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Ballast Water Treatment Technology Conference

24-25 April 2012, London Click here for the Ballast Water Treatment Technology Conference London (July) 2011 review Click here for the Ballast Water Treatment Technology Conference Hamburg (October) 2011 review

"Informative and educational" Jackson Wu, Evergreen Maritime "Very well organised, very credible speakers, overall well done" KrishnaArjun Raju, Navig8 Shipmanagement "The ballast water conference wasvery helpful in broadening the horizon. Well organised, a good selection of speakers and an active networking opportunity. Outstanding." Mike O'Donnell, Vela International Marine "Very informative, good mix, well managed, well done!" Rebecca Orlans, Amiad Filtration Systems "This conference was very enlightening and great networking" Mark Grover, Harris-Pye Marine

The Ballast Water Treatment Technology Conference attracts owners, operators and managers of all commercial ship types; those in charge of equipment purchase, installation, maintenance and repair; safety officers, fleet managers, technical managers and superintendents; marine engineers, naval architects, shipbuilders and shiprepairers; regulatory bodies, class, government representatives and industry bodies.
Companies registered to attend the Ballast Water Treatment Technology Conference London, as at6 March:

ABS Admanthos Shipping Airtree Ozone Technology BallastSafe Filtration Company BIMCO Cofely West Industrie Danish Shipping Association DESMI Ocean Guard Environmental Protection Engineering (Perama) Hach Company HF Scientific International Chamber of Shipping International Maritime Technology Consultants K Line Bulk Shipping Marine Eco-Analytics Panama Maritime Authority PG Marine Group Ing. Per Gjerdrum RWO Scanunit Sembawang Shipyard SGS Germany Siemens Sumitomo Electric Industries Techcross Wrtsil

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME Click here for the session descriptions Click here for confirmed speakers

Monday 23 April 2012

18.00 20.00 Pre-registration and networking drinks

Tuesday 24 April 2012

08.00 Registration and networking coffee 09.00 Conference Chairmans welcome address 09.10 Welcome from Platinum Sponsor 09.20 Opening address: Ballast water: update on the challenges of regulation & ratification

Session one: regulatory update where are we now?

09.30 Setting the scene: session chair 09.35 Convention horizons what are the implications for the regulatory environment? 09.55 Regulatory programme status in the US 10.15 Q&A 10.25 Debate: What impacts will pending and future legislation have on shipowners and regulators 11.00 Morning refreshments

Session two A: system suppliers' forum

11.30 Setting the scene: session chair 11.35 Overview of the current suite of ballast water treatment technologies and outlook for second/next generation technologies 11.50 Panel debate

Session two B: filtration and separation forum

12.15 Setting the scene: session chair 13.00 Lunch sponsored by ABS

Session three: mapping the shipowners' decision matrix

14.00 Setting the scene: session chair 14.05 Overview of installations and recent trends 14.25 When to give the go-ahead on installing ballast water systems in existing vessels 14.40 Power issues 14.55 Shipowner compliance planning 15.10 Presentation to be confirmed 15.25 Newbuilding design and installation issues 15.40 Q&A 16.15 Afternoon refreshments

Session four: the operational challenges

16.45 Setting the scene: session chair

16.50 Coatings and corrosion Industry is looking to develop a standard approach to assessing and understanding the relationship between ballast tanker coatings and BWT systems How are these initiatives progressing? To what extent can coatings manufacturers support owners in understanding this area and making an informed decision on their eventual BWT system selection? 17.10 Crew training/crew awareness All officers and crew involved in the management of ballast water will need to be fully trained. There are a number of unresolved issues: What should shipowners take into account when providing appropriate training? Who should provide the training and to what extent can operation and maintenance be truly covered? 17.30 Data and documentation How to ensure you can demonstrate performance and compliance efficiently 17.50 Q&A 18.00 Close of day one followed by drinks reception 20.00 End of day one

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Wednesday 25 April 2012

08.30 Registration and networking coffee 09.15 Conference Chairmans welcome address

Session five: retrofitting

09.25 Setting the scene: session chair
Roundtable discussions

10.30 Morning refreshments

Session six: compliance, monitoring and enforcement

11.10 Setting the scene: session chair 11.15 Current thinking on Port State Control, likely exemptions and the impact of the new regulations 11.35 Port State testing 11.55 Panel session: Sampling and testing. Fresh water testing 12.35 Alternatives to ballast water treatment systems: port solutions 12.55 Lunch

Session seven: ship operators forum

14.05 Setting the scene: session chair 15.05 Conference Chairmans closing remarks 15.15 Close of conference

The sessions are chaired by respected industry figures, selected for their subject specific knowledge and recognised industry standing. Presentations are generally kept to 20 minutes and the timetable provides for questions and answers to flow between the panel and the floor. The overall conference proceedings is chaired by Edwin Lampert, Riviera's Group Managing Editor, and Chairman of the majority of Riviera Maritime Media's conferences including the Annual Marine Propulsion Conference, the Tanker Safety Conference, the Worldwide Turbocharger Conference and the European Dynamic Positioning Conference.
Confirmed speakers for the Ballast Water Treatment Technology Conference London, as at6 March:

David Davenport-Jones, Director Technology and Business Development, Europe Division, ABS Robin Goatley, Chief Superintendent, Admanthos Shipping Peter Lundahl Rasmussen, Technical Officer, BIMCO Jolanda Matthijssen, Project Engineer, Ballast Water Solutions, Cofely West Industrie Peter Wallbohm Olsen, Head of Division, Danish Shipping Association Rasmus Fols, CEO, DESMI Ocean Guard David Tongue, Director, Regulatory Affairs, International Chamber of Shipping Jon Stewart, President, International Maritime Technology Consultants Capt. Georgi Yorgakiev, Marine & Technical Group, K Line Bulk Shipping (UK) Prof Dr Marcel Veldhuis, Marine Eco-Analytics Capt Moiss De Gracia, Technical Officer, Permanent Mission of Panama to IMO, Panama Maritime Authority

Session descriptions
Session one: regulatory update where are we now?
Despite there now being the requisite 30 signatory states signed up to the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments 2004, the Convention has yet to be ratified vis--vis requisite tonnage. This is leaving a host of uncertainties in its wake. Against a backdrop of higher standards than the IMO in the United States, potentially different approaches from European and other port state control, and the fact that ballast water treatment systems are still expensive pieces of technology shipowners need to understand the full implications of the regulations and where any future legislation is likely to head. This opening session will provide a critical update on current thinking from the perspectives of different stakeholders.

Session two: system suppliers' forum

Following an independent overview of the current suite of ballast water technologies currently available, and an outlook of future development of second generation technologies, representatives from suppliers of different BWT system technologies are questioned in a structured spotlight session by the chairman and the audience on the operating performance and unique characteristics of their respective system methodologies to give shipowners a clearer understanding of expectations and options for their fleet the differences, the advantages, the capabilities and availability, and the USPs for various ship types, sizes and trading routes. This session will also shed light on recent R&D developments.

Session three: mapping the shipowners' decision matrix

This session will look at the realities and practicalities of when and how to specify ballast water treatment systems, and how, where and when to install. It will cover specification, installation and retrofit how to do it; retrofitting the process; timings, whether to dry dock; trials; on-costs (lifecycle); and consideration of equipment, size of equipment, power consumption, additives, generated gas, compatibility with tank coatings, bare steel, flow rates. This session will also cover the critical issues and uncertainties around type approval.

Session four: the operational challenges

In addition to making that 'go/no go' decision, shipowners also have to consider a number of ballast water system operational challenges for their fleets. This session will look at the key challenges and what the shipowner needs to know about them coatings and corrosion; shoreside and onboard training and awareness; and data and documentation.

Session five: filtration and separation forum

Filters are until now a crucial component of any ballast water treatment system. Representatives from the leading filtration and separation system suppliers will be questioned in a structured and directed 'spotlight' session by the chairman and the audience on the technology, how it works, the capabilities and the issues, including compatibility & supply chain issues and testing results.

Session six: compliance, monitoring and enforcement

This session will consider compliance, monitoring and enforcement from the equipment and testing & compliance techniques; to the integration of this equipment in BWT systems; to how Port State Control may use equipment and techniques for enforcement from a regulatory perspective.

Session seven: ship operators forum

Ship owners will provide their perspective on installation, operation, auditing and inspection. This session will include perspectives from those shipowners/operators who are pro-installation and have systems in operation, as well as owners who have committed but are still to install/operate, and owners who have yet to commit. They will give their rationales, speak about their experiences and debate the alternatives.

Sponsorship opportunities
Conference sponsorship represents an unrivalled opportunity to engage with your target audience in a focused setting. Sponsors will also enjoy positive association with Riviera publications the annual Ballast Water Treatment Technology guide and the Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery journal. Both titles are recognised by industry as 'best-in-class' in their respective fields. A broader range of sponsorship opportunities means that we will be able to offer you a package to suit your needs and your budget. Contact us now to see how we can promote your company before this highly qualified audience.
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Exhibiting at the Ballast Water Treatment Technology Conference will ensure that you reach the right level of industry players and create fresh business leads. With a high level of interest anticipated for the 2012 exhibition spaces, contact us now to book your place.
Confirmed exhibitorsas of 7 March:

Ballastsafe Filtration Company HACH Company HF Scientific Wrtsil Corporation

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Venue & Accommodation

Millennium Gloucester Hotel and Conference Centre London

This modern, four-star deluxe hotel is located in the heart of Kensington - less than a minute's walk from Gloucester Road underground station. The hotel offers an understated elegance with a relaxed environment and a friendly yet discreet level of service. 610 bedrooms Smoking and non-smoking bedrooms available Disabled rooms available Standard rooms - elegant and well appointed, room facilities include high speed internet connection (chargeable), telephone, tea & coffee making facilities and satellite TV Millennium Club rooms - Bright, airy and comfortable, enjoy dedicated check-in, evening cocktail and Club Lounge access Business Centre Fitness Centre WiFi in public areas 4 18 Harrington Gardens Kensington London SW7 4LH UK Click here to view map

London London London London Heathrow Airport is approximately 40 minutes away Gatwick Airport is approximately 60 minutes away Luton Airport is approximately 70 minutes away Stansted Airport is approximately 90 minutes away

By Train

The closest Underground station is Gloucester Road which is less than 1 minute's walk from the Millennium Gloucester Hotel. The Piccadilly, Circle and District lines connect through this station. London Gatwick Airport arrivals can take the Gatwick Express train to Victoria which is approximately 30 minutes, then a short tube or taxi journey to the hotel. London Heathrow Airport arrivals can take the Heathrow Express Train to Paddington which is approximately 30 minutes, then a short tube or taxi journey to the hotel. Eurostar arrives at London St Pancras Station, then a short tube/taxi journey to the hotel.
By Road

From London Heathrow: Take the M4 to A4 which becomes the Cromwell Road at the junction with Earls Court Road. Carry straight on the Cromwell Road and take the next turning right into Knaresborough Place at the traffic lights opposite the Cromwell Hospital. Continue along this residential road to a mini roundabout. Go straight across and at the next mini roundabout turn right. You will need to take the next turning left at the mini roundabout which will bring you into Harrington Gardens. The main entrance of the hotel can be found on your left.

From London Gatwick: From the airport's perimiter road follow the signs to the M23 northbound. Join the M23 and remain on it until you see signs for the M25. Take the M25 towards Heathrow (westbound). Stay on the M25 until you reach signs for the M4 J15. Take the M4 Eastbound (central London) and then revert to the directions from Heathrow. Guest Parking: Private underground car park with 110 spaces.
Local Attractions

Hyde Park Royal Albert Hall Kensington Palace & Gardens Earls Court & Olympia Exhibition Centres QE2 Conference Centre Natural History Museum Science Museum Victoria & Albert Museum The London Eye & The Southbank
Local Restaurants

Awana which is Malaysian cuisine Green Door Steak House LEtranger which is fusion cuisine Pasha which is Moroccan

Purchase your 2012 delegate place(s) here

Delegate fee before 13 March 2012: 950 (excluding VAT) Delegate fee from 13 March 2012: 1050 (excluding VAT) If you have a promotional code, you will be able to enter it on the next page. For assistance please contactMirella Charteron t: +44 20 8370 7009 or e:

Advisory panel
The Ballast Water Treatment Technology Conference advisory panel, chaired by Riviera Maritime Media's events director Mike Porter, was assembled to develop the 2012 conference to meet the specific needs of the market. The expert panel comprised leaders across the Tanker industry:
Mike Porter, Events Director, Riviera Maritime Media (Panel Chairman)

Mike Porter has probably developed and managed more events than anybody else in the marine and offshore industries. Previously he spent nine years with Informa PLC, where he was Managing Director of Lloyds List Events and Lloyds Maritime Academy. His first job was with Lloyds Salvage Association over 30 years ago, and since then he has worked as a ship designer, surveyor, design engineer and naval architect. He spent five years with The Royal Institution of Naval Architects as technical director, where, in 1993, he first became involved in conferences.
John Paine, Technical Programme Manager, A&P Group

John Paine has worked in the shiprepair Industry for over 44 years. He started as an apprentice marine electrical engineer with Harland & Wolff, Southampton, and subsequently worked for Vosper Thornycroft, British Ship Repairers, Thew Engineering and A&P Southampton. His career has encompassed technical roles such as electrical manager,steelwork production manager and ship project manager. He has also gained valuable commercial experience working in the estimating department. All of this experience supports John in his current position as A&P Group Technical Programme Manager. Here, he is responsible for A&Ps commitment to green technologies, including emissions control, hull coatings and ballast water treatment. Mr Paine is currently pursuing a number of ballast water treatment and exhaust scrubber retrofit opportunities for the A&P Group.
Capt Peter Lundahl Rasmussen, Technical Officer, BIMCO

Peter Lundahl Rasmussen is a master mariner with some 12 years seagoing experience gained on board chemical and oil tankers. He joined BIMCO as technical consultant in 1996 and left in 2007 taking up the position of fleet director responsible for the operation of a fleet of multipurpose ships, chemical tankers and VLCCs. He returned to his current position in BIMCO in 2009 and has for more than 13 years been actively involved at NGO level in the marine environmental protection and safety related work within IMO.

Chris Wiley, Chairman, IMO Ballast Water Working Group

Chris Wiley straddles two Canadian Federal Government departments. He is the Environmental Issues Manager for Transport Canada Ontario Region and the Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator for Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Central and Arctic Region. He spent fifteen years as a chief engineer on icebreakers, product tankers, passenger ships, supply vessels and megayachts. He joined the Canadian Federal government in 1993 and has been involved in the ballast water file since 1994, leading Canadas response to the discharge of aquatic invasive species from ships into the Great Lakes.

Jon Stewart, President, International Maritime Technology Consultants

Jon Stewart is the President of International Maritime Technology Consultants, Inc. After co-founding two maritime service and technology companies, he formed the consultancy in 2005, offering consulting services to government and industry with a specialisation in the fields of ballast water and air emissions. In addition to consulting work with various shipowners, ship operators, and technology developers he acts as a technology industry conduit to a variety of governmental and regulatory bodies. He has served on the US delegation to IMO as a technical advisor on ballast water issues for the last four years.

Meindert Vink, Senior Advisor, The Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate

Meindert Vink has been working on environmental matters for the Dutch authorities for a number of years. Having worked as an inspector, he is now a senior advisor to the

Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate. Mr Vink represents the body at both EU and IMO levels. A particular focus of his present activities is developing sampling procedures in anticipation of the entry into force of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships' Ballast Water and Sediments. His background as a marine engineer has been invaluable here as it means he has a practical insight into the operational realities onboard ships.
Professor Dr Marcel Veldhuis, Senior Scientist, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Marcel Veldhuis is a senior scientist, and Head of the Department of Biological Oceanography, at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). Since 2004 he has been coordinating a scientific team studying coastal biodiversity and in particular invasive organisms transported by ships. From 2009 onwards he has been the coordinator of the EU sponsored program me North Sea Ballast Water Opportunity ( Within this program me national administrations, industry, research and stakeholder join together in an integrated approach in the mitigation of invasive organisms using ballast water treatment systems on ships.
Leonardo Sonzio, Director, Environmental Services, Wrtsil

Leonardo Sonzio graduated from Trieste University with first class honours in naval architecture, specialising in ship resistance and propulsion. He joined Wrtsil in 2007, specialising in environmental issues. He helped develop the Wrtsil Fuel Strategy, now a cornerstone of the organisations work in cleaner and sustainable shipping. Since September 2008, he has been part of the team developing Wrtsil Shipping Scenarios to 2030; focusing on environmental issues. As a project manager in Wrtsil Ship Power Technology, he worked on the development of solutions to reduce air emissions from ships, with particular emphasis on LNG propulsion and exhaust abatement technologies. In 2010, Leonardo moved to the services division, taking care of environmental issues for the existing fleet. He is now heading the environmental services team; responsible for sales support and the development of solution and application engineering.

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