The ITIC team enjoy getting out of the office to see members, provide loss prevention seminars and to attend conferences. In the last year we have provided loss prevention seminars in Dubai, Bahrain, Cyprus, Singapore, China, Japan and London. Some of these presentations have been in conjunction with the local ship agents’ or ship brokers’ associations. If you would be interested in an ITIC seminar, or workshop, please let us know.
ITIC attends a number of exhibitions internationally. Steadfast was held in March 2018, in Melbourne. Steadfast is a conference for insurance brokers, attracting over 4,000 delegates at which ITIC shares a stand with TT Club.
ITIC has a close relationship with the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA). MYBA have an annual exhibition at which ITIC had a stand this year, in Barcelona. Oceanology is another well-established event, billed as the world’s largest ocean technology exhibition and conference, which ITIC has exhibited at for 10 years.
Keen to expand our presence in the aviation market ITIC took part in the Baltic Air Charter Association (BACA)’s Air Charter Expo (ACE) event at London’s Biggin Hill airport and visited EBACE in Geneva.
Alongside exhibitions and seminars ITIC spoke at the Young Maritime Professionals event, hosted by Thomas Miller in London, in late March 2018. A presentation was also given to the International Maritime Law Institute. ITIC presented at a well-attended Thomas Miller cyber security conference, hosted in Athens in March 2018.
The ICS Singapore insurance exams were sponsored by ITIC as well as the FONASBA young ship agent and ship broker of the year award. The winner this year was Filipe Miguel of Navex in Leixoes for his paper on “the 2025 challenges roadmap for ship agents”. Members of the ITIC team formed part of a crew for the annual OSCAR dragon boat race, in aid of Great Ormond Street children’s charity.
ITIC continues with its thought leadership panel debates, which typically involve a panel of four or five external participants and a moderator, who discuss a variety of industry specific topics. The next panel debate will be held in November in London, focused on the role of an expert witness.