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Built into the two-day agenda is ample time to allow delegates and presenters to network and exchange information with executives and decision-makers about critical challenges and contentious issues affecting the industry. Among the social functions is a cocktail reception on the evening of the first day of the event, as well as coffee and energy breaks, and luncheons.

An important component of the event is the associated expo, which provides an opportunity for equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors to display their products and services at tabletop exhibits. Delegates will be able to learn about the latest technologies and services, while exhibitors will have the benefit of a high-profile display at this boutique event.


Attendees of Marine Log Tugs & Barges receive a discounted hotel rate of $279/night (+ taxes/fees). Our room block ends April 22nd at 5pm (ET).

Le Méridien Philadelphia

1421 Arch St

Philadelphia, PA, 19102

United States

Phone:  215.422.8200



Program / Presentation Submissions
John R. Snyder, Editor-in-Chief

Sponsorships & Exhibits
Michelle M. Zolkos, Conference Director

General Inquiries
Stephanie Rodriguez, Conference Coordinator


Tugs & Barges 2019 Agenda

    May 14 & 15, 2019 | Le Méridien Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA     May 14, 2019     8:00 AM Registration in the Trumbauer Ballroom Foyer (3rd Floor) Expo Open

Tugs & Barges 2019 Sponsorships

May 14 & 15, 2019 | Le Meridien Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA Marketing Opportunities Marine Log Tugs & Barges brings together industry leaders to discuss new technologies, operational improvements, and business necessities

SmarterShips2018 Agenda

Tuesday, December 11 Moderator: John R. Snyder, Publisher & Editor in Chief, Marine Log 8:00 AMRegistration | Continental Breakfast (sponsorship available) 9:00 AMKeynote AddressGareth Burton, Vice President of Technology, ABS 9:30 AMCyber

Ferries 2018 Agenda

    November 6 & 7, 2018Le Méridien New OrleansNew Orleans, LAAgenda – subject to change   Moderator:  John R. Snyder, Publisher & Editor in Chief, Marine LogNovember 6, 2018     8:00

Ferries 2018 – Marketing Packages

    Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities at Ferries 2018Corporate/Platinum SponsorTechnology SpotlightGold SponsorSilver SponsorBronze SponsorTabletop ExhibitorFunction SponsorshipsCustom LanyardsCustom M&M’sContact Us CORPORATE/PLATINUM SPONSOR—$8750Your corporate sponsorship gives you a unique chance to present your message

Tugs & Barges 2018 Sponsorships

May 10 & 11, 2018 | Le Meridien Philadelphia | Philadelphia, PA Sponsorship Opportunities CORPORATE/PLATINUM SPONSOR—$8750 Full 20-minute presentation to conference attendees 10-minute Q&A session with audience members Three event passes (speaker,