CBMU Fall Conference

November 28, 2017


2017-11-28 2017-11-28 CBMU Fall Conference CBMU America/New_York

FAIRMONT ROYAL YORK HOTEL – 100 Front Street West, Toronto, ON


The 2017 CBMU Fall Conference Program has been accredited for three hours in the Technical Category.

12:30 p.m. REGISTRATION - Tudor 7&8 (Mezzanine Level)
1:00 – 1:15 p.m. President's Report
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. 2016 Worldwide and Canadian Marine Figures. Highlights of 2017 IUMI Conference
  • Isabelle Therrien, CBMU President, Falvey Cargo Underwriting
  • Matthew Lewis, CBMU Vice President, CNA

This presentation will review the worldwide Cargo, Hull & P&I written premium and loss ratios. It will also review the worldwide distribution of premium and the factors impacting these results (currency fluctuation, export volumes, size of vessels, etc.). We will also drill down on the Canadian Marine results and discuss the impact that the Canadian and Worldwide economy has on them. Finally, we will review Mark McNeil's report on his IUMI experience as a first time attendee and the recipient of the 2017 CBMU-IUMI Conference Award.

2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Session 2: Polar Code and Arctic Shipping
  • Speaker: Julie Gascon, Assistant Commissioner Canadian Coast Guard

This presentation will discuss the current initiatives of the Canadian Government in the Arctic Region.

Julie Gascon is the Assistant Commissioner for the Central and Arctic Region. Before her arrival at the CCG, Ms. Gascon was Executive Director, Domestic Vessel Regulatory Oversight and Boating Safety at Transport Canada.

A graduate of the Canadian Coast Guard College in 1998, Julie Gascon began her career with the federal public service as a navigation officer with the CCG, Pacific Region. As a navigation officer, she served on a number of commercial vessels to earn her Master Mariner certificate. In 2005, she joined Transport Canada, where she held several positions. Besides the position of Executive Director, which she held for three years, she was also Senior Marine Safety Inspector; Executive Director, Safety and Security Secretariat; and Director, Domestic Vessel Regulatory Oversight and Boating Safety.

Ms. Gascon holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Université de Montréal's School of Higher Commercial Studies, as well as a bachelor's degree in Nautical Sciences from University College of Cape Breton.

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. Session 3: Legal Update/Recent Cases
  • Speaker: Peter Pamel, BLG Montreal.

This presentation will provide a review of legal decisions from the last year and their impact on the marine insurance industry

3:15 – 3:30 p.m. COFFEE BREAK
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Session 4: Impact of Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria
  • Speaker: Sean Dalton, Munich Re

This presentation will discuss the overview of market conditions pre H/I/M, the impact on insurers and reinsurers results and the outlook post H/I/M

4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Session 5: Latin America, an overview
  • Mariella Dauphinee, Intact Insurance Company

This presentation will focus on the following issues:

  • Definition of the term "Latin America" versus South or Central America;
  • Type of production structure and commodity specialization by region;
  • Port ranking of major ports in Latin America;
  • Logistics overview of the area and deficiencies;
  • Investment opportunities;
  • Theft of goods and marine premiums data by area (Mexico, Argentina and Brazil).
6:30 p.m. DINNER - Imperial Room (Lobby Level)

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How to Register

You can either conveniently register online or you can register by mail/fax. To register by mail/fax, simply download our printable registration form, and mail or fax your completed registration along with payment to the address indicated on the form.

**Please note that registration is now closed. If you would like to register, please contact the CBMU office.**

Accommodation Information

Accommodation has been reserved at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel at a special rate of $259 Single/Double Rooms. To book your accommodations on-line please click here or, to make your reservation by phone, please call the Fairmont Royal York Reservations Department (1-800-663-7229) or the Fairmont Royal York Global Reservations Centre (1-800-441-1414), and identify yourself as being with The Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters.

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