SMA Arbitration Seminar 2018: Maritime Arbitration in New York
THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 - FRIDAY, March 2, 2018

TIME: 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon; 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
PLACE: 3 West Club, 3 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019

PURPOSE: This course is offered to help further and promote the fair, just, ethical and cost effective resolution of charter-party and other maritime contract disputes by arbitration in New York.

INSTRUCTOR: Jeffrey Weiss, Esq., Professor of Maritime Law at New York Maritime College, with over 30 years of college and graduate-level teaching experience, will again be the lead instructor.

PRICING: $1,075 - Responses and Payment due by February 16, 2018

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CMA Shipping 2018
MONDAY, March 12 - WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018

Hilton Stamford Hotel & Executive Meeting Center,
1 First Stamford Place, Stamford, CT 06902

INFO: The CMA's "Shipping"event, held each March in Stamford, Connecticut has gained a reputation as the premier shipping gathering in North America and a "must-attend" event on the business calendar. A dynamic and topical seminar program, combined with cutting edge exhibits and an enormous range of networking opportunities, attracts over 2,400 major domestic and international industry players each year. The event culminates in the Commodore Gala Dinner, where an individual, selected by the CMA Board, is presented with the CMA Commodore Award in recognition of outstanding contribution to the maritime industry.

5:30 P.M: Commodore Gala Reception in the Exhibit Area followed by Dinner in the Grand Ballroom I & II



Navigating the Port of New York/New Jersey. View the presentations from our speakers for the evening:

Vincent T. Pica II of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary— COLREGs in 15 Minutes …
Navigating The Waterways

Jason Hobson LCDR of the US Coast Guard Safety & Security Industry Training Program

Elise Avallon of NAMEPA— Marine Debris and MARPOL Annex V


Mega Container Ship Casualties:

“Houston... We Have a Problem” -John Crotty, Swiss Re America Holding Corporation

“18,000 and Growing…” - Andrew Tsukamoto, Maersk

"The Potential Environmental Issues Associated with Large Container Ship Casualties” - Lawrence Malizzi, Matrix New World Engineering Inc

"The Challenges of Mega-Ship Salving” - Paul Hankins, Donjon Marine Co., Inc

“Bigger, Wider, Heavier” - Peter Townsend – Director, Head of London Marine, Swiss Re Services Ltd London; Chairman, London Market Joint Hull Committee



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WISTA USA's 13th Annual CMA Luncheon
MONDAY, March 12, 2018

TIME: 11:30 A.M.
PLACE: Hilton Stamford Hotel,
1 First Stamford Place, Stamford, CT 06902

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Cherrie Felder, Vice President of Channel Shipyard Companies

PRICING: $70 for WISTA Members; $80 for Non-Members


12th Annual International Shipping Forum
MONDAY, March 12, 2018

The Metropolitan Club, One East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022

INFO: The Forum provides a comprehensive review and outlook of the various shipping markets, made more relevant by the release of companies’ annual results. In addition, it discusses  topics of critical relevance to the industry such as restructuring and consolidation, the various channels and methods of raising capital as well as the impact of new technologies and trading routes. Held in New York City every year, the Forum examines the macroeconomic issues that are shaping and transforming the international shipping markets today.

FORUM STRUCTURE: The International Shipping Forum, attracts 1,000+ delegates annually and is known for combining rich informational and educational content with extensive marketing and networking opportunities. The Forum features sector panel discussions, individual company presentations and one-on-one meetings between company management and investors.


Post Capital Link Conference Networking Social

TIME: 6:30 P.M.
PLACE: Papillon Bistro, 22 E 54th Street, New York, NY 10022

INFO: Drinks, appetizers and networking sponsored by Seward and Kissel LLP following the 12th Annual Capital Link International Shipping and Offshore Forum. 
Even if you are not attending the Conference you are welcome to join us, and to get the conversation flowing your first drink will be covered!

Please be sure to register so we can have an accurate head count! 


ASBA & The Baltic Exchange
MONDAY, March 12, 2018

TIME: 6:30 - 8:30 P.M.
PLACE: Hudson Grille, 128 Bedford Street, Stamford, CT 06901

INFO: A cocktail reception sponsored by ASBA and The Baltic Exchange
PRICING: Free attendance for up to (2) two employees of member companies.
Additional members and their guests - $90 per person.
Non-members- $110 per person.


SMA Luncheon: Ian Lennard, President of National Cargo Bureau
WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018

TIME: 12:00 P.M. Cash Bar, 12:30 Lunch
PLACE: 3 West Club, 3 W 51st Street, New York, NY 10019

TOPIC: National Cargo Bureau Overview: Cargo Insights
PRICING: $60 for Members and Friends & Supporters, $65 Non-Members. Payment must be check or exact cash. Credit cards cannot be accepted.

Please make your reservations before FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018 with Patty Leahy at pleahy@smany.org, or phone (212) 786-7404


SUNY Maritime: "Reverse Pitch"
THURSDAY, March 15, 2018

TIME: 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
PLACE: SUNY Maritime College,
 6 Pennyfield Avenue, Throggs Neck, NY 10465

INFO:  The Reverse Pitch will be composed of established maritime industry public/private firms and organizations seeking innovative solutions from emerging young companies. Maritime firms pitch to entrepreneurs the critical needs they have to address enduring pain points, challenges and potential ideas for change. This involves all aspects of the maritime ecosystem including digital and non-digital industries.  Entrepreneurs gain insight into specific requirements and build networks with industry innovators.  Maritime interests get to source solutions from startups with unique skills.

For further information or to participate in the program please contact Dr. Christopher Clott at (347) 842-1611 or email at cclott@sunymaritime.edu


2018 4th Annual Ferry Safety and Technology Conference
WEDNESDAY, March 21 - FRIDAY, March 23 2018

PLACE: Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Place, New York, NY 10004

INFO: The World Ferry Safety Association's unique approach brings together ferry operators and owners; naval architects; and marine engineers with providers of new technology to spark innovative solutions to improve ferry safety and efficiency worldwide. 
 In addition to high quality sessions the conference will provide opportunities for networking over breakfast, lunch, an evening reception, technical tours and an exhibit.
INFO: $350 for General Registration
$1,200 for Exhibitor


NYMAR March Speaker Event with Gordon Downes
WEDNESDAY, March 21, 2018

TIME: 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
PLACE: Oceana, 120 W 49th Street, New York, NY 10019

INFO: Gordon Downes will discuss his experience as the CEO of the New York Shipping Exchange, Inc. (NYSHEX). The New York Shipping Exchange has been developed in collaboration with leading global carriers, shippers, and forwarders to provide freight contracting systems and standards for global shipping.
PRICING: Members: Free
Non-Members: $40


SMA Luncheon
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018

TIME: 12:00 P.M. Cash Bar, 12:30 Lunch
PLACE: 3 West Club, 3 W 51st Street, New York, NY 10019

TOPIC: To Be Announced
PRICING: $60 for Members and Friends & Supporters, $65 Non-Members.
Payment must be check or exact cash. Credit cards cannot be accepted.

Please make your reservations before FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 with Patty Leahy at pleahy@smany.org, or phone (212) 786-7404


MICA Spring Luncheon
FRIDAY, April 13, 2018

TIME: 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.
PLACE: Battery Park Gardens Restaurant, 1 Battery Park, New York, NY 10004

INFO: An hour luncheon hosted by the Marine and Insurance Claims Association in Downtown Manhattan


Marine Society of New York: 248th Annual Dinner
MONDAY, April 16, 2018

PLACE: New York Marriott Downtown, 85 West Street at Albany Street, New York, NY 10006

GUEST SPEAKER: Mr. Edward F. Hanley, Vice President of Labor Relations and Marine Standards for Maersk Line, Limited
PRICING: $500 for Individual Tickets.
Sponsorship and Advertising also available.


NYMAR April Speaker Event with Cynthia Hudson
THURSDAY, April 19, 2018

TIME: 6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.
PLACE: The Harvard Club, 35 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

INFO: Cynthia Hudson will discuss her experience as founder and CEO of Hudson Analytix, Inc., a global maritime risk consultancy firm serving the maritime transportation sector, headquartered in Philadelphia, U.S. and internationally from Piraeus to Jakarta.
PRICING: Members: Free
Non-Members: $40


Seafarer's International House: 18th Annual Awards Banquet
Setting the Course Gala
THURSDAY, April 26, 2018

TIME: 6:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
PLACE: New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

HONORING: Phillip J. Fisher, President of Chas. Kurtz & Co., Inc.
Bill van Loo, Secretary and Treasurer of Marine Engineers Beneficial Association

RSVP by April 13, 2018


WISTA USA 2018 AGM, Conference, and 20th Anniversary Gala:
The Women Who Move the World
THURSDAY, April 26 - FRIDAY, April 27, 2018

PLACE: Various NYC Venues

INFO: At the 2018 AGM and Conference, WISTA USA will be recognizing the significant contributions of women in the maritime industry.  We hope you will join us in celebrating all of the many amazing accomplishments of women in the maritime industry, and commemorate this milestone by joining us for the gala celebration. 

PRICING: Reduced Pricing for WISTA Members
Guests: $125 for Conference only
$225 for Gala only
$350 for Conference and Gala