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IMC Golden Shield Excellence Awards 2016

Posted On : 02/08/2016

Sharjah, 14 Jan 2016: International Maritime Club (IMC), organizing IMC Golden Shield Excellence Awards 2016 to honor the stalwarts from Marine, Energy and Oil & Gas Insurance Sector. The event was scheduled at Ocean Blue Theatre, Sharjah. The award function was inaugurated by Dr. Rashid Al Leem, Chairman, Sharjah Electricity & Water Authority (SEWA) and H E Khamis Juma Buamim, The Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries (DCMMI)& Chairman of the Federal committee for the revision & update of the UAE maritime law.

IMC Golden Shield Excellence Awards honored individuals and organizations, that have provided excellent services to Marine, Energy, Oil & Gas Insurance Sector under 25 categories. The recipient of these awards were top notch personnel's who have demonstrated highest level of professionalism, contributed towards the development of the insurance field and served as a role model for current and future maritime insurance / brokerage professionals. The nominations for the awards were received insurance professionals in the maritime industry and were reviewed by the IMC panel of judges. The awards were purely based on individual merits and their personal contribution for furthering the developments in the maritime industry. The event was telecast live.

Besides the Award presentation, the event also saw some renowned experts share their expertise with the audience on topics including Costa Concordia – A Insurer’s perspective, Understanding - Insurance Brokerage Distribution Channel in today’s climate and Why should you think of Takaful when there is insurance.

IMC Golden Shield Excellence Award for Excellence in Energy – Upstream – Underwriting was presented to Mr. Jugal Madaan, Chief Underwriting Officer - Commercial Lines, ADNIC, Excellence in Energy – Downstream- Brokerage was bestowed upon Tariq A. Minhas, Divisional Head, Marine Department, Al Futtaim Willis Co LLC, Excellence in Engineering- Underwriting was presented to Narayan Iyer, Senior Vice President – Non Motor Claims, Union Insurance Company, Excellence in Marine Hull- Brokerage was bestowed upon V.P. Devanandan, Managing Director, Gulf Ocean Int’l Insurance Brokers LLC and Balaji Ganapathy, Senior Vice President - Head of Non-Life Claims, Oman Insurance Company was presented with Excellence in Marine Cargo- Underwriting.

Excellence in Marine Liability- Underwriting was bestowed upon Tarik Al Soulaiman, Head of General Claims, Al Khazna Insurance Company P. S. C, Excellence in Energy – Downstream- Underwriting was presented to Sultan Ghani, Executive Vice President, Qatar Insurance Company Best Marine Law Firm was being bestowed upon Ince and Co. Excellence in Regional P and I Cover was bestowed upon Islamic P and I Club. Karthick Gowri Sanker, Manager- Marine Practice, Lockton Companies Inc was presented with the Rising Star Award and Best Insurance Company. Award was presented to Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company. Excellence in Cargo Claims Management was bestowed upon Capt. Peter Valles, General Manager - Surveyors & Loss Adjusters Division, Inchcape Shipping Services, Excellence in Marine Claim Management was award to Meena Mathews, Regional Manager P&I – Middle East Region, GAC, Hema Padmanabhan, Chief Underwriting Officer- Commercial Lines, ADNIC was declared the Insurance Professional of the Year – Women, Excellence in Marine Liability- Brokerage was presented to Aftab Hasan, Chief Executive Officer, Arya Insurance Co (LLC), Excellence in Yacht Insurance –Brokerage was presented to Stephen Massey, Managing Director, City Marine and Excellence in Takaful insurance was bestowed upon AbuDhabi National Takaful Insurance . Excellence in Marine Hull- Underwriting was won by Jason Light,CEO, EMINSCO , Excellence in Marine Cargo- Brokerage won by George Nahra,CEO, NASCO and Excellence in Energy – Upstream- Brokerage was won by Atinc Yilmaz , CEO of MARSH.Excellence in Yacht Insurance –Underwriting was bestowed upon Kamal Sartawi, General Manager, Al Dhafra Insurance Co. PSC

Excellence in Marine Liability- Underwriting was bestowed upon Tarik Al Soulaiman, Head of General Claims, Al Khazna Insurance Company P. S. C, Excellence in Energy – Downstream- Underwriting was presented to Sultan Ghani, Executive Vice President, Qatar Insurance Company Best Marine Law Firm was being bestowed upon Ince and Co. Excellence in Regional P and I Cover was bestowed upon Islamic P and I Club. Karthick Gowri Sanker, Manager- Marine Practice, Lockton Companies Inc was presented with the Rising Star Award and Best Insurance Company. Award was presented to Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company. Excellence in Cargo Claims Management was bestowed upon Capt. Peter Valles, General Manager - Surveyors & Loss Adjusters Division, Inchcape Shipping Services, Excellence in Marine Claim Management was award to Meena Mathews, Regional Manager P&I – Middle East Region, GAC, Hema Padmanabhan, Chief Underwriting Officer- Commercial Lines, ADNIC was declared the Insurance Professional of the Year – Women, Excellence in Marine Liability- Brokerage was presented to Aftab Hasan, Chief Executive Officer, Arya Insurance Co (LLC), Excellence in Yacht Insurance –Brokerage was presented to Stephen Massey, Managing Director, City Marine and Excellence in Takaful insurance was bestowed upon AbuDhabi National Takaful Insurance . Excellence in Marine Hull- Underwriting was won by Jason Light,CEO, EMINSCO , Excellence in Marine Cargo- Brokerage won by George Nahra,CEO, NASCO and Excellence in Energy – Upstream- Brokerage was won by Atinc Yilmaz , CEO of MARSH.Excellence in Yacht Insurance –Underwriting was bestowed upon Kamal Sartawi, General Manager, Al Dhafra Insurance Co. PSC For more details on the event visit http://internationalmaritimeclub.com/goldenshield or contact the undersigned

NDT Level 4

Posted On : 02/08/2016

A one day International Conference on Non Destructive Testing and Industrial Quality organised by Biz Events Management concluded successfully at Raddison Blu Hotel, Yas islands, Abu Dhabi on 6 April, 2016.

NDT level 4 conference aimed to provide an informative platform for exchanging the latest technology and innovative ideas in the field of non-destructive testing. Scheduled in 4 sessj,jkions with a total of 10 paper presenters who astounded the audience with their presentation on various interesting topics. The event posed as a right stopover for the delegates and visitors to share and discuss information and ideas.

Besides the much awaited conference the major highlight of the event was the NDT Level 4 Global Excellence Awards ceremony followed thereafter. The award ceremony saw the stalwarts of the NDT industry come together to celebrate the outstanding contributions from the veterans of the industry. Mr. Saif Al Hebsi, Senior Vice President – Offshore Services, ESNAAD was the chief guest for the award function.

NDT level 4 Global Excellence Award were bestowed upon Narish Nathan, Eversendai Corporation (Best Entrepreneurship), Emirates Technical & Safety Development Center (Best Training Institute), TUV Rheinland (Best Project Management), TASNEEF (Best Classification Society), The DAR Group (Best Project Consultant), SAIPEM (Best Service Provider : Oil & Gas/Offshore), Fabtech International Limited (Best Service Provider : Industrial), Gulf Marine Services (Best Service Provider : Marine), ENSCO plc (Best Service Provider : Drilling Contractors), General Electrics (Best Equipment Dealer), TSC Inspections (Best Innovative Product), Ahmed Saeed Badeyab, ADCO (Best QA/QC Engineer), John Buket, Adayard (Best Project Manager), Athanasios Sypridon Sakis, Arcomet (Best QA/QC Manager), GASCO (Best QHSE Initiatives), and Mohanraj, ADMA (Technical Personality – Level III)

NDT Level 4 conference is sponsored by TSC Inspections as Gold Sponsor and Unique Group, GE Inspection Technologies, Euro Mechanical, Turgen and SPEC as Associate Sponsors.

ShipTek

Posted On : 02/08/2016

A two day International Conference, ShipTek 2016 , organized by Biz Events Management concluded successfully at Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai on 29th and 30th April , 2016.

ShipTek International Conference aimed at providing the latest updates in t gjhmhe industry and cater to the diversified knowledge sharing amongst the maritime community of the Middle East. Scheduled in 8 sessions with a total of 22 paper presenters who astoundegf the audience with their presentation on various interesting topics. The event posed as a right stopover for the delegates and visitors to share and bdiscuss information and ideas.

Besides the much awaited conference the major highlight of the event was the 7th ShipTek International Maritime Awards ceremony following the conference Day 01. The award ceremony saw the stalwarts of the industry come together to celebrate the outstanding contributions from the veterans of the industry.

With a total of 17 categories, the awards saw some outstanding organizations and individuals being honored. 7th ShipTek International Maritime Awards were bestowed upon ALE Heavy lift (Best Innovative Project/Concept), SNAME (Best Maritime Association), Marasi News Magazine (Best Maritime Media), Kuwait Oil Tanker Company(KOTC) (Best Ship Management Company), American Bureau of Shipping(ABS) (Best Classification Society), Drydocks World Dubai (Best Repair Yard), Lamprell (Best Offshore Construction Yard), Jana Marine Services (Best Service Provider ), ADNIC (Best Insurance Firm), Zakher Marine International INC (Best Offshore Service Provider), MARCAP (Best Ship Owner of the Year), University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, (Best Training Institute), DAMEN Shipyard Sharjah (Best New Building Yard), Individual awards were bestowed upon - Ms.Suha Abdulla Obaid, Strategic Planning Director, Folk Shipping(Young Entrepreneur of the Year) , Dr.Khaled Al Mazrouei , CEO, ADSB (CEO of the Year) Mohammed Rashid bin M. Al Rumaithi, Chairman Al Fattan Ship Building(Maritime Personality of the Year). The prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Maritime Services were bestowed upon – Mr.O.P Malik of Five Oceans Ship Repairing and Marine Services LLC for his outstanding contribution and services to the industry.

7th ShipTek International Conference and Maritime Awards were sponsored by Principal Sponsor : ABS , Badge and Lanyard Sponsor : PANAMA MARITIME AUTHORITY , Registration Area Sponsor : Mubarak Marine , Awards Sponsors : CADMATIC MIDDLE EAST Associate Sponsors : Total Lubmarine, MarCap, Five Oceans Ship Repairing and Marine Services LLC, Elegant Ship Management & Consultancy Services Pvt.Ltd . Supporting Associations: UAE Shipping Association, DCMMI