2016 Annual Meeting & Conference
APRIL 17-19, 2016
Streamsong Resort ♦ Bowling Green, Florida
Streamsong is a highly rated contemporary resort and golf facility.
For more information about the property, please visit their website: www.streamsongresort.com
Drones ♦ Cyber Risk ♦ Reinsurance Buyers Executive Roundtable
Speaker Company Representation Include:
Hartford Steam Boiler ♦ Holborn ♦ NAS Insurance ♦ SECURA Insurance
University of North Texas ♦ WeatherPredict
The Room Block is Currently Open.
Reserve your room now to be guaranteed the group rate.
Room Block Group Rate Cut-Off Date: March 16, 2015
Group Rate: $205 (plus applicable taxes/fees)
To reserve you room call Streamsong at 1-863-428-1000 and reference the IRUA Annual Meeting.
Rooms available at the group rate on a first-come, first-served basis.
FIRST NEW LOOK SCHOLARS PROGRAM AWARDEES ANNOUNCED
The IRUA Scholars Committee had a difficult task in choosing the winning essays submitted by college students interning with IRUA member companies this past Summer and by a narrow margin the following awards were agreed:
FIRST PLACE ($7,000) - KATHRYN MARTINCIC for her paper entitled "Drones and Their Impact on the Insurance and Reinsurance Industry". Katie attends Temple University and interned at Maiden Re.
SECOND PLACE ($5,000) - KELLY PETRARCA for her paper entitled "Autonomous Cars: An Emerging Risk". Kelly Anne also attends Temple and interned at JLT Re.
THIRD PLACE ($3,000) - ALEXANDRA BERG for her paper "Insurance Implications of the Legalization of Marijuana". There was something about Temple students this year as Alexandra also attends Temple and interned at Munich Re America.
Congratulations to the winners from Temple University and our thanks to all the intern hosting companies.
We wish to thank all the participants for their excellent papers and we hope that you enjoyed your internship experience at an IRUA member company.
IRUA LAUNCHES ITS STRATEGIC INITIATIVE CAMPAIGN
As we approach the 50th Anniversary of the organization in 2017 the Board is pleased to announce the start of its new Strategic Initiatives, which followed a high-level review aimed to enhance educational and networking services provided and add value to your membership. These include:
- formal change in the acronym from "IRU" to "IRUA" which brings consistency with email and website addresses
- a new modern and dynamic logo and re-branding of all content and materials
- a totally redesigned and user-friendly website
- consolidation of internal committee structures to reflect our four core focus areas - Education; Scholars; Conference and Journal of Reinsurance
As this is a work in progress your patience is appreciated but it will all be worth it!!
IRUA ANNOUNCES NEW AND UPDATED MISSION AND VISION STATEMENTS
As part of the structural updating of the IRUA, the following new Mission Statement and a Vision Statement were adopted by the Board of Directors at their meeting held on September 22, 2015 in New York City.
We are a not-for-profit corporation, organized for the purpose of providing high quality insurance and reinsurance education, meaningful networking opportunities, and the dissemination of topical publications and information relevant to the reinsurance industry.
To facilitate a vibrant forum that encourages professional and personal development of member company personnel through educational excellence, the exchange of knowledge among industry constituents within the insurance and reinsurance marketplace and recognition for academic excellence for the next generation of reinsurance professionals. We accomplish this vision through focused educational offerings, a robust Scholars program, the publication of the Journal of Reinsurance, and an annual Conference.
PRELIMINARY 2016 EDUCATION EVENTS SCHEDULE
Very early indicated educational events for your calendars. Much more information will be added in due course.
Cat Bond Mechanics ALL NEW - "Lunch and Learn" 2-hour program - being held at Hogan Lovells midtown NYC office
Claims and Underwriting Aspects of Emerging Risks (one-day seminar) - being held at Locke Lord Edwards office in midtown NYC
ANNUAL MEETING & CONFERENCE at Streamsong Resort in Florida
Next Generation Reinsurance Leadership Seminar (1 1/2 day program)- being held at Trans Re's office in downtown NYC
Risk Management - How Risk Managers Manage Risk, Tools Used, Physical Risk ( half-day program or lunch and learn) - being held at Crowell & Moring's midtown NYC office
REINSURANCE NETWORKING GROUP
JANUARY 12, 2016 - CONFIRMED
The next lunch network and learn event will be held on Tuesday January 12 at the downtown NYC office of Stroock, Stroock and Lavan LLP. The office is located at 180 Maiden Lane and our presenter will be Stroock partner, Andrew S. Lewner.
More details to follow soon, including Mr. Lewner's topic.
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For more information about the IRUA and membership, sponsorships & Event, contact
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