Equipment Breakdown: Boiler & Machinery (Kelowna)

CIP Society Seminar

Best Western Plus Kelowna, 2402 Hwy 97 North, Okanagan Room, Kelowna, BC, V1X 4J1 [Map]
Date and Time: October 03, 2019 1:00pm - 4:15pm PST


Equipment Breakdown Insurance is an often overlooked, but vital segment of the insurance market; this seminar is geared towards helping you better understand it. Equipment Breakdown Insurance premium volumes in Canada now near three hundred million dollars annually, and there are thousands of uninsured exposures out there lacking this essential coverage. Equipment Breakdown Insurance is an important piece of protection in a risk management plan that no business should be without. Unfortunately, equipment owners never realize the importance of this type of coverage until a large claim is made and denied by property insurers.


  • Examine why coverage is needed - property exclusions, loss prevention, jurisdictional inspections
  • Compare insurance vs warranties vs maintenance contracts
  • Determine what types of equipment are covered and what causes it to break down
  • Discuss how an equipment breakdown policy responds to losses
  • Identify methods of placement
  • Explore claims examples and discussion
  • Engage in a guided tour of the hotel boiler room


    Darlene McBride, FRM, CIP, Manager, Vancouver Regional Office
    Boiler Inspection & Insurance Company of Canada (BI&I)

    Darlene Joined HSB BI&I as a Marketing Rep for the Vancouver Regional office in 2012 and was promoted to the Branch Manager position in 2014. Her track record with BI&I in relationship management and new business development is considered amongst the best in the Company. Darlene joined BI&I with over 20 years' experience in commercial property business working with Brokers, P & C Insurers, Managing General Agents and Risk Inspection Companies. She has held positions in Business Development, Operations, Human Resources and Marketing.

    Darlene holds a CIP Designation and a Fellowship in Risk Management from Simon Fraser University in two separate majors, Risk Management and General Management. She is an associate Member of the BC Risk & Insurance Management Association and is actively involved with the Insurance Institute of BC as an instructor and lecturer.  She completed the requirements of the Instructor Certification Program and is a certified CIP instructor from the Insurance Institute of Canada.

    Number of Continuing Education Credits:  3 Technical
    Please be aware that tardy arrival or early departure to/from the seminar will preclude IIBC from issuing a CE certificate for this seminar.

    Registration Deadline: Friday, September 27, 2019

    Fees: The price for this seminar includes coffee service, light snacks and GST.
    $125 CIP Society Members (Graduates)
    $150 IIBC Members
    +$80 Non-Members - IIBC Membership Fee of $80 (expiring May 31, 2020) is applicable. Please register manually.

    Corporate Rate: $115 per attendee for corporate groups of 6 or more (membership is additional for non-members). To register with a corporate rate, please contact Winnie  in advance at .

    Accommodation: Room block at $159 + taxes per night at the Best Western Kelowna Hotel & Suites. To book your room, please contact the hotel at 1.888.860.1212 and reference group name "Insurance Institute of BC" and group code "858-1" or book online here . Room block rate available only until September 18.

    Manual Registration: Please download and complete our Manual Registration Form [pdf]   and return it via email to Winnie at

  • Cancellation Policy: No Refunds. Participant substitutions accepted 48 hours prior to seminar (substitute must be current member). IIBC reserves the right to cancel the seminar due to unforeseen circumstances. Should this occur, registration fees will be refunded.