MANAGING MARINE RISKS IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST
May 10-12, 2017 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Canada is a maritime nation whose prosperity relies on maritime trade.
This is particularly evident on the west coast, in which most of our links with the Indo-Pacific area are situated. The developing energy trade to this region from BC is adding to the complexity of a marine environment that is already full with diverse and sometimes competing interests. The success with which increasingly varied users will access the marine environment will depend largely on the manner in which they each understand and practise risk management.
NIBC proposes for our 2017 conference to address the importance of marine risk management in the Pacific North-west region.
This topic affords several avenues of approach, from theoretical and academic to practical and operational:
This topic aligns with the strategic priorities of the Nautical Institute’s Five-Year Plan in these subject areas: Navigation safety, Competency, Mentoring, Command, Usability of systems, and Manning/Fatigue.
This topic could be addressed in four sessions over two days as follows (to be refined into specific session structures of briefs and panel discussions depending on speakers):
Participants will have a chance to hear informed debate and also network throughout a full programme which includes an opening reception on the evening May 10th and a conference banquet at the end of the first full day.
This conference will be of interest to professionals from all aspects of the maritime industry: shipmasters, owners and operators from private, government and naval domains; marine, civil and mechanical engineers involved either in the operation of ships or in the design and construction of marine structures; policy officers and regulatory officials engaged in transportation and environmental safety compliance; energy industry executives and advisors interested in exchanging views and contributing to better public awareness; marine surveyors and lawyers who deal with the consequences of risk; professional educators looking to anticipate the increased demands for a highly skilled workforce; safety equipment manufacturers and emergency responders; port and terminal operators; classification societies and risk-management professionals; and members of the public seeking to better understand the issues of maritime risk management.
A number of influential nautical professionals will be speaking at this year's conference.
Ideally located in downtown Victoria, the multi-award winning Victoria Marriott Hotel is walking distance to all there is to see and do in Victoria, British Columbia.
Stroll to the famous Inner Harbour for Victoria attractions, musicians and artisans, and whale watching tours. Marriott Victoria special conference rate has been arranged with the Marriott Inner Harbour and a block of rooms set aside.
To make your reservation, click on the link below. This will direct you to the Marriott Victoria's website with the conference discount rate. All you need to do is enter your arrival date to begin the reservation process. If booking by phone, be sure to mention the 'Nautical Institute' to obtain the conference rate.
May 10-12, 2017 | Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Sponsorship and speaking opportunities can be pursued by contacting the Conference Chair, RAdm Nigel Greenwood through the website.
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