With a number of senior executives from Bureau Veritas visiting Vancouver in late October, there were two opportunities for the local maritime industry to hear presentations from Gijsbert de Jong, Market Segment Manager, Offshore Service Vessels, Tugs & Dredgers from the BV head office in France. Mr. De Jong was joined by his colleagues from the Paris office, Martial Claudepierre, LNG Solutions Business Development, and Konstantinos Chatzitolios, Business Development Manager, Dry Cargo Ships and Containers; Daniel Giani, Marine Regional Chief Executive (U.S. and Canada) from Florida; and, proudly playing city host, KK Yap, Business Development Manager with the Vancouver office.
Presentation #2: Role of class in a fast changing environment
International Ship-Owners Alliance of Canada Chair Oscar Pinto welcomed guests and introduced De Jong who, in addition to providing an overview of the Bureau Veritas Group and the role of classification societies, imparted a great deal of information on recent developments within the marine industry and an outlook on future issues and new technologies.
Photo above: From left to right: Lanna Hodgson, Konstantinos Chatzitolios, KK Yap, Gijsbert de Jong, Oscar Pinto, and Daniel Giani.
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