Today is one of the busier days at the conference as we have concurrent workshops in the morning and afternoon, with the Policy Forum workshop in the middle – phew! Where to go to first? If only we could have a clone of ourselves then it would make it far easier.
The IUMI annual conference is well under way! Isabelle Therrien, CBMU President, and Peter Hohman, President and CEO of the Insurance Institute of Canada welcomed us full heartedly and gave respectively great presentations on Toronto and the history of marine insurance here. We also now know that the correct pronunciation of Toronto is ‘Toronno’.
It’s that time of the year again and the puck has been dropped for IUMI’s annual conference in Toronto, Canada. Today is the first official day of the renowned event and the Fairmont Royal York Hotel – this year’s beautiful venue - is filled with marine insurers from all over the world. Coincidentally Toronto is also hosting its annual film festival so you might just see George Clooney or Jennifer Lopez across the bar.
It was September 2011. My first visit to Paris and to the IUMI annual conference. I had heard about this “largest gathering of marine underwriters on earth” and was looking forward to taking part one day.