Environmental Spills : The Dirt on Loss Management - The Basics

Insurance Institute of Southern Alberta

1110, 833 - 4 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB [Map]
Date and Time: May 02, 2018 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MST


If you are an adjuster, broker, underwriter who deals with environmental accounts, plan to attend this introductory seminar.  Insurance professionals in all sectors of the industry will learn about different aspects to consider with environmental account.

Commercial Freight Vehicles in Canada have increased by almost 300% in the last 20 years and with it, the increase in enviromental regulations, enforecement and litigation. With new enviromental issues continually arising, who is protecting the insureds, the insurers and the third parties?

Seminar Outline and Features:

- Who is responsible to clean up a spill
- Overview and components
- Cost Control 
- How clean is clean
- Case Studies and Examples
- Documentation: Importance

Presenter: Mark E. Samis, M.Sc., M.B.A., P.Geo.

Mark has been involved in a large range of projects and roles in the environmental industry over his career which began in 1984.  In addition to operations management and business development, his experience includes the senior techical and/or project management roles on numerous projects in Canada and the U.S. ranging in scope up to $10 million. His technical experience includes spill response, Phase 1, 2 and 3 environmental site assessments, site remediation planning and design, waste management/landfill investigations and design, landfill site selection, landfill gas studies, water supply investigations, peer review and subrogation support.

His managerial roles have included project management of major environmental projects, some involving multiple techinical disciplines, vice president of operations which included the business development and growth of an environmental consultancy to more that $26 million in annual revenues and 40 staff, Business Line Lead for a new emergency response offering in Canada and most recently as Vice President of the environmental business line for Pario Engineering & Environmental Sciences LP.  


Registration:   8:30 a.m. MST
Presentation:  8:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MST
Location:        Insurance Institute of Southern Alberta 
                     1110, 833 - 4 Avenue SW 
                     Calgary AB 

CE Credits:   AIC Course ID # 48344, 3 CE Hours General & Adjuster

Attend our afternoon session for the "Advanced" seminar of Environmental Spills and lunch is on us!

Seminar registration deadline April 18, 2018

Sorry no refunds for cancellations - substitutions permitted as long as the substitute is registered with IISA. ***Late arrival or early departure results in no CE hours issued as per Alberta Insurance Council regulations.