SOCP 2020 Virtual Fall Event - Panel 2 The State of Industry and Needs by Individual Sectors
Improving and Sustaining the U.S. Merchant Marine


Panel 2 - The State of Industry and Needs by Individual Sectors:    Oct 6, 2:30-4:00 ET


Please join us in celebrating 100 years of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (46 U.S.C. § 55102) with four robust panels discussing how to improve and sustain the U.S. Merchant Marine.
Moderators and panelists include maritime industry leaders from business, government, education, and workforce, representing deep-draft shipping, the Gulf, passenger vessels, lake carriers, fisheries, and more. We will also be hearing from experts in their fields to help care for our mariners, especially in the current COVID-19 environment.    

The State of Industry and Needs by Individual Sectors is the second panel during the SOCP Virtual Fall Event and will provide a holistic view of our maritime community.


 Moderator:  Captain Elizabeth Simmons, Vice President of External Affairs, Massachusetts Maritime  Academy
 Panelist: Patrick Murphy, President, Blue & Gold Fleet  
 Panelist: Jennifer Carpenter, President & CEO, The American Waterways Operators  
 Panelist: James H.I. Weakley, President, Lake Carriers’ Association 
 Panelist: Kelly Denit, Director for the Office of Sustainable Fisheries, NOAA Fisheries  


Register by Sunday, October 4, 2020 by clicking HERE.



The 2020 Virtual Fall Event is no-fee and open to SOCP Members, Friends, and the Maritime Community. 


The Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) is a 501(c)6 nonprofit and nonpartisan member-driven organization of industry leaders to promote and improve the maritime industry through collaboration, facilitation, recommendation, and innovation.  We are not a lobbying organization.  Our members are the primary maritime stakeholders that include owning and operating companies, labor, training and educational professionals, mariners, regulatory, government and non-government organizations. 



Event Information
Tuesday, Oct 6 2020 at 2:30pm - 4:00pm [ iCal ]

United States
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