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2015 LIMRA EMEA Annual Conference

The Sharing Economy, a new opportunity for insurance?

9/20/2015 - 9/22/2015
AVIVA Headquarters, Paris, France

Overview

Who Attends

Senior executives from over 26 countries in the EMEA region: Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Insurance and Financial Services companies gain insight and enjoy excellent networking events at the European Annual Conference. In recent years the conference has hosted more than 100 Chief Executive Officers, Managing Directors, presidents and Heads of Distribution, Marketing, Sales, Underwriting, Human Resources, and Administration.

Highlights

Network with peers and industry experts while we give you an insight of the new trends and inform you on ways to deal with the challenges to come.  It is a fantastic opportunity to open your eyes to new possibilities, increase profitability, improve competitiveness and attract new customers.

The theme this year will be "The Sharing Economy, a new opportunity for insurance?". This paradigm-changing phenomenon is here to stay;  we see its effects already in sectors such as transportation, education, hospitality, etc.  Nobody can stop it.  Together we will try to define more clearly what are the opportunities for us in this new consumption mode that is arriving and ready to disrupt everything we know about our consumers.  How can we adapt better? How can we contribute to this empowerment of the average citizen? How to brand yourself as an ally and not as an enemy for your customers? Let’s analyze and understand it better to manage it appropriately.

The 2015 European Annual Conference will cover the important issues and identify strategies that will shape the future of our industry.

Get ready with the help of our “How to” workshops.  We selected them carefully for their value and usefulness.

Interpretation Services

The event will be simultaneous translated to French. For other languages, we request a minimum of 25 attendees with the same language. 

Registration

Registration Fees:

LIMRA, LOMA members: US$ 1,120.00
Non-members: US$ 1,520.00
CMO (France): US$ 550

Welcome Cocktail and Gala Dinner special package for spouses: US$ 150

EXCLUSIVE OFFER FROM AIR FRANCE

Air France, the official carrier for the LIMRA EUROPEAN ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2015, is offering discounts on a very wide range of public fares on all Air France and KLM flights worldwide. 

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Event: EUROPEAN ANNUAL CONFERENCE LIMRA EMEA
Event ID: 25085AF
Valid for travel from 15/09/2015 to 27/09/2015 
Event location: Bois-Colombes (PARIS), France

Hotel/Venue

Conference:

AVIVA Headquarters
80 Avenue de l'Europe, 
92270 Bois-Colombes (Paris), France
Europe

Hotel:

Hotel Pullman, Eiffel Tower
18 Avenue de Suffren
75015 Paris, France

Book your room here.

Speakers

Robert A. Kerzner, CLU, ChFC

Robert A. Kerzner, CLU, ChFC

As president and CEO of LIMRA, LOMA and their parent organization, LL Global, Inc., Bob Kerzner leads the world’s largest association of life insurance and financial services companies. In 2010, he led the merger of LIMRA and LOMA, which together represent more than 1,200 members across 64 countries, including most of the world’s largest life insurance companies. 

Before joining LIMRA in 2004, Kerzner was executive vice president and head of the individual life division of Hartford Life, Inc. Under his leadership, the division experienced dramatic growth and record financial performance.

Kerzner is a leading voice in the life insurance, retirement and financial services industry, recently speaking at events held by the Department of Treasury’s Federal Insurance Office (FIO), the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), and Life Insurance Commission of New York (LICONY).  He is regularly sought out by leading national publications, like the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and USA Today, as well as a host of trade and other business media outlets, to provide insight into industry issues and trends.

Kerzner is a graduate of Central Connecticut State University.

Bernard Retali
President LIMRA Europe, Africa & Middle East

Bernard Retali

President LIMRA Europe, Africa & Middle East

Bernard is responsible for LIMRA’s overall operations in Europe, Middle East & Africa. Under Bernard’s leadership LIMRA Europe will deliver a market leading value proposition to better serve its membership. Bernard is an experienced insurance industry executive and consultant with over 20 years experience. 

During his career as an executive in the insurance industry, he served for more than ten years as CEO and Chairman of life insurance companies and Pension Funds in Poland, Portugal and Czech Republic. In 2003, Bernard Retali founded two companies in Barcelona: INOV Finance consulting company mainly dedicated to the insurance and bancassurance industry and INOV Insurance broker dedicated to the expat community based in Spain.

Nicolas Schimel
Chief Executive 
Aviva France
Chairman & Chief Executive
Union Financière de France

Nicolas Schimel

Chief Executive 
Aviva France
Chairman & Chief Executive
Union Financière de France

Nicolas is a member of the Executive & Strategic Committee of Aviva France and was appointed Chief Executive, Aviva France in December 2012. He is also the Chairman of the board and Chief Executive of Union Financière de France (UFF), the independent wealth management advisory service and listed subsidiary of Aviva France. Previously, he had assumed the role of Interim Chief Executive, Aviva France between November 2010 and July 2011 and Distribution Director, Aviva France in 2009. During his career with the Aviva Group, he has created a unified distribution network in Aviva France and successfully steered a benign UFF business on the path to long term growth through a financial crisis.

Nicolas has extensive experience in leadership roles across life, general insurance and wealth management and contributes to debate on best professional practices and innovation within the French and global financial services landscapes.

Oscar Herencia
General Manager, Metlife Iberia

Oscar Herencia

General Manager, Metlife Iberia

Oscar was appointed General Manager of MetLife Iberia in November 2012 when the Spanish and the Portuguese operations were integrated.

Oscar joined Alico Spain in 1995, where he took on various management roles until he was appointed General Manager of Alico Portugal. Since early 2012 he has been the General Manager of MetLife Spain and MetLife Portugal and managed both operations up until the integration in November 2012.

Oscar holds a degree in Law and Legal Science (ICADE), MBA (Complutense University in Madrid), Master in Taxation and Executive Development (IESE), Master in Leadership and Emotional Intelligence (INSEAD); Organizational and Leadership Management – Harvard Business School and Member of LIMRA -European Executive Committee. Professor MBA - Nebrija University. Languages: Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Nicolas Ferrary
Country Manager, Airbnb France

Nicolas Ferrary

Country Manager, Airbnb France

Nicolas Ferrary joins Airbnb for the opening of the French office in February 2012 as Head of Operations, overseeing in particular business development and partnerships. Since May 2013, he is the Country Manager for France, Belgium and Morocco, leading a team of fifteen people in charge of developing the service among hosts and travelers.

Prior to joining Airbnb, Nicolas was Regional Manager at Groupon France. He started his career as a consultant at McKinsey.

Ronald Kleverlaan
Founder
CrowdfundingHub
Co-Founder & Executive board member
The European Crowdfunding Network
Advisor Crowd Investing
European Commission

Ronald Kleverlaan

Founder
CrowdfundingHub
Co-Founder & Executive board member
The European Crowdfunding Network
Advisor Crowd Investing
European Commission

Ronald Kleverlaan is an independent consultant, author and crowdfunding thought leader. He is one of the most important innovators on crowdfunding in Europe and keynote speaker on crowdfunding trends. He is advisor for the European Commission on “Crowd Investing”, is co-founder and Executive Board Member of the European association for crowdfunding platforms (the European Crowdfunding Network) and is member of the advisory board of several leading crowdfunding platforms and initiatives.

Furthermore, he is the founder of the CrowdfundingHub, the international network of educational crowdfunding events. The CrowdfundingHub facilitates and support local groups of crowdfunding platforms, consultants and other stakeholders to organize meetups and events on crowdfunding.

Ronald contributed to several books and publications. Some international examples are  A Framework for European Crowdfunding and Moving Mainstream: The European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report.  

Emmanuelle Mury
Co-Founder, Inspeer

Emmanuelle Mury

Co-Founder, Inspeer

Emmanuelle is the co-founder of InsPeer, the first French Peer-to-Peer insurance platform. Prior to this, she was an independent consultant in marketing and organization. She has over 15 years of expertise in strategy, organization and marketing gained in a variety of industries including finance and insurance. During her career, she supervised large digital transformation projects, most notably the development of the credit insurance platform of Euler Hermes, the world leader in trade credit insurance.

Emmanuelle holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Inseec Business School in Paris and graduated with honor from the MBA of IE Business School in Madrid.

Ruth Ncube
Managing Director, First Mutual Life Assurance Company

Ruth Ncube

Managing Director, First Mutual Life Assurance Company

With over 20 years leadership experience in various economic sectors notably retail, hospitality, banking and insurance, Ruth has overseen the continued growth of First Mutual Life Assurance Company post dollarization. She has particularly transformed the company’s value offering having overseen the introduction of new products and strategic partnerships that have changed the insurance landscape in Zimbabwe.

In recognition of her contribution to the regional and local insurance sector, Ruth was appointed to the African Insurance Organization (AIO) – Micro Insurance Committee in 2013. She is also the current Chairperson of the Life Offices Association (LOA) as well as the chair of the Insurance Institute Zimbabwe (IIZ) – Marketing and PR committee.

Ruth seats on a number of Corporate Boards notably the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair board (ZITF), the Pearl Properties Limited board (a ZSE Listed company) and the Mosi o-a Tunya Development Company board (a government owned company) where she is the Chairperson.

Alison Salka, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Director of Research, LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global

Alison Salka, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President and Director of Research, LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global

Alison Salka joined LL Global in 2012 and is responsible for determining and implementing the strategy and direction of its global research program. She oversees a team of more than 80 researchers and other staff professionals in the research division who conduct consumer research, benchmark studies, and white papers focused on helping member companies better understand industry issues and trends. She is also the director of the Secure Retirement Institute.

Salka previously led the retirement research and competitive intelligence team at Prudential, and was also a director of retirement research and business analytics at MassMutual. She has earned a Master’s degree and holds a doctorate.

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Contact us to learn more:

Carla Baldivia

Senior EMEA Executive

LIMRA EMEA

+34 6 100 111 33

cbaldivia@limra.com