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IIBC: Autonomous Vehicles & Drones (Nanaimo)

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by Insurance Institute of BC
September 21, 2017
The Grand Hotel | 4898 Rutherford Rd | Nanaimo | V9T 4Z4

We are bringing together two industry relevant hot topics: Autonomous Vehicles & Drones! As insurance professionals, it is important to prepare now for the extensive changes automated vehicles is expected to ultimately bring to the industry.  As well, drones have become very popular.  So popular in fact that CBC reported that drones were the most popular Christmas gift last year.

Autonomous Vehicles – Technology Driving Change
Autonomous Vehicle technology is rapidly developing and will have a significant impact on our industry, and the transportation world we live in. Catch up on the latest technology developments and learn about the changes we can expect in products and liability.
• Volvo’s 2017 pilot: 100 autonomous vehicles will be tested by customers
• When can I buy an autonomous vehicle?
• Fault determination: Negligence versus product liability.
Presenter: Mark Francis, FCIP, ACS, Manager, Driver & Vehicle Licensing – ICBC

Drones – From a Legal Perspective
Drones, also known as unmanned air vehicles or unmanned aerial systems, provide novel ways of collecting information, means of delivering goods, and innovative forms of entertainment, while also raising concerns about privacy, data protection, and safety of persons and property. This presentation will examine the Canadian legal boundaries of private and commercial drone use, and canvass the types of drones in the marketplace, the liability risks that may arise in drone operation, as well as explore selected claims examples.
Presenter: Tom Newnham, BComm, LL.B., Associate Lawyer – Dolden Wallace Folick LLP

Time: 2-4:30pm

Price (includes coffee service, light snacks & GST):
$125 CIP Members (Graduates)
$150 IIBC Members
$230 Non Members (includes IIBC Membership expiring May 31, 2018)

CE Credits: 2.5 Technical

Registration Deadline: Monday, September 18

Contact Donna Salahor, Marketing Coordinator – Vancouver Island, Insurance Institute of BC
T: 250-216-9393

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