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All-Star Lineup to Speak at LIMRA 2018 Annual Conference

WINDSOR,Sinek-Cole-Platon Conn., June 26, 2018 – LIMRA announced today the all-star lineup of speakers presenting at its 2018 Annual Conference, which will be held Oct. 28-30, 2018, in New York City.

The list of speakers includes:

    • Simon Sinek, optimist and bestselling author
    • Kat Cole, North America chief operating officer and president, FOCUS Brands
    • Platon, award-winning photographer and master story teller

Sinek is an author, teacher, worldwide public speaker and most notably: an unshakable optimist. He is known for teaching leaders and organizations how to inspire people. Sinek has multiple bestselling books including Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, Together is Better and Find Your Why. His first TED talk, based on Start With Why, is the third most-viewed TED video of all time.

As chief operating officer and president of North America, Cole is responsible for leading the company’s six domestic franchise brands and overseeing FOCUS Brands’ licensing division, building revenues and profits through global licensing, manufacturing, and ecommerce. Her personal journey, business approach and perspectives on leadership have been the subject of feature articles in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Forbes and many other business, trade and interest publications.

Platon is a master storyteller, communicator, and award winning photographer who is known for his portraits of many presidents and well known world figures. He has produced over 20 covers for TIME magazine and has shot portraits for a range of international publications including Rolling Stone, The New York Times magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, British Vogue and more. His work has also been exhibited in galleries and museums both domestically and abroad.

The LIMRA Annual Conference is one of the largest gatherings of executives representing all sectors of the financial services industry. The annual conference agenda is designed to offer attendees insights into the latest industry trends that could foretell future opportunities in the U.S. and worldwide.

Members of the press are welcome to attend the event at no cost. Please email media contacts below for more details. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.limra.com/annual/.

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