Marine Marketers of America (MMA) is presenting a free seminar for members of the boating industry attending the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show. Slated for Friday November 6 from 8:30 - 10 am at Bahia Mar's Grandview Room, the event includes a membership mixer, brief association meeting, and the seminar entitled, "Collaborative Consumption Strategies for Growing Boating: How Four Companies are Engaging Former Boaters and Attracting Newcomers to the Boating Lifestyle... and How You and Your Business Can Benefit from this New Dynamic." The seminar will be facilitated by NMMA's Chief Marketing Officer Carl Blackwell who originally organized and moderated this panel event for IBEX. Based on the positive feedback to the IBEX event, coupled with the limited opportunity for general industry attendance, Marine Marketers of America extended the invitation to Blackwell and the expert panel for an encore performance. New content from the original presentation is planned, incorporating key points and participant questions generated from the IBEX experience. Joining Blackwell are four industry leaders in the fast-growing boating and sailing club sector, along with peer-to-peer niche. Panelists include John Giglio of Freedom Boat Club; Andy Sturner of Boat Bound; Chris Oetting of BoatSetter; and of the SailTime Group
Hundreds of Haitians pile into a ferry headed away from Port-au-Prince, Jan. 20, 2010. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Blackwell)
The Transportation Marketing & Communications Association (TMCA) elected seven new representatives to their board of directors, a new secretary and vice president to officer positions. This year's election was approved by an electronic ballot that was voted upon by TMCA members during the first two weeks of May. The election also involved a change in bylaws that increased the number of board members from eight to 10 seats.
Chevron Corp. announced further drilling success in the Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia, Australia's premier hydrocarbon basin. The Acme-1 exploration discovery well is located in the WA-205-P permit area offshore Western Australia approximately 93 miles (150 km) from Onslow. Drilled in 2,880 feet (878 m) of water to a depth of 15,469 feet (4,715 m), the well encountered approximately 896 feet (273 m) of net gas pay.
Connie Luncheon Held at The Newark Club, December 5; Stanley Sher Given Lifetime Achievement Recognition. Connie Award recipient is R. Kenneth Johns, former president of Sea-Land Service Inc. Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Stanley Sher The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) presented the 2011 Connie Award to Robert Kenneth (Ken) Johns, former president of Sea-Land Service Inc
Chris Koch, current president and CEO of the World Shipping Council (WSC), will retire from his position on July 31, 2015, and WSC Senior Vice-President and General Counsel, John Butler, will assume that position on August 1 of next year. Following his retirement as president, Koch will continue to support the council in a senior advisory capacity. In announcing the personnel changes, Chairman of the WSC Board of Directors, Ron Widdows, said