Photos: Attendance at second industry luncheon doubles

By BCShippingNews
December 7 2017
The second industry luncheon for Vancouver's marine community saw a dramatic increase in attendance, proving to be a popular event for networking and informal industry discussions. Organized by Haijun Yu and Bernie Jones with Vancouver ShipInvest and Management Ltd., the idea of a casual gathering was borne out of the Vancouver International Maritime Centre's World Maritime Day workshop in September. Given the positive feedback from the first luncheon in October, it was no surprise that attendance at the second event doubled. David Jones, Bernard LLP, provided an overview of proposed amendments to the Oceans Act (directing guests to his article in the December issue of BC Shipping News); Kaity Arsoniadis-Stein presented a summary of the accomplishments of the Vancouver International Maritime Centre, including confirmation that all benchmarks set at the beginning of the three-year project had been met. VIMC's most recent announcement - that of NORDEN A/S opening a Vancouver office - was met with great applause. The next luncheon is scheduled for February 8, 2018 (Noon at the Terminal City Club). Yu noted that a new website was recently launched which includes a registration page for the luncheon. For more information about the luncheon, please visit www.vanshipinvest.com or email info@vanshipinvest.com.
1. David Read (Pitcairn Enterprises) with Kaity Arsoniadis-Stein (Vancouver International Maritime Centre).
1. David Read (Pitcairn Enterprises) with Kaity...
2. Alex Pattison (Swire Shipping), Eric Billung-Mayer (ACGI), Bernard Huizenga and Andrew Wong (Swire Shipping).
2. Alex Pattison (Swire Shipping), Eric Billung...
3. David Jones (Bernard LLP), Jean Yi (Swire Shipping) and Bernie Jones (Vancouver ShipInvest and Management).
3. David Jones (Bernard LLP), Jean Yi (Swire Sh...
4. Stephen Pyne (Montship), Stephen Brown (West Pacific Marine) and Scott Galloway (Shipping Federation of Canada).
4. Stephen Pyne (Montship), Stephen Brown (West...
5. The Chamber of Shipping's Alicia Morishita, Douglas Larsson and Carol Jensen
5. The Chamber of Shipping's Alicia Morishita,...
6. Steven Mo (TD Commercial Banking) with Aly Karmali.
6. Steven Mo (TD Commercial Banking) with Aly K...
7. Kaity Arsoniadis-Stein with Stephen Brown.
7. Kaity Arsoniadis-Stein with Stephen Brown.
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9. Steve Hnatko (Tymac Launch & Tug), Dan McCarthy (Ledcor) and Bernie Jones.
9. Steve Hnatko (Tymac Launch...
10. Daryl Raibl (CTL Westrans) with Steve Hnatko.
10. Daryl Raibl (CTL Westrans) with Steve Hnatk...
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13. Haijun Yu (Vancouver ShipInvest and Management) welcomes guests to the second industry luncheon.
13. Haijun Yu (Vancouver ShipInvest and Managem...
14. Bernie Jones, co-organizer of the lunch, provided a few words and introduced David Jones.
14. Bernie Jones, co-organizer of the lunch, pr...
15. David Jones (Bernard LLP) provided an overview of amendments proposed to the Oceans Act.
15. David Jones (Bernard LLP) provided an overv...
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18. Haijun Yu introduces Kaity Arsoniadis-Stein.
18. Haijun Yu introduces Kaity Arsoniadis-Stein...
19. Kaity Stein outlined the accomplishments of the VIMC to date.
19. Kaity Stein outlined the accomplishments of...