Dr Malini Shankar, Director General of Shipping of India, confirmed as the Chief Guest at the one day IIMS Mumbai

Symposium on 10 October The IIMS India Branch one-day Symposium is taking place on Wednesday 10th October 2018 at the Courtyard by Marriott, Mumbai International Airport. Indian Shipping Minister has been confirmed as the Chief Guest and she will also address those present.

The agenda (subject to alteration) is as follows:

0900 - 0950 Registration & Coffee 1000 - 1005 Introduction by Capt. Purnendu Shorey (Offing) 1005 - 1020 Welcome Address & Presentation of mementos to the Guest of Honour and Chief Guest by Mike Schwarz, CEO – IIMS (UK)

1020 - 1030 Address by Chief Guest, Dr. Malini Shankar, Director General Shipping India

1030 - 1100 Crew Health & Well Being (Claims and MLC) by Bhaskar Nigam, SOP Club

1100 - 1130 Legal Aspects by Zarir Bharucha, ZBA 1130 - 1150 Coffee Break 1150 - 1220 Hull & Machinery Matters by Ms. Nalini Venugopal & team, New India Assurance

1220 - 1250 AR/VR in Marine Surveying by Lalatendu Acharya, Vedam Design

1250 - 1400 Networking Lunch 1400 - 1430 It hurts! (Real life Logistics Case Studies) by Gautam Rekhi, Skeiron Logistics

1430 - 1500 Cargo Claims by Capt. Vijay Pal Singh, Tata AIG 1500 - 1530 Coffee Break 1530 - 1600 Demurrage Matters by Capt. Vikrant Jain, Watertight 1600 - 1625 19 Tips for Business Success! by Mike Schwarz, CEO, IIMS (UK)

1625 - 1640 Milestones between a good marine surveyor and a recognized/accredited/reputable marine surveyor by Capt. Zarir Irani, IIMS President

1640 - 1700 Vote of thanks by Pervez Kaikobad, Chairman IIMS India

Full details about the event and how to reserve your place can be found at

In addition to the excellent line-up of speakers IIMS India Branch is also hosting the “IIMS SOIREE – an exclusive gathering of IIMS Members and representation from HQ”. The soiree will start at 18.00 hours onwards after the Symposium and will feature the presentation of several IIMS Fellowship Awards to Indian members and a presentation from HQ. To reserve your place at the soiree, please email

Please note that this exclusive evening is a part of the registration for the symposium and does not incur any additional charges. So those who register for the Symposium are added to the guest list for the soiree by default & shall be informed of further details.

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