U.S. Chamber Staff


September 09, 2019


Increasing commerce, tourism, and scientific research at the highest and lowest latitudes of the Arctic and Antarctic is now becoming commonplace. As commerce, tourism, and scientific research increases in the Arctic, the U.S. Coast Guard’s role in this region is expanding.

That’s why, on September 25, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Procurement and Space Industry Council is hosting a wide-ranging roundtable discussion on the economic importance of global maritime commerce and the critical role of the U.S. Coast Guard in maintaining the safety and security of America’s waterborne trade and travel industries.

Admiral Karl Schultz, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, will keynote the event along with VADM William Burke (USN, Ret.), Chief Maritime Officer at Carnival Corporation, and Tom Vecchiolla, President and CEO of ST Engineering North America. For the full agenda or to register, visit here.

We hope you will join us to hear from industry experts about the exciting innovations in maritime trade, and the challenges and benefits facing the industry as it expands into the Arctic. In the meantime, please check out our infographic detailing the importance of martime trade and commerce in the Arctic, below:

Maritime Infographic

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