The International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) Annual Conference was held from the 17th to the 20th of September in Edinburgh and Sea-Changers was proud to be the conference’s charity partner. Sea-Changers Chair, Sarah Brown, visited the conference on the 20th of September and was able to chat to conference delegates about the work of Sea-Changers. These conversations help to spread awareness of the work Sea-Changers enables but also highlight the role that all business partners can play in marine conservation solutions.
Sarah said: "The team at IUMI made me very welcome and it was fascinating hearing about environmental challenges from a fresh perspective. The insurance industry has an important role in shaping how we face risks associated with the climate and biodiversity crisis. I look forward to following up with the great contacts I was able to make on the day".
IUMI is unique in the world of marine and transport insurance, providing an essential international forum to discuss and exchange ideas of common interest and protecting and promoting the interests of its membership of national marine insurance associations. IUMI’s members are dedicated to facilitating global trade and the development of emerging markets. The annual IUMI Conference is the largest international marine insurance forum and the cornerstone of all IUMI activities. It reflects the organisation’s vision “to be the influential and trusted voice of global marine insurance” and its mission to consistently raise professional standards in marine insurance.
Lars Lange, IUMI Secretary General said: “Our annual conference comes to the UK every 10 years or so and this year we were delighted to partner with Sea-Changers and contribute to their important work. We rely on the world’s oceans as the central conduit for trade and it is vital that we don’t exploit this precious environment and do all in our power to protect and nurture the seas around us. Partnering with Sea-Changers helps us go some way to achieving that ambition and we are proud to support them. “