GreenTech 2019 – 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 2019 will be held at the Westin Cleveland Downtown Hotel, in Cleveland, OH, from Wednesday, June 5 to Friday, June 7.

Green Marine welcomes proposals for presentations from the maritime community 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.

Submit a proposal



  • The ‘‘Human Factor’’ in sustainability (How corporate social responsibility affects employee recruitment/retention; Workforce related aspects of environmental issues; Third pillar of sustainability; etc.)
  • Dredging / Habitat restoration (Economic benefits vs environmental impacts; Mitigation; Reuse of dredging materials; Wetlands, etc.)
  • Big Data / Data analytics (Sustainability drivers; Geospatial mapping; Economic aspect of greener initiatives; Water and ecosystems analysis; etc.)
  • Traffic Management (Global look at the logistics chain/intermodal role of shipping; Leveraging of maritime to reduce the environmental footprint; Port and vessel collaborations, etc.)


  • 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:

  • Interest, relevance and topicality (deals with current and/or local matters)
  • Innovation and originality


Speakers agree to:

  • Be available for the conference on both Thursday, June 6, 2019 and Friday, June 7, 2019
  • 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 (approximately 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 2019 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 2019 conference-related activities (breakfast and lunch included both days) and participation in the certification ceremony event 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 Monday, December 3, 2018. The Green Marine Secretariat will announce its decision in January 2019. If you have any questions regarding this call for papers, please contact Green Marine Program Manager, Eleanor Kirtley, 206-409-3943 or by e-mail.

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


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