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New LIMRA CEO to Open the 2019 Distribution Conference to Identify Key Shifts in Industry

WINDSOR, Conn. January 16, 2018 – David Levenson, president and chief executive officer of LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global, will open the 2019 Distributions Conference, exploring the blurring lines within wealth management, retirement and life insurance and its impact on distribution.  The event will be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida from Feb. 27 to March 1, 2019.

The Distribution Conference draws more than 300 industry professionals who have a vested interest in channel growth, productivity and reshaping distribution to succeed in today's business environment.  This year’s event will host prominent experts who will share insights on the latest distribution trends and strategies to best address the changing market. Speakers include:

    • Craig Bedell, a global insurance industry executive for IBM’s Global Industry Leadership Team, who will discuss the impact of technology on the future of workers. He will examine artificial intelligence and what it could mean for the business of life insurance.
    • Pat Leary, corporate vice president of LIMRA Distribution Research, who will identify the key distribution issues facing the industry and the trends influencing distribution management across the industry. 

Additional speakers include:

    • Dan Heath, co-author of four New York Times bestselling books, who will help teach attendees about making better choices. He will discuss how to make better decisions when facing uncertainty.
    • Molly Fletcher, chief executive officer, business author and former sports agent, who will share lessons she has learned from some of the top athletes and coaches in the world.

The 2019 Distribution Conference will be held at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa in Florida. 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 online, please visit  


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