2017 ASBA Cargo Conference @ Eden Roc Hotel
Sep 27 – Sep 29 all-day


Recognized as one of the “Must Attend” Conferences

SEPTEMBER 27 – 29, 2017
Eden Roc – Miami Beach, FL

Keynote Speaker:
Angela Chao – Foremost Group

Confirmed Speakers:
Christoph Bigler – Bunge
Lars Gustafson, Arthur J. Gallagher
Jason Klopfer – Navig8
Mark LaFrankie – Norden Shipping (USA) Inc.
Michael Levitz – ED&F MAN
RJ Lyons – Baere Maritime
Jeffrey Milstein – Vitol
Bijan Paksima – Integrated Commodity Logistics
Derek Solon – International Seaways, Inc.
Markus Steinegger – Ameropa
Dr. Arlie Sterling – Marsoft, Incorporated
Jan-Willem van den Dijssel – Cargill Ocean Transportation
Martjin van Tuijl, DVB Transport

2017 Program Cover Sponsor
d’Amico Group

2017 Sponsors:
Blue Water Shipping Company
Chembulk Tankers
Crescent Towing
Foss Maritime
Glander International Bunkering
T. Parker Host, Inc.
Inchcape Shipping Services
L & R Midland, Inc.
Maritime Endeavors Shipping Company
Monjasa Inc.
Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc.
Nord-Sud Shipping, Inc.
Norton Lilly International
Port of Pensacola
Poten & Partners, Inc.
Selinger Group
Transmarine Navigation Corp.
Valls Ship Agencies, LP

Media Sponsors:
The Maritime Executive
IHS Maritime Fairplay
Professional Mariner

55th Annual New York Harbor Supply & Distribution Gala @ New York Hilton Midtown
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Celebrating its 55th consecutive year, the New York Harbor Supply & Distribution Club Gala is recognized as the premier evening networking and business development event for personnel involved in the North American petrochemical and petroleum distribution and supply chain.

Following up on the tremendous success of last year’s event, Oil Price Information Service has further enhanced the experience by introducing several new and exciting elements that are sure to make the evening more enjoyable and beneficial both to you and the community in general.

Single ticket sales, sponsorship and reserved table sales are all now open. Reserve your seats today and mark your calendar for Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 7:00pm to 10:00pm at the New York Hilton Midtown. Please note – to ensure a seamless evening, there will only be a total of 400 tickets sold for this event – once these 400 are sold, the event will be sold out.

Join OPIS and your colleagues and plan to spend an enjoyable evening of networking, developing new contacts and identifying critical business opportunities.

Breakbulk Americas 2017 @ George R. Brown Convention Center
Oct 17 – Oct 19 all-day

Breakbulk Americas is the largest exhibitionof its kind in the Americas,bringing top-tier shippers together with breakbulk and project cargo service providers.

Breakbulk Americas’s targeted programming will ensure that you develop skills and strategy to help you do your job more effectively, while making industry connections that count.

Breakbulk Americas is the venue to connect with executives from leading EPCs and other large-scale shippers  who are moving cargoes throughout the Americas and around the world. Exhibitors and sponsors include specialized ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports/ terminals, logistics providers, road, rail, barge and air transportation, export packers, equipment companies and more.

Hear from industry experts during the conference sessions, which are held on the exhibition floor. Those seeking to build their professional skills can participate in a number of workshops, designed for a variety of experience levels.

Two Day Exhibition Hall & Conference Presentations (October 18-19, 2017)
This includes access to the two-day Exhibition Hall & Conference Presentations on October 18 & 19, 2017 and the evening Networking Welcome Reception on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.

PPG Certificate in Project Forwarding (October 17-18, 2017)
This includes access to the two-day PPG Certificate in Project Forwarding on October 17-18, 2017, Two Day Exhibition Hall & Conference Sessions on 18-19, 2017 and Evening Cocktail Reception on Tuesday, October 18, 2017. This is a beginner/intermediate level course and details can be found on the agenda. Please note that lunch is not included. Space is limited and based on availability.

Jerry Nagel Education Day (October 18, 2017)
This includes access to the Breakbulk Jerry Nagel Education Day and a half day Exhibition Hall tour on October 18, 2017. This does not include access to the evening Networking Welcome Reception.

Project Freight Management – A Shipper’s Perspective (17 October 2017)
This includes access to the one-day Project Freight Management Workshop on 17 October 2017, Two Day Exhibition Hall & Conference Sessions on 18 – 19 October 2017 and Evening Cocktail Reception on Tuesday, 17 October 2017. This one-day intermediate to advanced level master class is for those EPCs, Cargo Owners and Project Forwarders who strive to better understand the responsibilities and requirements in project freight and logistics management. From qualifying the Logistics Service Provider and carriers, to Proposal Preparation and Frame Agreements, and from project planning to the PEP – Project Execution Plan and the application of different BCM – Best Cost Management models, this course will cover all of these steps and more in the process of successful project freight and logistics management. If you are looking to learn about project planning, finance, tracking progress, the best project IT tools and overall project and shipping strategy, then this course will offer you this and much more. Taught by a world-class project freight manager and industry CEO, students will take away practical hands on know-how and materials for immediate impact in the process of managing global logistics projects.

Breakbulk BUSINESSrun
(Wednesday, October 18, 2017)
This includes access to the Breakbulk BUSINESSrun on Wednesday, October 17, 2017. Please note that all proceeds from the run will go directly to charity. This does not include access to the Exhibition Hall & Executive Presentations or Evening Welcome Reception.

International Workboat Show 2017 @ Morial Convention Center
Nov 29 – Dec 1 all-day

Work Smarter. Don’t recreate the hull.

This December, commercial mariners from around the world will unite once again in New Orleans for the International WorkBoat Show.

Each year, over 10,000 people return to network, discover new products, and learn about evolving issues affecting the industry – from expert keynote speakers, innovative exhibitors, and most importantly, each other. For many of us, this year has been a time to regroup, reassess, and re-imagine what the future might hold. And because the economic forecast is not yet clear, every bit of support, every best practice, every tool, every efficiency, every bit of wisdom matters.

At The International WorkBoat Show, you’ll find thousands of solutions, strategies, technologies, and ideas to give your business an edge in 2017 and beyond. And you’ll find loyal exhibitors offering demos, special presentations, partnerships and deals to help you power through these turbulent times.

At the WorkBoat Annual Conference, attendees and exhibitors come together for three days of commercial marine-specific peer-to-peer education, professional development, and engaged problem solving.

Conference sessions and workshops are produced by the same team that brings you WorkBoat Magazine and You’ll hear and discuss real case studies, best practices, and strategies from and with people who live, breathe, and work every day in the commercial marine industry. People you may already work with. People who truly understand your challenges, and who might just have an answer you’ve been seeking. Or perhaps you have theirs.

Topics include:
• Technical training
• Regulatory updates
• Business practices
• Emerging issues

The 2017 Program details will be available in the late Spring of 2017! 

The conference runs Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday alongside the International WorkBoat Show, with breaks in between sessions to explore the exhibit hall, catch up with colleagues, check your email, or grab a quick bite to eat.