About Houston Marine & Energy Insurance Conference
For over 50 years, the Houston Marine & Energy Insurance Conference (HMEIC) has attracted the top talent in the marine and energy insurance and admiralty law industries and has become the pre-eminent meeting place for the global marine and energy insurance and legal communities. The Conference is sponsored by Marine Insurance Seminars, Inc., an IRS registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation, committed to providing and promoting educational opportunities in marine and energy insurance and admiralty law.
Held annually in Houston, Texas, the world’s leading energy hub and an essential port for global shipping, the annual 3-day Conference offers networking opportunities, continuing education credits for insurance adjusters, brokers and attorneys and keynote speeches that attract a wide array of marine and energy industry professionals.
Since its inception, the mission of the Conference has been:
To inform attendees on issues and events that have or will have an impact their businesses
To introduce a group of insurance, finance and/or business students to the exciting fields of marine and energy insurance and law
To provide financial assistance to various institutions of higher learning who are educating and developing the marine and energy insurance and law professionals of tomorrow
To date, the Conference has donated over $1,200,000 in program assistance and scholarships to the law schools and universities that we support.
To learn more about the schools HMEIC supports click here.
The Houston Marine & Energy Insurance Conference attracts a wide range of industry professionals, including:
US insurance companies
A Brief History of the Houston Marine & Energy Insurance Conference
Over 50 years ago, Henry Bayard, a young Underwriter for Marine Office of America, returned from an impressive Marine Cargo Insurance Seminar in New Orleans, to ask several friends “Can Houston sponsor a Marine Insurance Seminar?” The answer was a resounding “YES!” And the Houston Marine Insurance Seminar was born.
The first Houston Marine Insurance Seminar was held at The Continental Houston Motor Hotel at Main Street & Commerce Streets in downtown Houston where University of Houston – Downtown is today. The Seminar was organized by the first Planning Committee consisted of:
Henry Bayard Underwriter – Marine Office of America
John Cook Surplus Lines Broker – J.E. “Ev” Pike & Associates
Jack Roberts Marine Surveyor and Houston Mariner’s Club Skipper (1965)
Tom Staton Marine Claims Adjuster – Beggs & Staton
Jim Ross Admiralty Attorney
Registration cost for the first Seminar was $10 per person and there were 50 registrants. Since then the Conference, like its host City, Houston, Texas, has flourished into an international meeting place for the marine and energy insurance and legal communities.
More from Houston Marine & Energy Insurance Conference:
- Future Conference dates:
- September 24 – 26, 2023
- September 15- 17, 2024
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