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Feb 29

Leaping into the Future: Challenges and Consequences in Maritime Operations

Today’s maritime world is fraught with change, challenges, and unintended consequences. Join your industry colleagues, regulators, educators and students as we examine “Leaping into the Future: Challenges and Consequences in Maritime Operations”. We will offer information and collaboration on the elements of decarbonization and digitalization, workforce development, and more of today’s greatest challenges.

Developing Agenda:


1200: Networking Luncheon


1245: Welcome - Captain Matt Glass, Second Officer, Houston Pilots


Opening Remarks - Joe Hughes, Chairman of The American Club and Chairman of NAMEPA


1300: Keynote Speaker: United States Coast Guard


Challenges and Consequences  


1315: Regulatory Challenges and Consequences - Moderator: Meghan Reilly, Education and Outreach Manager, NAMEPA


  • Keith Letourneau, Partner, Blank Rome
  • Captain Keith Donohue, Sector Commander Houston-Galveston, USCG
  • Captain Matt Glass, Second Officer, Houston Pilots
  • Alejandro Trillo, CEO, Maritime Procurement Services


1400: Future Fuels Challenges and Consequences - Choices, supply, and more - Moderator: Lyn Harris, Chief Operating Officer, NAMEPA


  • Onur Semiz, Principal Engineer, ABS Technology
  • Vineet Plaha, Sr. Manager Strategy & Business Performance, Chevron
  • Darren Shelton, VP and Co-Founder, FuelTrust
  • Darwin Telemaque, CEO, Antigua Port Authority


1445: Coffee Break


1515: Digitalization Challenges and Consequences - Benefits and opportunities - Moderator: Doug Martin, President and General Manager, SMIT Salvage Americas

  • David Cummins, President & CEO, Blue Sky Maritime Coalition
  • Piotr Szalewski, Senior Principal Engineer and Houston Approval Central Manager, DNV
  • Darren Shelton, VP Maritime and Co-Founder, FuelTrust


1545: Workforce Challenges and Consequences - Houston, we have a problem! - Moderator: Molly Dushay, Education and Outreach Director, NAMEPA


  • Jacqueline Young, Maritime Education Outreach Manager, Port Houston
  • John Hark, Faculty Texas A&M Galveston and Regional Director, Bertling Logistics
  • CAPT John Stauffer, Associate Vice Chancellor Maritime, San Jacinto College


1630: Geopolitical Challenges and Consequences - Carleen Lyden Walker, Managing Partner, The Maritime Accelerator for Resilience (“MAR”) Author, Zero Point Four 


1645: Happenings in Houston 

  • Leslie Bowlin, Executive Director, Houston Maritime Center and Museum 
  • Molly Dushay, Regions Director, NAMEPA 
  • Lyn Harris, Chief Operating Officer, NAMEPA


1700: Closing Remarks - Joe Hughes, Chairman of NAMEPA and The American Club

Houston Pilots
203 Deerwood Glen Dr, Deer Park, TX 77536
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Feb 29, 2024 12:00pm CT - Feb 29, 2024 05:00pm CT

$150.00 - $200.00

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