IMC Golden Shield Excellence Awards honored individuals and organizations that have provided excellent services to Marine, Energy, and Oil & Gas Insurance & Assurance sectors under 3 different categories including Insurance Excellence Awards; Maritime Excellence Awards – Assurance & Commitment and Lifetime Achievement Award. The recipient of these awards were top notch personnel’s who have demonstrated highest level of professionalism, contributed towards the development of the insurance field and served as a role model for current and future maritime insurance / brokerage professionals Besides the Award presentation, the event also witnessed some renowned experts share their expertise with the audience on topic “TRENDS TO TRANSFORM MARINE AND ENERGY INSURANCE” as a topic of relevance on conclusion of London Shipping Week 2017. The Session was moderated by Capt. Deepak Singh, COO – Aries Group

Companies who were honored at venue for IMC Golden Shield Insurance Excellence Awards were: for Leading Syndicate – Marine presented to QBE; Award for Leading Syndicate – Project Cargo to bestowed upon PEMBROKE; Award for Leading Syndicate - Energy Offshore was presented to TALBOT; CHARLES TAYLOR was presented with Award for Leading Loss Adjuster; Award for Leading Broker – Marine was bestowed upon LOCKTON; Leading Broker - Energy was presented to ARTHUR J. GALLAGHER & CO; Leading Broker – Project Cargo was presented to WILLIS TOWERS WATSON; WK WEBSTER was being bestowed upon Award for Leading Claims Management.

DNV GL was named Leading Classification Society; INMARSAT was presented with the Leading Maritime Security Service Provider award; SNAME-Western Europe was recognized as Leading Maritime Professional Society; WISTA UK was presented with Leading Maritime Trade Association award; INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED SHIPBROKERS was recognized as Professional body for Commercial Shipping and INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF MARINE SURVEYING was bestowed with Leading Maritime Training Award

IMC Golden Shield Excellence Awards had a special Lifetime Achievement award section which was presented to recognize individuals who, during their professional career have made creative contributions of outstanding significance to the maritime industry. The award for this category was bestowed upon Mr. Trevor Blakeley, Chief Executive of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects for Contribution to Maritime Professional Integrity Assurance and Capt. E.S.

Geary for Lifetime Achievement Award in Insurance Surveys and Claims Adjusting. IMC Professional Individual Excellence Award – Insurance was awarded to Mr.Tom Bolt,President, UK & Southern Europe, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance. The Awards were presented by Dr. Ravi K Mehrotra, Founder & Executive Chairman of Foresight Group.