More than 400 U.S. and Canadian government
, commercial and environmental officials will meet for a two-day conference beginningWednesday, January 29 at the Sheraton Cleveland City Center.
Known as Marine Community Days, this event brings together the U.S. and Canadian members of the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence Seaway marine community to discuss a broad range of issues. Discussion topics will include: Homeland Security, the Maritime Transportation System, maritime security, navigation, environmental issues and dredging.
This year’s theme is “Canadian/US Partnership” and features quest speakers: Adm. Thomas Collins, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, Vice Adm. James Hull, Commander Atlantic Area, Julian Goodyear, Reginal Director, Central and Artic Region, Canadian Coast Guard, Maj. Gen. Hans Van Winkle, Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gerard McDonald, Director General Marine Safety, Transport Canada, Albert Jacquez, Administrator, St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation and Richard Corfe, Vice President, St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation