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Ballast Water Management Conference Europe 2020

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Note: This event was originally planned for 7-8 April, 2020 in Rotterdam, Netherlands and has now been rescheduled

New date: 14-15 October, 2020

Our Ballast Water Management Conference will be taking place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on 7th and 8th of April 2020.

For its twenty-fourth edition, the conference will provide an in-depth look at the latest developments in the Ballast Water Industry, focusing on technological and regulatory advances.

Over two days, the event will give you essential insight into potential ship-owner and port solutions, and analysis of retrofitting and maintenance experience, through case studies, interactive sessions and panel discussions led by industry experts.

Once again, the conference will bring together senior executives from ship-owner and ship-management companies, regulatory institutes, equipment providers and fitters, commissioning testers, researchers, as well as other influential stakeholders involved in the Ballast Water Management supply chain.

Join us in Rotterdam to exchange your opinions and technical knowledge with your peers, and engage in excellent networking opportunities.

Key Topics

  • Ballast Water Management System Technical Evaluation
  • Overcoming Vessel-Specific Ballast Water Management Challenges
  • Team, Tools & On Board Training
  • Age of Vessels vs Revenue over Remaining Lifetime
  • Vessels Owners Experience & Best Practises
  • Moving Towards Prosperous Retrofitting for 2020 and 2022
  • Port State Control Inspections
  • Going Beyond the Current Ballast Water Management Systems and Legislation
  • Power Requirement Compliance: Energy Usage of Ballast Water Treatment Systems

Who Will Attend?

Ballast Water Management Conference will bring together senior executives from:
  • Ship-owner and ship-management companies
  • Technology providers
  • Policy / regulation / environmental institutions
  • Research centres and academia
We are doing everything to ensure that all our events go ahead as advertised. Like you, we are keen to get the meetings to happen and return to some form of normality. We are constantly tracking WHO updates, local government regulations and talking to our attendees wherever possible. Venues are chosen and procedures are adjusted in order to make the conferences possible.

But we do accept that these are exceptionally challenging times and the updates are very fast moving. As such, it may help you to understand how and why we arrive at decisions on moving ahead with any current event:  One month before the meeting we again re-assess the situation specific to the individual summit, both local to the event and globally. We then take a decision as to the viability of holding the meeting as if it were happening the very next day. If it is possible to run on that basis, we will proceed. If not, we will be forced to take the decision to postpone the event to a later and better date.

Early Confirmed Speakers

  • Kay Conrad, Project Manager – Fleet Management, Oldendorff Carriers
  • Dietrich Dabels, Manager Business Development, ABS
  • Marcus Hummer, CEO, BAWAT
  • Kristijan Tesar, SSQ&E Manager, SeaQuest Shipmanagement
  • Jurrien Baretta, Technical Sales Manager, Optimarin
  • Suramya Khilnani, Project Manager, Albion Marine Solutions
  • Katja Broeg, Senior Scientist, Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency
  • Christopher Brown, Director – Golden Bear Research Center, California State University Maritime Academy
  • Cees van Slooten, CUC-IL Coordinator, Control Union
  • Julio De La Cueva Aleu, Unit for Innovation, Port Operations Directorate, Puertos del Estado – Government of Spain
  • Dr. Lawrence Kuroshi, Senior Manager, Nigerian Ports Authority
  • Ashok Srinivasan, Maritime Technology and Regulation Manager, BIMCO
  • Prof Peter Vidmar, Dean, Faculty of Maritime Studies and Transport, University of Ljubljana
  • Jad Mouawad, CEO, Mouawad Consulting
  • Nick Welschmeyer, Professor/Lead Scientist, CSU and Golden Bear Research Center

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Novotel Rotterdam Brainpark
KP van der Mandelelaan 150, 3062
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31 10 250 9002
Event details
Organizer : ACI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-21817