Photos: First BC Shipping Industry Luncheon a hit

By BCShippingNews
October 23 2017
The inaugural BC Shipping Industry Luncheon was a great success with over 40 attendees meeting at the Terminal City Club to network and discuss issues relevant to their businesses. The informal gathering -- a result of discussions at the Vancouver International Maritime Centre's World Maritime Day session in late September -- was organized by Vancouver ShipInvest and Management's Haijun Yu and Bernie Jones who are to be congratulated for a successful launch of the initiative. "We hope that you all found it useful to meet some new people and, hopefully set up some networking opportunities," said Yu. "We welcome your suggestions about format, venue, etc. As we suggested yesterday, it would be interesting for one or two of the participants, to stand up and give a short presentation on some aspect of their business or maybe something that they hope to achieve. As we said, this is an 'open forum’ event, it is about creating a solid shipping community and opportunity to meet regularly and interact with members of our industry, with whom we might not otherwise connect." The next luncheon will be held on December 6 (Noon to 2:00 pm). Yu encouraged those who attended to help grow attendance by inviting colleagues, friends and visiting guests. To receive information about the next luncheon, please contact: info@vanshipinvest.com. We've identified as many attendees as we can -- if you spot any errors or can help fill in some names, please contact: jane@bcshippingnews.com.
1. Bernie Jones (Sealink Holdings), Glen Krueger and David Jones (Bernard LLP), Bonnie Gee and Denien Ford (Chamber of Shipping).
1. Bernie Jones (Sealink Holdings), Glen Kruege...
2. Jim Anholt (BC Ministry of Trade), William McFetridge and David Bain (Norton Rose Fulbright).
2. Jim Anholt (BC Ministry of Trade), William M...
3. Anholt, McFetridge and Bain joined by Shelley Chapelski (Norton Rose Fulbright).
3. Anholt, McFetridge and Bain joined by Shelle...
4. F.Tai (Waterfront Shipping), Haijun Yu (Vancouver ShipInvest and Management Ltd.), Samuel Tang (Fairmont Shipping) and Scott Galloway (Shipping Federation of Canada).
4. F.Tai (Waterfront Shipping), Haijun Yu (Vanc...
5. McFetridge, Yvonne Rankin Constantine (Vancouver International Maritime Centre), Bain, Kaity Arsoniadis-Stein (VIMC).
5. McFetridge, Yvonne Rankin Constantine (Vanco...
6. Samuel Tang (Fairmont Shipping) and Shelley Chapelski (Norton Rose Fulbright).
6. Samuel Tang (Fairmont Shipping) and Shelley...
7. F. Tai (Waterfront Shipping) and Erik Knoph (Oldendorff).
7. F. Tai (Waterfront Shipping) and Erik Knoph...
8. Hiroshi Miyakado (South Fraser Container Service), Hongda Jiang (SSY), David Zhu (South Fraser Container Services).
8. Hiroshi Miyakado (South Fraser Container Ser...
9. Crystal Jin (Pacific Basin), Sydney Bridges (Pacific Basin) and Alex Bollhorn (Pacific Basin) and John Mears (Pacific North West Ship & Cargo Services).
9. Crystal Jin (Pacific Basin), Sydney Bridges...
10. Bernie Jones and Haijun Yu (Vancouver ShipInvest and Management Ltd.).
10. Bernie Jones and Haijun Yu (Vancouver ShipI...
11. BC Shipping Industry luncheon guests.
11. BC Shipping Industry luncheon guests.
12. BC Shipping Industry luncheon guests.
12. BC Shipping Industry luncheon guests.
13. William McFetridge (Norton Rose Fulbright) and Rahul Dhand (Distinct Channel).
13. William McFetridge (Norton Rose Fulbright)...
14. John Mears and David Bain.
14. John Mears and David Bain.
15. The luncheon provided a great networking opportunity.
15. The luncheon provided a great networking op...
16. BC Shipping Industry luncheon guests.
16. BC Shipping Industry luncheon guests.
17. Oliver Keana (Waterfront Chartering) with staff from Pacific Basin.
17. Oliver Keana (Waterfront Chartering) with s...
18. BC Shipping Industry luncheon guests.
18. BC Shipping Industry luncheon guests.
19. BC Shipping Industry luncheon guests.
19. BC Shipping Industry luncheon guests.
20. Daryl Raibl (CTL Westrans), Haijun Yu (Vancouver ShipInvest and Management Ltd.), William Jones (Inter-ocean Shipping)
20. Daryl Raibl (CTL Westrans), Haijun Yu (Vanc...