ITOPF Board Meeting
The Head of the External Relations and Conference Department, Mr Thomas Liebert, represented the Director of the IOPC Funds at the ITOPF Board Meeting on 8 November 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ITOPF is the main experts' organisation that works with the IOPC Funds on oil pollution incidents, as well as a range of other activities such as training and sharing information. The annual participation on ITOPF's Board enables the IOPC Funds' Secretariat to have direct interaction with the shipowner members of ITOPF. At this year's meeting, Mr Liebert provided the Board with an update on the recent agreement reached on interim payments with the P&I Clubs, as well as recent developments on current incidents, the new publications recently made available and the future direction of the IOPC Funds set out by the Director following his re-election in October 2016.