Ferries 2019 conference & expo

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November 5, 2019 - November 6, 2019 | Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel | Fort Lauderdale, FL
North America's Premiere Ferry Event

Event Info

Designing and Operating a Hybrid Passenger Vessel

Joe Burgard

President, Red and White Fleet
Increasing Water Taxi Ridership

Bill Walker

President, Water Taxi of Fort Lauderdale
The Case for P3s in Developing New Ferry Routes

Cameron Clark

Senior Vice President, Hornblower
Employee Hiring and Retention

Thomas Montgomery

CEO & President, Inland Rivers HR
Why a Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Ferry?

Joseph Pratt

CEO & CTO, Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine
Designing and Operating a Hybrid Passenger Vessel

Joshua Sebastian

Engineering Manager, The Shearer Group
The Commercial Case for Hybrid & Battery-Operated Vessels

Joe Hudspeth

Dir., Business Development, Global Marine, BAE Systems
Vessel Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Christine Dimitriou

Associate, McDonald Hopkins
Vessel Cybersecurity & Data Privacy

Joelle Dvir

Associate, McDonald Hopkins
PANEL: The Commercial Case for Hybrid and Battery-Operated Vessels

Bruce Strupp

Senior Account Manager, ABB
Training Vessel Crews

Lindsay Malen-Habib

Client Services Manager, Resolve Marine Group
Skagit County All-Electric Ferry

William (Will) Moon, PE

Senior Naval Architect

Now in its 32nd year, Marine Log’s FERRIES Conference & Expo examines market development as well as emerging tech and designs through a series of individual and panel presentations by some of the foremost experts in field.

Topics will include:

  • A Low-wake Wash Ferry
  • Hybrid & Battery-operated Vessels: Evaluation & Operations
  • Legislative Issues Facing the Ferry & Passenger Vessel Industry
  • Employee Hiring & Retention
  • Training Ferry Crews
  • Maximizing On-board Revenue Opportunities
  • The Case for P3s in Developing New Ferry Routes
  • Advances in Ticketing Technology
  • Public Funding Opportunities
  • Increasing Water Taxi Ridership
  • Autonomous Ferries and Passenger Vessels

In addition, you’ll be able to network with key players in ferry operations, design, and construction during social functions, luncheons, and a cocktail reception.

Ferries 2019 includes an expo, which gives you a peek at some of the emerging technologies that’ll improve your operations and help you comply with the latest regulations.

DISCOUNT $100 UNTIL 8/30/2019  CODE: Save100

HOTEL | VENUE
Attendees of Ferries can book at Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel at the discounted rate of $159/night. Our room block ends on Monday, October 14. The group rate will be extended 1 day prior to arrival and 3 days post based on same room type availability.

Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel
1617 SE 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Reservation: 888.503.7669
Group Name: Marine Log Ferries

We hope to see you in November!

Supporting Organizations

gold sponsor
tour sponsor
bronze sponsor
silver sponsor

Interested in speaking at Ferries 2019? 

Please reach out to us at [email protected] with a synopsis of your presentation concept. We’d also appreciate a brief business biography of your proposed speaker.

Program is subject to change.

Resolve Maritime Academy Tour

Registration | Continental Breakfast | Expo Open

Opening Session

PANEL: The Commercial Case for Hybrid and Battery-Operated Vessels
Ed Schwarz, Vice President of Sales, New Builds, ABB
Joe Hudspeth, Director, Business Development, Global Marine, BAE Systems, Power and Propulsion Solutions

Coffee Break | Expo Open

Designing and Operating a Hybrid Passenger Vessel
Joe Burgard, President, Red and White Fleet
Joshua Sebastian, Engineering Manager, The Shearer Group

Why a Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Ferry?
Dr. Joseph Pratt, CEO & CTO, Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine

Luncheon
New & Next Generation Leadership Awards Ceremony

Autonomous Ferries and Passenger Vessels

The Case for P3s in Developing New Ferry Routes
Cameron Clark, Senior Vice President, Hornblower

Public Funding Opportunities

Coffee Break | Expo Open

Employee Hiring and Retention
Thomas Montgomery, CEO & President, Inland Rivers HR

Training Vessel Crews
Lindsay Malen-Habib, Client Services Manager, Resolve Marine Group

Legislative Issues Facing the Ferry and Passenger Vessel Industry

Cocktail Reception | Expo Open

Day One Ends

Registration | Continental Breakfast | Expo Open

Opening Session

Advances in Ticketing Technology

Vessel Cybersecurity & Data Privacy
Christine M. Dimitriou, Associate, McDonald Hopkins
Joelle H. Dvir, Associate, McDonald Hopkins

Coffee Break | Expo Open

Increasing Water Taxi Ridership
Bill Walker, President, Water Taxi of Fort Lauderdale

Maximizing On-Board Revenue Opportunities

Adjourn

Sponsorships

MARINE LOG FERRIES is excited to announce that in addition to hosting a lineup of professionals to speak on the latest issues in ferry design, legislation, technical issues and more for the ferry owner and operator, the event will now include topics on a variety of other passenger vessels, including sightseeing boat, river cruise liners, water taxis and more.

With a focus on the ferry and passenger vessel owner and operator, the 2019 event will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the scene of a bustling maritime community that includes the Port of Everglades, the Bahamas Ferry Express, Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi Service and Resolve Marine Group.

The agenda will be packed with both panel and individual presentations geared toward decision-makers who are seeking real world examples and practical guidance on growing and sustaining their operations.

MARINE LOG FERRIES will allow your company to showcase its products and services directly to executives with purchasing power via networking, sponsorships and exhibitor booths.

Ready to exhibit? Register now!