Date for Diary: BlueTech & Blue Economy Summit & Expo

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

September 10, 2014

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Maritime Alliance logo

The Maritime Alliance promotes the 6th Annual event Novemeber 12-13, 2014 at the McMillin Companies Event Center in San Diego, CA  as a unique opportunity to understand trends, network with leaders from the public and private sector, see innovative technologies by the exhibitors, and identify possible partners.  The Alliance explains as follows:

Recent studies are helping us understand the size and dynamic nature of the Blue Economy and particularly the BlueTech sector that is enabling us to explore, measure and develop ocean industries like never before.  And financial and strategic investors are recognizing the opportunity evidenced by an increasing number of M&A and financing transactions - four sizeable transactions announced in the San Diego BlueTech community in the last 120 days alone.

"Promoting Sustainable, Science-Based Ocean Industries"

Leaders from the U.S. & international maritime industry, academia & government agencies confirmed to speak Include:

Day 1 - "View from the Top" Panel:

  • Gregory Trauthwein (Moderator)- Editor & Associate Publisher, Marine Technology Reporter and Maritime Reporter & Engineering News
  • Brett Andrews - President, Hydranautics
  • William Kikendall - President, Teledyne Marine Sensors & Systems
  • Casey Moore - President, Sea-Bird Electronics
  • Chris Ward - VP - Strategy & Business Development, Xylem Analytics

Other confirmed speakers include:
Gary Davis - Director, Maritime C4I at SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific)
Jim Dufour - Managing Director, MRV Systems
Kevin Forshaw - Head of Enterprise & Research Impact, National Oceanography Centre (Southampton, UK)
Hank Glauser - Principal Investigator, Lawrence Livermore Natl. Laboratory
Monty Graham - Chair, Dept. of Marine Science, U. of Southern Mississippi
Anson "Tuck" Hines - Director, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
Catherine Kuhlman - Deputy Secretary for Ocean and Coastal Policy & Executive Director, California Ocean Protection Council
Capt. Kip Louttit - Executive Director, Marine Exchange of Southern CA
Tom O'Brien, Ph.D. - Director, Center for Intl. Trade & Transportation (CITT), California State University (CSU) Long Beach
Capt. Sam Pecota - Cal Maritime Academy
Marco Pluijm - Manager, Port & Marine Infrastructure Sector, Bechtel Intl.
Sandra Whitehouse - Sr. Policy Advisor, Ocean Conservancy
Zdenka Willis - Director, U.S. IOOS Program Office (NOAA)  
Dawn Wright, Ph.D. - Chief Scientist, Esri

...and Rick Spinrad, Chief Scientist of NOAA, will provide the after dinner speech "Blue is the new Green - Promoting OceanSTEM, Maritime Workforce Development and a national Blue Voice" at the Maritime Gala Dinner & Award Ceremony after Day 1 of the Summit!

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