Schedule / Agenda

The All Hands on Deck conference featured speakers and panel discussions addressing broad areas of maritime workforce training. The two-day conference offered opportunities to enhance and expand maritime training, marine technology, ship building and repair, as well as port management, workforce training, and education throughout the country. This year, the All Hands on Deck conference welcomed our maritime high schools with special sessions just for them.

Collaborate with community and technical colleges, K-12 educators, MARAD, US Coast Guard and industry partners to reach the goal of growing and sustaining a world-class maritime workforce for the years ahead!


Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Adm. Mark Buzby

Adm. Mark Buzby - Administrator, MARAD – Maritime Administration

Prior to taking the helm at the Federal Maritime Administration, Adm. Buzby was President of the National Defense Transportation Association and served 34 years with distinction in the U.S. Navy.  Adm. Buzby’s final duty station was as Commander of the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command.


John Reinhart - CEO, Port of Virginia

He is responsible for the strategic growth and operations of the six facilities spread across Virginia that make up the Port of Virginia.  Prior to joining the Port of Virginia, Mr. Reinhart worked for the Maersk organization for 23 years including 14 years as CEO of Maersk Lines.

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