WQIS executives to discuss industry changes

March 13, 2009 (New York, NY)—Members of the executive team at Water Quality Insurance Syndicate (WQIS) are scheduled to speak at several industry conferences on current and upcoming issues affecting the maritime industry.

Over the past three decades, the U.S. and international maritime communities have significantly augmented their attention on the importance of protecting the world’s waters from pollution. While anyone in the industry is well aware of the passage and impact of legislation such as OPA 90, many are less familiar with more recent developments such as the IMO Bunker Convention (International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage, 2001).

Well respected for their expertise and foresight in matters concerning marine pollution insurance, WQIS executive team members will share his insights on the impact recent industry changes, such as the IMO Bunker Convention, have had and will have on ship owners, ship masters and insurance brokers.

Upcoming WQIS speaking engagements:
What: Las Vegas Marine and Energy Seminar
WQIS Executive Speaker: Richard H. Hobbie III, President& CEO
When: April 26–29th, 2009
Where: Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort, 101 Montelago Boulevard, Henderson, Nevada 89011
For More Information: http://www.ligecs.com/allSem.asp

What: Marine Insurance Association of Seattle Day Of Education
WQIS Executive Speaker: Andrew J. Garger, Vice President, Legal & General Counsel
When: Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Where: Grand Hyatt Seattle, 721 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101
For More Information: http://www.miaseattle.org/day_of_education.htm

By Professional Mariner Staff