IIMS Canada Conference Vancouver

Date(s) - 06/03/2020 - 07/03/2020
All Day

The Lonsdale Quay


IIMS Canada would like to invite you to the 2020 Canada Branch Conference and AGM in the Lonsdale Quay Hotel in North Vancouver on Friday 6 March and Saturday 7 March 2020.

The conference will be a two-day educational event with subjects and topics appealing to all disciplines of marine surveying. IIMS CEO, Mike Schwarz, will be in attendance.

The provisional list of confirmed speakers (more to come) is:

Paul Frisk, Flir: “The infrared camera, another invaluable tool for the marine surveyor”.
Paul is a Professional Engineer with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science from the University of Toronto, Canada. He has been in the INFRARED business since the mid 1970’s and is a Level III Thermographer (ITC). In his tenure with the company, Paul has provided technical expertise into the design specifications of FLIR’s Automation series of cameras. Paul currently manages ITC-Canada, the training branch of FLIR Systems.

John King, Senior Vice President Commercial Risk Solutions, Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc.: “Errors & Omissions insurance for surveyors and limiting your liability”
John has been doing Marine Errors & Omissions insurance for over 30 years and currently has over 400 marine surveyor clients around the world. As his father was a marine surveyor, John has been going up and down ships with him since as long as he can remember. He owns a number of boats of his own and spends his spare time sailing, fishing, scuba diving or boat building.

Jeff Cote, Systems Design Engineer, Pacific Yacht Systems: “Common marine electrical deficiencies to look for in small craft”
Jeff Cote is a systems design engineer, avid boater, entrepreneur, the author of the monthly column “Tech Talk” in Pacific Yachting Magazine and “Hotwire” in Northwest Yachting Magazine, as well as regular yacht club and Power Squadron presenter. His company, Pacific Yacht Systems Inc., provides boaters with easy to use, reliable solutions for marine electrical and electronics. Jeff’s presentations are designed for beginners, tech-savvy, and DIY experts alike.

Craig Norton, President, Inspect X: “InspectX, Survey Report Writing Software”
Based in the sunshine state of Florida, second generation marine surveyor, Craig Norton, is the President of InspectX. A SAMS® Accredited Marine Surveyor, RYA 200 ton Yachtmaster Offshore and MCA Y3 Chief Engineer, he decided he was fed up of duplicating his work when writing his reports – collecting the evidence in the field only to come home to have to make sense of his scribbled notes so he could write his report. His thought process led him to search for a solution so that a report could be generated whilst doing the survey to save those many hours in front of a computer once home. The result is InspectX, a programme designed for surveyors by surveyors.

Jon Sharland, Tritex DT: “Multiple Echo Thickness Measurements and GRP Inspections”
Jon Sharland has been specialising in Ultrasonic Thickness Gauges for over 20 years. Before that he was involved in inspections and measurements using lasers and microscopes. He has a background in aircraft engineering obtained whilst serving in the Royal Navy for 7 years prior.

Sean Battistoni, Barnacle Systems Inc.: “Protecting boats with the latest technology”
Barnacle Systems, founded in 2017, has created the product BRNKL (pronounced ‘barnacle’). BRNKL is an award-winning ‘home security boat system’ built by people who know security. Whether you’re at the dock, at home, or half-way around the world you can check on your vessel using the onboard camera while also monitoring critical systems such as battery banks, bilge pumps, shore power connections, global positioning, plus so much more. BRNKL allows you to leave your vessel without letting go.

Jonathan Naude, Capilano Maritime Design: “Design and construction of a quadruple screw shallow draft truckable river tug”
Jonathan graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria. He gained an interest in the marine industry through the co-op program where he completed two placements at the Department of National Defense Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton. Jonathan further built his skill set and experience by completing his Masters of Engineering in the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering program at the University of British Columbia.

Said Nassif, Canadian International Bureau of Shipping Ltd.: “Introduction to IMO and Port State Control”
Mr. Said Nassif, Managing Director for Canadian International Bureau of Shipping (CIBS) certified to the ISO 9001-2015, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Maritime Transportation and Master of Business Administration degree with major in Logistics and Transportation from University of Quebec in Montreal. He holds a Canadian Chief Marine Engineer and possessing certifications in freight forwarding. As an expert in classification societies, flag state inspections, ship registration and as an investigator, many ship-owners requested his help to facilitate the ship to be released from Port State Control Detention.

John Malool, Trident Marine: “Atmospheric hazards and protecting the marine surveyor”
Bio to follow.

Mike Schwarz, IIMS CEO, “Non technical tips and advice for writing an effective report”
Along with Paul Homer (IIMS Chairman of Standards), Mike delivers an online Report Writing seminar at least twice a year that attracts many delegates. In this presentation he will talk about the many non technical aspects and components that need to be considered and understood as part of preparing an effective report.

Mike Schwarz, IIMS CEO, “IIMS update and the Marine Surveying Practitioner Accreditation scheme”
In his presentation Mike will give an update on the many innovative projects that IIMS is currently involved with, including reviewing the available membership benefits right through to the resources available and the Institute’s outside involvements.

IIMS, SAMS, NAMS and others industry professionals are welcome to participate.

CPD points are awarded to all IIMS members who attend – non IIMS members please check with your organisation’s policy for CE’s or CPD’s.

A cocktail party and dinner evening are scheduled for the Friday night, facilitating networking opportunities with industry cohorts and event speakers. A list and schedule of speakers will be published soonest.

The cost for attendance on both days is CA$240 and includes lunch.

Online attendance by video conferencing will also be available to those unable attend in person at CA$200 for both days.

For online registration please visit either the IIMS Canada or IIMS UK website or email info@iimscanada.ca.

Payment can be made via e-transfer to info@iimscanada.ca by credit card, or by cheque payable to the International Institute of Marine Surveying (Canada) and sent to Box 14316, 105-1496 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3Y5. Alternatively use the form below to reserve your place.

A special room rate of CA$145 has been offered by the Lonsdale Quay Hotel. Early registration is encouraged as rooms will go quickly. To reserve rooms please contact by email at fd@LonsdaleQuayHotel.com. Travel from Vancouver airport is quick and easy via Skytrain to the Waterfront Station (Canada Line). Take the Northbound exit from the Waterfront Station to take the ferry to Lonsdale Quay. Travel cost is CA$3 and takes about half an hour.

IIMS Canada Branch Conference & AGM 2020 Reservation Form

Please reserve my place at the IIMS Canada Branch Conference & AGM 2020 on 6 and 7 March 2020. I agree to pay CA$240 if attending in person or CA$200 if joining as an online delegate
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