GreenTech 2018 program launched

Green Marine is heading to Vancouver, British Columbia for its 11th annual conference. GreenTech 2018 will take place Wednesday-Friday, May 30-June 1 at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel.

The conference will discuss issues directly related to Green Marine environmental certification’s performance indicators, such as:

  • Biofouling prevention (addressing aquatic invasive species)
  • Underwater noise and marine mammals

GreenTech 2018 will also tackle emerging issues and other topics relevant to vessel and port sustainability, including:

  • Advanced technologies for low-carbon transportation
  • Public engagement, information sharing and communication tools for print, digital and in-person platforms
  • Sustainable development during a time of growth

As always, there will be expert knowledge, actual experience and best practices shared, along with detailed information about innovative sustainability initiatives and great networking opportunities.

GreenTech 2018 features a commercial exhibition, which has earned a reputation for showcasing the latest sustainability technology and innovation for the marine industry. As a result, it has become the key event to convey efforts and advancements in maritime transportation sustainability to a keenly interested group of attendees.

Green Marine is once again innovating. For the first time, scientific researchers and non-governmental organizations are invited to submit proposals for poster presentations at GreenTech 2018. The presentations will convey recent, current and/or proposed scientific research focused on improving the shipping industry’s environmental sustainability. The submission deadline for proposals is March 31.

A hearty welcome awaits the delegates of GreenTech 2018: BC Ferries is offering a bus tour of its fleet maintenance unit, and the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is providing a cruise tour of its premises. Both tours have limited seating. Places will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. The early bird discount of C$100 applies only till April 29, after which all conference registrations will revert to the standard rates.

GreenTech’s relevance makes it the essential annual gathering for everyone involved or interested in improving maritime transportation’s environmental performance.

Information about the program, call for posters, site tours, registration, accommodations, sponsorships and booth reservations is all outlined here.

Maritime Editorial