International Ship Suppliers To Meet In Washington, D.C. September 22-26

The International Ship Suppliers Association (ISSA) has announced that its next general assembly will be held at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., on September 22-26, 1974.

This will be the 19th general assembly for this international group, and of special significance is that the upcoming meeting will be the first ISSA meeting held outside of Europe. ISSA is composed of over 800 ship supply companies representing over 30 countries. The organization symbolizes international cooperation in providing services to shipping from all countries of the world.

The National Association of Marine Services (NAMS), the U.S.

trade association of major American ship supply companies, will host the four-day affair in Washington.

The planning committee is composed of nine members of NAMS (shown in the photograph).

They report that the 1974 general assembly is expecting close to 250 delegates to ibe present, representing companies from all over Europe and the Far East, and the United States.

The business format for the assembly will include seminars and discussion groups which address themselves to the key topics facing the ship supply trade, and the vital role of ship supply companies in the maritime industry today. The recommendations and conclusions resulting from this meeting will form the basis from which 'the ship supply trade meets the present challenges in today's complex and changing maritime market.

Bilingual secretaries and translators will be present to facilitate communication among the group.

Guest speakers will include key Government officials involved in merchant marine affairs.

Social events during the meeting include tours of Washington, luncheons, hospitality receptions, a dinner-dance, and a tour of points of interest in the Eastern United States for the foreign delegates, after the meeting has been concluded.

The NAMS planning committee for this affair reports that their initial meeting in New York was very successful, and that the 1974 ISSA meeting in W a s h i n g t o n should be the biggest and most productive in ISSA's 19-year history.

NAMS is the host for this year's assembly and can be contacted for further information at P.O. Box 1927, Wheaton Branch, Silver Spring, Md„ U.S.A. 20902.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 24,  Feb 1974

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