PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2019

Schedule of Events




Program Subject to Change (as of January 17, 2019)
Note: All convention events will be held at the Hyatt Regency unless otherwise noted. All "Imperial" Rooms are located on level 4.



Color Key:
   Social Events
   General Sessions
   Industry Specific Conferences


Tuesday, January 15


12:30 p.m.
(shotgun start)

Katica Klassic Golf Tournament
more info is available here

Bayou Oaks at City Park - South Course



Wednesday, January 16


8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

PRE-CONVENTION WORKSHOP

How to Account for Passengers and Crew After an Incident

Kenneth J. Delaune, New Orleans Ferry System
Tom Gorgol, United States Coast Guard
Kevin Maehler, United States Coast Guard
Phil Boruszewski, United States Coast Guard

Imperial Room 5AB

11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Working Committee Lunch

Celestin C

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

PVA Safety and Security Committee Meeting

Imperial Room 5C

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

PVA Legislative Committee Meeting

Imperial Room 9

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

PVA Regulatory Committee Meeting

Imperial Room 11

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

PVA Membership Committee Meeting

Imperial Room 12

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

PVA Insurance Committee Meeting

Imperial Room 5D

3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Move-In

MariTrends 2019
Exhibit Hall

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Elite Foyer



Thursday, January 17


7:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Exhibitor Move-in

MariTrends 2019
Exhibit Hall

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
Preparing for a Crisis Before a Crisis Occurs: Developing a Crisis Management and Communications Plan in Advance
David Norman, Kitchen Public Relations

Imperial Room 5AB

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
NOAA’s Electronic Charting Systems and Electronic Navigation Charts
Lucy Hick, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Office of Coast Survey

Imperial Room 5C

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
Issues to Consider When Repowering a Vessel
Tony Thomas, Cummins

Imperial Room 5D

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Associate Member Exhibit Coffee
(Open to All Associate Members)

MariTrends 2019
Exhibit Hall

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Partner/Spouse Networking Function
Robi Robichaux, Gray Line New Orleans

Imperial Room 12

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
Marine Cyber Exposure - a Holistic Risk Management Approach
Max Bobys, HudsonCyber
John Ansbach, Stroz Friedberg
Patrick O’Neill, Aon

Imperial Room 5AB

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
Crew Training Strategies to Combat Threats Aboard Your Vessel
Chris Anglin, Cross Sound Ferry Service

Imperial Room 5C

10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

SALES AND MARKETING
Using Data and Analytics to Improve Your Outreach
Jonathan Campbell, Lake Effect Digital

Imperial Room 5D

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

New Attendee "Get Acquainted" and Convention Orientation

Refreshments Sponsored by Naiad Dynamics US Inc.

Imperial Room 12

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
Electric Vessels Enabling Sustainable Shipping for Future Generations
Edward Schwarz, ABB Inc.

Imperial Room 5AB

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

SALES AND MARKETING
How to Grow Passengers Through Audience Segmentation
Rhona Bronson, Cape May-Lewes Ferry

Imperial Room 5C

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
Semi-autonomous Control Systems as Aids to Navigation
Philip Bourque, Sea Machines Robotics, Inc.

Imperial Room 5D

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

OPENING GENERAL SESSION

Refreshments Sponsored by Metal Shark Boats

Preparing for a Crisis Before a Crisis Occurs: Developing a Crisis Communications Plan in Advance
David Norman, Kitchen Public Relations

Presentation of the Roger Murphy National Marine Safety Award
Presentation of the Captain Elizabeth Gedney Passenger Vessel Safety Award

MariTrends 2019
Exhibit Hall

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

PVA Business Meeting

Refreshments Sponsored by Metal Shark Boats

Imperial Room 5AB

3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

MariTrends 2019 Exhibit Hall Open

MariTrends 2019
Exhibit Hall

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

INTERACTIVE INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Passive Fire Protection for Passenger Vessels
Terry Mannion, STI Marine

Exhibit Hall Room 1

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

INTERACTIVE INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Solutions and Challenges for Accepting Mobile Onboard Electronic Payments
Christopher Reckert, ePaymentAmerica

Exhibit Hall Room 2

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

INTERACTIVE INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Protecting Your Captains’ Licenses - A Solid Investment in Mariner Retention
Randy O'Neill, MOPS Marine License Insurer

Exhibit Hall Room 1

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

INTERACTIVE INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Environmentally Friendly Methods of Reducing Operating Costs
JB Turner, Arcadia Alliance

Exhibit Hall Room 2

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

MariTrends 2019 Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

Sponsored by ZF Marine Propulsion Systems Miramar LLC

MariTrends 2019
Exhibit Hall



Friday, January 18


8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

 

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

PVA Past Presidents’ Coffee

Imperial Room 5AB

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

PVA Ferry Conference

Refreshments Sponsored by Glosten

Moderator:
Jed Dixon, Deputy Director, North Carolina Department of Transportation, Ferries Division

Federal Agencies Assisting Ferries
Kathleen Hulbert, Federal Highway Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation

Ferry Transportation in New Orleans
Bertrand Donnes, New Orleans Ferry Operations

A New Electric Ferry for Puget Sound
Captain Rachel Rowe, Skagit County (WA) Public Works
William Moon, Glosten

Regulatory Challenges for Vehicle-Carrying Ferries
Mark Higgins, Maine State Ferry Services
Hoyt Purinton, Washington Island Ferry Line
Greg Faust, Washington State Ferries
Anthony C. Cacioppo, Jr., Plaquemine Parish Government Ferry Department

Regional Ferry Planning – Looking Ahead
Andy Bennett (Moderator), KPFF Consulting Engineers
Michael Gougherty, Waterborne Emergency Transportation Authority
Darrell Bryan, Kitsap Transit
Ray Scott, Kitsap Transit
James Wong, New York City Economic Development Corporation
Alice Brown, Boston Harbor Now

Imperial Room 5C

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
Energy Efficient and Improved Safety of HVAC Systems for Passenger Vessels
Derek Murphy, Bronswerk Marine Inc.

Imperial Room 5D

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
LNG as a Marine Fuel: What's Next?
Beau Berthelot, Conrad LNG, LLC, a Conrad Industries Company

Imperial Room 12

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
Promoting the Industry with our Students and Alumni
Joe Curtis, Maine Maritime Academy
Maryanne Richards, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Imperial Room 5AB

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
Cancelled due to Government shutdown
Drug and Alcohol Testing Requirements – Recent Changes and Best Practices
Patrick Mannion, United States Coast Guard

Imperial Room 5AB

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

SALES AND MARKETING
The Latest Trends in Sales and Marketing
Suzanne Krug, Gateway Clipper Fleet
Hannah Roth, Gateway Clipper Fleet

Imperial Room 5D

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
Making a Historic PT Boat a T-Boat - Restoring the PT-305
Mark Masor, PT-305 Excursions, LLC

Imperial Room 12

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
Cancelled due to Government shutdown
Merchant Marine Credentialing Update
CAPT Kirsten Martin, National Maritime Center

Imperial Room 12

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
How “Gold Star” Families Can Benefit from the U.S. Army’s Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) Program
David M. Orange, United States Army

Imperial Room 5AB

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Tips to Save Passenger Vessel Operators Money
John Waterhouse, Elliott Bay Design Group

Imperial Room 5D

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

GENERAL SESSION

Refreshments Sponsored by Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding

The Economy, Tariffs and What They Mean for Your Business
Stephen Barnes, Ph.D., Director, Economics & Policy Research Group, Louisiana State University

MariTrends 2019
Exhibit Hall

2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

MariTrends 2018 Exhibit Hall Open

MariTrends 2019
Exhibit Hall

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

INTERACTIVE INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Cancelled due to Government shutdown
Marine Event Permitting and Waterways Management
LCDR William Albright, United States Coast Guard

Exhibit Hall Room 1

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

INTERACTIVE INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Industry Benefits Benchmarking Survey Results
Daniel Grealish, Henderson Brothers, Inc.
Tom Grealish, Henderson Brothers, Inc.
Chris Shipley, Henderson Brothers, Inc.

Exhibit Hall Room 2

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

INTERACTIVE INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Seaman’s Manslaughter Act: What it Means For Captains and Management
Jeanne Grasso, Blank Rome LLP

Exhibit Hall Room 1

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

INTERACTIVE INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Where You're Missing Out: Last Minute and Mobile Booking Trends
Sabine Whitney, FareHarbor

Exhibit Hall Room 2

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

INTERACTIVE INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Cancelled due to Government shutdown
What to Expect From the Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board After a Casualty
CAPT Lee Boone, United States Coast Guard
Brian Curtis, National Transportation Safety Board

Exhibit Hall Room 1

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

INTERACTIVE INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Public Education of Inland River Transportation
Paul Rohde, Waterways Council, Inc.

Exhibit Hall Room 2

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

MariTrends 2019 No-Host Cocktail Reception  

MariTrends 2019
Exhibit Hall

5:30 p.m.

Passenger Vessel Foundation Fundraiser Event

Sponsored by Photogenic

MariTrends 2019
Exhibit Hall



Saturday, January 19


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

 

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

PVA REGION MEETINGS

  1. PVA Western Region Meeting
    Refreshments Sponsored by Cummins

  2. PVA Rivers Region Meeting

  3. PVA Southeast Region Meeting

  4. PVA Original Colonies Region Meeting
    Refreshments Sponsored by Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding

  5. PVA Great Lakes Region Meeting


  1. Imperial Room 5AB


  2. Imperial Room 1

  3. Imperial Room 5D

  4. Imperial Room 12


  5. Imperial Room 5C

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

GENERAL SESSION

Refreshments Sponsored by Metal Shark Boats

A Boy, a Boat and a Dream: Lessons Learned From Building a $200 Million Business

Moderator: 
Bob Shaw, Industry Executive

Featured Speaker:
John Waggoner, HMS Global Maritime

MariTrends 2019
Exhibit Hall

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

MariTrends 2019 Exhibit Hall Open

MariTrends 2019
Exhibit Hall

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

INTERACTIVE INFORMATION EXCHANGE
How to Work Effectively With the Media, Placing Stories and Quotes
David Krapf, WorkBoat Magazine

Exhibit Hall Room 1

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

INTERACTIVE INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Mariner Medical Fitness and Company Responsibility
Dave Anderson, Fire Island Ferries
Jim Swindler, Golden Gate Ferry
David Russo, Lewis Brisbois

Exhibit Hall Room 2

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

MariTrends 2019 Exhibit Hall Lunch

Sponsored by Aon, Allianz, Great American Insurance Group, CNA Insurance and Navigators

“LUNCH & LEARN” ROUNDTABLE SESSION
Ask the Lawyer Off the Clock
Steven Bers, Whiteford Taylor & Preston

“LUNCH & LEARN” ROUNDTABLE SESSION
How to Manage Your Risk
Courtney Jones, Aon

“LUNCH & LEARN” ROUNDTABLE SESSION
Maritime Academy Graduates: More Than Just Deck and Engine Crew
Joe Curtis, Maine Maritime Academy
Maryanne Richards, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

“LUNCH & LEARN” ROUNDTABLE SESSION
Ask the Drug and Alcohol Program Inspector
Jen Wilk, Passenger Vessel Association

“LUNCH & LEARN” ROUNDTABLE SESSION
The Capital Construction Fund: Tax Benefits and Capital Accumulation
Ed Welch, Passenger Vessel Association

MariTrends 2019
Exhibit Hall

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

INTERACTIVE INFORMATION EXCHANGE
How to Run an In-House Photo Operation
Steve Craig, Photogenic Inc.

Exhibit Hall Room 1

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

INTERACTIVE INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Case Study: Hybrid Ferry Enhydra - Red & White Fleet's New Hybrid Propulsion System With Lithium-ion Batteries
Joe Burgard, Red and White Fleet
Joe Hudspeth, BAE Systems
Ron Wille, All American Marine, Inc.

Exhibit Hall Room 2

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

PVA Associate Council Meeting

Imperial Room 5AB

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
Lessons and Mistakes in the Attorney/Client Relationship
Bob Shaw, Industry Executive
Steve Bers, Whiteford, Taylor and Preston

Imperial Room 5C

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
How the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Achieved 7 Years Running with an Excellence Award from Trip Advisor
Rhona Bronson, Cape May-Lewes Ferry

Imperial Room 5D

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
Managing Safety - From SIP to SMS
CAPT Lee Boone, United States Coast Guard
Dave Anderson, Fire Island Ferry
Richard Paine, NYC Ferry
Justin Park, Seastreak, LLC

Imperial Room 12

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

MariTrends 2019 Exhibit Hall Open

MariTrends 2019
Exhibit Hall

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Emerging Leaders Get Together

Exhibit Hall Room 1

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

INTERACTIVE INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Utilizing Data and Analytics to Maximize Operational ROI
Sam Santelises, Caterpillar, Inc.

Exhibit Hall Room 2

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

INTERACTIVE INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Tools You Can Use to Improve Training: PVA’s Learning Management System
J.P. Veiga, Boston Harbor Cruises
Elisabeth Dent, Marine Learning Systems

Exhibit Hall Room 1

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

INTERACTIVE INFORMATION EXCHANGE
Navigate New Media To Increase Passenger Volumes
Liz Diedrich, Diedrich RPM

Exhibit Hall Room 2

5:00 p.m.

MariTrends 2019 Exhibit Hall Closes

MariTrends 2019
Exhibit Hall

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Exhibitor Move-Out

MariTrends 2019
Exhibit Hall

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Leadership Dinner - By Invitation Only

Sponsored by All American Marine, Inc.

Aboard New Orleans Steamboat Company's Natchez



Sunday, January 20


7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Exhibitor Move-Out

MariTrends 2019
Exhibit Hall

7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

PVA Board of Directors Meeting

Refreshments Sponsored by John Deere Power Systems

Imperial Room 9

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Registration Open

 

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Emerging Leaders Roundtable

Imperial Room 5AB

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

SALES AND MARKETING
Pros and Cons of Direct Booking vs. Resellers
John Dandeneau, GoDo

Imperial Room 5C

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
Active Shooter Presentation and Drill Discussion
Bob Bijur, Island Queen Cruises
Earnesto Coleman, Hornblower Cruises and Events

Imperial Room 5D

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Hybrid Technology Roundtable

Zero Emission and Hybrid Propulsion Systems
Larry Machak, American Traction Systems

Mechanical Equipment in Hybrid Propulsion Solutions
Hank Morgan, Karl Senner, LLC
Jay Denckla, Karl Senner, LLC

Imperial Room 12

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

SALES AND MARKETING
What’s the Point of Social Media?
Meghan Speer, Marketing Support Network

Imperial Room 5AB

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
Building Your Scorecard for Success Through Metrics and Benchmarking
Bob Shaw, Industry Executive

Imperial Room 5D

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
Recent Developments in Workplace Harassment Law
Mark Meeker, Esq., American Maritime Safety

Imperial Room 5C

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
ADA: What you Need to Know to Comply
Steve Bers, Whiteford Taylor & Preston

Imperial Room 12

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

PVA Green WATERS Conference

Refreshments Sponsored by Robinson & Son

Moderator:
Robin Trinko-Russell, Madeline Island Ferry Line

Environmental Resiliency: What it Means to Coastal Communities
Camellia Moses Okpodu, Ph.D., Xavier University of Louisiana

Preparing for Large-Scale Weather Events: Lessons Learned from Hurricanes Katrina and Hugo
Captain Clarke “Doc” Hawley, New Orleans Steamboat Company
Rick Mosteller, Fort Sumter Tours, Inc.

Environmental Sustainability, Creating Shared Value and Reducing Plastics in the Maritime Hospitality Sector
Margaret E. Foster-Roesner, Alcatraz Cruises

Protecting the Waterways: How PVA Is Helping Vessel Operators Reduce Single-Use Plastics
Karen Rainbolt, Passenger Vessel Association

Imperial Room 5C

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

SALES AND MARKETING
Paid vs Organic on Social Media
Meghan Speer, Marketing Support Network

Imperial Room 5D

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
Lessons Learned from Recent Fire Casualties
Eric Christensen, Passenger Vessel Association

Imperial Room 12

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
Cancelled
USCG Documentation/Installation Requirements for Propulsion Control Systems (PCS) on Passenger Vessels
Doug Roe, Twin Disc

Imperial Room 5AB

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
Transportation Security Administration Tools for Developing Security Exercises
Tanya Rawson, Transportation Security Administration
Kenneth Delaune, New Orleans Ferry System
Larry Nuesslein, Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company

Imperial Room 5C

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
Transgender Employees: Providing Inclusion and Support
Emily Stier, University of Wisconsin Platteville

Imperial Room 5D

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

EDUCATION SESSION
Global Safety, Security and Environmental Issues Facing Ferry Operators
Mike Corrigan, Interferry

Imperial Room 12

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Innovative Battery Technologies Roundtable

Moderator:
Karen Rainbolt, Passenger Vessel Association

Hybrids, Batteries, and Fuel Cells: When to Consider Green Propulsion
Joe Burgard, Red and White Fleet
Joe Pratt, PhD, Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine
Joe Hudspeth, BAE Systems

What the Coast Guard Wants You to Do When Considering Lithium-ion Batteries for Your Vessel
Ed Vaughn, DeJong & Lebet

Harnessing the Power: Using Batteries in Innovative Ways
Jon Diller, Spear Power Systems

Imperial Room 5AB

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

President's Closing Dinner and Awards Ceremony

Sponsored by MTU

Aboard New Orleans Paddlewheel's Creole Queen