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2020 Speakers and Honorable Guests

Chairman of the event

Tony Munoz

Publisher & Editor-In-Chief, The Maritime Executive

Louis E. Sola

Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission

Michael Kaczmarek

VP Corporate Shipbuilding, Carnival Corporation & plc

Anshul Tuteja

Global Fleet Optimization | Associate Vice President Global Marine Operations, Royal Caribbean Cruises

Chris - Alexander Korfiatis

Associate Vice President Marine Technical Operations, Royal Caribbean Cruises

Honorable Guest

Shyam Vaidya

Director-Technical Operations, Maersk Line

Bud Darr

Executive Vice President, Maritime Policy and Government Affairs, MSC Group

Mauricio Lacayo

Senior Manager Fuel & Energy Management, Royal Caribbean Cruises

Tom Strang

Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs Carnival Corporation

Scott Bergeron

Director of Business Development & Strategy, Oldendorff Carriers

Bhaskar Sengupta

Environmental Compliance Manager, OSM Maritime Group

Honorable Guest

Fran Bohnsack

Director, South Atlantic Gateway, USDOT, Maritime Administration

Honorable Guest

Charlie Naranjo

Chief of Seaport Security Enforcement, Port of Miami

Honorable Guest

Daniele Carbonera

Director, Reliability and Performance , Fleet Asset Management, Carnival Corporation

Honorable Guest

Claudia Deyoung

Director, Enterprise Risk Management at Carnival Corporation

Honorable Guest

Mark Jackson

SVP, Technical Operations, Carnival Cruise Lines

Honorable Guest

Jared Herrick

Fleet Manager Hotel Technical Systems, Carnival Cruise Line

Honorable Guest

Jahnna Pena

Director, Sales Insurances Americas, CMA CGM

Honorable Guest

Daniel Eugen Dan

Site Management & Project Engineering / Newbuild & Technical Innovation, Royal Caribbean Cruises

Honorable Guest

Mario Staiano

Senior Project Manager, Carnival Corporation

Honorable Guest

Jari Oinas

Director, Energy and Performance Operations, Carnival Corporation

Honorable Guest

Ross Kanzleiter

Sr Director, Technical Programs, Carnival Corporation

Melbourne Pinks

SVP Commercial Operations, Chembulk Tankers

Honorable Guest

Raimondo Astorini

Director Projects & Technical Development, Norvegian Cruise Line

Honorable Guest

Louis Marino

Technical Manager, Holland America Group

Honorable Guest

Isel Laguado

Senior Buyer, Royal Caribbean Cruises

Honorable Guest

Jorge Gonzalez

Technical Category Manager, Royal Caribbean Cruises

Honorable Guest

Paul R. McClleland

VP Ethics and Compliance Officer, Holland America Group

Honorable Guest

Emily Peralta

1st Officer, Norwegian Cruise Line

Honorable Guest

Michael Pinkham

Vice President Sales & Marketing, Fincantieri

Honorable Guest

Ninoska Trejos

Strategic Planning- Project Analyst, Carnival Cruise Line

Honorable Guest

Tor Holm

Director Technical Projects, Carnival Corporation

Dallas D. Smith

LCDR, USCG, Detachment Chief, Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise

Rick Schiappacasse

Director Forest Products & Special Projects, Jacksonville Port Authority

Chinmay Desai

Senior Analyst, Fuel Budget & Management at Carnival Cruise Line

Honorable Guest

Fabrizio Sotgia

Manager HVAC&Refrigeration, Carnival Cruise Line

Rich Pruitt

VP of Environmental Operations, Carnival Cruise Lines

Honorable Guest

Chris Donald

SVP & ECP CCM, Carnival Corporation

Honorable Guest

Diego Oddone

Marine Engineer, Environmental & Special Projects, Carnival

Donald Brown

VP, Maritime Policy, Cruise Lines International Association

Ginger Garte

Americas Environmental & Sustainability Director, Lloyd's Register

Honorable Guest

Michele Verdoliva

Senior Director, Marine Engineering, Environmental & Special Projects, Carnival

Honorable Guest

Josip Peranic

Principal Manager, Marine Engineering, Carnival

Honorable Guest

Antonio Saccone

Principal Manager, Environmental & Special Projects, Carnival

Honorable Guest

Kimberly Westmoreland

Director, Global Fuel Procurement, Royal Caribbean Cruises

Honorable Guest

Elizabeth Hackley

Manager, Environmental Regulatory and Sustainability, Royal Caribbean Cruises

Honorable Guest

Rachel Kotkowski

Lead, Environmental Regulatory Compliance, Royal Caribbean Cruises

Honorable Guest

Joshua Hecht

Global Lead, New Build Recruiter, Royal Caribbean Cruises

Honorable Guest

Terje Svensen

Senior Superintendent Marine Electrical, Royal Caribbean Cruises

Honorable Guest

Adam Karba

IT Project Manager – Shipboard, Royal Caribbean Cruises

Honorable Guest

Jerzy Bogdziewicz

Technical Manager, Royal Caribbean Cruises


TBC, MSC Cruises

Honorable Guest

Captain Manolis Alevropoulos

Associate Vice President, Celebrity Fleet Captain - Global Marine Operations, Celebrity Cruises

Joe Megeed

Bunker and Vessel Efficiency Manager, Chevron Shipping

Chandler Grenier

Team Leader Fleet Projects and Services, Chevron Shipping

Scott Mahoney

CEO, Taronis Technologies

Mike Guggenheimer

President & CEO, RSC Bio Solutions

John Kalafatides

Senior Director – Business Development, Drew Marine

Michele La Torre

President, Boll Filter Corporation


The shipping industry has started realizing that they are responsible for a large portion of the global climate change problem and have been joining efforts to search for solutions and means to collaborate. GreenTech in Shipping Forum strives to get all important industry stakeholders to Miami to provide a platform for debating and networking. The Forum will present strategies and will showcase latest innovations and cutting-edge technologies, which will move the industry to a greener and more sustainable future. You will hear from shipbuilders, shipowners, solution and service providers, research and government bodies. This unique platform will give you an opportunity to network, learn and discuss maritime industry challenges in a compact and more intimate environment!

Key topics

Environmental regulations and sustainable development

  • What does the future hold for shipping in the USA?
  • IMO’s role and impact on the American shipping industry
  • Technical challenges in complying with regulatory requirements
  • Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems & Emission Reduction

Ports and Green Technologies

  • Ports’ initiatives to reduce their environmental impact
  • Steps to sustainability: the need to improve port waste facilities, clean power alternatives, and efficiency
  • Sustainable practices in developing ports’ terminals
  • Green cooperation projects between ports and other industry stakeholders

Future fuels

  • Clean fuels - positive economic and environmental impact
  • LNG as fuel and its place in the shipping market
  • Biofuels, hydrogen, batteries as possible future fuels
  • Bunkering opportunities within the region and technical aspects
  • The impact of regulations on bunkering
  • Fuel consumption and optimization

Engineering Solutions for Sustainability and Better Efficiency

  • Propulsion Technologies
  • Green Ship Design
  • Ballast Water treatment - best practices and solutions
  • Repair, Retrofit and Ship Modifications
  • HVAC - electronic control, increasing SEER rating
  • Hull cleaning / coatings / antifouling - best solutions in the market

Smart Shipping

  • Digitalisation and automatisation of ships
  • Cutting-edge IT technologies contributing to maritime safety and communication
  • Autonomous vessels - future of shipping? Latest developments
  • Latest connectivity solutions
  • Route optimisation solutions


Being an exhibitor at Greentech in Shipping USA Forum gives significant visibility and provides many opportunities to speak directly with your potential clients! The exhibition stand is prepared and installed by ALJ team.
We will take care of everything so you can take care of your potential clients!

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  • Invitation to the Cocktail reception party
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  • Scanned business cards
  • Presentations
  • Invitations to the Cocktail reception party
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  • 2 delegate passes
  • Scanned business cards
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Organizes high-level events of different formats (business meetings, forums, conferences, exhibitions) for LNG and Maritime experts and industry leaders. Our values are based on knowledge, innovation and communication and our events embed these three essential parts that lead to progress. Two closely related LNG and Maritime sectors constantly undergo challenges and changes and only through a dialogue and partnerships can the industries thrive and become even more sustainable and progressive. Our company is devoted to encouraging the sharing of knowledge and good practice between experts from different areas: researchers, government representatives and business leaders. It is important to hear the opinions and get the input from all industry players as well as to follow the latest technical innovations and solutions in order not to stay behind. Because of their friendly and intimate atmosphere, our events provide best networking opportunities, it is easier to meet and approach important contacts and move your company’s growth forward.


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