Stamford, CT—Today marks the final day of the Connecticut Maritime Association’s 29th Annual Shipping Conference and Exhibition. Representing WQIS at the conference was Andrew Garger, Vice President, Legal and General Counsel. Mr. Garger is a member of the CMA and has attended the conference for several years. He found this year’s event to be of particular interest for WQIS and the marine industry, given the technological advances and new environmental legislation discussed during the breakout sessions.
“We at WQIS always enjoy taking part in the CMA conferences thanks to the exceptional people who attend,” said Mr. Garger. “This year’s theme of ‘speed’ was a great way to acknowledge the many changes currently facing the maritime industry, and the presentations really focused on how to incorporate those changes into day-to-day business.”
The three-day event brought 2,500 of the most prominent individuals in the international shipping community together. Attendees enjoyed networking and presentations from both maritime leaders and government officials, which examined current industry trends and provided insight on what’s to be expected in the near future. The ‘speed’ theme highlighted changes in the maritime industry that have already started to take place, including the presence of social media and new environmental regulations that are impacting ship design and operations.
WQIS will be attending several more events throughout the year, including the upcoming GNOBFA River and Marine Industry Seminar and 2014 BMUSF Biennial Marine Seminar.