(STONINGTON, Conn.) — The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, will host a panel on the future of New York’s marine transportation and offshore wind industries on Sept. 15 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
The event, the Maritime Prosperity Forum, is co-hosted by the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey. It will feature a unique and in-depth discussion with experts from the government, maritime, legal and financial industries on the topic, including:
• Peter Lion, senior adviser, offshore wind, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
• John Mansolillo, Northeast marine affairs manager, Orsted
• Capt. Zeita Merchant, U.S. Coast Guard, commander, Sector New York
• Dana Merkel, maritime associate, Blank Rome LLP
• Alex Parker, managing partner, Rose Cay Maritime
• Michael Stamatis, president and CEO, Red Hook Terminals
The panel will focus on maritime safety, regulatory issues and economic factors relating to offshore wind and related industries in New York and beyond. The conversation will be moderated by Jeanne Meserve, Emmy Award winner and former anchor and correspondent for CNN and ABC News.
“The Coast Guard Foundation is honored to join together with the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey in hosting this forum,” said Susan Ludwig, Coast Guard Foundation president. “Discussing this topic is vital to increasing our understanding of growth in the offshore wind industry in the Northeast and its effects on ports, the maritime sector and waterfront jobs.”
There is no fee to attend, but interested parties are requested to RSVP by Sept. 1. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m., with lunch, panel discussion and after lunch networking to begin at noon.
To learn more about the Coast Guard Foundation, or to help support its work, visit www.coastguardfoundation.org or call (860) 535-0786.
– Coast Guard Foundation