This intensive two-day conference and trade show is sponsored by Marine Log in conjunction with the Ferry Council of the Passenger Vessel Association (PVA).
Over the years, the FERRIES conference series has evolved into a valuable forum for ferry designers, builders, and operators to discuss, debate and exchange ideas and solutions about critical issues in the industry. FERRIES 2000 attendees will gain new insight from prominent industry leaders into the opportunities and pitfalls arising from new technology, and the changing conditions in the financing and regulatory arenas.
The associated trade show offers attendees the opportunity to view some of the latest technology, equipment, designs, and services available to the ferry industry. Those interested in exhibiting at FERRIES 2000 should contact Jane Poterala, Marine Log conference director, at (212) 620-7209.
The conference fee of $565 covers admission to all conference sessions, luncheons, and the welcoming cocktail reception, as well as a copy of the FERRIES 2000 casebook with full conference documentation.
NEW OPERATORS SEMINAR
A special addition to this year's conference is a New Operators Seminar. Held in a special meeting room on November 15, the seminar will feature brief presentations by experts in the fields of operations, construction, and finance.The seminar fee is $35. New operators can attend the seminar, conference, and trade show for $600.
LOCATION AND DRESS CODE
Ferries 2000 will be held at the Grand Casino Biloxi Bayview Resort & Spa, Biloxi, Miss.
Grand Casino Biloxi is a complete hotel resort with two luxury hotel towers, a full service spa and salon, 9 restaurants, Kids Quest supervised child care center, teen arcade, shopping, 1800 seat showroom, Gulf-view pool, 42,000 square feet of state-of-the art meeting and convention space can accommodate groups of up to 1,500 on-site in one location including sleeping room. The resort is situated on the Gulf of Mexico in the center of Biloxi's Casino Row on Beach Boulevard.
The hotel has set aside a block of rooms at $89 single/double for attendees at FERRIES 2000. These will be held until 30 days prior to the conference; those reserving after that date will depend upon room availability. We suggest that you contact the hotel directly (800) 354-2450 for room reservations. You will receive room confirmation directly from the Grand Casino Biloxi Bayview Resort & Spa.
The dress code for the conference and trade show will be business casual.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15
NEW OPERATORS SEMINAR
Financing: Mitchell D. Lax, Director, Office of Ship Financing, Maritime Administration Operations: Bernard Jacobson, General Manager, North Ferry Company Construction:Jack Polderman, Marine Services Development Manager for the Americas, Lloyd's Register
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16
WELCOMING ADDRESS by John Groundwater, Executive Director, Passenger Vessel Association
PVA SUPPORT FOR FAST FERRY DEVELOPMENT
THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF FERRIES
Coffee Break in Exhibit Area
AN OBJECTIVE TOOL TO SELECT THE RIGHT FERRY
FOR YOUR ROUTE
FUEL CELLS: CLEAN ALTERNATIVE FOR POWER
THE ADVANTAGES TO BUILDING TO CLEAN/CLEAN CLASS Joar Bengaard, Manager, New York Maritime Service Center, Det Norske Veritas
HIGH SPEED CRAFT CODE REVISITED LCdr. Paul Szwed, U.S. Coast Guard
ADA: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
FAST FERRY DESIGNS BASED ON ROUTES &
AVOIDING CONTRACT & FINANCIAL PITFALLS
OPPORTUNITIES FOR COASTAL SHIPPING IN THE
BUILDING A STATE OF THE ART ALUMINUM SHIPYARD
COCKTAIL RECEPTION Hosted by: Detroit Diesel Corporation on the StarShip
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17
FERRY OPERATIONS ACROSS AMERICA
PANEL FORUM: CRITICAL ISSUES ON THE
Exhibit admission is included in conference fee. Admission, by business card, is free to others at the following times ONLY
Thursday, November 16
Friday, November 17
AIR RIDE CRAFT, INC.
WASHBURN & DOUGHTY ASSOCIATES