Maritime - Water Ballast Management

Committee Meeting
Date and Time: 
05 Oct 2018
08:30 to 10:00
Friday, 5 October, 2018 - 08:30 to 10:00
French Chamber Meeting Room, 541 Orchard Road, #09-01 Liat Towers, Singapore 238881
Registration Dates: 
13 Sep 2018
04 Oct 2018

The transfer of invasive species is considered as the largest threat to the aquatic environment and shipping represent the main vector of transport of organisms across water bodies. In order to decrease the number of new bio-invasions, the International Maritime Organisation has prepared the International Ballast Water Convention in 2004 and it entered into force in 2017 after >30 states representing >35% of the global tonnage have ratified. A similar instrument exist in the USA and this member state is not a party of the BWM Convention.


The presentation will include an explanation of the regulatory regimes existing, the process of type approval testing of ballast water management systems and an overview of the challenges emerging during the compliance verification programs initiated globally.



- Please note that this event is restricted to French Chamber members only -

About the speaker:

  • Guillaume Drillet, Asian Regional Manager for Marine Services at SGS 

Guillaume Drillet has many global work experiences and have resided in Asia for almost a decade.

Guillaume Drillet has recently been re-elected Chairman of the Global TestNet, an organization supporting the robust testing of solutions to the maritime sector (ballast water and biofouling). As immediate Past-President of the World Aquaculture Society for the Asia Pacific, he also continues to act as an executive member of the board.

Guillaume Drillet has 18 years of experience working with environmental sciences in the public and private sectors. He holds a Master degree with a major in coastal management (France) and a PhD in marine life sciences from Denmark. In 2011, he received the Young Elite Scientist Award from the Danish Ministry of Independent research.

Guillaume Drillet continues to deliver lectures in academia and to global organization (International Maritime Organization, Temasek Polytechnic, NUS…). He is an ambassador to the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau for his commitment to the organization of international scientific/technical events (e.g. ICBWM, WAS, SETAC...). In the recent years he has been deeply involved in the revision of the guidelines for the testing of ballast water management systems as well as the development of methodology for the issuance of exemption according to regulation A4 of the ballast water management convention.


Terms & Conditions

  • This event is for members only.
  • Full payment is required upon registration. 
  • Should you need to cancel, please do so no later than two working days before the date of the event.
  • No shows will not be refunded.
  • Please note that photographs and videos may be taken during the event for news and publicity purposes.
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