On the Road with ITIC

One of the many roles of an ITIC executive is to get out and about, to see members, attend conferences, provide seminars and more recently to become involved in some of the charity causes we come across.

The conferences attended have included ECASBA in Antwerp, FONASBA in Gothenburg and the Steadfast Conference in Adelaide, which is the largest meeting of insurance brokers in Australia.

This year, the team have provided loss prevention seminars in Morocco, Cyprus, Dubai, Dublin, Bremen and Hamburg. 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, please let us know.

If you haven’t managed to attend an ITIC loss prevention seminar there are three available on ITIC’s website, which you can access at anytime that is convenient to you. The subjects covered are bills of lading, letters of undertaking and confidentiality agreements. We are hoping to add more of these valuable tools for you in the next year.

The OSCAR dragon boat race in aid of the Great Ormond Street children’s charity was a huge success. There were 24 crews racing against one another on a lovely warm sunny September evening. The ITIC crew performed well in terms of racing and raising money for the charity. Thank you to all of you who sponsored this event.

ITIC’s Duncan Mann and Tom Irving were more daring in their support for the Sailor’s Society charity, as they took part in an abseil down one of the taller buildings in the City of London. ITIC has also sponsored an oar in the Mission to Seafarers row around Singapore and the FONASBA Young Agent and Broker award.

It has been three years since ITIC conducted its last Member and broker survey. The last one was qualitative and so only sampled 25 Members and 10 insurance brokers. The survey that will be undertaken this year will be quantitative, meaning that we will be asking all members and brokers for their views on several aspects of ITIC. It is important that as many of you provide your opinions to help us to improve the cover and services that ITIC offers.

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