Green Marine unveils preliminary program for GreenTech 2017

The preliminary program for Green Marine’s 10th annual conference is now posted online. It features presentations on a range of topics of current strong interest to the marine transportation industry, including: 

  • Carbon footprint assessments
  • Storm preparedness and resiliency
  • Air emissions at ports
  • Protection of marine ecosystems
  • Underwater noise
  • Dual fuel and LNG use
  • Environmental leadership and innovation
  • Cruise ship environmental challenges

Green Marine is also pleased to welcome Heike Deggim, the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Senior Deputy Director of the Sub-Division for Protective Measures of the Marine Environment Division. Deggim is in charge at the IMO of matters related to marine pollution, air pollution, energy efficiency, ballast water management and the carriage of chemicals in bulk.

The usual array of informative business discussions will be supplemented this year with a workshop on the Port Emission Inventory Tool Green Marine has licensed from Transport Canada. There is also the Certification Ceremony reception, a trade show with the latest sustainability technology and innovation for the marine industry and numerous other learning and networking opportunities.

This year’s conference takes place at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The location is steps away from Port Everglades—the first Florida port to join the program in 2015—and marks an exciting first for GreenTech 2017 being held in the American South.

Green Marine and Broward County have arranged for delegates to explore Port Everglades and the Greater Fort Lauderdale area from the water aboard one of the city’s signature water taxis. This exclusive tour, sponsored by Port Everglades, will take place from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, June 1. 

The conference attracts people directly involved in deciding how to improve marine transportation’s sustainability, making GreenTech 2017 a premier occasion for marine-related organizations and enterprises to convey their sustainability. The GreenTech 2017 sponsorship plan offers the ideal opportunity to make an organization’s environmental commitment clearly visible to relevant stakeholders. The annual commercial exhibition has become the place to have a booth to highlight environmentally superior products and services and the chance to speak directly to the industry’s sustainability change-leaders.

Information about the program, registration, accommodations, sponsorships and booth reservations is all outlined here. 

Maritime Editorial