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  • 2018-11-22
    11:30 - 14:30

The St. Lawrence Economic Development Council (SODES) is pleased to invite you to its next luncheon conference, to be held on November 22 in Montréal, featuring David Williams, from the firm Charles Taylor, a leading international provider of professional services to clients in the global insurance market.

Speaker’s biography 

David joined Charles Taylor in 2010 as a claims executive dealing primarily with The Standard Club’s Mediterranean clients. In December 2012 he joined the European Division taking responsibility for the underwriting of the London Class – a specialist small craft P&I facility, before being promoted to Underwriting Director in 2015. David joined The Strike Club team in June 2017 as underwriter and is responsible for managing and developing business in the Americas.

*The conference will be held in english.


Title of the conference

“Tempus Fugit” – Counting the cost of marine delay

What’s the cost to your business from an unforeseen delay? What’s the effect on your bottom line should a strike, cyber-attack or major weather event affect the vessels you have an interest in? Profits in the shipping business are hard won and easily lost  to events outside of your control- why leave yourself exposed?



November 22, 2018

  • Board meeting: 9:00 – 11:30, Sherwood room
  • Cocktail and luncheon: 11:30 – 2:30 p.m., Sarah Bernhardt room


InterContinental hotel, Montréal



Starter: Goat chesse and vegetables provençal turnover; tapenade and basil vinaigrette, bunch of greens

Main course: Roasted cod, artichoke mousseline, virgin olive oil sauce, tomatoes, capers and fresh herbs

Dessert: Chocolate gâteau royal

Coffee, tea, and herbal tea

**Please contact us if you have any food allergies.


SODES is looking for event sponsors. Those interested are invited to consult our sponsorship program or contact Céline Schaldembrand at 418-648-4572, ext. 203.




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