First eCMID 2017 AVI Conference announced in Amsterdam

The Marine Surveying Academy, which manages the CMID Accredited Vessel Inspectors scheme on behalf of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) and the accrediting professional body, the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS), is delighted to announce the first conference for CMID AVI’s.

The special one day conference will take place on Tuesday 25th April 2017 In Amsterdam.

Location: by Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Date: 25 April 2017
From: 09.00 hrs to 16.30 hrs

The Conference Programme
09.30 – 10.15 Mike Schwarz, IIMS CEO: Background to the accreditation scheme and update on its progress and followed by Chris Baldwin, IMCA Technical Adviser: Major changes and new developments to eCMID
10.15 – 11.00 Ian Coates, Lead Tutor: Key learnings from the AVI validation courses
11.00 – 11.30 Ryan Foley: Online Q&A session on eCMID and the database
11.50 – 12.30 Capt Mike Vanstone: Why use an eCMID and where AVIs fit into the wind sector
12.30 – 13.15 Anders Boman: CTV and legislation – what rules to inspect against?
14.00 – 14.45 CMID AVI and DP expert, Ursula Smith, presents: How to inspect a DP system and complete the DP supplement
14.45 – 15.30 CMID AVI Capt Sujit Viswanathan, Principal Marine Surveyor, Noble Denton Marine Services: Definitions, guidance and what to cover in the heavy lift supplement
15.30 – 16.00 Panel discussion with questions from the floor
16.00 – 16.30 Networking

The cost for the day to include luncheon, tea and coffee breaks is GBP 150.00 plus VAT where applicable.

Who Should Attend?
• Current accredited eCMID Vessel Inspectors
• Those seeking accreditation before it becomes a requirement by 1 January 2018
• Vessel owner and operators who wish to know more about the scheme
• Representatives from P&I Clubs

About the venue
The eCMID Accredited Vessel Inspectors One Day Conference will take place in Amsterdam at the Novotel Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Hotel, Netherlands. The hotel is conveniently situated just one stop on the train (4 minutes) from Schiphol Airport station and just 200 metres from Hoofddorp Station.

A special rate for conference delegates requiring overnight accommodation has been agreed of 119 euros plus 6% city tax payable directly to the hotel.
The hotel’s web site can be viewed here:

Click to view and download the Conference brochure in pdf format: eCMID-AVI-One-Day-Conference

You can reserve your place in the following ways:
• By email stating your name, your contact information and details of who to invoice.
• By telephone directly to the MSA offices. Please call + 44 (0) 23 9238 5223.
• By using the online conference book form below.

On receipt of your reservation, MSA will invoice you for GBP 150.00 plus VAT where applicable by email.

eCMID Conference Booking Form






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