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2018 Annual Conference and Awards Dinner – The New CSR: Ethical, Strategic, Sustainable

October 25, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 9:30 pm


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The New CSR: Ethical, Strategic, Sustainable

Thursday, October 25th 2018


Aboard the Hornblower Infinity: Pier 40, New York, New York

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Our marine industry is changing at an unprecedented rate, with societal demands driving regulatory requirements driving technological change. A vital component of this change is to evaluate not just the “what” we do as an industry, but also the “how”. With an operating climate that is increasingly transparent, industry needs to match that transparency.

To guide the discussion, NAMEPA is dedicating this year’s annual conference to “The New CSR: Ethical, Strategic, Sustainable” which will underscore how Corporate Social Responsibility can benefit companies and the industry at large. Key speakers include RADM John Nadeau of the US Coast Guard, Donald Roussell of Transport Canada, 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 before the NAMEPA Annual Awards Reception and Dinner, recognizing the achievements of individuals and corporations who “Save Our Seas”.

Looking forward to seeing you on October 25th aboard the Hornblower Infinity in New York!

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.

Developing Agenda

1330 Check-In and Registration
1400 Opening and welcome: Ole Chr. Schroder, Vice Chairman, NAMEPA, Director of Environmental Compliance, Scorpio Group

Onward and upward for maritime: RADM John Nadeau, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, US Coast Guard

Ocean Policy: A Government’s Role: Donald Roussel, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Safety & Security, Transport Canada

1430 Ethical Moderator: Kevin Humphries, General Manager of Sales – Merchant & Gas Carrier Segment, Wartsila

What are SDGs and why? Maher Nasser, Director of the Outreach Division, United Nations Department of Public Information

Corporate Social Intrapreneurship: Nancy McGaw, Deputy Director of Business and Society Program, The Aspen Institute 

Shipping’s Responsibility to the Mariner: Yuki Yu, Director of Asian Market, Future Care

1500 Mid-afternoon break
1530 StrategicModerator: Doug Martin, Senior Salvage Master for North and South Americas, SMIT Salvage

Aligning with company values: Jan-Willem van den Dijssel, Americas Lead Ocean Transportation, Cargill Inc.

Informing your constituency: Megan King, SVP Strategic Communications & Research, Cruise Line International Association

Creating corporate value: Michael Webber, Senior Equity Analyst Global Shipping & LNG, Wells Fargo

Putting your best foot forward: Jeff Pribor, Chief Financial Officer, International Seaways

1600 Leadership Roundtable – Sustainable Moderator:  Cynthia Hudson, CEO, HudsonAnalytix
Featuring winning leadership of the 2018 NAMEPA Marine Environment Protection AwardsDaniel Dagenais, Vice-President of Operations, Montreal Port Authority

Jeff BenoitPresident & CEO, Restore America’s Estuaries

Dr. Fritz Pinnock, President, Caribbean Maritime University

Joan Bondareff, Counsel, Blank Rome

Rev. Marsh Luther Drege, Executive Director, Seafarer’s International House

Valerie Cannon, Environmental Regulatory Manager, Total Marine Solutions

1645 Introducing NAMEPA Corporate Sustainable Responsibility program: Carleen Lyden WalkerCo-Founder/Executive Director, NAMEPA
1800 2018 NAMEPA Awards Reception and Dinner
2130 Adjourn

Thank you to our sponsors!




October 25, 2018
1:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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New York, NY
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