Seminars & Events
The UK Club regularly organises both technical presentations its membership such as the Athens forum on Life at Sea. The Club is able to call upon the world’s most expert and influential speakers to address our Members on topical and relevant issues.
Sometimes these presentations and events address the needs of specialist groups within the membership. In the United States an annual Bodily Injury Team Seminar is held by Thomas Miller Americas Inc. bringing personal injury claims specialists together from the Club’s American Members, and those from further afield. Such events take place in all the regions where the Club is represented.
One of the most important activities of the Club is advancing the interests of its Members as an industry. Its recognised expertise in legal liability and technical risk management issues leads to frequent participation in governmental and industry meetings and debates. UK Club executives regularly take part in the activities of forums such as the IMO, Intertanko, EU, the International Group of P&I clubs and
UK Club executives are frequently in demand as speakers for industry conferences on a wide range of issues. UK Club speakers have presented papers on piracy, overweight containers, handling and preparing dangerous cargoes, pollution and stowaways, as well as giving general presentations on P&I as an insurance class.
Social events are regularly hosted by the Club across all its regions ensuring communication and understanding between staff, Members and other industry partners such as insurance brokers, lawyers, government and local agencies.
Club participation in all these various events and seminars is regularly published in the About the Club section of this website under Club News.
Broker Evening- Happy Valley horse racing
The local office played host to 37 Hong Kong marine brokers at Happy Valley races on Wednesday 12th November.
Andrew Jones, Regional Director for Asia Pacific, welcomed the guests and wished them good fortune for the night’s racing. The Club was represented by Andrew, his colleagues from the Hong Kong office, and Underwriters Paul Pelling and James Petrie.
Drinks and a buffet dinner supported the celebration of winning selections or consoled for losing bets. The significant turn-out, which is believed to have set a new record, illustrates the fantastic support that the Club has always enjoyed from the Hong Kong shipping community.
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