IIMS US Baltimore Conference 2019 speaker schedule announced

James Renn, IIMS US Regional Director, has assembled a fine and wide variety of speakers covering a multitude of surveying topics for the two day Conference to be held on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 January 2019 at MITAGS-Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies, Linthicum Heights, Baltimore, Maryland. This event, becoming something of a regular annual occurrence, is open to IIMS members and anyone from any other surveying organisation. Furthermore, more distant delegates are invited to join online via zoom and take an active part, receiving a copy of the presentation videos that will be made on both days (after the event).

Entitled “New Products for Old Practices” this Conference gives delegates the opportunity to network with fellow surveyors and to chat with industry sector professionals and experts. Hear their views and question their ideas! Discover new thinking and extend your knowledge as a surveyor. 14 CE’s suggested.

The speaker line-up in brief is:

Day One — Friday 18th, 2019
(Ship simulator sessions are hoped for during the day)

Session One
0830 IIMS CEO, Mike Schwarz, gives an update, introduction and explanation of current and future IIMS and Joint Agency Programs.
0900-1000 Capt. John McDevitt, SAMS AMS, Performing Vessel Electrical Surveys.
1015-1115 Craig Norton, SAMS AMS, InspectX
1115-1215 Robert “Bob” Stefanowicz, SAMS AMS, Susquehanna Marine Surveys. Vessel mold inspection, detection and mitigation.
1330-1430 Jeff Smith, Cool2sea and Clear2sea enclosure panels.
1430-1530 Andrew Tuhan MIIMS, SAMS AMS, Yacht Pro Solutions (Super Yacht Inspections and Management).
1545-1615 Craig Stevens, Eco Blast of Maryland.
1615-1645 James Renn Sr. FIIMS, SAMS AMS. Marine Forensic Technicians.
1645 Close for the day.

Day Two 19th January 2019

0830-0900 Michael Richardson, President, Entratech Systems.
0900-1000 Gary Lowell, SAMS AMS, Owner Lowell Boats. Wooden Boat Inspections.
1015-1115 Dylan Bailey, SAMS AMS, Florida, SAMS Regional Director, Owner of Dylan Baileys Yacht Service.
1115-1215 Kenneth Wienbrecht, SAMS AMS, Charter Member, SAMS current Vice President of Education, Owner of Ocean Bay Marine Services Inc.
1330-1430 Ted Thies, President Eco Seal-Will.
1430-1530 Nate Baugher, Maritime Applied Physics.
1545-1645-Craig McBurney, President, Vet Real Property Development.
1645-1700 Closing remarks.

Click here to read more information about the speakers, their presentation topics in detail and to reserve your place.

Conference costs for both days (including lunch, coffee, tea and snacks)
Real-time delegate – IIMS, SAMS, NAMS members and others: $225.00

Online only delegate – (join by zoom and receive copies of the videos made of the presentations): $200.00
Check your organization’s policy for CE’s or CPD’s.

Accommodation options
Accommodation is available at the Conference Centre at a special rate and includes meals. Call 410 859 5700 or 866 900 3517 for details and to make a reservation.

Registration for the conference can be made by email or by calling 410-490-0216. Payment can be made by cheque made payable to IIMS or by credit card by calling 1 410 604 2327. Cheques may be sent to: Marine Forensics, P.O. Box 1041, Stevensville MD 21666.

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