Join us this year for NMSA 2023 with the theme:

Looking Forward: Evolution of Environmental Health & Safety in Marine Cargo Handling

  • Day 1 (June 27, 2023)
    8:00 AM - 9:00 AMTechnical Committee Breakfast
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PMTechnical Committee Meeting
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PMTechnical Committee Lunch
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PMTechnical Committee Meeting (Closed to the Public)
    2:30 PM - 4:30 PMNMSA Board Meeting
    5:00 PM - 6:00 PMReception with Exhibitors
    Day 2 (June 28, 2023)
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AMBreakfast with Exhibitors, sponsored by USMX
    8:30 AM - 9:00 AMReport from the IMO and ICHCA with Richard Steele, CEO, International Cargo Handling Coordination Association
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AMAddressing Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues with Joe Carey, BSW, ILA Pier Consultant and Ken Serviss, Executive Director, Allied Trades Assistance Program

    Ken Serviss, CEAP, QSAP

    Executive Director of Allied Trades Assistance Program

    10:00 AM - 10:20 AMExhibitor Presentations
    10:20 AM - 10:45 AMMorning Break with Exhibitors, sponsored by Shipping Association of New York and New Jersey
    10:45 AM - 12:00 PMStrategies to Achieve Maritime Decarbonization Panel with Elisabeth Charmley, Co-Chair, Vancouver Maritime Centre for Climate; Bonnie Nixon, Director of Sustainability, Long Beach Container Terminal and Adam Zellner, President, Greener by Design

    Bonnie Nixon, M.Ed, PhD Candidate

    Long Beach Container Terminal

    12:00 PM - 12:20 PMExhibitor Presentations
    12:20 PM - 1:20 PMLunch with Exhibitors
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PMBenefits and Safety Challenges of Using and Storing Alternative Energy Sources Panel with Paul Blomerus, Clear Seas Centre for Responsible Marine Shipping; Matt Dickinson, Fenix Marine Services and Matt Hillyer, Taylor Machine Works
    3:00 PM - 3:15 PMExhibitor Presentations
    3:15 PM - 3:45 PMAfternoon Break with Exhibitors, sponsored by Core Process Technologies
    3:45 PM - 4:30 PMPresentations from OSHA and Transport Canada, John Wilson, Regional Director, Marine Safety & Security for the Pacific Region, Transport Canada
    4:30 PM - 5:15 PMSafety Challenges in Cruise Operations with Kathy deLisser, Regional VP, Ceres Terminals Canada
    5:30 PM - 6:30 PMWednesday Evening Reception, sponsored by Avetta
    6:30 PM - 8:00 PMAwards Dinner *Tickets Must be Purchased for this Event*
    Day 3 (June 29, 2023)
    7:30 AM - 8:30 AMBreakfast with Exhibitors
    8:30 AM - 9:15 AMSafety Challenges for Maritime Maintenance
    9:15 AM - 10:00 AMHuman and Organizational Performance on the Waterfront with Jeff Lyth, QSP Leadership
    Despite industry being statistically safer than ever before, serious accidents still occur too frequently and the current safety paradigm is increasingly at a loss to identify, understand, and remedy the causal factors.

    In addition to this, injury rate reductions have largely plateaued and this causes much concern for all levels of the organizational hierarchy.

    In this presentation, Jeff will describe some of the reasons behind these challenges and propose that our current ways of thinking about health and safety might be a part of the problem.

    He will then explain the history of the so-called 'new views' of health and safety, focussing on the practical application of more contemporary safety science.

    Finally, Jeff will provide examples from some of the work he has been involved with on the local British Columbian waterfront, as well as with other large industrial organizations around the world.

    Jeff Lyth

    QSP Leadership

    10:00 AM - 10:20 AMExhibitor Presentations
    10:20 AM - 10:45 AMMorning Break with Exhibitors, sponsored by Goergia Stevedore Association
    10:45 AM - 11:45 AMTraining to Accommodate Different Learning Modalities--Visual, Auditory, Reading/Writing, and Kinesthetic with Roselynn Verwoord, PhD., Strategic Curriculum Services, Centre for Teaching Learning and Technology, University of BC
    How do educators design meaningful learning environments where information is presented in multiple ways; where learners engage in learning in a variety of ways; and where learners are provided options to demonstrate their learning? Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that guides the design of learning environments that are accessible and challenging for all learners, ensuring purposeful, proactive attention to learning design, goals, assessments, methods, and materials. In this session, learners will be exposed to the concept of UDL and will explore how it can be applied to design and implement learning that is accessible for all.
    11:45 AM - 12:00 PMClosing Remarks
    12:00 PM - 3:00 PMTour of BCMEA Waterfront Training Centre: Limited number of participants! Sign up is coming soon!

Exhibit at NMSA 2023

There are fifteen location options for exhibit booths. Exhibit booths will be assigned on a first-come first-serve basis.  Please note that the educational programming will take place across the hall from the exhibit hall, in the Stanley Park Ballroom.

Exhibit booths will be in the Cypress Room and in the Stanley Park Foyer.  The Cypress Room flows right into the Stanley Park Foyer to maximize the flow between the two spaces. 

Exhibitors will receive an 8' x 10' space for their exhibit booth which will include the following:

  • (1) 6' table
  • (2) chairs
  • (1) wastebasket  
  • Pipe and drape around three sides of the booth

Please contact the NMSA office with any questions – Jean Godwin, or 703-254-7099. Or please complete this online form to confirm your exhibit booth at the NMSA 2023 Annual Meeting.

Exhibit Hall Diagrams

NMSA 2023 Annual Meeting Exhibitors
  • Avetta

  • GlobalSim


  • HexArmor

  • OSHA Training Institute Education Centers

  • Petzl

  • Red Wing Shoes

  • Taylor

Become a Sponsor!

Sponsor Information | NMSA 2023 Annual Meeting

June 27 - 29, 2023 | The Westin Bayshore | Vancouver, BC

Please contact the NMSA office with any questions – Jean Godwin, or 703-254-7099.

Diamond Level, $15,000 USD (SOLD!!)

  • Opportunity to sponsor the opening reception
  • Four Meeting Registrations OR one 8x10 ft Exhibit Booth
  • Name and logo on event signage
  • Recognition on NMSA Website & event page
  • List of all registered attendees 

Platinum Level, $10,000 USD (2 are still available)

  • Opportunity to sponsor the breakfast on Wednesday (SOLD!!) or lunch on Wednesday or breakfast on Thursday and provide brief remarks 
  • Three Meeting Registrations OR one 8 x 10 ft Exhibit Booth
  • Name and logo on event signage
  • Recognition on NMSA Website & event page
  • List of all registered attendees

Gold Level, $5,000 USD  

  • Two Meeting Registrations
  • Name and logo on event signage
  • Recognition on NMSA Website & event page
  • List of all registered attendees

Silver Level, $2,500 USD

  • Name and logo on event signage
  • Recognition on NMSA Website & event page
  • List of all registered attendees

A La Carte Sponsorship Opportunities

Photo Booth: $5,000

Sponsored Photo Booth with step & repeat, equipment included. NMSA logo and sponsor logo will go on step & repeat and on digital photos. 

WiFi: $3,000 (SOLD!)

The WiFi sponsorship provides free WiFi in the meeting rooms. Company name will be used as the username and password.

Hotel Key Card: $3,000 (SOLD!)

Sponsored hotel key card with logo for all attendees staying in the hotel.

Charging Station: $2,500

Signage including company logo placed on charging station tables set up throughout the meeting area.

Name Badge Lanyards: $2,000

Sponsor provides 500 lanyards that will be distributed on-site to all attendees. 

Refreshment Station Sponsor: $1,500 (SOLD!)

Opportunity to sponsor a refreshment break station.

Attendee Welcome Bag Inserts: $1,000

Provide an insert or small promotional item to be included in each attendee's welcome bag.

Hotel & Travel

We are thrilled to be partnering with The Westin Bayshore for the NMSA 2023 Annual Meeting. This hotel is situated on Coal Harbor in beautiful Vancouver, BC.  Sleeping rooms are $315 (CAD) or $230 (USD) as of March 8, 2023.  

Please make your hotel reservations by clicking hereHotel reservations must be made by Monday, May 29th in order to receive the discounted room rate.

Information on Traveling to Canada from the United States

  • United States citizens must have a valid passport that does not expire within six months of arriving in Canada.
  • Please visit this website to learn more about customs and traveler entry requirements.
  • Please visit this website to learn more about Canada's latest COVID-19 protocols.