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Conference Program Scheduler

NOTE: This is the 2018 schedule for reference only. The 2019 schedule will be released later this year.

View, browse and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by pass type, track, and format. With this Session Scheduler, you can build your schedule in advance and access it during the show via export or with the Mobile App, once live. Sessions do fill up and seating is first come, first serve, so arrive early to sessions that you would like to attend.

Peter Shaerf, Managing Director, AMA Capital Partners

AMA is the leading specialist maritime boutique investment bank. The firm is based in New York and has a representative office in Shanghai. At AMA he has been heavily involved in the capital markets where he has worked primarily advising hedge funds and investors on a variety of maritime investments in all sectors of the industry in both equity and distressed debt . He has extensive experience in vessel valuations and has performed such work for financial institutions and Government clients and leading accounting firms. AMA has been actively involved in many aspects of the cruise industry and was most famously responsible for establishing Oceana Cruise Line. The company has also been involved in a number of smaller cruise ship operations and was instrumental in procuring tonnage for amongst others, American Queen Steamboat Company, French American Cruise Line, and One Ocean Expeditions. Peter is currently Deputy Chairman at publicly listed Seaspan (NYSE) and has also served as an independent Director (non-executive) of five other publicly traded maritime companies. Peter also currently sits on the board of dry cargo ship owner Interlink Maritime. Peter, having served five years as Chairman, is currently Chairman Emeritus of New York Maritime Association ( "NYMAR") a leading not for profit trade association and he is also a member of the American Bureau of Shipping and on the shipbuilding/finance committee of the U.S. Government's Marine Transport National Advisory Council Peter has a B.A. in international business law from London Metropolitan University.