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2016 LIMRA-LOMA Latin American Conference

Approaching Innovation: The Bridge to the Future

10/26/2016 - 10/27/2016
Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Illinois USA

Overview

Who Attends

Head office chief executives and key executives of financial services companies operating in Latin America. As corporate executives, they are most concerned about emerging trends and developments in marketing, distribution and corporate management.

Closing Keynote Speaker

Isabel Aguilera, Former President of General Electric in Spain & former CEO of Google Spain and Portugal

Isabel Aguilera is a renowned specialist in success strategies for developing competitive, sustainable leadership. She was responsible for the set-up of Google Iberia (Spain and Portugal) from 2006 to 2008, and the creation of NH’s international business model after it purchased hotel chains in Mexico, Germany and Holland (2002-2005. She has been CEO and Business Unit Director for Dell in southern Europe and was President of General Electric in Spain and Portugal from 2008 to 2009. A regular speaker at a number of events, she has proven experience in creating unique business models following various company mergers and acquisitions.

Highlights

Join us as we celebrate our 100th Anniversary in Chicago this October 26-27 as we celebrate a century of service to you. You will benefit from:

New perspectives: Gain fresh insights from both peers and speakers on the top of mind issues that keep executives up at night.

Networking and camaraderie: Share experiences and ideas with senior leaders worldwide.

Knowledge and insight: Learn about the latest trends and issues affecting the industry in Latin America. Benefit from the insight and success strategies from leading financial services practitioners and industry experts.

Your support and participation has helped us create a remarkable legacy – one that we want to continue for many years to come. Be part of our Centennial Celebration!

Interpretation Services: Interpretation will be offered into English, Spanish and Portuguese at no additional cost.

Registration

Registration Dates and Fees

Register by September 28, 2016
LIMRA or LOMA Member - $995
Nonmember - $1490

Register after September 28, 2016
LIMRA or LOMA Member - $1095
Nonmember - $1590

Spouse/Guest - US$149

A registration fee of $149 is available to spouses and guests of registered attendees. Individuals in an industry-related position, co-workers, or associates do not qualify.  We invite spouses/guests to participate in the event's food and social functions and ask that they wear their badge to these events. Participation in the general sessions and workshops is limited to those who have paid the full registration fee to attend the conference.

DOWNLOAD THE Mail-Fax Registration form.

Register for this year’s Latin American Conference and also the preceding LIMRA Annual Conference (being held at the same venue on October 23–October 25) and receive a $100 discount.  Register online here

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing. Cancellations received before September 30, 2016, will be refunded, less a $75 processing fee. Cancellations received from September 30, 2016, to October 14, 2016, will be refunded, less a $275 processing and administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after October 14, 2016. Email customer.service@limra.com or fax to +1.860.285.7792

In the event that a scheduled meeting or event is cancelled by LIMRA/LOMA for any reason, LIMRA/LOMA shall refund any conference registration fees that have been paid by the registrant. Under no circumstances, however, shall LIMRA/LOMA be liable to the registrant for any other expenses including, but not limited to, airfare and hotel expenses incurred by the registrant.

Hotel/Venue

Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611 USA

Make your room reservation by September 23, 2016 and mention the LIMRA Latin American Conference to receive the discounted group rate of $285 single/double (plus applicable sales taxes). Requests after September 23, 2016 will be accepted on space availability. The group rate will be offered three days prior and three days after the meeting dates subject to availability of rooms at the time of your reservation. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. Check in: 4:00 p.m.; check out 12 noon.

LIMRA & LOMA Latin American Conference Overflow Properties: 

The Gwen Hotel
521 North Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611

Fly United or Delta Airlines and receive a discount!

LIMRA and LOMA have partnered with United and Delta Airlines to provide LAC 2016 attendees a special discount when they fly to the Latin American Conference.  Details for each discount are as follows:

Fly on United Airlines to Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD): This deal is valid for travel between October 23 and October 30, 2016 on any applicable published fares listed for United Airlines.  To book your flight online please visit www.united.com/meetingtravel and insert the promotion code ZWVD496719 in the appropriate box.  You can also book through your travel agent or any United Airlines Reservation Office by referring to Z Code ZWVD and Agreement Code: 496719

Fly on Delta Airlines to Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD) or CHICAGO MIDWAY (MDW): This deal is valid for travel between October 21 and November 1, 2016 on any applicable published fares listed for Delta Airlines. To book your flight online please visit www.delta.com/meeting, select "Book Your Flight" and insert the meeting code NMNW8 in the appropriate box.  You can also book through any Delta Airlines Reservation Office by calling 1-800-328-1111 and referring to NMNW8. 

United Delta

Agenda

Speakers

Isabel Aguilera
Former President of General Electric in Spain &
former CEO of Google Spain and Portugal
  • Thursday, October 27, 2016

    11:30 am - 12:30 pm: A Smart Economy: A Customer-centric Economy

Isabel Aguilera

Former President of General Electric in Spain &
former CEO of Google Spain and Portugal

Isabel Aguilera is a renowned specialist in success strategies for developing competitive, sustainable leadership. She offers outstanding guidance on optimization, management and monitoring processes for multinational, multisectoral and multidisciplinary businesses and teams. A regular speaker at a number of events, she has proven experience in creating unique business models following various company mergers and acquisitions.

She was responsible for the set-up of Google Iberia (Spain and Portugal) from 2006 to 2008, and the creation of NH’s international business model after it purchased hotel chains in Mexico, Germany and Holland (2002-2005. She has been CEO and Business Unit Director for Dell in southern Europe and was President of General Electric in Spain and Portugal from 2008 to 2009.

She has experience in the international world of board membership, and is currently an independent consultant to Indra (a leading Spanish IT company), Banco Mare Nostrum (a bank), Aegón España (an insurance company) and Egasa (a gaming and entertainment company). She is President of the University of Seville’s Social Council, associate professor at ESADE and at Deusto Business School, as well as the founder of the Isabel Aguilera Consultoría Empresarial (business consultancy) and takes part in several entrepreneurial projects.

Gregory Bailey
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    9:00 am - 10:00 am: Opening Keynote Presentation

Gregory Bailey

Co-founder and CEO, Denim

Gregory Bailey is co-founder and CEO of Denim and the host of the Denim Rivet, a podcast dedicated to driving change and innovation in the insurance and financial services industry. He brings over 20 years of executive experience at some of America’s biggest and best known insurance companies, including Northwestern Mutual, CUNA Mutual, Mutual of Omaha, Athene and Pacific Life. Gregory is passionate about growth through innovative uses of mobile technology, social media and big data, and has been called an “innovative visionary” in the financial services industry. He has been named one of the “20 Most Creative People in Insurance” and was listed as one of “15 People to Watch in Insurance Technology”.  After working for years to transform insurance companies from the ‘inside out,’ he’s now focused on making an even larger impact on the industry as a whole.

Gary R Bennett
CEO & Chairman, Seguros Monterrey New York Life
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Panel: Approaching Innovation

Gary R Bennett

CEO & Chairman, Seguros Monterrey New York Life

Life insurance specialist, Gary Bennett has over 33 years´ experience in the industry; working for a number of international companies in Australia, Asia and the US. Gary currently heads Hong Kong based North Star Consulting, which provides high level strategic advice and operational support to life insurance companies, technology businesses and organizations entering or exiting Asia, with particular strength in interim management, M&As, new business set ups, restructuring, distribution, products, marketing leadership.

During his more than 20 years in Asia, Gary was CEO Asia of New York Life International where he oversaw the company´s fully-owned and JV operations in the region. Before taking on that position, he was Executive Vice President and Greater China CEO where he was responsible for setting the vision and framework for the strategy of the operations and business activities in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. From 2005 to 2009, Gary led Max New York Insurance in India as Managing Director and CEO. Under his leadership, a wide distribution network of more than 500 offices across 250 cities in was established. Gary began his career with New York Life International in 2004 when he was appointed President and CEO of the company´s Hong Kong operation.

JJ Lane Carroll, FSA, MAAA
Senior Vice President, Swiss Re
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Panel: Approaching Innovation

JJ Lane Carroll, FSA, MAAA

Senior Vice President, Swiss Re

Ms. Carroll is responsible for the coordination of all market and consumer research for Swiss Re in North America, including predictive modeling, behavioral economics and other Big Data initiatives. She is also head of Swiss Re's New Solutions Group, which works to minimize the difference between the amount of life insurance people carry, and the amount of insurance they need to sustain surviving loved ones after they pass away – an opportunity that measures $7 trillion in Latin America and $21 trillion in the US and Canada. To do this, they are connecting insurers to new distribution channels and developing solutions and tools that improve the consumer experience. Prior to this role, she has served as Data Champion for Swiss Re North America, with responsibility for quality and accessibility of reinsurance risk data across all functional areas.
Joey Davenport
President, Hoopis Performance Network
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    4:00 pm - 5:15 pm: Panel: Bridging the Gap in Talent Management

Joey Davenport

President, Hoopis Performance Network

Joey is President of the Hoopis Performance Network in Chicago. He has over twenty years of experience in financial services as a top producer, manager, entrepreneur and international speaker. Joey’s organization is recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing privately held businesses in the United States.  HPN’s web-based training programs have received top recognition including multiple Digital Media Innovators Awards and the ROI Institute’s Top 10 Case Studies of the Year. Joey is co-author of the #1 bestselling book, The Power of Coaching: Engaging Excellence in Others. He is the executive producer of the HPN University and Trustworthy Selling. The University has over 50,000 members and is considered the #1 online content library in financial services. Trustworthy Selling was developed in collaboration with LIMRA International and has over 15,000 graduates. Joey is also Past President of NAIFA Chicago and a graduate of NAIFA’s Leadership in Life Institute. He received the NAIFA Illinois Young Advisors Team Leader of the Year award and the national Award for Association Excellence from the NAIFA Federation.

Augusto Diaz-Leante
Senior Vice President, Head of LIFE Spain, Portugal & Latin America, Munich Re

Augusto Diaz-Leante

Senior Vice President, Head of LIFE Spain, Portugal & Latin America, Munich Re

Augusto Diaz-Leante joined Munich Re in 2006 and since January 2011 he has been responsible for the Life Reinsurance business in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Augusto is founder and CEO of MundiLab, an InsurTech Accelerator powered by Munich Re, and is also Chairman of E+med, the leading Tele-underwriting firm in the Iberian peninsula. Prior to his current position, he worked five years as CEO of Munich Re in Chile and Regional Life Manager in South America. He has over 20 years of experience in a variety of actuarial and management roles in the insurance industry, including actuarial consulting firms and insurance and reinsurance companies.
Robert DiCianni
President, International Group, Pan American Life Insurance Group

Robert DiCianni

President, International Group, Pan American Life Insurance Group

Robert DiCianni oversees all the operations where Pan-American Life has a presence in the Caribbean and Latin America, and is responsible for driving growth in the corporation through the design and implementation of strategies and policies pertaining to sales, operations, and human resources. Mr. DiCianni has almost 30 years of experience in the insurance industry and has extensive experience in local, regional, and home office roles. He has been a CEO of insurance companies in three different countries in Central and South America and Mexico, with diverse experiences ranging from starting a green field operation to successfully managing a turnaround situation. Prior to joining Pan-American Life, Mr. DiCianni served as Vice President with MetLife International, managing MetLife’s corporate business throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to joining MetLife, Mr. DiCianni was with Alico/AIG for over 20 years, where he had a track record of consistently delivering profitable growth. He had extensive experience in group underwriting, TCN/Expatriate business, and Multinational Pooling before concentrating in the Latin America region.
Gustavo Cantú Durán
Chief Operating Officer and Head of Public Affairs, Seguros Monterrey New York Life (SMNYL)
  • Thursday, October 27, 2016

    10:00 am - 11:00 am: Customer Centricity through Social Media

Gustavo Cantú Durán

Chief Operating Officer and Head of Public Affairs, Seguros Monterrey New York Life (SMNYL)

Gustavo Cantú joined Seguros Monterrey New York Life (SMNYL) in 2014 as the Chief Operating Officer responsible for the Operations, Marketing, Information Technology, Legal and Public Affairs functions. Prior to joining SMNYL, Gustavo worked for 15 years at Nextel Mexico (now AT&T) where he held a variety of key leadership positions and was responsible for rebuilding the business and creating the fastest communication network in Mexico. Prior to that Mr. Cantú practiced Corporate Law specializing in Mergers and Acquisitions of regulated industries in law firms in Mexico City, Houston and New York City.
Paul Henry
Managing Director

 

, LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute

Paul Henry

Managing Director

 

, LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute

As Managing Director for Retirement Clients and Products at LIMRA, Paul Henry is responsible for ensuring that members have access to a full range of resources to grow their business in the retirement market. Henry has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, including 20 years as both a strategist, head of marketing and head of product development for industry leaders in the retirement market. Mr. Henry was previously Vice President of Product Development at MassMutual Retirement Services and has held key roles on retirement market management teams for Wells Fargo, Charles Schwab, Transamerica and John Hancock.
Fabricio Ikeda
Compliance, Financial Crime & Fraud Specialist, FICO
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: The Fight Against Fraud

Fabricio Ikeda

Compliance, Financial Crime & Fraud Specialist, FICO

Especialista en la prevención del fraude y delitos financieros en América Latina y el Caribe por la empresa FICO. Con más de 12 años de experiencia en la industria financiera y un MBA en inversión y riesgo, participó en varias implementaciones de medio de soluciones de pago en América Latina, América del Norte y Europa a través de sus conocimientos, conceptos y mejores prácticas del mercado. Trabajó en Unibanco, Itaú e Hipercard. Y por FICO, que ayudó a varias compañías multinacionales a buscar resultados estratégicos y financieros.
Kia Javanmardian
Partner, McKinsey

Kia Javanmardian

Partner, McKinsey

Kia is a leader in McKinsey’s global insurance practice. His client work focuses on strategy, operations and organizational issues across P&C carriers, life insurance carriers, and brokers, primarily within the USA. He also leads the Firm’s thinking on distribution, salesforce effectiveness, and marketing across different parts of the insurance value chain. Recent projects include: revamping the distribution strategy for a retail life insurance carrier in the U.S. and designing the operating model to support the organization as they shifted beyond life insurance sales and into financial planning; transforming the product function of a top 5 P&C carrier through deployment of the lean management system that improved cycle time, quality, and accuracy of pricing; redefining a top 5 personal lines carrier go-to-market strategy by leveraging digital, analytics, and consumer driven design thinking; and leading an agile business transformation within a multi-billion dollar carrier, building and deploying a portfolio of digitally enabled products to reinvent and grow the core business.
Leonardo Jiménez Evans
Director, Escuela de Seguros de la Asociación de Aseguradores de Chile A.G.

Leonardo Jiménez Evans

Director, Escuela de Seguros de la Asociación de Aseguradores de Chile A.G.

Leonardo es un ejecutivo con 25 años de experiencia en Educación y Capacitación en Chile y algunos países de América Latina.  Desde el 2004 es Director de la Escuela de Seguros de la Asociación de Aseguradores de Chile A.G., institución de 38 años de vida, 3.245 personas que se capacitan anualmente, de los cuales 300 son extranjeros, 45 sponsors internacionales, más de 400 profesores que son altos ejecutivos de la industria aseguradora, más de 100 programas de estudios, dentro de los cuales 16 son Diplomados Internacionales.  Antes de la Escuela de Seguros, él fue un Director de Capacitación y Entrenamiento de INACAP en Chile (Junio 1.993 a Agosto 1.999), Director de Capacitación del Instituto Tecnológico de Computación ITC en Chile (1.999 a 2.002), y Director de Capacitación Grupo de Empresas ACTIVA Gente de Informática (2.002 a 2.004).  Leonardo es Ingeniero Agrónomo, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, con estudios de posgrado en España, Japón y Brasil.
Hernán Poblete Miranda
Associate Research Director, International Research, LIMRA and LOMA

Hernán Poblete Miranda

Associate Research Director, International Research, LIMRA and LOMA

Hernán is responsible for the LIMRA Research Program in Latin America. He specializes in market research and development of distribution, communication and marketing tools. Previously, he was Deputy Director of LIMRA Operations for Latin America for 8 years, during which time he designed strategic contents in distribution and marketing for the associated companies, and carried out consulting activities in human resources, recruitment, selection and training. In 2007 he co-founded IMR, an international network of specialists in research and strategic design. Since then he has conducted market studies, design and development of distribution and marketing strategies for companies in Peru, Chile, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.
Dalibor Razmilic
CEO, Brac Industries

Dalibor Razmilic

CEO, Brac Industries

Dalibor Razmilic is CEO of Brac Industries, a holding company of several Latin American Fintech and start-up companies focusing on innovation through technology. He is also founder and senior Partner at Fidenslat, a leading Latin American insurance technology company providing ERP solutions to Banks, Insurers, Brokers and Retail Outfits. Mr. Razmilic has over 20 years of insurance industry experience, and has held key management positions at AIG and Liberty, acting as their CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in local operations in North America. He is also an Associate Professor at the Economics and Business School at Universidad Alberto Hurtado, an Associate Professor at Escuela de Seguros de Chile, a member of the Expert Network GLG – Gehrson Lerman Group, and Member of EO, Entrepreneurs Organization.
Karl Ricanek, Jr., Ph.D.
Co-founder, CIO & Chief Data Scientist, Lapetus Solutions, Inc.
  • Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    11:00 am - 12:30 pm: Panel: Approaching Innovation

Karl Ricanek, Jr., Ph.D.

Co-founder, CIO & Chief Data Scientist, Lapetus Solutions, Inc.

Karl Ricanek Jr. is a Full Professor at University of North Carolina Wilmington in the Computer Science Department, and the founder and director of the Face Aging Group Research Lab (www.FaceAgingGroup.com) where he has been the primary project lead on more than $1​8 Million USD in Department of Defense and intelligence funded research since 2003. His current area of research is focused in developing algorithms for modeling age-progression for the mitigation of acute degradation of face recognition systems due to aging. He is also involved in research for robust facial analytics where he holds two US patents. He has extensive research background in pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, and machine and computer vision. Prof. Ricanek is a serial entrepreneur developing businesses around the new uses of biometrics and identity. His latest company, Lapetus Solutions, is poised to revolutionize financial services, life cycle event, and health.
Mario Antonio Vela Berrondo
CEO, GNP Seguros, Mexico

Mario Antonio Vela Berrondo

CEO, GNP Seguros, Mexico

Mario Vela joined Grupo Nacional Provincial (GNP) in November 2014 as director of personal insurance and has been CEO of the company since April 2015. As well as leading GNP, he is the chairman of the Association of Mexican Insurance Companies (AMIS) and a member of the executive committee of the Mexican Business Coordinating Council (Consejo Coordinador Empresarial). Before joining GNP Seguros, Vela worked for 15 years at Seguros Monterrey New York Life, most recently as chairman and CEO of Seguros Monterrey and chairman of Fianzas Monterrey. Previously he was the chief risk management officer of American Express Mexico. Vela has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Texas A&M University, USA and a master’s in business administration from Mexican business school, IPADE.

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LIMRA

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