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SAVE THE DATE!!!

2017 ANNUAL MEETING & CONFERENCE

 and 50th. ANNIVERSARY OF THE IRUA CELEBRATION

APRIL 2-4, 2017

PGA National Resort and Spa

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Many more details to come as the program is finalized but we will be honoring the past and recognizing future reinsurance professionals with some unique sessions. 

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and just concluded the


2016 Annual Meeting & Conference 
APRIL 17-19, 2016
 Streamsong Resort ♦ Bowling Green, Florida

 We wish to thank our 2016 Spring Conference sponsors for their continued participation and support.

 

   CLICK HERE To Download the Program Agenda & Registration Information
CLICK HERE To Download  Attendance List
(a/o 4.11.2016)
Streamsong is a highly rated contemporary resort and golf facility. 
For more information about the property, please visit their website: www.streamsongresort.com

The Annual Meeting of Members was held on Monday April 18 immediately before the start of the morning's Conference program.

All existing Officers & Directors were re-elected and the following new Directors have joined the Board:

Paul Carroll, Markel Global Re

Christiane Gross, Munich Re America

Scott Mackie, XL Catlin

Thank you all for your willingness to serve your Association!!

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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 interned at Maiden Re.   

SECOND PLACE ($5,000)  - KELLY ANNE PETRARCA for her paper entitled "Autonomous Cars: An Emerging Risk". Kelly interned at JLT Re.

THIRD PLACE ($3,000) - ALEXANDRA BERG for her paper "Insurance Implications of the Legalization of Marijuana". Alexandra interned at Munich Re America.

Congratulations to the winners - all from Temple University- and our thanks to all the intern hosting companies.

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AS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY NEARS IRUA LAUNCHES ITS STRATEGIC INITIATIVE CAMPAIGN

IRUA celebrates its 50th birthday in 2017! In order to stay relevant the Board announces 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 with much improved user access and functionality-  DESIGN PHASE NOW COMPLETE!

- consolidation of 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!!

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2016 EDUCATION EVENTS SCHEDULE 

More information on each event will be added as it becomes available.

MAY 4-5
NEXT GENERATION LEADERSHIP SEMINAR 

Our THIRD industry unique two-day program (starting with registration and lunch at noon on May 4) will be held at Transatlantic Re's office in downtown NYC.

Topics include:

A Reinsurance Executive/CEO Panel on Visions for the Future (including Guy Carpenter, Trans Re and BMS CEOs as well as a representative from an third party asset manager operating in the reinsurance arena

Risk Management and Climate Change (Temple University Professor in Risk Management)

Current and Future Trends in Insurance and Reinsurance (Holborn's CEO)

An interactive Group Case Study Project

- more topics and speakers are being finalized and a Networking Reception will be held at the conclusion of day one.

Registration is open so CLICK HERE to go to the registration form. Fees are a LOW  $495 for the first IRUA member company attendee and only $250 for all subsequent registrants. Non-IRUA member companies pay $645 for the first, and $495 for subsequent attendees.  

JULY 19
Risk Management - How Risk Managers Manage Physical Risk and the Tools Used 
( a half-day program or lunch and learn) - being held at Crowell & Moring's midtown NYC office.

 

WHAT YOU MISSED!

FEBRUARY 3  - CAT BOND MECHANICS 

Hosted by Hogan Lovells LLP , midtown NYC
Speaker:  Chi Hum, Managing Director, Guy Carpenter & Co., LLC
Chi Hum, Managing Director of Guy Carpenter gave an excellent and informative presentation that sparked an extremely interactive discussion with attendees.  A copy of the presentation will be sent to those registered

MARCH 9  - CLAIMS AND UNDERWRITING ASPECTS OF EMERGING RISKS   

Hosted by Mound, Cotton, Wollan & Greengrass LLP, downtown NYC

 Topics Included:   Big Data & Cyber Risk ♦ Nanotechnology ♦ Medical/Legalized Marijuana ♦ The Internet of Things  ♦ 3-D printing, Bitcoins & E-Cigarettes/Vaping 

Attendees clearly liked this seminar as the reviews were excellent and included comments such as: " A really good seminar with topics that affect us both professionally and at the consumer level"; "Great value!"; "Interesting and pertinent material"; "Thank you IRUA for another great seminar!"

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REINSURANCE NETWORKING GROUP

JANUARY 12, 2016  

GREAT PROGRAM AND BEST ATTENDED RNG EVENT EVER!!!
The lunch, network and learn event was held on Tuesday January 12 at the downtown NYC office of Stroock, Stroock and Lavan LLP ).  Stroock partner, Andrew S. Lewner
and Associate, David Simunovich presented the topic: "Exploring the New World of Privilege in the Reinsured/Reinsurer Relationship". 

THE DATES FOR THE NEXT TWO RNG MEETINGS ARE NOW CONFIRMED SO MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  As usual, the meetings run from 12 Noon to 2 and cost $55 per person including luncheon.   NYS CLE credit will not be available for either of these meetings.

MAY 3 - Everett Cygal of Schiff Hardin's Chicago HQ will present on the topic of Recent Developments regarding an Arbitrator's Disclosures and the meeting will be held at Schiff Hardin's NYC office located at 666 Fifth Avenue (52/53 streets) on the 17th floor.   CLOSED - SOLD OUT

JUNE 14 - Steve Schwartz of Chaffetz Lindsey will present and the meeting will be held at Chaffetz Lindsey's new office located at 1700 Broadway, 33rd floor. The office is between 53rd and 54th streets/ Broadway and 7th Avenue. 

 

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