KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Speaker Details

POSITION

Author

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

independent

TOPIC

Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World’s Smartest Minds

SESSION

2

David Rowan

David Rowan, founding Editor-in-chief of WIRED’s UK edition (2008-17), is the author of Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World’s Smartest Minds (Transworld, 2019), a global quest for bold corporate innovation in the face of technology-led disruption. He’s taken 130 flights in the past year to investigate the companies and entrepreneurs changing our world, and has spent time with the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Didi, Spotify, Xiaomi, Nest, Twitter and countless other ambitious startups from Tel Aviv to Shenzhen.

His keynote talks have included events for banks, governments and Fortune 100 companies, and stage interviews have ranged from will.i.am to James Murdoch and David Cameron. David has been a technology columnist for The Times, GQ, Condé Nast Traveller and The Sunday Times. He’s an early-stage investor in more than 50 tech companies and founder of Voyagers.io, a non-profit taking amazing people for weekend adventures designed to build close community. And he is still searching for the future.

At the Interferry conference, David will share the approaches that could help the ferry industry build new revenue streams, attract talent, and safeguard the industry’s commercial future.

Speaker Details

POSITION

Secretary General

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

International Chamber of Shipping

TOPIC

The Future of Ferries in Shipping

SESSION

3

Guy Platten

Guy Platten is a qualified master mariner with a long background in the marine industry both at sea and ashore.

He was appointed Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) in August 2018. The ICS membership comprises national shipowners’ associations in Asia, Europe and the Americas whose member shipping companies operate over 80% of the world’s merchant tonnage. The ICS represents and promotes the views and interests of its member at a variety of fora including the International Maritime Organisation, International labour Organisation and many others.

Before moving to the ICS Guy was Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Chamber of Shipping where he led the team to a number of successes including an increase in membership, elimination of annual deficits, raising the profile of the industry to a variety of stakeholders including media and a number of significant policy achievements.

Prior to this, he was Chief Executive of Caledonian Maritime Assets (CMAL) Ltd. establishing CMAL and building it into a respected company delivering vital transport infrastructure to the West Coast of Scotland. He oversaw construction and delivery of two innovative hybrid ferries as part of a fleet renewal programme along with a number of significant harbour developments.

Before CMAL, Guy was Director of Marine Operations for the Northern Lighthouse Board and was responsible for the NLB fleet, Oban port facility, 24-hour monitor centre and providing navigational advice regarding the provision of Aids to Navigation around the coast of Scotland and the Isle of Man. He served on the Aids to Navigation Management Committee of IALA.

His career at sea began in 1982 with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service. He joined the RNLI in 1993 as an Inspector of Lifeboats, latterly as Inspector for Scotland training and overseeing lifeboat crews around the coast and following this he served with the MOD as a Salvage Officer and led or contributed to a number of projects including the removal of oil from a sunken World War 2 battleship, recovery of ditched aircraft and the refloating of a grounded warship.

SPEAKERS and MODERATORS

Speaker Details

POSITION
COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Baird Maritime

TOPIC

Domestic Ferry Safety

SESSION

6

Neil Baird

Neil Baird worked in commercial fishing in Western Australia, Queensland and Tasmania then security analysis, financial journalism and public relations. In 1978, with his wife and business partner Rose, he launched the maritime publishing business Baird Publications.

Simultaneously with creating, raising and educating three sons, the business was expanded globally to encompass as many as six monthly magazines, numerous books and regular trade exhibitions and conferences held in eight countries. Neil served as an office bearer in a number of maritime industry associations and marine environmental organisations. He is currently chairman of the World Ocean Council.

Neil is currently a member of the FERRYSAFE team and also serves on Interferry’s Domestic Safety Committee. 

Neil semi-retired in 2013 and commenced doctoral study in 2015.

Speaker Details

POSITION

CEO

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

P&O Ferries

TOPIC

CEO Innovations Panel

SESSION

19

Janette Bell

Janette was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of P&O Ferries in January 2018. She joined the business in 2012 as Commercial Director and became Managing Director five years later.

Janette is an extremely experienced Board Director, having had broad exposure to a range of industries and high profile brands.

Janette was Sales & Marketing Director for Hammerson plc, the British property development and investment company, and has also worked in senior strategy and marketing positions at Centrica, where she became Director of Sales & Growth for British Gas Retail. Janette gained a breadth of understanding of European manufacturing and logistics during her time as a consultant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers and began her career as a graduate trainee at Tesco, working in their grocery division.

Speaker Details

POSITION

CEO

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Catalina Express, USA

TOPIC

CEO Innovations Panel

SESSION

19

Greg Bombard

Bio to come.

Speaker Details

POSITION
COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Inmarsat Maritime

TOPIC

The World Above Us

SESSION

10

Peter Broadhurst

Peter Broadhurst is Senior Vice President of Safety and Security at Inmarsat Maritime, responsible for the development of the company’s safety and security services. Peter will define the strategy, development and evolution of Inmarsat’s satellite communication services for maritime safety, navigation, safety of life at sea and data security.

Peter started his career at Inmarsat in 2014 as Vice President of Service Delivery for the Maritime business unit, where he was responsible for leading the development of products and services from conception and implementation, through to launch and life cycle management. Peter was instrumental in the launch of Inmarsat’s high-speed broadband service Fleet Xpress launched in March 2016.

With over 25 years’ experience in the maritime industry, Peter began his career at sea as a Radio Officer, before running his own business and working for a maritime distributor. Peter then spent 15 years with Sea Tel Inc., / Cobham SATCOM as Vice President of Sales and Marketing where he was responsible for overseeing and managing global sales, support, marketing, training and product management.

Peter has a HND Electronics, Marine Radio General Certificate, Radar and Marine Navigation Aids accreditation from Wray Castle Merchant Navy School, and holds an Open University, BSc (Hons) First Class degree on Radio Frequency Systems.

Speaker Details

POSITION

Product Advisor

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Kongsberg Maritime AS

TOPIC

The Future of Autonomous Ferries

SESSION

11

Jaquelyn Burton

Jaquelyn Burton is a Product Advisor for Vessel Automation at Kongsberg Maritime AS where she works to support and expand existing products as well as develop new products based in automation and autonomous vessel functions in shipping and aquaculture.

She is licensed as a Master Mariner of Unlimited Tonnage with endorsements as Person in Charge of Liquified Gas and Dangerous Liquid transfers, a Qualified Member of the Engineering Department onboard ships and is an approved maritime instructor.

In 2019 she was named one of the 10 Women to Watch in the Maritime Industry at Nor-Shipping by YoungShip. She was also presented with a 2019 Wave Maker Award at the Women Offshore Unite Conference.

Speaker Details

POSITION

Managing Director

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Incat Marketing Pty Ltd

TOPIC

Shipbuilding Innovation

SESSION

5

Kim Clifford

Kim Clifford was formally appointed as a Director at Incat in May, 1996, although as the daughter of Incat’s founder and Chairman Robert Clifford it is fair to say that Kim’s involvement with Incat began some twenty years earlier. The previous five years she worked with BHP International Chartering in Melbourne. Incat Marketing Pty Ltd under Kim’s direction deals with the marketing and promotion of the Incat product, organisation and personnel, including all initial enquiries for vessel purchases and charters. The group is responsible for all corporate public affairs and media liaison. The aim is to build and foster long term relationships with its customer.

A good understanding of the high speed code in regards to interior design and usage of products in high speed craft has also enabled Kim to become heavily involved in the interior design aspect of the business. Kim has worked with customers as far reaching as Japan, South America and Europe in the selection of interior fit-out and design elements to suit to the customer’s specifications.

Kim served as a Director on the National Board of Save the Children Australia from 2013 for four years, and as Chairperson for the Human Resource Committee for Save the Children during that period. In September 2017 she was appointed as the Honorary Consul General for Japan in Tasmania. In March 2019 she was appointed as an inaugural Board Member to the Brand Tasmania Board. Kim is President of the Tasmanian Fast Ferry Museum Inc., which was established in 2012 to showcase the rich history of the innovative high speed ferry industry, pioneered in Tasmania.

Speaker Details

POSITION

President and CEO

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

BC Ferries

TOPIC

CEO Innovation Panel Day 1

SESSION

8

Mark Collins

Mark Collins is a long time marine executive, having held leadership positions with
BC Ferries for 11 years before becoming President & CEO. He was BC Ferries’ Vice President, Engineering from 2004-2012 and Vice President, Strategic Planning & Community Engagement from 2014-2017.

His 36 years of marine experience also includes being President of Rolls Royce Marine Brazil and Rolls Royce Marine Italy, as well as several years in marine engineering on oil tankers, bulk carriers and container vessels.

He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Transport and Logistics from the University of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Arts in Marine Geography from Saint Mary’s University and a Diploma of Mechanical (Marine) Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Born on the ferry dependent island of Newfoundland, Mark understands the importance of a reliable ferry service to people’s lives, and to the social and economic health of B.C.’s coastal communities.

Mark’s vision is BC Ferries as a future-oriented enterprise that is trusted and valued by communities and customers.

Under Mark’s leadership, BC Ferries is moving to connect communities and customers to the people and places that are important in their lives.

Speaker Details

POSITION

CEO

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Thames Clippers

TOPIC

Domestic Ferry Safety

SESSION

1, 20

Sean Collins

Sean Collins co-founded Thames Clippers in 1999. Having spent his early career working on the Thames as a captain, he saw the opportunity to build a professionally run high-speed passenger ferry service. Sean has built up Thames Clippers from a single catamaran to a fleet of 13 vessels with a total capacity of 2,127 passengers. Annual traffic is in excess of 3.3 million passengers. Sean was apprenticed to the Company of Watermen and Lightermen in 1984 by his father as a third generation Waterman. Sean was also appointed Waterman to Her Majesty the Queen in February 2008.

Speaker Details

POSITION

CEO

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Interferry

TOPIC

Moderator, AGM

SESSION

1, 13, 20

Mike Corrigan

Mike Corrigan is CEO of Interferry, the trade association that represents the worldwide ferry industry. Mike’s focus leading Interferry is to ensure that it continues to be the voice of the worldwide ferry industry in matters of safety and operational best practices, is the industry’s voice with regulatory agencies such as IMO, and that the trade association’s value continues to grow for existing and new members. Mike brings to his position of CEO of Interferry extensive executive experience in the ferry industry, most recently as the CEO of BC Ferries, one of the world’s largest ferry operators. During Mike’s tenure with BC Ferries, the company became recognized as a world leader in safety and operational excellence, set record earnings levels, invested $2 Billion in ships and terminals, and established itself as an employee-centric company earning top employer recognition.

Speaker Details

POSITION

Founder

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Seaversity and PCI Tech

TOPIC

Training Seafarers for Tomorrow

SESSION

18

Ephrem dela Cerna Jr

Ephrem dela Cerna Jr is the founder of Seaversity and PCI Tech, an innovations company driven to develop the Education 4.0 of the Philippines. He has been sailing for 13 years, from cadet to chief marine engineer, on ocean going vessels under the scholarship program of the Norwegian Shipowners Association to develop maritime professionals in the Philippines. After his maritime career he has re-centered his focus on combining Technology and Teaching.

Before devoting on building Seaversity – a tech and teach system – he has been engaged in teaching at maritime universities in the Philippines. As a Certified Kongsberg Instructor and Instructor, he has been conducting trainings in the operations and programming of objective type automated assessments system using Kongsberg Neptune Platforms all over Asia.

He is currently working as a technology partner of Archipelago Philippine Ferries (FastCat), Philippines Merchant Marine Academy and Maritime Academy of the Asia and Pacific, and well assisting the Department of Science and Technology in developing Virtual and Augmented Realities, gamified E-learning Platforms and Blockchain Certification Systems. He envisions that the technology combined with education shall produce world class seafarers.

Speaker Details

POSITION

CEO

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

TT-Line/Spirit of Tasmania

TOPIC

Invitation to Hobart

SESSION

20

Bernard Dwyer

Mr. Bernard Dwyer has been the Chief Executive Officer TT-Line Company Pty. Ltd. since November 3, 2014. Mr. Dwyer serves as a Director of the Tourism Industry Council Tasmania, a member of the Brand Tasmanian Board and a member of the Tasmanian State Government’s Access Working Group.

Mr. Dwyer has significant experience in the Tasmanian tourism sector, working prior to TT-Line for 14 years in various senior management positions with the Federal Group, including nearly nine years as its Director of Tourism. During his tenure at Federal Group, Mr. Dwyer oversaw the development of the Saffire property on the east coast and assisted in developing the Federal Group’s tourism portfolio under the nationally awarded Pure Tasmania brand.

Prior to joining the Federal Group in 2000, Mr. Dwyer worked as a management consultant for KPMG Tasmania and Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Sydney and in various senior management roles with the former Trust Bank and SBT Bank – Tasmania.

Speaker Details

POSITION
COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Rauma Marine Constructions

TOPIC

Shipbuilding Innovation

SESSION

5

Håkan Enlund

Håkan Enlund holds a Master of Science degree in Applied Mechanics from the University of Oulu, Finland. His career started 1981 with the performance super yacht builder Baltic Yachts. Within the Hollming Group he was the key person in establishing the new Materials Technology Division, where he took on the management responsibility for the fairing hulls of the MIR I and II deep-sea submersible research vessels project.

Håkan has in his 38-year carrier in the Ferry and Shipbuilding Industry carried management responsibilities for car and passenger ferries as well as special vessels, front-end technology development and sales. He has dedicated a great deal of his professional time to link the Academia with the Shipbuilding and the Ferry Industry in particular.

He is one of the key executive persons in Rauma Marine Constructions Oy since the new shipbuilding company´s beginning in 2014. Håkan holds several positions of trust in the industry. He has served 12 years on the Interferry Board of Directors and is the chairman of the DNVGL´s Ferry Committee since 2003.

During the Polar Supply and Research Vessel SA Agulhas II´s 2012/2013 scientific and take-over voyage to Antarctica Håkan participated as the Chief Scientist on-board for the Full Scale Ice Trial Programme.

Speaker Details

POSITION
COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Norled Ferries

TOPIC

Transforming Ferry Companies

SESSION

4

Kjell Ove Hatlem

Kjell Ove Hatlem has worked for Norled since April 2016, responsible for Business development outside of Norled’s home market Norway. He holds a Master Sc. degree in Business Administration from Norwegian School of Economics & Business administration. Hatlem has more than 30 years of broad international experience from positions within Oil & Gas, Aquaculture, Mechanical industry and Maritime Sector.

Speaker Details

POSITION

President, Marine Business and Executive Vice President

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Wärtsilä

TOPIC

The Drive Toward Zero-emission Ferries

SESSION

7

Roger Holm

Roger Holm was born in 1972 and holds a Master of Science degree in Economics from Hanken School of Economics, Finland. He joined Wärtsilä in 1997 and he has held various managerial positions in Wärtsilä. In 2001, he was appointed Corporate Controller for Wärtsilä Corporation before taking over as the Programme Director for the company’s ERP programme in 2002. Roger was appointed Chief Information Officer in 2006, and in 2008 he became Vice President, Business Development in the company’s Services business. In 2010, still in Services, he was appointed Vice President Solutions Management. From 2011 until 2013 he held the position of Vice President, Seals & Bearings, and from 2013 to 2015, Senior Vice President, Engines. Roger has held his current position as President, Marine Business and Executive Vice President, Wärtsilä Corporation since November 2015. He is also a member of Board of Directors of the Hanken School of Economics.

Speaker Details

POSITION
COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Cavotec

TOPIC

Innovative Terminal Connections

SESSION

15

Mike Howie

Mike Howie was appointed Area Product Manager for the MoorMaster™ automated mooring products at Cavotec in 2019. Prior to that he had held the position of group Product Manager, Technology Manager and Engineering manager at Cavotec MoorMaster.

Mr Howie began work with the automated mooring products in 2003 as a design and development role spending most of his time in ports developing early prototypes of the product. This included development of concepts for ship to ship and military systems. This role evolved to encompass product development, front line sales and market entry strategy development.

Prior to Cavotec Mr Howie worked extensively in the wood processing industry focusing mostly on the automation of previously manual and dangerous tasks.

Mr Howie has completed an executive MBA and holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Speaker Details

POSITION

Global Head of Risk Management

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Lloyd’s Register

TOPIC

The Drive Toward Zero-emission Ferries

SESSION

7

Vince Jenkins

Vince Jenkins is the Global Head of Risk Management within Lloyd’s Register, Marine & Offshore. He describes himself as a pragmatic problem solver.  His earlier years were spent as a seagoing engineer with Cunard, before graduating in Mechanical Engineering.  He spent 11 years in the UK Atomic Energy Authority, the majority of this time was spent in a quasi-regulatory role to the UK MoD on submarine nuclear power plant. He subsequently spent 10 + years at DNV. Vince joined Lloyd’s Register in January 2008.

Speaker Details

POSITION

Founder and Director

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Sea Machines

TOPIC

The Future of Autonomous Ferries

SESSION

11

Michael Gordon Johnson

Michael Gordon Johnson is a man captivated and driven by industry and the oceanic domain.

A marine engineer, Merchant Marine officer, 3x entrepreneur and leader, he holds a primary goal of building progressive and sustainable innovation for modern society.

Michael is the founder and CEO of Sea Machines, a Boston-based tech company that is a leading provider of autonomous control & intelligent perception systems for marine vessels. The company brings new opportunities to the established domains of marine commerce, marine science, and marine recreation. In 2018, the company launched the SM300, an autonomous control system for fleet-supporting workboats & utility craft. To make this possible, Michael has raised over $12 million in venture capital from leading funds and corporations such as Toyota and Brunswick.

Michael holds a marine engineering degree from Texas A&M University and has led many major offshore oil & gas and marine transportation and vessel salvage projects around the globe. Prior to starting Sea Machines, he was a Vice President at Crowley Maritime and their affiliate company, Titan Salvage.

Speaker Details

POSITION

Founder

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Shipshape Consulting

TOPIC

Moderator

SESSION

Day 2 morning sessions

Simon Johnson

Simon is a senior executive with extensive international experience acquired primarily in the Travel & Tourism and Shipping sectors in public and private ownership. He left his role as Passenger Services Director at P&O Ferries in 2013 and established Shipshape Consulting, a boutique executive consultancy network focusing on customer facing businesses with a specialism in travel, tourism, retailing and passenger shipping operating across Europe and elsewhere.

He is a subject matter expert in brand development, customer management, omni-channel marketing, onboard retailing and the development of yield & pricing architecture.

He has a successful track record in leading and managing change through people in highly competitive markets where the battle for customer attention impacts on every aspect of the business and has extensive experience in business transformation. He is well versed in representing business externally with Government and other sector institutions.

Simon has served as Chairman of the UK Passenger Shipping Association, Director of the Institute of Travel & Tourism, Membership & Marketing Director of London Chamber of Commerce and General Manager of Stena Line Holidays.

Speaker Details

POSITION
COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Ballard

TOPIC

HySeas III

SESSION

7

Kristina Fløche Juelsgaard

Kristina holds a Master’s Degree in Energy Engineering and loves working with Innovation and Development. She has +20 years of experience with renewable energy technologies, Integrating renewable energy sources, energy storage and smart energy solutions. Her focus is to bridge the gap between technology and business to solve societal challenges. Kristina is heading the Business Development activities of Ballard Europe with a special focus on zero emission fuel cell solutions for heavy duty motive and marine applications. She is active on the Board of Hydrogen Denmark and participates actively in the working groups of Hydrogen Europe to bring fuel cells and hydrogen technologies to market. Her personal goal is to create positive changes towards a sustainable future.

Speaker Details

POSITION

CEO

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Condor Ferries

TOPIC

CEO Innovation Panel

SESSION

19

Paul Luxon

Paul Luxon is a Guernsey resident having spent a dozen years working in the UK. He joined regional Channel Island lifeline ferry operator Condor Ferries as CEO in May 2016. He has extensive business experience in senior roles within the B2B and B2C sectors, and was managing director of the largest Channel Island FMCG manufacturing and distribution business. Paul is a board member of several Channel Island tourism businesses, a member of the UK Chamber of Shipping Supervisory Board, and has played active roles over many years within boards and committees of several Channel Island industry bodies including the Institute of Directors, Chamber of Commerce and the Jersey Hospitality Association.

Speaker Details

POSITION

CEO

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Northumberland/Bay Ferries, CANADA

TOPIC

CEO Innovation Panel

SESSION

19

Mark MacDonald

Mark MacDonald, QC is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic Ferries Holdings Limited and subsidiary operating companies including Bay Ferries Limited and Northumberland Ferries Limited. This group of companies operates conventional and high-speed vehicle and passenger ferry services in Eastern Canada (including Canada to USA) and has undertaken various specific management and technical assignments elsewhere in the world.

Mark is a lawyer by profession having previously been a partner of Atlantic Canada law firm Stewart McKelvey until 2003 with professional practice concentrated in the shipping and transportation, energy, construction, and natural resources industries. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1999.

In addition to serving as Director of Interferry, Mark is a Member of the Board of Directors and/or Advisory Boards of several leading private companies in Atlantic Canada. He served as Chair of the Halifax Port Authority (2007-2012) and was previously a Director of the Authority. He has also served as a member of Canada’s Marine Transportation Advisory Council, a group of Canadian marine industry leaders that serves as liaison between the Canadian marine industry and the Government of Canada.

Speaker Details

POSITION
COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

David MacBrayne Ltd.

TOPIC

CEO Innovation Panel

SESSION

8

Duncan Mackison

Duncan Mackison is CEO for David MacBrayne Limited. Duncan is a Board level professional with particular expertise in the delivery of high value, complex service contracts to government and public sector clients. He is an Executive Director for the David MacBrayne Group, Calmac Ferries Limited and Solent Gateway Limited. He is also the Vice-President (Royal Marines) for the Reserve Forces & Cadets Association Lowland Board and Chairman of the Board of Governors for The Glasgow Academy. He was previously Chairman of Alba Trees Plc and a Trustee of the Crawick Multiverse Trust.

Duncan’s recent experience in Scotland has been in property management for Buccleuch Group and GFG Alliance; often with a significant community and government interface. Prior to that, Duncan enjoyed a variety of roles for Serco until 2014. Most notably as the Managing Director of Serco Defence (£370m turnover with 3,000 staff), the largest MoD supplier in terms of manpower, supplying maritime, aviation and property support services. Duncan started his career as a Royal Marine Officer serving for 9 years from 1985 to 1994 seeing operational service in Northern Ireland and Iraq.

Speaker Details

POSITION

Chief Content Officer

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

PressReader

TOPIC

Tech Innovations in Customer Service

SESSION

9

Nikolay Malyarov

Nothing gets past Nikolay, and in his position at PressReader, that’s a good thing. His attention to detail and knowledge of the tech, travel, and publishing industries have helped turn PressReader into a profitable global business.

Since 2003, Nikolay has led the expansion of the world’s largest all-you-can-read global digital content platform, providing mobile access to over 7,000 newspapers and magazines to consumers and travel brands looking for new ways to build meaningful relationships with real people.

His strategic vision and insightful commentary makes him a popular speaker at industry events where he shares how consumer-focused businesses can capitalize on innovative opportunities that others don’t see.

Nikolay also serves on the Management Board of FIPP, the network for global media.

Speaker Details

POSITION

Vice President Business Development and Innovation

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

BC Ferries / Interferry

TOPIC

Domestic Ferry Safety

SESSION

6

Jamie Marshall

Captain Jamie Marshall is responsible for identifying and developing strategic business opportunities for BC Ferries to grow and diversify our revenue. In this role, he seeks new and innovative ways for BC Ferries to use its expertise to strengthen our service to our customers and our position in the industry. Prior to joining BC Ferries in 1990, Jamie served nine years as an Officer with the Royal Canadian Navy. He served as Chief Officer and Master on various routes and vessels in the BC Ferries fleet before proceeding ashore as Operational Safety Superintendent; Marine Superintendent of the South Coast region; Vice President, Safety, Security & Environment and Vice President, Fleet Operations. Jamie holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters Certificate of Competency. Jamie serves on several Boards including as Chair of the Canadian Ferry Association; Canadian Coast Guard’s Pacific Marine Advisory Board; and the Chamber of Shipping’s Western Marine Community Coalition.

Speaker Details

POSITION

CEO

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Stena Line

TOPIC

CEO Innovation Panel

SESSION

8

Niclas Mårtensson

Niclas Mårtensson has held the position as CEO of the Stena Line group since 2016. He has over 13 years’ experience of working in different senior positions within Stena Line, including responsibility for commercial and operational activities in both Germany, Poland and Sweden. 2013 he became the Chief Operation Officer and later heading the position as Deputy CEO. As the CEO, the focus is on customers- and employees experiences, digitalization and sustainability. The company is preparing itself for 5 new deliveries of the next generation RoPax ships with the first delivery already 2019. Before Stena Line Niclas worked in different industries and companies within hospitality, transportation and manufacturing, both in Europe, Middle East and in Asia. Niclas Mårtensson is in the boards of several Stena companies and also in the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce and The UK Chamber of Shipping.

Speaker Details

POSITION

Engineering Manager and head of Commercial Sales

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

ZF Marine

TOPIC

The Future of Autonomous Ferries

SESSION

11

Drew Orvieto

Drew Orvieto is currently the Engineering Manager and head of Commercial Sales for ZF’s Marine and Special Driveline division in North America. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in Product Architecture & Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Prior to ZF, he worked with a variety of boat and shipbuilders including Feadship, General Dynamics NASSCO, and Sea Ray. He is extremely passionate about design and innovation, particularly in the marine industry. He is based in South Florida with his wife and son.

Speaker Details

POSITION

Naval Architect

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Leadship / Interferry

TOPIC

HySeas III

SESSION

7

Edwin Pang

Edwin is a naval architect with around 20 years experience in consulting, specialising in general ship design, stability and environmental issues, but also carrying out surveys onboard and working in shipyards. He has been involved at the IMO since 2001 as part of the UK delegation and latterly the Danish delegation and currently chairs the IMO Committee of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. He has also been involved in EU research projects on alternative design for fire safety and damage stability. He has worked on regulatory matters with INTERFERRY, INTERTANKO, ICS covering topics such as EEDI, minimum powering of ships and damage stability.

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POSITION
COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Attica Group

TOPIC

CEO Innovations Panel

SESSION

19

Spiros Paschalis

Spiros Paschalis is the CEO and an Executive member of the Board of Directors of Attica Group, a leading maritime group based in Greece that operates 32 vessels in the Greek domestic market and on the Greece-Italy routes through the brands of SUPERFAST FERRIES, BLUE STAR FERRIES and HELLENIC SEAWAYS. He is also the General Manager of AFRICA MOROCCO LINK (AML) operating since June 2016 connecting Morocco and Spain

He is the Vice President of the Greek Passenger Shipping Association (SEEN) participating as an elected member of the board of directors since 2009. In February 2014, he was elected as a member of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping representing the Passenger Shipping sector.

Being part of the passenger shipping industry as from 1996, he has 23 years of experience in this sector holding previously the position of Authorized Director and CEO of the well-recognized brands BLUE STAR FERRIES and SUPERFAST FERRIES respectively.

He has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the American College of Greece and he further extended his financial educational background in London where he graduated from Cass Business School (City University) holding an MBA degree in Finance.

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POSITION

Executive Vice President and Treasurer

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Archipelago Philippine Ferries

TOPIC

Training Seafarers for Tomorrow

SESSION

18

Mary Ann Pastrana

Mary Ann Ibuna Pastrana is the Executive Vice President and Treasurer of Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corporation, Owner and Operator of the Fastcat Fleet and CAPP Industries Inc., a bulk material trader. She is also the President of Archipelago Philippine Seafarers Training Institute, a maritime training center to educate, train and upgrade the skills of seafarers, Scorpio Manning and Transport Services, an overseas manning agency, By The Sea Hotels, a chain of budget rooms/dormtel and I Want Clean Inc., a cleaning company.

Ms. Pastrana has a post-graduate diploma in Executive Maritime Management from the World Maritime University, an active member of Women In Maritime Philippines, Interferry and Entrepreneurs Organization. She serves her parish as lector and commentator. An avid traveller, public speaker, wife to Chet Pastrana and a mother to four adult children.

Speaker Details

POSITION

CEO

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Aerial & Maritime Ltd.

TOPIC

The World Above Us

SESSION

10

Karsten Pederson

Having an engineering background, Karsten has worked internationally within both the maritime industry, the defence segment and other high-tech industries. Experience also builds from positions as head of sections, manager, CEO, and board-positions in more companies. From late 2016, he joined Aerial & Maritime Ltd. in the CEO position, to develop the then start-up into a recognized space-based data service provider, having a global market reach.

Speaker Details

POSITION

Product Manager

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Carus

TOPIC

Tech Innovations in Customer Service

SESSION

9

Jacob Pettersson

Jacob is an experienced IT product manager and has worked across multiple IT disciplines in both large and small technology companies as a project- and product manager as well as a consultant.

Jacob brought his long ferry industry experience with him when he joined Carus as a Product Manager. He is dedicated to creating IT solutions that deliver great customer service and operational excellence and has worked on many port automation projects across the globe.

In addition to the Jacob has an extensive experience and knowledge about phone Apps and the Web.

Speaker Details

POSITION

Chairperson

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Chao Phraya Express Boat

TOPIC

CEO Innovation Panel

SESSION

8

Supapan Pichaironarongsongkram

Mrs. Supapan Pichaironarongsongkram is the Chairperson of Chao Phraya Express Boat Co., Ltd., Chao Phraya Tourist Boat Co., Ltd., and Supatra Group of companies.  Among her many awards her most recent was the “ASEAN Outstanding Women Entrepreneurs” in 2015.

Speaker Details

POSITION

Business Development Manager

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Current Scientific Corporation

TOPIC

Innovations in Thermal Imaging

SESSION

16

Sylvie Quaeyhaegens

Sylvie Quaeyhaegens is a dynamic sales and marketing expert with strong international experience in Canada and EMEA, who focuses on customer engagement for long lead repeat sales and customer satisfaction. She is multilingual, develops new markets, closes profitable sales, grows sales by 25% year over year and accompanies customers throughout the full life of the product. Sylvie applies strong product knowledge to engage customers in meaningful product dialogue. She is client driven, results focused, with track record of success launching new products and driving sales of existing products in current and new markets / territories.

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Head, Special Projects
Maritime Safety Division

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

International Maritime Organization

TOPIC

Domestic Ferry Safety

SESSION

6

Irfan Rahim

Irfan Rahim is the Head of Special Projects in the Maritime Safety Division of International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialised agency of the United Nations dealing with safe, secure and efficient shipping on cleaner oceans, where he has served for over 21 years. He has also been the Chief of transport infrastructure development at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. He is a Master Mariner; holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Transport Technology, a Master of Laws in International Business Law, and another Master of Laws in International Justice. In the context of domestic ferry safety and IMO, effective 2019 he is leading and directing matters pertaining to the improvement of domestic ferry safety and the development of Model Regulations on Domestic Ferry Safety.

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Dir. of Regulatory Affairs

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Interferry

TOPIC

Domestic Ferry Safety, Driving Results in Regulation

SESSION

6, 14

Johan Roos

Johan Roos is the Executive Director of EU and IMO Affairs for Interferry based in Brussels. Previously he was Director of Sustainability with Stena Rederi AB. He holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. In the year 2000, Johan left DNV to join Stena Line, the ferry operator, to develop environmental management systems internally. From 2006-2011 he was in charge of sustainability issues for all of Stena’s shipping activities. Johan works in close relation with the European Community Shipowners Association and the International Chamber of Shipping and represents Interferry at the International Maritime Organization.

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Founder and CEO

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Carus

TOPIC

Tech Innovations in Customer Service

SESSION

9

Anders Rundberg

Anders Rundberg is the founder and CEO of Carus, the world leading commercial IT solution provider to the maritime industry.

As CEO, Anders has led Carus through their acquisition by Anite Travel Systems and the subsequent Management Buy Out which returned ownership predominantly to the original management and staff and, more recently, the merger with Winpos to form the Carus Winpos Group.

It has been Anders vision that has guided the evolution of the company’s core Reservations, Departure Control and Administration solution to todays integrated Passenger Experience Platform.

A Master in Business Economics having graduated from the Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland, Anders is an active Rotarian and devotes as much of his spare time to being on the water as possible, either onboard his own boat or assisting with the training of young sailors.

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POSITION
COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Washington State Ferries / Interferry

TOPIC

Transforming Ferry Companies

SESSION

4

Amy Scarton

Amy Scarton is the CEO of Washington State Ferries, the largest ferry system in the United States. She has executive oversight of 22 ferries, 20 terminals, a small shipyard, 1,900 staff and crew, and numerous large-scale construction projects. Amy has been an Assistant Secretary for the Washington State Department of Transportation for the past five years. Before her appointment to WSF, she was the Assistant Secretary for Community and Economic Development. In that role, she oversaw six WSDOT divisions, including Public Transportation, Rail, Freight & Ports, Aviation, Active Transportation, Local Programs, and Multimodal Planning. Amy has both a law degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University.

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POSITION
COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Samsø-Linien / Interferry

TOPIC

Opening Ceremonies, AGM, Closing Ceremonies

SESSION

1, 13, 20

John Steen-Mikkelsen

John Steen-Mikkelsen is currently Chairman of Samsø-Linien (Denmark), CEO of Bornholmstrafikken Holding (Denmark), and a board member of Stena RoRo (Sweden). He served as CEO of Danske Færger from 2010 through 2018. Danske Færger operates six domestic ferry routes in Denmark plus two international routes to Sweden and Germany. From 1996 to 2010 John was with Scandlines, first as Line Manager and then as Managing Director for Germany and Denmark. Earlier he served as Managing Director for Europa-Linien and Lion Ferry. John has been a Board member of Interferry since 2008.

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Policy Advisor / Head of the Executive Office

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

EMSA – European Maritime Safety Agency

TOPIC

EMSA – The EU Maritime Picture

SESSION

17

Andrea Tassoni

Mr. Tassoni started his maritime career at the Genoa University where he obtained a degree in Maritime Economy in 1999. Shortly after he served for a year in the Italian Navy. From 2001 to 2003 he worked as Policy Advisor for an Italian Member of the European Parliament both in Brussels and Strasbourg. In 2004 he joined the recently created European Maritime Safety Agency as Project Officer for Cooperation with Member States. In this position he was the main responsible for developing and delivery training activities in the area of Flag, Port and Coastal states responsibilities both at EU and International level. In 2010 he joined the Cabinet of the EMSA Executive Director as Head of Communication. In 2012 he became Policy Advisor / Head of the Executive Office with responsibilities for communication, policy development, institutional and external relations, budget, planning and monitoring.

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Technology Development Manager

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Austal

TOPIC

Shipbuilding Innovation

SESSION

5

Max van Someren

Max van Someren leads the team developing MARINELINK-Smart, Austal’s revolutionary digital system for improving high speed ferry efficiency and comfort. Max is a naval architect by background who has spent his career working on the application of new technologies to the maritime industry. His diverse range of experiences have included: development of novel designs for commercial and naval vessels; advising shipbuilders internationally on the development of ship design and construction technology; developing future underwater warfare concepts for the UK ministry of defence and (most recently) leading the establishment of Austal’s digital technology initiative.

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Senior Vice President

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Marsh JLT Specialty

TOPIC

Ship Insurance • The New Paradigm

SESSION

12

Michael Walls

Michael Walls is a Senior Vice President at Marsh JLT Specialty and the Marine Practice Leader for Asia. Originally from the UK and after 9 years in the Marsh London office, Michael is now based in Singapore advising clients in the maritime sector on risk and insurance.

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POSITION

Partner

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

HFW

TOPIC

The Future of Autonomous Ferries

SESSION

11

Tom Walters

Tom has a technical background having trained and worked for a successful naval architecture practice on the south coast of the UK designing large super yachts. He joined HFW in 2002, and qualified in 2004 into the Admiralty and Crisis Management team. In addition to dealing with salvage and marine litigation cases, Tom has worked on a number of technical cases in the offshore oil & gas industry. Many of these disputes have involved an in depth appreciation of computer controlled applications such as navigation, drilling and surveying.

Working as part of the team with Paul Dean and Jonathan Goulding, Tom has advised a number of companies on the regulation of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles and Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships, looking particularly at the use of technology in the oil and gas sector.

Tom remains a member of RINA (The Royal Institution of Naval Architects).

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POSITION

Business Development Lead

COMPANY/ORGANIZATION

Briggs Marine / Woolwich Ferry

TOPIC

Transforming Ferry Companies

SESSION

4

Mark Willbourn

Following service as a Royal Navy Marine Engineering Officer which saw plenty of operational sea time, Mark followed a career in Business Development and has had experience in ship repair, shipbuilding, naval architecture and consultancy companies before joining Briggs Marine Contractors in 2014 as Programme Manager for the Woolwich Ferry Life Extension Project. This 5 year, £45m programme saw the complete overhaul of the ferry infrastructure commencing with the concrete approach viaducts, linkspan structural refurbishment and lifting mechanism replacement, a new office block and then the acquisition of two low emission vessels, new berthing facilities including four automooring units and a networked fully integrated control system.