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Agenda 

1130 Welcome:  Robert Hawn, Director of Maritime Affairs,
             WGMA
            
Lunch: Keynote

             What the New Decade Portends:
             Prof. Maria Burns, Director, Logistics & Transportation Policy
             University of Houston  

1300 Setting the State: Opening Keynotes            
            
Searching for Strategies to Meet Challenges of a New Decade:
             Joe Hughes, Chairman and CEO,
             Shipowners Claims Bureau (SCB) /
             Chairman
             NAMEPA 

             What Industry Should Expect: 
             Captain Kevin Oditt, Commander, Sector Houston Galveston
             U.S. Coast Guard

             Challenges for Shipowners: 
             Captain Guy Nicholls, Director Marine Operations
             Cheniere Energy Inc.

             Pitfalls to Avoid in Changing Times:
             Keith LeTourneau, Partner 
             Blank Rome LLP 

1415 Maritime Solutions: Keynote
             Dr. Gareth Burton,
Vice President Technology
             ABS 

1430 Plugging the Leaks in Maritime: 
             Moderator Captain Douglas Martin, President & General Manager
             SMIT Salvage 

             Bunker Fuel Quality and Management:
             Dr. R. Vis, Chairman and CEO
             The Viswa Group

             Cybersecurity: 
             Cynthia Hudson, CEO and Founder
             HudsonCyber/HudsonAnalytix 

             What's on the Horizon for Digitalization/Blockchain
             Digitalization/Blockchain:
             Carleen Lyden Walker, Chief Evolution Officer 
             SHIPPINGInsight

             Plugging the Leaks in Port Waste Reception Facilities:
             Petty Officer Gabriel Clairmont,
             U.S. Coast Guard

             Training the Workforce of the Future:
             Assistant Professor Ryan Vechan, Marine Transportation
             Texas A&M, Galveston 

1530 What Ports are Doing for Environmental Management:
             Chris Cannon,
Director of Environmental Management
             Port of Los Angeles 

1545 Break: Sponsored by: DNV GL 

1615 Reducing Shipping's Environmental Impact: Moderator: 
             Jan Hagen Anderson, 
             Business Development Director,
             DNV GL Americas

             Preparing for 2023: CO2 Reduction Strategies
             Captain Anuj Chopra, Vice President
             Americas Rightship Pty. Ltd.

             Alternative Fuels: 
             - Purify Fuel: John Carroll, President and CEO
                Purify Fuels, Inc.
            - LNG: Aziz Bamik, General Manager
                GTT North America
           - Nuclear: River Bennett, Nuclear Policy Analyst
               Nuclear Innovation Alliance 

1700 Wrap Up and Reception: 
            Robert Hawn,
Director of Maritime Affairs
            WGMA

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