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Panel Sessions at SNAME 2013 Annual Meeting & Expo To Feature Updates On Key Industry Issues

JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY (USA) – Leading industry experts will discuss a range of key industry issues at the Special Panel Sessions and the Young Professionals & 50 Year Member Panel (sponsored by the Sansail Group) during the Society of Naval Architects and Engineers (SNAME) 2013 Annual Meeting and Expo, November 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue in Bellevue, Washington.

Panel Session 1 (Thursday, November 7)

8:00am - 10:00am: “Energy Efficient Shipping”

The panel will take a critical look at major aspects that affect the fuel efficiency of ships. The topic will be approached from different perspectives: a regulatory overview with the latest issues on energy efficiency of new and existing vessels, several design perspectives covering hull and propeller design, machinery systems and energy saving devices and an operational perspective on achieving fuel efficient operations for ships in service.

Panel Session 2 (Thursday, November 7)

8:00am - 10:00am: "LNG Fuel for Ships - Opportunities and Challenges"

This panel addresses LNG's sweeping changes to shipping, energy distribution, engine manufacturing, and finance. Not since reciprocating engines replaced steam, has a change in ship's power been so profound and far-reaching. Ports, fire departments, truck drivers, and longshoremen are impacted as well as ship operators and repair people; this panel ties together the parts.

Panel Session 3 (Friday, November 8)

2:30pm - 4:30pm: "China - An Overview of Maritime Business, Education, and Naval Power"

The panelists for this session will offer a wide range of knowledge concerning maritime business, education and naval power in China. Because of China’s growing imminence in the maritime field, the topics follow a ‘supply chain’ of sorts for:

• The education of ‘new’ marine professionals, research and development for fleet modernization and shipbuilding efficiencies and ‘change management for a new shipbuilding era.

• The history of China’s naval power and philosophy and how China is applying that philosophy to their modern navy.

• Providing engineering services in China by a U.S. naval architecture firm.

• An owner perspective of buying ships in China.

Panel Session 4 (Friday, November 8)

2:30pm - 4:30pm: "Emergent Technologies for the Marine Industry"

This panel session will focus on the application of laser scanning technology and Computational Fluid Dynamics in the marine industry. The panelists will discuss current applications and future potential.

Young Professionals & 50 Year Member Panel Session (Friday, November 8)

9:00am - 12:30pm: "Young Professionals and 50 Year Member Panel Session"

Several of SNAME's Class of 1963 (50 year Members in 2013) will be discussing the next generation in the maritime industry: What can be passed on from one generation of naval architects to the next up and coming generation? Included will be commentary on important events that helped to shape the industry, lessons learned, ways to build upon the past, looking back, wisdom gained and the career and personal choices that helped to define who they were in the past, who they are now and who they will be in the future.

To register for the SNAME 2013 Annual Meeting and Expo, view the conference schedule, get expo information and learn about sponsorship opportunities, visit http://www.sname.org/2013AnnualMeeting or contact Alana Anderson, Director of Events, 1+201.499.5066 or alana@sname.org.

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers is an internationally recognized non-profit, technical, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. Founded in 1893, the Society comprises over 8,000 individuals throughout the United States, Canada and abroad. Membership is open to all qualified applicants in or associated with the maritime, offshore, and small craft industries.


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