Tugboat Industry 2017 Conference
The State of the Industry in 2017
June 1 to 3, 2017 -- Whistler, BC
The Council of Marine Carriers is pleased to invite you to our 2017 Conference -- June 1 to 3, 2017 at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.
Looking at the state of the tugboat industry in British Columbia, the Organizing Committee have developed a strong agenda that promises to provide valuable information for all stakeholders.
• Learning from Other Industries -- A keynote speech from Bart Reynolds, President, Seaspan Marine
• Session One: Relationship with the Wider Industry
o Shipping Trends and Tug Requirements -- Robert Lewis-Manning, Chamber of Shipping
o DSIP - Past, Present & Future -- a Classification Perspective -- Ben Thompson, Lloyd's Register Marine & Offshore
o Safety Management Systems: What, Where and How -- Bob Beadell, Invicta Marine Ltd.
• Session Two: Expanding the Partnership
o Pilotage Issues Along the Coast: the Waiver System -- Kevin Obermeyer, Pacific Pilotage Authority
o Panel Session on Expanding the Partnership: Moderator Captain Stephen Brown will lead a discussion with Michael Davies (Kinder Morgan), Eric Butler (Chevron), Captain Robin Stewart (BC Coast Pilots) and Michael Lowry (Western Canada Marine Response Corporation)
• Session Three: Industry Support
o Escort & Rescue Tugs: Designing for the Future Needs of the BC Coast -- Mike Phillips, Robert Allan Ltd.
o Marine Claims and Underwriting -- Ben Harris, London Shipowners Club
• Session Four: The Broader Horizon
o Puget Sound Harbor Safety Committee Viewpoint -- Captain John Veentjer, Marine Exchange of Puget Sound
o Transport Canada overview of Canada's Ocean Protection Plan -- Yvette Myers, Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security
o Canada's Ocean Protection Plan from the CCG Perspective -- Brian Wootton, Canadian Coast Guard
• CMC/B.C. Tugboat Industry Golf Tournament
• Hospitality Reception
• Legacy Award Presentation to Captain Joe Gosse
• Exhibitors Cocktail Party
• Evening Reception, Gala, Dinner, Entertainment and Casino
Review the full agenda.
Thanks to our sponsors!
Bracewell Marine Group Ltd.
Island Tug and Barge Ltd.
Mercury Launch & Tug Ltd.
Port of Vancouver
SAAM SMIT Towage Canada
ABS Americas Division
Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang LLP
Allied Shipbuilders Ltd.
British Columbia Ferry Services Inc.
Chamber of Shipping
Ledcor Resources & Transportation
Nanaimo Port Authority
North Arm Transportation
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
Robert Allan Ltd.
Super-Valu (1645 East First Avenue)
Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc.
Redden Net and Rope Ltd.
We look forward to seeing you there!
For more information:
Council of Marine Carriers