Blank Rome Proudly Sponsors WISTA USA 2018 Annual General Meeting, Conference, and 20th Anniversary Gala

Mainbrace | March 2018 (No.1)

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm is a sponsor of the WISTA USA 2018 Annual General Meeting, Conference, and 20th Anniversary Gala, taking place April 26–27, 2018, at the Parker New York hotel in New York City. “The Women Who Move The World” is the theme of this year’s conference, which will recognize the significant contributions of women in the maritime industry.

Kate B. Belmont, a senior associate in the Firm’s maritime group who serves as WISTA USA NY/NJ Chapter President, looks forward to welcoming attendees to this annual event, which is being hosted by the WISTA USA NY/NJ Chapter.

The conference is comprised of two panels, which will be held on Friday, April 27. Panel One, “Moving the World: Women Who Build, Create, and Advocate for the Maritime Industry,” will be held from 1:30–3:00 p.m., and moderated by Christina Liviakis Gianopulos (Director of Business Development, American Ship Repair). The panelists will be Caitlin Hardy (Deputy Director of Fleet Focus, Holland America Group), Lois Zabrocky (President & CEO, International Seaways, Inc.), and Kathy Metcalf (President & CEO, Chamber of Shipping of America).

Blank Rome Partner Jeanne M. Grasso, who serves on the Executive Committee of WISTA International, will moderate Panel Two, “Ruling the Seas: Women Who Navigate Maritime, Federal and International Law,” which will be held from 3:30–5:00 p.m. Jeanne’s panelists will be Meredith Kirby (General Counsel, International Registries, Inc.), Sandra Gluck (President, GARD (North America) Inc.), and Rebecca F. Dye (Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission).

WISTA USA hopes you will join in celebrating WISTA USA and all of the many amazing accomplishments of women in the maritime industry, and commemorate this 20th anniversary milestone by attending the gala celebration on April 27, 2018, which will be held at the Essex House.

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