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Life Insurance Annual Conference 2016

The Value Chain, What's New?

9/25/2016 - 9/27/2016
Barcelona, Spain

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 2016 EMEA 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.

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In celebration of the 100th anniversary of LIMRA, don’t miss the Noche Española (Spanish night) at the heart of the architectural museum Poble Espanyol, a reconstruction of traditional Spanish villages that will grant you a glimpse of the looks and ambiance of villages from all around Spain!

On the menu: Traditional Spanish dinner and Flamenco show.
Dress code: Casual outfit and comfortable shoes
Event duration: From 20:30 to 23:00
Meeting point: We will wait for you at the lobby of the Pullman Skipper Hotel on Monday, September 26, at 20:00 from where we will depart all together by private bus. Return to the hotel by private bus at 23:00.
 

1st LIMRA EMEA GOLF CUP

Barcelona, September 25, 2016

 
…at the TERRAMAR GOLF CLUB in Sitges!
 

Join our 1st LIMRA EMEA Golf Cup for seasoned golfers, or our LIMRA EMEA Golf Academy for the newbies, to enjoy the delicious late summer weather in front of the Mediterranean sea.

The Course
Terramar Golf Club, inaugurated in 1927, is one of the best traditional private clubs in Spain. It is located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea in the town of Sitges (Barcelona), known for its beautiful beaches and temperate climate that makes it a pleasure to play golf all year round.

This privileged setting and the club’s history make Terramar a course on which every golfer wants to play at least once in their lifetime.

Today the club offers, for members and keen golfers in general, new facilities that are well integrated in the environment to avoid disrupting the town’s distinctive personality and style. Sport, leisure, culture and gastronomy are brought together in one place.

2016 EMEA Golf Schedule - Updated

The LIMRA EMEA CUP will be awarded to the winner at the 
Noche Española on Monday, September 26.


Do not forget to register for the LIMRA EMEA CUP or for the LIMRA EMEA Initiation to Golf on the general conference registration form.

Interpretation Services

Available with a minimum of 25 attendees with the same language. 

Registration

Registration Fees

EARLY BIRD until May 31, 2016
LIMRA, LOMA members: US$ 1,200.00
Non-members: US$ 1,800.00

Standard Prices after May 31, 2016
LIMRA, LOMA members: US$ 1,500.00
Non-members: US$ 2,100.00

Hotel/Venue

Pullman Barcelona SkipperHOTEL PULLMAN BARCELONA SKIPPER

An exceptional setting for an exceptional LIMRA EMEA Conference!

During the Early Bird registration period, you can book your room together with your registration by choosing the Package 2 on the registration page.

If you will participate in our 1st Golf Cup at Terramar Sitges choose the Package 3, which includes an extra night and transportation to and from the Golf course, and don’t forget to state your HCP so we can pair you up with an equivalent player! Not an expert? Not a problem! Don’t miss the Golf Academy which will be held simultaneously.

Atic Terrace


A BALCONY ON THE MEDITERRANEAN

Just 50 metres from the Barceloneta beach there is a unique, cosmopolitan, impeccably designed hotel: the Hotel Pullman Barcelona Skipper. Ideally situated less than 10 minutes from the city centre and the Barcelona International Convention Centre and just 12km from the airport, it is the perfect base for exploring the city of Barcelona. 

DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY 
The impeccable setting of contemporary design, the decoration and the colour scheme of the hotel blend in perfectly with the warm Mediterranean light streaming in through its expanses of glass, inviting you to share unforgettable moments in the right company. This quiet, convivial atmosphere goes perfectly with the latest technology, placed at your disposal by the hotel.

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GETTING TO THE HOTEL
PULLMAN BARCELONA SKIPPER 
Av. del Litoral 10, 08005 Barcelona / Spain 
T. +34.93.221.65.65 F.+34.93225.74.69 E. H7341@accor.com
pullmanhotels.com
pullman-barcelona-skipper.com


 

 

BY AIR: Barcelona El Prat international airport (BCN) is less than 20 minutes away by taxi 
BY TRAIN: The high-speed train station on the line from Paris is less than 5 minutes away by taxi 
BY CAR: On the Ronda Litoral, southbound exit 23 towards the airport, or northbound exit 22 towards the B-10 (France) 
BY METRO: Line 4, Ciutadella Vila Olímpica station, Playas exit, the hotel is less than 100 metres away 
BY BUS: Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona, lines: H16, V21, 59 & 36, Pg. Maritim stop 
BY TRAM: Line T4, Ciutadella Vila Olímpica stop 
GPS COORDINATES: 41º 23’08.87”N 2º 11’40.04”E GMT+1

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.

Dr Marisa Attard
Director Insurance and Pensions Supervision Unit, Malta Financial Services Authority

Dr Marisa Attard

Director Insurance and Pensions Supervision Unit, Malta Financial Services Authority

Notary Public and Doctor of Laws, Marisa Attard is an Associate and Chartered Insurance Practitioner of the Chartered Insurance Institute of the UK. Before joining the Malta Financial Services Authority, she was 13 years with Mediterranean Insurance Holding Ltd responsible for various technical divisions (claims, aviation and reinsurance).  In 1989 she was appointed Assistant General Manager of the Insurance Broking Company of the Group and promoted to Deputy General Manager of the same company in 1991. In 1993 she was appointed Chief Executive of the Insurance Agency of the Group. She joined the Malta Financial Services Authority evolving from Insurance manager to Director of the Insurance Unit and finally Director of the same unit. On January 1st, 2010 the Insurance Unit also took over the responsibility for the supervision of Pensions. 

Marisa Attard is also a visiting lecturer and examiner at the Faculty of Laws at the University of Malta in the M.A. (in Financial Services) Course lecturing in ‘Regulation of Insurance Business’.

Bernard Delas
Chairman and CEO of Bernard Delas Conseil Sarl
Former CEO of several leading French insurance and bancassurance groups including Groupama Assurances, CNP Assurances International, and Credit Agricole Assurances International

Bernard Delas

Chairman and CEO of Bernard Delas Conseil Sarl
Former CEO of several leading French insurance and bancassurance groups including Groupama Assurances, CNP Assurances International, and Credit Agricole Assurances International

Bernard Delas, an economist by training, has spent his career leading several French insurance and bancassurance groups. Between 1971 and 1989, he held various positions with Samda, a subsidiary of Assurances Mutuelles Agricoles, before joining Groupama Central in 1989 as Business Development Director. In 1990, he was appointed Managing Director of Groupama North East, based in Reims. In 1993, he returned to Groupama Central to take up the position of Managing Director, Insurance, France.  In July 1995, he was appointed Managing Director of Caisse Centrale Groupama and Groupama SA, and three years later he became Managing Director of Groupama-GAN. At this time he also served as Chairman of the French Federation of Mutual Insurance Companies (FFSAM) and Vice Chairman of the French Federation of Insurance Companies (FFSA).  In July 2000, after 11 years with Groupama, he left to join to CNP Assurances Group as the CEO of CNP International (Paris), and then in 2004 moved on to the position of CEO at Credit Agricole Assurances International (Paris) where he led the initiatives for international development. In 2010 he left Credit Agricole Assurances International to start Bernard Delas Conseil Sarl, where he currently serves as Chairman and CEO.
Dr Craig Errington
Group Chief Executive, Wesleyan Assurance Society, UK

Dr Craig Errington

Group Chief Executive, Wesleyan Assurance Society, UK

Craig Errington has been Chief Executive of Wesleyan, the UK’s leading niche market player focused on doctors, dentists, teachers and lawyers, since 2005.  He joined the company in 1991 as a Financial Adviser and was quickly promoted through the ranks to a Board position in 2002. Under his leadership, Wesleyan has gone through a period of transformational change and grown significantly, both organically and through acquisition, enjoying sustained success despite the economic volatility of the past decade.  This has been achieved by developing long-term relationships with its customers, working with them throughout their career from graduation to retirement and beyond. Wesleyan has grown from c.600 employees to more than 1,600 people at both its Birmingham Head Office and in its sales team around the UK and has over £6 billion of assets under management. Craig is also Chairman of the Aston Reinvestment Trust, a community finance development initiative.   In 2011 he was named overall Director of the Year by the Institute of Directors in 2011 and last year received an Honorary Doctorate from Birmingham City University in recognition of his contribution to the finance sector.
Edgar Grospiron
Olympic Champion and Triple World Champion of Mogul Skiing

Edgar Grospiron

Olympic Champion and Triple World Champion of Mogul Skiing

Olympic Champion and triple World Champion of Mogul Skiing, Edgar Grospiron led one of the most impressive careers in French skiing history. Since he retired as an athlete in 2001, he developed an expertise in the field of human performance and has conducted over 600 seminars for many companies with the goal to improve the motivation of their staff. 

These efforts have brought him to manage large projects in sports, as well as to co-develop a consultancy group specialized in supporting SMEs while becoming a member of management committees in different companies. Edgar has a true gift to shedding light on the issues of human performance in teams of both worlds: sports and business, and his casual approach helps the audience to relate easily to his experience.  

Antoine Hemon-Laurens
GMC Software

Antoine Hemon-Laurens

GMC Software

Antoine Hemon-Laurens has a strong expertise in CCM and Customer Engagement solutions. His role at GMC Software is to drive product strategy and to conceive innovative solutions helping insurers and banks to better communicate and engage with their customers. He focuses on mobile solutions, customer engagement and digital signatures to help enterprises grow their revenues and reduce their operational costs.
John Madinger
Founder and President, Compliance Solutions LLC / AMLAware

John Madinger

Founder and President, Compliance Solutions LLC / AMLAware

John Madinger had a law enforcement career spanning 35 years, as a narcotics agent and supervisor and later special agent for the U.S. Treasury Department. He is the author of Money Laundering, a Guide for Criminal Investigators, the standard reference book used by the U.S. Department of Justice in its overseas training programs, a college text at the University of Florida and other institutions, and a reference used by fraud investigators, police, and others. As a consultant on money laundering and terrorism financing for the Department of Justice, he has developed international training programs on money laundering and financial crime in countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Indiana University, and a master’s degree in history from the University of Hawaii.
Artemis Pantelidou
General Manager EuroLife Ltd., Cyprus

Artemis Pantelidou

General Manager EuroLife Ltd., Cyprus

After qualifying in the UK as a Chartered Accountant she worked for KPMG Cyprus. In 1989 with the start-up of EuroLife, she joined as CFO and in 2007 took on the challenging role of General Manager, a position she holds today. During her career with Eurolife she was part of the team that drove the company from setup to industry leadership.  More recently, during the severe economic crisis, she successfully led Eurolife out of recession and back to the path of long-term growth.

In 2015, she became Chairman of the Cyprus Association of Insurance Companies, at a very critical time for the industry which is faced with the challenges of Solvency II implementation and the reform of the Cyprus National Health System. Artemis is also a member of the Executive Committee of Bank of Cyprus and serves on the boards of Eurolife Ltd, General Insurance Company of Cyprus Ltd and the non-profit organization CYMEPA

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.

Sean Rowley
Strategy Development, ReMark Group

Sean Rowley

Strategy Development, ReMark Group

Sean Rowley joined ReMark in 2007 and has held a number of roles from Global Product Development Manager, to CFO to Managing Director, Asia. He currently works in strategy development, with a particular focus on automated underwriting solutions.

After completing his studies in Economics and Statistics at the University of Cape Town, Sean held positions with the leading actuarial firms Watson Wyatt (Towers Watson) and William Mercer in London. In addition, he has held several roles with Old Mutual in finance, product development and actuarial. Mr Rowley is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries (UK).

Maria Ferrante-Schepis
President, Maddock Douglas, Inc.

Maria Ferrante-Schepis

President, Maddock Douglas, Inc.

After more than 20 years as an executive in the insurance and financial services industry, Maria Ferrante-Schepis joined Maddock Douglas in 2010 to focus on the opportunities for innovation in those industries. Her mission is to enable like-minded executives to proactively shape their own change, versus having it shaped for them. Ferrante-Schepis has helped clients in all the major lines of insurance, retirement and investments address challenges relative to category disruption. She co-authored the book, Flirting with the Uninterested; Innovating in a ‘Sold Not Bought’ Category, and, in 2015, was named one of the 20 most creative people in insurance by The National Underwriter magazine.

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Carla Baldivia

Senior EMEA Executive

LIMRA EMEA

+34 6 100 111 33

cbaldivia@limra.com