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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

6:00 – 8:00 pm    Registration – Mezzanine, Omni King Edward Hotel
6:30 – 8:00 pm    Opening Reception – Palm Court, Omni King Edward Hotel
8:00 pm               Dinner on your own – or join us at a pre-arranged restaurant

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Time Vanity Fair Ballroom
8:30 to 8:45 am WelcomeRui Fernandes, Partner, Fernandes Hearn LLP
8:45 to 9:45 am Arctic Exploration and Shipping / The Polar Code
Moderator: Rui Fernandes, Partner, Fernandes Hearn LLP
Peter Pamel – Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais, (Can)
Aldo Chircop – Professor of Law; Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Maritime Law and Policy Dalhousie University
9:45 to 11:15 am NAFTA Modernization and Impact on Energy and Trade
Moderator: Louis Amato-Gauci, Partner, Fernandes Hearn LLP
Hon. Lisa Raitt, Member of Parliament for Milton, Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition (Can)
Dan Ujczo – Counsel, Dickenson Wright PLLC (USA)
11:15 to 11:30 am Coffee Break
11:30 to 12:30 pm Catastrophes and Crisis Management
Moderator: Kim Stoll – Partner, Fernandes Hearn LLP
Mark Newcomb – Counsel and VP Claims & Insurance, Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. (USA)
Bruce Hennes, Managing Partner, Hennes Communications (USA)

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm      Lunch Speaker – One Ocean Expeditions – Andrew Prossin

Time Vanity Fair Ballroom
1:30 to 2:15 pm Application of Jurisdiction Clauses in Different Countries
Shelley Chapelski – Partner Norton Rose Fulbright (Can)
Robert Reeb – Shareholder, Marwedel, Minichello & Reeb (USA)
Fabiana Simões Martins – Partner, Siano & Martins (Brazil)
2:15 to 3:00 pm Arrest of Vessels in Various Jurisdictions
Susan Dorgan – Special Lines Recovery Lead, Global Recovery, AIG (USA)
Jean-Francois Bilodeau – Partner, Robinson Sheppard Shapiro (Can)
Jorge Luis Cordoba – Partner, Cordoba & Associates (Colombia)
3:00 to 3:30 pm Issues Arising from Project Cargo
John Evans – Senior Vice-President, Marine, Berkshire Hathaway (USA)
3:30 to 4:00 pm Blockchain & Smart Contracts
John Kingston – Blockchain in Transport Alliance
4:00 to 4:30 pm Autonomous Ships and Equipment
Laura Hill – Associate, Perkins Coie LLP (USA)

6:00 pm        MESA 2018 Cocktail Reception and Dinner – Hotel

Friday, April 20, 2018

Time Vanity Fair Ballroom
8:25 to 8:35 am WelcomeKim Stoll, Partner, Fernandes Hearn LLP
8:30 to 9:30 am Limitation of Liability by Statute – Conventions and in Contracts
Prof. Dr. Didem Light, York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, Visiting Scholar (Turkey)
Hon. Elizabeth Heneghan – Judge,  Federal Court of Canada
Steven W. Block – Member, Foster Pepper LLC (USA)
9:30 to 10:15 am Impact of Climate Change on Shipping and Energy Projects
Dr. Peter Tsantrizos – CEO, Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc. (Can)
Sean Dalton – Head of Marine Underwriting, NA, Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. (USA)
Janya Kelly – Climate Change and Air Quality Specialist, Golder Associates (Can)
10:15 to 11:00 am Cyber Risks in Transportation and Energy Projects
Caroline Leprince – Senior Policy Analyst, Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre – Public Safety Canada
Marc Smith – Chief Operating Officer, HudsonAnalytix (USA)
11:00 to 11:15 am Coffee
11:15 to 12:00 pm Offshore Exploration and Exploitation: Liability and Compensation Issues
Lawrence Malizzi – Senior Manager – O’Brien & Gere (USA)
Lucas Leite Marques – Partner, Kincaid Mendes Vianna Advogados (Brazil)
12:00 to 12:45pm Pipeline Technologies, Development Issues and Litigation
Joshua Jantzi – Partner, Dentons Canada LLP (Can)
Kori Patrick – Technical Manager, Research & Development, Enbridge (Can)

12:45 pm to 1:45 pm
Lunch Speaker – Dr. Elizabeth Kirley, York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto
‘I so  your post’ : the Murky Ethics of Emoji

Time Vanity Fair Ballroom
1:45 to 2:30 pm Emerging Issues in Insurance in Marine and Energy
Simon Swallow – Chief Executive,  Shipowners’ Club (UK)
Brian Murphy – Vice President, Berkley Offshore (USA)
2:30 to 3:15 pm LNG Contracts and Transportation
Jason Hicks – Associate, Bernard LLP (Canada)
R. Michael Sceery – Principal, Nitrogas Ltd. (USA)
3:15 to 3:45 pm Wind Turbine Litigation
Sarah Powell – Partner, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP (Can)
3:45 to 5:00 pm Join us for Cocktails & Canapes to Celebrate MESA 2018!


RIBO Credits: 12 Technical RIBO Credits are available to eligible members for Conference attendance. To qualify, participating RIBO members must sign in and sign out with Conference registration. The appropriate certificate will be issued post-Conference by Legalspark .


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