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AEU National Forum Dates Announced

Feb 24, 2020

Please note, out of an abundance of caution around COVID-19 and with a focus on protecting the health and safety of our employees and event attendees we will be rescheduling this event for a date later this year.

The American Equity Underwriters, Inc. (AEU), the leading provider of workers’ compensation for waterfront employers, will host the AEU National Forum on April 13-15, 2020 at the Hilton Americas Houston Hotel in Houston, Texas.

Now in its 14th year, the AEU National Forum attracts more than 100 maritime industry professionals annually with relevant, interactive presentations and discussions on safety, claims, personnel, operations, and leadership.

“This event is unique to the maritime industry because it addresses day-to-day challenges of employers while encouraging them to think differently about their businesses, their employees and the future,” said Adele Hapworth, chief operating officer of AEU. “Attendees from all organizational levels come together to discuss solutions to their biggest challenges. It’s a truly educational experience which we’re proud to provide.”

This year’s event will have 18 sessions. Keynote speakers and topics include:

  • Sara Canaday, “Your Leadership Brand: Evaluate Your Impact, Demonstrate Your Value”
  • Dr. David DeLong, “Closing the Skills Gap: Innovative Talent Solutions for the Maritime Workforce”
  • Steve Keating, “The Five Levels of Leadership”
  • Dr. Dave Knibbe, “Magnifying the Power of One-on-One Communication”
  • Joe White, “The Mentee's Edge: Surviving & Thriving in the 4th Industrial Revolution”


The event is free for members of the American Longshore Mutual Association (ALMA) and $1,250 for the public. The full agenda and registration details are available on the event website.