US Branches Biennial Conference 2024: Adapting to Emerging Technologies

16 Oct 2024 08:00AM - 17 Oct 2024 10:00PM Texas A&M University (TX Maritime Academy), Galveston, TX, USA Conference U.S. Gulf (Houston)

The US Branches (Gulf - Houston, West Coast and NE Coast) are hosting a joint conference on the theme of 'Adapting to emerging technologies' on 17 and 18 October in Galveston, Texas.

The two-day event will bring together speakers, sponsors and delegates to seek to provide an objective, safe and free exchange of diverse perspectives on the future of the US Merchant Marine - and its position in the wider future maritime industry.

Attendees will:

  • Learn how US legislative history has affected and resulted in today’s US Merchant Marine
  • Hear from adherents and detractors of The Jones Act: Why and how does this debate matter?
  • Adopt new strategic reconnaissance by forging new alliances and understandings
  • Engage with (afloat and ashore) maritime professionals at various career stages.

Who should attend:

  • Maritime industry leaders from all sectors
  • Armed forces representatives
  • Governmental authorities, regulators and elected representatives
  • Mariner representatives and associations
  • Maritime academicians and educators
  • Shipbuilding, repairs and service sectors
  • Maritime financial sectors, insurers, lawyers
  • Maritime entrepreneurs and other professionals
  • Students and cadets.

For full and further details, and to register, please refer to the conference website here.

Please direct any other questions to the organising committee at [email protected].

We hope to see you there!