Canadian Marine Pilots' Association

Canadian Marine Pilots' Association

April 18, 2008 16:28 ET

Media Alert: Canadian Marine Pilots' Association 2nd National Congress

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - April 18, 2008) -

WHEN: April 22 - 25, 2008

WHERE: Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC

WHAT: The Canadian Marine Pilots' Association and other members of the maritime community will gather to discuss local and international trends in shipping and its impacts on marine traffic in Canada.

Topics include:

- The Pacific Gateway: Responding to challenges and opportunities; lessons learned from other jurisdictions

- Marine Transportation and the Environment

- Pilotage around the World

- The Role of Marine Pilots in Planning Marine Transportation Initiatives

Speakers include:

- Hon. Colin Hansen, Minister of Economic Development, Government of BC

- Mr. Gurpreet Singhota, Head of the Marine Safety Section, International Maritime Organization

- Capt. Mike Watson, President, International Maritime Pilots' Association

- Capt. Michel Pouliot, President, Canadian Marine Pilots' Association

- Capt. Ken Robinson, President, British Columbia Coast Pilots

- Capt. Gordon Houston, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

- Norman C. Stark, President and Chief Executive Officer, TSI Terminals

- Bob Wilds, Managing Director, Greater Vancouver Gateway Council

- Dr. David T. Fung, Chairman, Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

- Mr. Don Krusel, President and Chief Executive Officer, Prince Rupert Port Authority

- Tim J. Chapman, President, Western Stevedoring

- Kristine Burr, Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy), Transport Canada

- Dr. Lee Alexander, Research Associate Professor of Ocean Engineering, University of New Hampshire

The CMPA Award for Outstanding Contributions to Marine Safety will be presented to Capt. Frank Nicol of Victoria, BC.

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Interview opportunities can be arranged by request. Media are asked to register in advance.

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