NAMEPA Annual Marine Environment Protection Conference and Awards Event Focuses on the Future “Looking ahead to 2023” Topic of Virtual Event


WESTON, CT- August 12, 2020   NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) announced it will hold its Annual Conference and Marine Environment Protection Awards Event on November 5th.  In order to safeguard the well-being of all participants, as well as expand the reach of the event, it will be held virtually.  The theme of this year’s event is Looking ahead to 2023:  State of Play Today and Preparing for the Future.  The afternoon conference will be followed by NAMEPA’s Annual General Meeting and its Marine Environment Protection Awards event. 

“We are pleased to be holding our 14th Annual Conference to support the maritime industry’s efforts to be forward-leaning in protecting the marine environment,” stated NAMEPA Chairman, Joe Hughes who is also the CEO and President of The American Club.  “Especially as our industry feverishly works to navigate the many changes thrust upon it, we need to take this opportunity to anticipate what will be required in the IMO 2023 strategy for reduced emissions.” 

The conference will be followed by NAMEPA’s annual Marine Environment Protection Awards Program, which recognizes the achievements of industry leaders and companies to “Save Our Seas”.  Last year’s Individual Award was presented to International Seaway’s Lois Zabrocky, the Port Award went to the Port of Los Angeles, and the Non-Profit Organization Award to the Global Maritime Forum. 

Sponsors to date for this year’s event include ABS, The American Club, the American Waterways Operators, Blank Rome, Clay Maitland, Dorian LPG, Fairfield Chemical Carriers, HudsonAnalytixNavios, Scorpio and West Gulf Maritime Association.  For information on sponsorship, contact Gail Nicholas. 

For more information on attending, contact Jeannie Devaney.  There is a charge to attend, but students, active mariners and government personnel are guests. 

The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA)is an independent, marine industry-led association that engages industry, regulators, environmental groups, educators and the public to “Save Our Seas” by promoting sound environmental practices. NAMEPA operates as a non-profit organization committed to preserving the marine environment through educating seafarers, port communities and students about the need and strategies for protecting global ocean resources. Learn more at  

Scroll to Top