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 Transport
ation 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.