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2017 May - Nautical Institute BC Branch 2017 Conference, Victoria

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:22 pm
by The Dieselduck
Nautical Institute BC Branch 2017 Conference

The NIBC will be holding its bi-annual conference in Victoria 10-12 May 2017 at the Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel. The theme this year is "Managing Marine Risks in the Pacific NW."

Watch our website for updates on agenda and sponsorship.

The NIBC has a strong record of excellent conferences, dealing with subjects of interest and importance in the Pacific Northwest. This coming conference will continue the trend and has every prospect of being the best NIBC conference ever. Due to the broad applicability of the theme, NIBC anticipates comprehensive representation and participation from all sectors of the marine industry.

The conference theme will be approached from a technical/philosophical/scientific basis to start, but then developed into operational, regulatory, legal and educational aspects. This will include examination of how we teach risk appreciation in both formal and operational contexts, and what is the role of at-sea commanders/captains in managing risk.

Are you involved in formal risk assessment or management? Do you deal with the consequences of marine risks, either in a technical, legal or operational sense? Are you a senior executive who needs to know more about the framework of managing risks in the marine environment? Does your business seek to generate more public awareness and understanding of marine risks? If any of these match your interest, this conference is for you.

NIBC welcomes all expressions of interest in speaking opportunities, attendance and particularly sponsorship to or directly to the Conference Chair (contact details follow).

Nigel Greenwood, MM, FRIN, FNI
Rear-Admiral, RCN (Ret'd)
Chair, Nautical Institute, BC Branch
M 250-507-8445

Re: 2017 May - Nautical Institute BC Branch 2017 Conference, Victoria

Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:26 am
by The Dieselduck
Nautical Institute BC Branch 2017 Conference

Managing Marine Risks in the Pacific Northwest
May 10 to 12, 2017 -- Victoria, BC

The NIBC is pleased to invite you to our 2017 Conference -- May 10 to 12, 2017 at the Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour Hotel.

Canada is a maritime nation whose prosperity relies on maritime trade. Critical to our success is the ability to understand and practice risk management. Join professionals from all aspects of the maritime industry to discuss topics such as:
• How do we teach mariners and industrial partners to recognize risk, and to learn from failure to anticipate known and unknown risks?
• What is the role of simulation in exploring the boundaries of risk? How do we define tolerable risk ... and answer those who would advocate "zero-risk" policies?
• When misfortune does arise, how do we act to minimize impact and honour (not criminalize) those who have done their best in a bad situation?
• And what is the role of policy, regulation and technology in risk mitigation?
Who should attend?
Ship masters, owners and operators of vessels of all sizes from private and government sectors; marine engineers and naval architects; port and terminal operators; government and regulatory officers; energy resource transporters; marine surveyors, lawyers and insurance representatives; safety equipment manufacturers; emergency responders; classification societies and risk-management professionals; and members of the public seeking to better understand the issues of maritime risk management.

A strong agenda...
• Marine Incidents: The Human Factor
• Safety at Sea: Just Culture
• Legal Considerations Determining Risk Avoidance
• Theoretical Risk Analysis as a Mitigation Tool
• The Insurance View
• The Canadian Arctic Shipping Risk Assessment Solution
• Holland America/Seabourn: Making it Happen at Sea
Review our full agenda.

Just a few of our notable speakers...
• RAdm Art McDonald (Maritime Forces Pacific)
• Assistant Commissioner Roger Girouard (Canadian Coast Guard)
• Captain Kevin Obermeyer (Pacific Pilotage Authority)
• Captain David (Duke) Snider (President, The Nautical Institute)
• Shelley Chapelski (Norton Rose Fulbright LLP)
• Captain Kevin Greenwood (RCN Ret'd)
• Captain Yves Vandenborn (The Standard Club)
Review our full roster of speakers.

Thanks to our sponsors!
BC Ferries
BC Shipping News
Prince Rupert Port Authority
Nanaimo Port Authority
CLIA-NW and Canada
Chamber of Shipping
Lloyd's Register
Pacific NorthWest LNG
Royal Roads University
Pacific Pilotage Authority
Western Canada Marine Response Corporation
Seaspan ULC
Bureau Veritas
Port of Vancouver
Sperry Marine
Marriott Hotels and Resorts

We look forward to seeing you there!


For more information:
Nigel Greenwood, MM, FRIN, FNI
Rear-Admiral, RCN (Ret'd)
Chair, Nautical Institute, BC Branch
M 250-507-8445