Speaking Engagement

COVID-19—Class Actions in the Cruise Industry

IUMI 2020 Stockholm Digital Conference

Online from Stockholm, Sweden

Blank Rome Partner John D. Kimball will speak at the International Union of Marine Insurance (“IUMI”) 2020 Stockholm Digital Conference, being held online, September 14 through 25, 2020. This year’s theme will be “Navigating changing climates: Delivering expertise to shape the future.”

The conference will consist of one 90- to 120-minute workshop each day. Each workshop session will run twice a day to ensure all time zones are able to participate. Sessions will comprise a mix of presentations, discussion, and online Q&A.

To ensure all participants are able to attend all workshops—and to avoid extended time away from the “office”—the conference will be spread over a two-week period.

John will speak on the topic “COVID-19—Class Actions in the Cruise Industry” as part of the “Legal & Liability” workshop, which can be seen at either 9:00 a.m. CEST or 2:00 p.m. CEST on Tuesday, September 22. See the chart below to see the workshop times in your time zone.

Workshop Session 1 Workshop Session 2 Location
03:00 AM 10:00 AM New York 
08:00 AM 15:00 PM London 
09:00 AM 16:00 PM Stockholm / Hamburg (CEST)
12:30 PM 19:30 PM Mumbai
15:00 PM 22:00 PM Hong Kong
15:00 PM 22:00 PM Singapore
16:00 PM 23:00 PM Tokyo
17:00 PM 00:00 AM Sydney

Other topics covered in John's workshop include:

  • Legal & Liability Committee Chairman Charles Fernandez’s Report & Introduction
  • IPP Presentation “Know Your Vessel”
  • Vessel Detentions
  • Golden Ray – Analysis of the Salvage and Legal Issues Arising

And the workshop will end with a Q&A session, conclusions and takeaways.

For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage.

You can read a recap of John's presentation on Insurance Marine News’ website.