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Heidmar Hails Marine Forum VIII Success

May 2, 2016


Under a banner proclaiming “Quality Operations – A Full Team Effort”, the Heidmar Marine Forum VIII was convened at the Marriott Hotel in Stamford, CT on March 16.  The theme of “team” in striving for ever-improving quality operations which permeated the event was a critical one.  As Heidmar CEO Ben Ognibene explained in his opening remarks, for Heidmar this “team” extends beyond the walls of the company’s offices to encompass the broader shipping community, including all of the forum attendees.

Over 150 pool partners and industry guests gathered to hear presentations from 12 industry experts on a broad range of insightful subjects and to participate in Q & A sessions with the presenters.  Attendees praised Heidmar’s ability to raise the bar every year with each forum, building and improving upon the last.  Once again, the one-on-one sessions were particularly popular where pool partners and guests got the opportunity to quiz industry experts on matters of tanker vetting and quality control.

Further opportunities for mixing, mingling and networking were available during a dinner on March 15 and a cocktail reception on March 16.