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Women in Maritime

Rescheduled: Women in Maritime Happy Hour with guest speaker Maria Ciliberti

Wednesday, July 17, 2024
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
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Event Details

We are excited to announce our upcoming Women in Maritime Happy Hour event on July 17, 4:30 – 7 PM at the East River Studios.  We know how valuable this event is for women in the industry and we are delighted to support it once again. The Houston Ship Channel has more than 272 public and private facilities, housing chemical plants, refineries, petroleum storage facilities, container facilities, and other industrial facilities. It is also a vital economic engine bringing $439 billion in economic value to the state of Texas and $906. billion in U.S. economic impact nationwide. It supports the creation of nearly 1.54 million jobs in Texas, along with 3.7 million jobs in the U.S. The majority of the products moving through private terminals is liquid bulk (oil, refined gasoline, chemical) products making up 74% of the total tonnage.   

 Women in Maritime Happy Hour Guest speaker: 

Maria Ciliberti is president of Vopak’s USA and Canada business, which includes nine marine terminals and five joint ventures.

Ciliberti professional experience spans over 30 years in the petrochemical industry and includes roles in manufacturing, R&D, commercial and business management. She worked at The Dow Chemical Company, Columbia Gas of Ohio, and Container Corporation of America in the USA. She also spent more than a decade in global leadership roles in Europe – with Celanese, General Electric Plastics (SABIC), and Borealis. Prior to Vopak, Maria was the Commercial Vice President for Borealis’ Global Specialty Solutions Business.

We encourage women to attend and bring early and mid-career women from their organization as their guests. This is a free event and includes food and drink. Please be respectful if you can not attend after making a reservation, please notify: as there may be a waiting list for women who do want to attend.


July 17
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM Check-in Check in and networking
5:15 PM - 5:30 PM Presentation Presentation by Maria Ciliberti, president, Vopak
5:45 PM - 7:00 PM Networking

For More Information:

Andrea Lavorgna
Andrea Lavorgna
Marketing Manager/Editor Port Bureau News Magazine Greater Houston Port Bureau (713)678-4300x403

Thank you to our sponsors!



If you are interested in joining in as a sponsor, please contact Andrea LaVorgna at: or (713) 678-4300 x409. All sponsor logos will appear on all promotional event materials.