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RADM John Nadeau to open NAMEPA Annual Conference

Coast Guard’s Position on Upcoming Regulations a Topic

October 22, 2018 – RADM John Nadeau, the Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, will be the opening keynote speaker at the North American Marine Environment Protection Association’s (NAMEPA) 11th Annual Conference and Awards Dinner this Thursday, October 25th aboard the Hornblower Infinity at Pier 40 in New York City.   RADM Nadeau is expected to update the audience on upcoming regulations and enforcement.

This year’s conference theme is “The New CSR: Ethical, Strategic, Sustainable” which will underscore how Corporate Sustainable Responsibility can benefit companies and the industry at large. Other speakers include Donald Roussel of Transport Canada, Scorpio Group’s Ole Chr Schroder and Cargill's Jan-Willem van den Dijssel, who will share expectations and strategies for meeting the myriad of demands in today's maritime environment.

Following the conference will be a brief NAMEPA Annual General Meeting and the NAMEPA Annual Awards Reception and Dinner. The Awards Reception and Dinner will honor those in the marine industry, education, and conservation fields making strides to “Save Our Seas.” Honorees include: Euronav, the Montreal Port Authority, Restore America’s Estuaries, the Caribbean Maritime University, Total Marine Solution’s Ocean Guardian product, and more. The Awards dinner will also honor student winners of NAMEPA’s and American Salvage Association’s Marine Science Call for Papers Competition.

For more information and a full agenda, please click here.

To register, please click here. You may register for the Conference, Awards Dinner, or both events. All are welcome, NAMEPA members and students are welcomed at a reduced rate. We hope you join us at this meaningful event to further the marine industry and bridge the gap between industry and conservation to “Save Our Seas”.

For Sponsorship information, contact Gail Nicholas at

Need a place to stay? Book at the Courtyard Marriott Manhattan/Soho for $339/night under the NAMEPA Room Block. Contact Lyn Harris a for details. 






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