CBMU celebrates 100th Anniversary in Montreal

By Lars Lange, IUMI Secretary General

In May 2017, the Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters (CBMU) celebrated its 100th Anniversary in its founding city Montreal. CBMU President Isabelle Therrien, and member of the IUMI cargo committee, welcomed more than 200 guests and friends from Canada and all over the world to a market conference and gala dinner.

IUMI Secretary General Lars Lange was in attendance and extended IUMI’s best wishes to CBMU. Lars stressed that IUMI is an organisation strongly driven by and through its member associations. CBMU’s longstanding contribution to IUMI is an excellent example for this practice.

CBMU joined IUMI during the 1952 IUMI annual conference in Knokke/Belgium and has been a strong supporter and contributor to the organisation ever since. IUMI President Maurice Jacques (Presidency term from 1988 to 1991) was from the CBMU, and the association has been ever present in the IUMI technical committees. Not least, the CBMU has hosted IUMI conferences in Toronto in 1994 and in Vancouver in 2008, with IUMI set to return for its annual conference in September 2019 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.