A Sneak Peek at the 2016 WISTA AGM & International Conference

Screen Shot 2016-10-14 at 2.19.58 PMAre you planning to attend the 2016 WISTA AGM & International Conference? Here’s a sneak peek of the exciting schedule!

Welcome Reception at the Riverside Hotel

Will you be arriving to South Florida a little earlier to enjoy the sights? Be sure to attend Tuesday evening’s special welcome reception for registered guests, sponsored by Fowler White Burnett. The festivities and networking will begin before we’ve even left for sea!  Remember, although tempting to bring spouses and other colleagues, this event is only for WISTA members and conference attendees.

WISTA International Annual General Meeting

WISTA’s annual general meeting and the remainder of the events will be held on the conference’s ultra-luxurious venue for 2016 – the ms Koningsdam, Holland America Line’s largest ship in history. 2,650 passengers will be carried on the vessel during the conference, a few hundred of which will be members of WISTA and their guests.
The general meeting will be a WISTA members-only event taking place along with a continental breakfast outside of The World Stage. Seeing and experiencing the World Stage in person will be an event of its own. It’s a configurable, multi-stage theater venue featuring state-of-the-art lighting and sound including a 270-degree LED screen and colossal HD LED screens. The space may be converted into any environment imaginable from a backdrop perfect for Cats to a manor in the countryside.

Taste of Bahamian Culture

The Bahamas will be the newest chapter to join WISTA’s international members including Brazil, Poland, Spain, Turkey and France. They’ll be hosting this special event upon our arrival to Nassau aboard the ms Koningsdam.

State of the Art Ships: LNG, Dual Fuel, Zero Discharge, Unmanned Ships

Learn about the newest and most promising environmentally-conscious advancements at sea with guest speakers including Margaret Doyle of the Gas Technology Institute and Total Marine Solutions’ very own Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons.

Group Dinner & Celebration

2016’s event will come to an end with a group dinner and a celebration of the times we’ve shared with one another networking, sharing ideas and expanding our visions for the industry. The festivities will take place in the Koningsdam’s impressive Main Dining Room, a breathtaking, two-floor space surrounded by views of the seas. Expect delightful cuisine and an expertly-curated wine selection. The host of the 2017 International AGM & International Conference will also be announced at this event.

This is only a small selection of the incredible events that await us in November. We look forward to seeing you there!


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