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Photos: ABCMI's Supplier Development Day a huge success

By BCShippingNews 29 November 2017
Key contacts from Seaspan, BC Ferries and the federal government outline supplier opportunities...

The Association of BC Marine Industries' Supplier Development Day on November 29 provided important information and key networking opportunities for the marine industry. Following a welcome from Mark Collins, President, ABCMI, and President and CEO, BC Ferries, guests heard from the Honourable Bruce Ralston, BC Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology who stressed the importance of the marine industry and the current government's commitment to supporting it. Ian Brennan, Vice President, New Construction, Supply Chain Management and Contracts, Vancouver Shipyards; and Karen Clarke, Manager, Procurement for Victoria Shipyards outlined the major projects for both yards. A panel with the key executive for BC Ferries -- Jamie Marshall, Jeff Joyce, Erwin Matinez, Frank Camaraire and Mark Collins -- outlined upcoming expenditures. Additional speakers included Derek Buxton, Canadian Coast Guards' Project Manager for the Polar Icebreaker project; Jamie Turcotte (Thales Canada), Michel Thibault (CCG) and Dennis Plonka (SNC-Lavelin) provided an overview of the needs of the National Shipbuilding Strategy. Watch the pages of bcshippingnews.com for a full summary to follow.

1. Close to 200 industry representatives were p...
2. Shawn Petriw, Vancouver area deckhand (+60GT...
3. Chris Richardson and Jim Kelly (BNAC Environ...
4. Chris Simon (Jastram Engineering Ltd.)
5. Corinne Storey and Jamie Marshall (BC Ferrie...
6. Jamie Marshall and Mark Collins (BC Ferries)...
7. Mark Collins welcomes attendees to ABCMI's S...
8. The Honourable Bruce Ralston, BC Minister of...
9. Ian Brennan and Karen Clarke (Seaspan).
10. Attendees learned key insights from speaker...
11. Mark Collins with Clarke and Brennan.
12. The audience was encouraged to participate...
13. Tim Page (Seaspan and ABCMI).
14. Networking...
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18. Networking...
19. Networking...
20. Karen Clarke was a popular person with atte...
21. Nigel Passmore and David Stocks (3GA Marine...
22. The line up of people to speak with Karen C...
23. Buki Hough (Western Maritime Institute) wit...
24. More networking...
25. More networking...
26. More networking...
27. More networking...
28. The BC Ferries panel.
29. Attendees were fully engaged with the speak...
30. Derek Buxton, Canadian Coast Guards' Projec...
31. Panel session with Jamie Turcotte (Thales C...
32. Following the conference, ABCMI held their...