GreenTech 2018 – Call for speakers

The Green Marine team is already enthusiastically planning the yearly gathering that has become a must for everyone involved or interested in maritime transportation and its greater sustainability through greener technologies, innovation and best practices.

GreenTech 2018 will be held at the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel, in Vancouver, B.C., from Wednesday, May 30th to Friday, June 1st.

Green Marine welcomes proposals for presentations from marine transportation community members focusing on real-life experiences, case studies and/or leading edge research that show delegates how best practices, new technologies and insightful partnerships make a difference.

Green Marine invites you to submit proposals on the different environmental issues covered by our environmental program performance indicators and on subjects of current interest to our U.S. and Canadian participants: ship owners, ports, terminals and shipyards—topics listed below.


Submit a proposal


GreenTech 2018 Topics of interest

  • Advanced technologies and low carbon transportation
  • Aquatic invasive species (biofouling)
  • Public engagement, information sharing, and communication tools in print, digital, and in-person
  • Sustainable development in time of growth
  • Underwater noise and marine mammals

Green Marine performance indicators

  • Aquatic invasive species
  • Community impacts
  • Dry bulk handling and storage
  • Environmental leadership
  • Garbage management (ship owners)
  • Greenhouse gases emissions
  • Oily water
  • Pollutant air emissions (NOx)
  • Pollutant air emissions (SOx, PM)
  • Spill prevention
  • Underwater noise
  • Waste management (ports)

Submit a paper


The Green Marine Secretariat will evaluate proposals for papers based on the following criteria:

  • Relevance (topic identified as being of interest to the marine community)
  • Topicality (topic identified as dealing with matters of current or local interest)
  • Innovativeness and originality


Speakers agree to:

  • Be available for the conference on both Tuesday, May 31, 2018 and Friday, June 1, 2018
  • Give their presentation in English
  • Provide their biography, photograph, presentation title and synopsis at least one month prior to the event
  • Supply their PowerPoint presentation at least one week prior to the event
  • Respect the time period allotted for the conference (approximatively 20 minutes per presentation)
  • Inform the Green Marine Secretariat if they are unable to participate and make every reasonable effort to find a replacement within their organization.
  • Allow Green Marine to use their name, title, company as well as any information provided in relation to their presentation for Green Tech 2018 advertising purposes.
  • Have their presentation and/or slide presentation (PDF) posted on the Green Marine website post-conference


Speakers are entitled to one free registration per presentation for all GreenTech 2018 conference-related activities (breakfast and lunch included both days) and participation in the certification ceremony dinner and the opening cocktail reception. Co-presenters are allowed but will need to pay a reduced registration fee, no more than two speakers per presentation. Speakers must pay their own travel and accommodation expenses, as well as any other costs related to their participation in the event.

Submission deadline

Proposals must be sent to the Green Marine Secretariat no later than Friday, December 1, 2017. The Green Marine Secretariat will announce its decision in January 2018. If you have any questions regarding this call for papers,  please contact Green Marine Program Manager, Véronique Nolet, 418-649-6004 ext. 301 or by e-mail.

Priority will be given to applications that respect the deadline and that meet the eligibility criteria.

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