2019 Marine Insurance Day Seminar

Friday 04 October 2019, 08:00am - 03:00pm

This is an annual educational seminar representing five marine insurance industry organizations including American Institute of Marine Underwriters, Inland Marine Underwriters Association, American Marine Insurance Forum (AMIF), Association of Average Adjusters of the US and Canada and Marine and Insurance Claims Association (MICA). The seminar attended by industry professionals continually receives outstanding feedback.

Continental breakfast and CE Credit Sign in: 8:00 - 8:45am. Sessions begin at 8:45am.

Baruch College
William & Anita Newman Conference Center 

151 East 25th Street, 7th floor 
New York, NY 10010 
IMG 2544 

REGISTRATION FEE: $150 members/$300 non-members. Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, CE credits and materials.

CE CREDITS: Approved for 5 CE credits in NY, NJ, TX and CT; 5 NAMS and SAMS credits

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Cancellation Policy: Written notice required by October 2, 2019 for a refund. 4% cancellation fee will apply. 

Opening remarks/Welcome - John Miklus, President, AIMU

American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU)

Emerging Issues:
The Dutra Group v. Batterton
This summer the Supreme Court of the United States issued an important decision regarding the recovery of punitive damages in maritime cases, in the case of The Dutra Group v. Batterton. This eagerly awaited decision clarified earlier conflicting precedent and laid down a bright line test for Courts to follow in the future. Learn about the decision, as well as important insurance implications arising from the Supreme Court's ruling in this presentation by John Woods of Clyde & Co US LLP.

MSC Gayane
This presentation, by a senior correspondent for The Wall Street Journal covering global shipping and trade finance, will discuss the massive cocaine bust aboard the MSC Gayane in Philadelphia. Mr. Paris has covered the topic extensively including WSJ, “Inside Shipping’s Record Cocaine Bust” (July 24, 2019). Presented by Costas Paris, Senior Reporter, Wall Street Journal.

John Woods  Costas Paris 
 John Woods  Costas Paris
Marine and Insurance Claims Association (MICA)

Liar, Liar Ship on Fire, Now What?
A diverse panel of speakers including Richard Minton, Consultant Chemist, Minton Treharne & Davies Group, James A. Saville, Jr., Partner, Hill Rivkins LLP and Susan Dorgan, Global Marine Recovery Lead at AIG will lead a discussion relating to underwriting, claims and recovery issues that arise in connection with container ship fires and what can be done to address the challenges faced by Insurers. The discussion will include mis-declared cargoes, the resulting General Average and Salvage Claims and the potential recovery from these casualties.

Richard Minton  James Saville  Susan Dorgan 
 Richard Minton James Saville  Susan Dorgan
American Marine Insurance Forum (AMIF) Marine Cyber Threats & Security
Speakers will present on the basic Coast Guard Authorities and Sector Commander roles, an overview of the Port of NY/NJ, and the challenges to the Port regarding capacity and emerging technology. This will include real world cyber threats to the Port, the state of cyber security, and why the Coast Guard cares. The session will finish with case studies, including the recent Emotet case in NY, and describe the tools we have to address cyber issues as well as current port initiatives. Presented by LTCD Sarah Brennan & LT Emily Miletello.
 Sarah Brennan 2 Emily Miletello 
LTCD Sarah Brennan   LT Emily Miletello
Association of Average Adjusters Supply Chain and Trade Disruption
A decade ago, supply chain risk was primarily focused on supplier inventory, distribution interruptions, commodity price volatility and product shortages. Now, changing corporate expectations, emerging e-commerce technology, cyber threats, transportation problems, labor issues, and the rising frequency of natural disasters, create a myriad challenges and trade disruptions. As we dive into this maelstrom of threats to supply chains, we will explore some major issues and trends that can impact global trade. Presented by Linda Conrad, Financial Services Executive, omni-channel consultant in Strategic Risk Management and Insurance Technology.
 Linda Conrad
Linda Conrad 
Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA)

Cargo Accumulation: Bigger Vessels, Crowded Ports, Congested Roads and Packed Warehouses
The challenges to the current situation will be discussed and this diverse group of panelists will provide solutions that might offer us flexible and a more robust supply chain moving forward. MARAD will share short sea shipping and waterborne solutions to ease truck & rail congestion.
Presented by Andrew Kinsey, Senior Marine Risk Consultant, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty; Jeff Flumignan, Director, MARAD; Michael DeStasio, EVP of Transportation at AssuredPartners/The Insurance Centers 

Andrew Kinsey   Jeff Flumignan     Mike DeStasio   
 Andrew Kinsey Jeff Flumignan Michael DeStasio

Location Baruch College, New York City
Contact Elvira Rodin at 212-233-0550 or erodin@aimu.org