institute, University of Wisconsin-Superior
10:00 - 10:30 30 mins
Case Study 1

From systems selection through installation, commissioning and operation.

These in-depth case studies give you the full 360 on BWMS in practise.

  • Debra DiCianna - Senior Compliance Engineer, Choice Ballast Solutions
10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
Morning Coffee and Networking
11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Case Study 2

From systems selection through installation, commissioning and operation.

These in-depth case studies give you the full 360 on BWMS in practise.

 

12:00 - 13:30 90 mins
Networking Lunch
12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
LUNCHTIME BRIEFING A: Shipowner Q&A with the USCG

Open exclusively for shipowners & operators, take the opportunity to ask about regulation, compliance and how it will affect your day to day operations.

  • Alan Moore - Chief, Port State Control & Outer Continental Shelf Activities Div., USCG
12:00 - 12:30 30 mins
LUNCHTIME BRIEFING B: BWMS Market forecast

What are the dynamics impacting the BWMS market as we enter 2019?

Exploring new growth opportunities; Pacific and South American markets.

13:30 - 15:30 120 mins
Working Group C
Identifying crew training methods for successful BWMS handover

Delegates will be given the opportunity to attend both sessions, rotating after 1 hour to address key operations issues. 

In this session, we explore best practise in crew training through a ship-owner case study, before giving you the opportunity to map out a training plan and get expert feedback.

  • Training for effective systems operation, maintenance, upgrades and when things go wrong.
  • Computer based training; what works and what doesn’t?
  • Futureproofing your training strategy; bringing the expertise in-house?
  • Marcie Merksamer - Biologist & Vice President, EnviroManagement
13:30 - 15:30 120 mins
Working Group D
Happily Ever After? Living with your BWM system

Delegates will be given the opportunity to attend both sessions, rotating after 1 hour to address key operations issues. 

In this session, we unpack vendors’ responses to the inoperability issue:

  • What responsibility do manufacturers have in terms of warranty and post sales service?
  • What mechanisms could be put in place to improve communication and support?
  • Dealing with one-off isolated problems vs systemic issues
  • Mark Riggio - President, Ballastwater Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (BEMA)
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Afternoon Coffee & Networking
16:00 - 16:45 45 mins
PANEL: Future forecasting - beyond ballast?
  • Likely next steps for invasive species and biofouling control; are we moving along the same trajectory as BWM towards biofouling regulation?
  • What are the latest developments for port side solutions and ballast free ship design?
  • Lisa Drake - Section Head of Code 6137, Marine Biological Engineering, U.S Naval Research Laboratory
  • Allegra Cangelosi - Senior Scientist Policy & Principal Investigator (Great Waters Research Collaborative), Lake Superior Research Institute, University of Wisconsin-Superior
  • Yoss Leclerc - President and CEO of Logistro Consulting International, former Vice President & Chief of Marine Operations, Quebec Port Authority
16:45 - 17:15 30 mins
Your Takeaways and Action Points

We end the conference with an expert summary of three days’ in depth workshops and discussions.        

Your chance to reflect on the conference and your action points to ensure effective implementation and operational systems.

17:15 - 17:30 15 mins
Chair's Closing Remarks & Close of Conference
  • Jon Stewart - President, International Maritime Technology Consultants
08:30 - 09:15

Networking Breakfast

Follow up on your productive conversations from the first day and make sure you’ve maximised your time at BWMTech by meeting all fellow attendees…. don’t miss out on that crucial contact!

more
09:15 - 09:30

Chair's Opening Remarks

  • Jon Stewart - President, International Maritime Technology Consultants
more
09:30 - 10:00

KEYNOTE: How has the system testing industry responded to lab closures?

The closure of DHI and MERC came as a surprise to many; but how have their peers acted in response to these moves?

  • Are current international and federal ballast water discharge standards really so problematic?
  • Will new testing facilities in China and Korea offer sufficient capacity to meet the market’s needs?
  • Allegra Cangelosi - Senior Scientist Policy & Principal Investigator (Great Waters Research Collaborative), Lake Superior Research Institute, University of Wisconsin-Superior
more
10:00 - 10:30

Case Study 1

From systems selection through installation, commissioning and operation.

These in-depth case studies give you the full 360 on BWMS in practise.

  • Debra DiCianna - Senior Compliance Engineer, Choice Ballast Solutions
more
10:30 - 11:00

Morning Coffee and Networking

11:00 - 11:30

Case Study 2

From systems selection through installation, commissioning and operation.

These in-depth case studies give you the full 360 on BWMS in practise.

 

more
Showing of Streams
Showing of Streams
15:30 - 16:00

Afternoon Coffee & Networking

16:00 - 16:45

PANEL: Future forecasting - beyond ballast?

  • Likely next steps for invasive species and biofouling control; are we moving along the same trajectory as BWM towards biofouling regulation?
  • What are the latest developments for port side solutions and ballast free ship design?
  • Lisa Drake - Section Head of Code 6137, Marine Biological Engineering, U.S Naval Research Laboratory
  • Allegra Cangelosi - Senior Scientist Policy & Principal Investigator (Great Waters Research Collaborative), Lake Superior Research Institute, University of Wisconsin-Superior
  • Yoss Leclerc - President and CEO of Logistro Consulting International, former Vice President & Chief of Marine Operations, Quebec Port Authority
more
16:45 - 17:15

Your Takeaways and Action Points

We end the conference with an expert summary of three days’ in depth workshops and discussions.        

Your chance to reflect on the conference and your action points to ensure effective implementation and operational systems.

more
17:15 - 17:30

Chair's Closing Remarks & Close of Conference

  • Jon Stewart - President, International Maritime Technology Consultants
more