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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, Underwritter at Charles Taylor & Co. Limited in London (GB).
In addition, during the luncheon Sodes will award the Next generation scholarship to a graduate or a postgraduate student as well as a postdoctoral fellow to promote university graduate-level studies and researches in fields related to responsible marine-sector economic development.


Conference Title

“Tempis 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?

*The conference will be held in english.


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.



When: November 22, 2018 – 11:30 a.m.

Where: InterContinental hotel, Montréal


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.