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Women in Maritime

2008 – New Orleans USA

2008 Annual Conference Agenda and Presentations

The presentations from the 2008 Annual Conference are attached below according to the Conference Agenda.  To view an item, click on the blue text.

 

Conference Agenda

 

Conference Speaker Bios

Wednesday, 15 October 2008:

 

Opening Remarks – Jeanne Grasso, WISTA USA President

 

Welcome – Marita Scott, WISTA President

 

Thursday, 16 October 2008:

 

Panel:  Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Laws and the Marine Industry

 

 

Vessel Pollution Enforcement:  The U.S. Criminal Program – Lana Pettus, Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice

 

Katharine Newman, Senior Counsel, ConocoPhillips

 

Carnival Cruise Lines:  Beyond Compliance & Embracing Sustainability – Elaine Heldewier, Environmental Director, Carnival Cruise Lines

 

 

Panel:  Regulatory/Legislative Developments

 

 

U.S. Coast Guard / Legislative Developments – Rear Admiral William D. Baumgartner, Judge Advocate General, U.S. Coast Guard

 

 

Maritime Administration Initiatives – Elizabeth Megginson, Chief Counsel, Maritime Administration

 

 

Outlook in Congress – Dabney Hegg, Professional Staff Member, U.S. Senate, Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, Subcommittee on Surface Transportation & Merchant Marine

 

 

Panel: Foreign Investment in the United States

 

Marilyn L. Muench, former legal advisor for the U.S. Department of Treasury

 

Patricia Williams, Director, National Vessel Documentation Center, U.S. Coast Guard

 

Peter S. Shaerf, Managing Director, AMA Capital Partners LLC

 

Panel:  Seafarer Issues: Are We Making Progress?

 

U.S. Crews on Foreign Flag Ships – Captain Tom Laird, American Maritime Officers

 

Criminalization of Shipping from the Seafarer’s Perspective – Mike Rodriguez, Executive Assistant to the President, Masters, Mates & Pilots (see notes)

Panel:  Port Congestion and the Environment

 

Ports and the Environment – Kathleen Bailey, Port Sector Liaison, Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation Sector Strategies Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

 

 

Friday, 17 October 2008:

 

Panel:  Raising the Profile and Corporate Social Responsibility

Raising the Profile, Reducing the Footprint – Carleen Lyden-Kluss, President, Morgan Marketing and Communications

 

Women as Advocates for the Maritime Industry – Carla S. Limcaoco, Vice-Chairman Executive Managing Director, Philippine Transmarine Carriers, Inc.

 

Panel:  Case Studies:  Raising Capital

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k_corbett Concerns and Challenges of Raising Capital – Randee Day, Managing Director, Head Maritime Finance, Seabury Transportation Holdings LLC

 

Financing Opportunities at Caterpillar Financial – Deborah Butler, International Credit Manager, Caterpillar Financial Services

 

International Financial Reporting Standards – Kevin Corbett, Ernst & Young, Partner – IFRS Advisory Services

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