Next Event: Saturday, April 23rd Young Professionals Picnic Download flyer.

Picnic flyer

Location - Central Park, Manhattan. Next to the Le Pain Quotidien's concession building, north of Sheep Meadow at Mineral Springs, Central Park, approximately mid-Park at 69th Street. Map.

When: The time of the event will be approximately 1-4 p.m. (The rain date is April 30th, but 4/23 should be a pleasant, 71 degree spring day, according to the long-range forecast.)

The AIChE Central Park Picnic will be a networking event that aims to help students and young professionals get to know one another better. Between the busy schedules of students and young professionals, finding time to network can be difficult. This event aims create a relaxed atmosphere in which students can learn from professionals about their career paths, and learn from the experiences of fellow students in different AIChE chapters in the area. Furthermore, professionals will be able to expand their network with young and enthusiastic people who will soon be starting their careers.

Tentative schedule of events:

1:00 - 1:15 Introduction of members attending
1:15 - 2:00 Lunch
2:00 - 2:30 Ice breakers
2:30 - 3:15 Group activities
3:15 - 4:00 Informal networking

Contact: Vishesh Padnani, Cooper Union at padnan@cooper.edu.


Next Dinner Meeting: Monday, May 16th Dinner
(previously scheduled for 4/18) Reserve Now.

A Chemical Engineer's Guide to Insurance for Processes, Equipment and Facilities (property, casualty, professional, & specialty insurance)

: Bob Shine, Chief Underwriting Officer, XL Catlin – Insurance, Americas Bio.

You cannot get from a concept to a working installation without securing insurance if it involves a major project! Therefore, our April 18th meeting, which will offer a guide for engineers on how insurance, engineering and plant operations fit into his (or her) world. It will touch upon the reasons that insurance is critical for industrial projects, how the insurance world is organized, what the insurers look at when making decisions, what will be deal-killers for them, and the roles played by chemical (and other) engineers.

This tour of the insurance world will be led by an expert, Robert (Bob) Shine, Chief Underwriting Officer at XL Catlin - Insurance, Americas.
XL Catlin is a large ($1.2 billion net/year) international company with insurance and reinsurance activities in over 30 countries. The firm has considerable experience with a wide variety of chemical, utility and construction companies.

: Monday, April 18th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm (5:30-6:15 pm: Registration, Networking & Buffet Dinner; 6:15-7:30 pm: Program)

: Pfizer Building, 219 East 42nd Street, Manhattan. Map.

for Networking, Buffet, and Program. Reserve Now. • Members of AIChE, Metro NY Section: $25; • Non- Members: $35; • Students (Undergraduates): Free for first 20 undergrads, who register by Thursday, 4/14; $5 afterwards. You must register; • Graduate Students: $10.

: Contact David Deutsch at info@aiche-metrony.org or call (917) 684-1659.

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If you are not a Member of this Section, you can apply the $10 additional amount paid as a Guest to a full Membership for 2016. Please notify Treasurer Joel Kirman that you wish to be a Member. Register Now.
Save the Dates: 2016 Meeting Dates

2016 Dates Details to be determined for Spring Dinner Meetings:
Monday, April 18th Topic: A Chemical Engineer's Guide to Insurance for Processes, Equipment and Facilities. Speaker: Bob Shine, Chief Underwriting Officer, XL Catlin – Insurance, Americas

Monday, May 16th
Monday, June 20th

Where: Pfizer Building, 219 East 42nd Street, Manhattan. Map

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