The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) Canada Branch hosted the second annual Dry Bulk & Commodities Conference to a sold-out crowd against the stunning back drop of the Vancouver Convention Center. Doubling the attendance from its’ inaugural year and despite today’s challenging shipping markets, the event was well supported by local sponsors and featured top industry representatives speakers. Dena Rantz, ICS Canada Branch chair notes: “It is important for us as a maritime community on the West Coast, to provide opportunities and events, which bring together our local industry to share knowledge and network.” The speakers at the conference focused on commodities; including grain, potash, coal, and logs, with an insightful overview of the current dry bulk market and its future outlook. The conference was followed by the ICS annual Christmas Pub night to thank all those that support the ICS year. The following photos are provided courtesy of ICS.