APRIL 4 – 5, 2019 IN AUSTIN, TEXAS
In April 2019, members of NAMS and CSSA convened in awesome Austin, Texas for the 24th Annual COMPASS meeting. COMPASS 2019 was hosted at the charming Intercontinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel in downtown Austin on famed Congress Avenue.
At COMPASS 2019, there were four separate speakers who participated. Several of the speakers joined us remotely, and in those instances, we used basic software to record the presentation. The quality of the audio is not ideal; however, we have decided to go ahead and share what we have because the content was very good and prefer to make it available, despite the less than stellar audio quality.
Spencer Eade of ISSA spoke on the value that ISSA offers. Click here to view a portion of Spencer’s comments that were recorded. Spencer also provided notes for his presentation and you can click here to access them.
In addition to Spencer, we also had a terrific presentation from Bruce Hailey of Salvus Law on the several legal aspects of collections and credit checks for ships. Click here to watch Bruce’s presentation. (Please note that there were some slight audio challenges with this recording and we’ll get better at this in the future.)
While these sessions were not recorded, we also had TERRIFIC presentations from René Heim, Managing Director at HMS Hanseatic Marine Services, and from Mark Buzby, Ret. Admiral, USN, who is the Administrator for MARAD.
Here’s a brief overview of the April 4 – April 5 schedule:
THURSDAY, APRIL 4:
11:00am – 5:30pm: Alan Kotz Memorial Golf Tournament
6:30pm: Welcome Reception
FRIDAY, APRIL 5:
8:00am – 12:00pm: COMPASS Meeting, Morning Session
12:00pm – 1:30pm: COMPASS Luncheon
1:30pm – 3:00pm: CSSA and NAMS Member Meetings
3:00pm – 5:00pm: COMPASS Meeting, Afternoon Session, featuring keynote speaker, Christian Ioannou
7:00pm: Farewell Reception and Dinner
If you have any questions, contact our meeting coordinator, Libby O’Malley at Libby@namsshipchandler.com.