Wednesday, Nov 29 - Friday, Dec 1, 2017

Track: Business Management

View the 2016 Conference Schedule Below. 

2017 program details coming in late spring. 

Explore the various challenges and opportunities that come with running a maritime business. Expect to leave with solutions, strategies, and new ways of thinking.



30 Nov 2016
01 Dec 2016

Staying Afloat when the Tides are Strong

During tough times, many businesses make budget cuts and lay off staff, and in the worst case, close their doors permanently. In the maritime industry, success is often hit or...
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John Kerry

Open Session: Opportunities for Federal Shipyards Grants

Discussion of program basics, eligibility, the current status of the program, future outlook, and what shipyard owners/managers and manufacturers need to know to take advantage of grant opportunities for new...
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Dave Matsuda

Using Big Data to Drive Maintenance and Operations Improvements

There are many challenges facing owners and operators in different workboat markets including: macroeconomic volatility and uncertainty, increasingly complex vessels, more and more environmental regulations, and attracting and retaining quality...
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Rob Bradenham

Open Session: Opportunities for Hybrid Power in the US Offshore Oil & Gas Sector

Dr. Davion Hill will present recent results from a joint industry project in the oil and gas sector which reviewed the techno-economic benefits of hybrid power for offshore service vessels....
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Davion Hill

Global Influences on the Workboat Market

This session will look at the transportation of U.S. commodities to and from the global market, evaluating the various modes including barge, rail and ocean, bulk and container, and the...
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Ken Eriksen

Maritime Cybersecurity and The Last 44,000 Miles

With ships becoming increasingly connected, automated and more reliant on the Internet, the risk of cyberattack grows. This new risk requires the adoption of tools and controls as well as...
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Steve Burke
Cris DeWitt

Open Session: U.S. Navy Boats, Service Craft, and Foreign Military Sales (PMS325) Overview

The Support Ships, Boats and Craft Program Office (PMS 325) within PEO Ships is responsible for procuring special mission ships, service craft, seaborne targets, small boats, and combatant craft for...
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Jon D Thomas
Dean Siminow
Dan Shimooka

Getting Your Maritime Connectivity Strategy Right – Challenges and Best Practices

In an increasingly competitive world, commercial fleets require a communications strategy that satisfies multiple stakeholders, offers affordable broadband connections, and prepares businesses for the future. Learn about the challenges and...
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Steve Griffin

Repurposing Stacked OSVs for Use as Training Vessels

The current offshore market is suffering from stagnant oil prices and a resultant low demand for offshore service vessels. In order to sustain employment on U.S.-flag vessels, two factors have...
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Anil Raj
Chad Fuhrmann
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