On behalf of WISTA USA's New York and New Jersey Chapter, we look forward to welcoming you all to our beautiful city for WISTA USA's AGM & Conference, and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of WISTA USA! At the 2018 AGM and Conference, WISTA USA will be recognizing the significant contributions of women in the maritime industry. We hope you will join us in celebrating all of the many amazing accomplishments of women in the maritime industry, and commemorate this milestone by joining us for the gala celebration.
We look forward to seeing you!
Kate B. Belmont
Blank Rome LLP
WISTA USA NY/NJ Chapter President
Blank Rome LLP
Conference Coordinator, WISTA USA NY/NJ Chapter
About WISTA USA
The Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) is an international organization for women in management positions involved in the maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide.
WISTA aims to be a major player in attracting more women to the industry and in supporting women in management positions. With networking, education, and mentoring in focus, we can enhance members' competence and empower career success.
WISTA USA, founded in 1997, is among the largest National WISTA Associations (NWAs) worldwide, with over 390 members spread across eight regional Chapters: New York / New Jersey; Connecticut; Washington, DC Metro; Florida; New Orleans; Houston; West Coast (California and Hawai’i); and the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Washington, and Oregon). Our members represent all facets of the maritime industry, including shipowners, charterers, operators, brokers, bankers, insurance professionals, attorneys, analysts, and government officials.
WISTA USA’s main goals are providing networking and educational opportunities for our members. In pursuit of these objectives, our various regional Chapters hold periodic meetings, seminars, and social gatherings throughout the year, occasionally in conjunction with larger marine industry events. In addition, the WISTA USA Annual General Meeting takes place each spring, and the International Conference, open to all WISTA members worldwide, takes place each fall. All of these events – whether local, regional, national, or international – provide tremendous networking and educational opportunities for our members and thereby enhance the benefits of membership in the organization.
For more information about WISTA USA, please visit us at www.wista.net/us.