14 July 2023

Today we are announcing three of the keynote speakers for the ISPO Annual Conference 2023, which this year will be held in Amsterdam on 11-12 October. We are proud to introduce:

Mrs Milembe Mateyo – State Harbour Master, Port of Amsterdam. Mrs Mateyo will open the conference and gives an insight into how Emergency Preparedness is embedded in the organisation in the port of Amsterdam.

Captain Tjitte de Groot – former chairman of the regional pilot corporation Rotterdam-Rijnmond – will give an insight into the response to the 'Bow Jubail' incident in which more than 200 tons of fuel oil ended up in the port of Rotterdam in 2018.

We are also delighted to announce Captain John Pearn - Milford Haven pilot, former Chairman UKMPA and vice president of IMPA. John will tell us how we can learn from and improve pilot training after an incident.

We will be introducing the other keynote speakers at regular intervals over the coming weeks.

ISPO (International Standard for Maritime Pilot Organizations) is the standard of best practice for pilot organizations, aimed at improving safety and quality. It provides self-regulation and transparency to all port related stakeholders.

To find out more or register directly for ISPO 23, Amsterdam 11-12 October go to: www.ispo-standard.com and click on the link.

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