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MARE FORUM USA 2010

MARITIME TRANSPORTATION OF ENERGY

ENERGY INDEPENDENCE IN AMERICA,
CARBON EMISSIONS REDUCTION AND OTHER INITIATIVES:

 THE IMPACT ON SHIPPING AND ENERGY INDUSTRIES


A GOVERNMENT-INDUSTRY DIALOG


February 19, 2010

InterContinental Hotel
Houston - Texas - U.S.A.

 

introduction

 

BACKGROUND and CONFERENCE GOAL: 

  • “Situation”: United States is attempting to increase energy independence by expanding offshore oil and gas development and use of alternative energy sources; and, at the same time, reduce carbon and other emissions. These initiatives will create potentially significant impacts on the energy industry and transportation of energy cargoes by international shipping and United States domestic shipping.
     

  • “Challenge”: The maritime transportation and energy industries should produce and provide to consumers worldwide, readily available and reliable energy resources at the lowest possible cost, while enjoying a reasonable profit. This must be accomplished in a safe, secure and environmentally responsible manner but also in a way that facilitates commerce to minimize transportation costs.
     

  • “Priorities”: Overall, what are the priority regulatory issues most affecting energy development and marine transportation which must be coordinated and managed together by government and the private sector, to meet current and long-term energy and maritime transportation needs in a safe, secure and environmentally sound manner and also facilitate commerce?

The Conference Goal will be to develop a consensus on these issues and others as developed by the Conference speakers and attendees.  The unique Mare Forum format, which emphasizes debate and discussion, will provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about, debate and influence the resolution of these and other questions with senior policy makers from industry and government.


The venue for the Conference will be the InterContinental Hotel, Houston, Texas.  The United States is the world’s largest trading nation and consumer of energy resources with Houston as the center of activity for the energy industry as well as an international seaport and center for shipping interests. Here, participants will find exceptional business networking opportunities as well as world class leisure activities.

 


 

 


THE SPEAKERS AND DISCUSSION PANELLISTS

The list of speakers and discussion panellist
will be updated daily.
[2 February]

 


Joseph J. Cox
President, Chamber of Shipping of America
Conference Chairman

Rear Admiral Mary Landry
Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District
U.S. Coast Guard


Chris Smith
US DOE Deputy Assistant Secretary
for the Office of Oil and Natural Gas

 

César Palagi
Walker Ridge Asset Manager
Petrobras America, Inc.

 

Matt Spears
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


Bill Gallagher
President
International Registries, Inc.

 

Nicky Papadakis
President
INTERCARGO

Eric Smith
Chief Commercial Officer
OSG Americas

Ken Applegate
Vice-President, Transportation Services
Valero Marketing and Supply

 

Commander Randal S. Ogrydziak,
Supervisor, Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise
U.S. Coast Guard

 

William J. Sember
Vice President Global Marketing (Energy)
ABS

 

Alexandra Theodoropoulou

Consul General of Greece in Houston


Jeffrey Goetz
Manager
Poten & Partner

 

Colin Cridland
Director Research
Clarksons

Robert Greco III
Group Director, Downstream and Industry Operations,
American Petroleum Institute

Michael Economides
Professor, Cullen College of Engineering, University of Houston
Managing Partner, Dr. Michael J. Economides Consultants,
Editor-in-Chief "Energy Tribune"

 

RADM Robert C. North
President
North Star Maritime, Inc

 

Vice Admiral Jim Card,
US Coast Guard (Ret.)


Sybren Hoekstra

Senior Investment Manager

Northern Fund Management America, LLC


Renee Orr
Chief, Leasing Division, Offshore Energy and Minerals Management, MMS,
US Minerals Management Service – Offshore 5-year Plan Status

 

Roberto Cazzulo
Vice Director Marine Division
RINA

RDML Kevin Cook
Director of Prevention Policy
US Coast Guard

Clay Maitland
Founding Chairman
NAMEPA

 

Captain Anuj Chopra
President
Anglo Eastern Ship Management

 

Paul Slater
Chairman
First International Corp


Bud Streeter
Vice President, United States Region
Lloyd’s Register Americas

Karsten Hochkirch
Vice President
FutureShip GmbH

D. Braxton Schertz
Director of Maritime Advisory Services
Det Norske Veritas

Daniel F. Sheehan
Consultant

 

Massimo Volta
Area Manager for the USA
RINA SpA

David St Amand
President
Consulting Navigistics

 

Jon Waldron
Blank Rome

 

Jannis Kostoulas
President, Mare Forum

.....and many more to confirm

 

 

 

 

 


INFORMATION
For further information on the conference please contact:

MARE FORUM
P.O. Box 3108
3003 AC Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31.10.842 57 97
Fax:
+31.10.844 99 69

E:
info@mareforum.com