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Croatia - GloBallast National Global Industry Alliance (GIA) Conference on Ballast Water Management

Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure and Croatian Association of Shipowners Mare Nostrum in cooperation with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) have organized the International conference on the management of Ships' Ballast Water, which was held in Zagreb, 14 - 15 November 2016.

The Conference was opened by Deputy Minister, Mr. Miro Škrgatić who welcomed all present and explained the importance of the management of ships' ballast water and sediments for our sea.
Croatia is the leading member state since 2008 within the GloBallast Program of the International Maritime Organization-IMO which aims to provide assistance to countries in order to reduce the transfer of harmful organisms through Ships Ballast Water and Sediments.

The Conference provided the platform for the discussion of representatives of the most prominent experts of BWM worldwide. The vibrant dialogue clearly expressed the high interest to his important subject between the representatives of shipowners (ICS, Interferry, CSA), manufacturers of the BWMS equipment (Alfa Laval, Optimarin, PanAsia, Ecochlor), biologists, classification society, representatives of the administration and other world-class participants and speakers who displayed the latest news and expertise in the management of ballast water and sediments.

Presentations can be downloaded here: Presentations

Panasia Presentation (1.5GB):   link


Also to note, our Conference has been published on the front page of the IMO website. link


Croatia-GloBallast National Global Industry Alliance (GIA) Meeting

Zagreb, Republic of Croatia, 14-15 November 2016

Croatian Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastructure and Croatian Shipowners’ Association in co-operation with the IMO are organizing Conference on Ballast Water Management, which is going to be held in Zagreb, on 14-15 November 2016. We are expecting the Meeting would be addressed by the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization, Mr. Kitack Lim. 

The aim of the Conference is to provide a platform for discussion on different aspects of this challenging issue. It is expected that the Conference will be participated by the representatives from different state- parties and non- parties to Convention, different competent authorities, industry representatives, developers, scientific community etc.

Conference Program can be downloaded here.

For additional questions feel free to write on the following e-mail address: , or call us on  +385 1 5625 370.

1. Online registration form - the registration deadline is 31 October 2016

Registration Form

2.  Book your stay:

Hotel International l Miramarska 24 l 10 000 Zagreb I Croatia

Lucija Brzica, Sales Executive

Tel. 00385 1 6108-654 I Fax. 00385 1 6108-644 ,

Price list:

·        550,00 kn per person per night in a single room / breakfast included

·        650,00 kn per person per night in a double room / breakfast included

·        7,00 kn tourist tax per person per day is not included in the price

*Please note in the subject of email: BWM Conference

The GloBallast Regional training workshop on practical aspects of Risk Assessment (RA) and Port Biological Baseline Surveys (PBBS) related to the implementation of the Ballast Water Management Convention will be held in Zagreb, Croatia on 16-17 November 2016.

Workshop is being held at the Ministry for Maritime Affairs, Transport and Infrastrucutre, Prisavlje 14, 10 000 Zagreb.


On 21 and 22 October 2015 the 13th Ballast Water Management Summit took place in Rotterdam. Director of CSA Mare Nostrum Mrs. Maja Markovcic Kostelac adressed the Summit with the presentation on the Implementation of BWM Convention in semi-enclosed sea areas and the implication for the short sea shipping.

Presentation is available for download here.

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Croatia - GloBallast National Global Industry Alliance (GIA) Conference on Ballast Water Management

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