Pan-American Naval Engineers To Hold 1983 Meeting In Washington

The Eighth Congress of the Pan- American Institute of Naval Engineering (IPEN) will be held in Washington, D.C. (Hyatt Regency Hotel, Crystal City, Arlington, Virginia), September 11-17, 1983.

In announcing plans for the meeting, Rear Admiral James W.

Lisanby, U.S. Navy, president of the western hemisphere organization of naval architects and marine engineers, said several hundred government, academia, and private industry representatives from maritime nations throughout the Americas are expected at the congress. Observers from a number of other world maritime nations are also anticipated to attend the meeting. It will be the first time for the pan-American professional maritime group to hold its congress in the United States.

IPEN is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of technical advancement of naval architecture, marine engineering, and water transportation. Members of the society are engineers, architects, technicians and management personnel, both government and private industry, engaged in maritime activities.

Headquarters of the organization is in Rio de Janeiro.

The Washington congress is structured to promote learning and resource exchange in the areas of ship building and repair, ocean and inland water transportation, naval science and research, standardization, information processing, off-shore construction, fishery management, and maritime education.

The five day business sessions will include the presentation of professional papers, technical discussions, exhibits and displays.

Visits to the U.S. Naval Ship Research and Development Center and to the U.S. Naval Academy have been arranged. A variety of social activities for visitors to the United States capital city are planned. The U.S. Navy's Ship Systems Command and the U.S.

Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) will serve as hosts for the international gathering.

Registration fee for IPEN members is $200 (U.S.) and $350 for non-members. The fee includes costs for planned technical and social events. Admittance to technical sessions only is $95 for nongovernment persons and $45 for government employees.

Additional information concerning registration and hotel reservations may be obtained by writing to IPEN Registration Center, P.O. Box 17413, Dulles International Airport, Washington, D.C.

20041. Telephone (703) 471 6180; Telex 899 133 WHIT-EXPO.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 40,  Jul 15, 1983

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