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safety and operational risk in shipping
moderated by carleen lydeen walker, NAMEPA Executive director

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Networking Event: 5:00 - 6:00 pm | Panel Discussion: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

$5 FOR ADULTS (12 AND UP) | FREE FOR MEMBERS, ACTIVE MILITARY, VETERANS & CHILDREN UNDER 12 | REGISTRATION REQUIRED

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Today's maritime industry is facing unprecedented change, which increases the risk. How can the industry address its need to make these profound changes and ensure operational efficiency? Expert panelists will explore these areas and more! The panel discussion will be moderated by NAMEPA Executive Director Carleen Lyden Walker.

Panelists:

Niels Aalund serves as an Officer and as Senior Vice President for the West Gulf Maritime Association. His primary responsibility is to advocate on behalf of member companies with local, state, and federal agencies.

Gareth Burton is the Vice President of Technology at the American Bureau of Shipping. He provides technical solutions to support safe, reliable, and high-performance assets and operations across multiple industries.

Captain Anuj Chopra serves as the Rightship’s Vice President, Americas. He works to enhance customer relations, strengthen the vetting team, and build on the company’s reputation and expertise in the region.

Keith LeTourneau is a Partner with Blank Rome, LLC. He concentrates on maritime and energy transactions and litigation matters, including contract negotiations, vessel arrest, and hazardous materials pollution.

Captain Douglas Martin is the President and General Manager of SMIT Salvage Americas. He helps to provide emergency response, wreck removal, and environmental care services across the region.

Jana Byron is the Vice President, Claims  Manager and Counsel for from The American Club

 

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