Programme gmec 2018

Compliance – Control – Champions

5 September 2018

Central Entrance, Room Chicago, 3rd floor
Status: August 2018, subject to alterations


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05.09.2018
10:00 - 10:30
Chicago Lounge, 3rd floor - gmec - the global maritime environmental congress

gmec: Registration

10:30 - 11:00
Central Entrance, Room Chicago, 3rd Floor - gmec - the global maritime environmental congress

gmec: Opening

Welcome Address by the organisers
Keynote Speech: Tian-Bing Huang
Acting Deputy Director for Subdivision for Protective Measures, Marine Environment Division, International Maritime Organization (IMO)
11:00 - 12:00
Central Entrance, Room Chicago, 3rd Floor - gmec - the global maritime environmental congress

gmec: Panel I - Preparing for Ballast Water Treatment

One year after the IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention came into force, this session will provide an overview of installed applications and examine which technology is really fulfilling the goals. As well as selecting the system itself, there are numerous technical obstacles to be overcome in retrofitting the equipment to existing vessels. We present practical case studies on the challenges associated with selecting an approved system and operating it, from the perspectives of a regulator, supplier and owner association.

Moderator:
Sahan Abseysekara, Team Lead, BWM & Technical Lead, Engineering Systems, Marine & Offshore, Lloyds Register

Confirmed speakers include:
• Capt Sean T. Brady, Commandant (CG-OES), U.S. Coast Guard Office of Operating and Environmental Standards
• Debra DiCianna, Senior Compliance Engineer, Choice Ballast Systems
• Stamatis Fradelos, Director, Business Development, ABS
• Tian-Bing Huang, Acting Deputy Director for Protective Measures, Marine Environment Division, International Maritime Organization (IMO)
• Tim Wilkins, Environment Director, Regional Manager, Asia-Pacific, Intertanko

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break

(Foyer Chicago)
13:00 - 14:30
Central Entrance, Room Chicago, 3rd Floor - gmec - the global maritime environmental congress

gmec: Panel II - Dealing with the environmental challenges of the future

Part 1: Greenhouse gas strategy and energy efficiency - the whys and wherefores on choice versus economics/regulations etc. This session will look at short term solutions and the challenges of making decisions now without knowing future regulatory direction.

Part 2: Emission control – how best to comply with the upcoming global sulphur cap?

The session will include case studies on the challenges of operating a ship using a combination of new fuels and different technical operations – what are the best combination options and why?

Session moderator:
Teus van Beek, General Manager Market Innovation, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions

Confirmed speakers include:
• Helge Bartels, General Manager, ZEABORN Ship Management GmbH & Cie. KG
• Capt Wolfram Guntermann, Director Environmental Management, Ship Management, Hapag-Lloyd AG
• Katharine Palmer, Global Sustainability Manager, Lloyd’s Register
• Jan-Olaf Probst, Business Director Container Ships, DNV GL Maritime
• Teus van Beek, General Manager Market Innovation, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions
• Dr Ing Gerd Würsig, Business Director Alternate Fuels, DNV GL Maritime

14:30 – 15:00: Coffee break


15:00 - 16:25
Central Entrance, Room Chicago, 3rd Floor - gmec - the global maritime environmental congress

gmec: Panel III - The passenger shipping industry as an environmental pioneer

The passenger shipping sector is driving pioneering change in order to reduce and manage its environmental impact, steered by regulatory changes and the desire to increase cost-efficiency. This session will showcase examples of best practice utilising a range of new technologies, including underwater bubble technology, electric/hybrid systems and LNG-powered ships for cruise and ferry.

Moderator:
Andreas Chrysostomou, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Tototheo Maritime

Confirmed speakers include:
• Bud Darr, EVP Maritime Policy and Government Affairs, MSC Group
• Lex Nijsen, VP Head of Four-Stroke Marine, MAN Energy Solutions
• Jan-Erik Räsänen, Head of New Technology, Foreship
• Rolf Sandvik, Chief Executive Officer, The Fjords
• Tom Strang, SVP Maritime Affairs, Carnival Maritime and Chairman, CLIA Europe Environment, Safety & Security Committee
16:25 - 16:30
Central Entrance, Room Chicago, 3rd Floor - gmec - the global maritime environmental congress

gmec: Closing remarks