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Apr 02
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09:00 - 13:15 255 mins
Registration open from 9am
13:15 - 14:00 45 mins
Welcome Coffee
14:00 - 14:20 20 mins
CMA President’s Welcome & Opening Remarks

Presented by Joe Gross, President, Connecticut Maritime Association and Dry Operations Manager, d'Amico Shipping USA Ltd

14:20 - 14:50 30 mins
Keynote Address: Countdown to Compliance of IMO 2020 and What’s Next

United States Coast Guard TBD

14:50 - 15:10 20 mins
State of the Maritime Union

Admiral Mark H. Buzby, Maritime Administrator, U.S. DOT/ Maritime Administration (invited)

15:10 - 15:30 20 mins
Leadership and Innovation – How the US Continues to Shape the World’s Maritime Energy Future
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Afternoon Refreshments & Networking


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16:00 - 17:00 60 mins
Shipping’s G-6 Summit: Strategic Initiatives Speed Round

Shipping’s G-6 Summit: Strategic Initiatives Speed Round

During this annual, one-of-a-kind gathering, leaders of the world’s most substantial shipping trade organizations provide a 5-minute summary of their highest priority strategic initiatives. From fuel regulations to adoption strategies, autonomous ships and technical disruption, Geo-Politics and trade, sanctions, safety, data security, recycling. The conference opens with a unique opportunity to receive the very latest on the key issues and opportunities affecting international maritime trade.

Shipping’s Most Influential Associations Share the industry’s Top 5 Initiatives

  • Decarbonization beyond 2020
  • Technical Innovation
  • Global Regulatory Environment
  • People
  • Sustainability
  • And More!!
17:00 - 17:30 30 mins
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: In September 2018 the UN will be beginning formal negotiations on the new, legally binding, amendment to the UN Law of the Sea, covering “Biodiversity in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (BBNJ).”

The session will provide a briefing to the shipping industry on the status of the negotiations and the implications for the industry, with emphasis on the risk/implications for shipping. Make no mistake the negotiations will have serious implications....This is an opportunity to engage and protect your business investments.

17:30 - 19:30 120 mins
Opening Cocktail Reception