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2017 Life Insurance Conference by LIMRA EMEA

9/17/2017 - 9/18/2017
Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen Vienna

Overview

Who Attends

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

Highlights

*** NEW CONFERENCE FORMAT*** 
SUNDAY AND MONDAY ONLY 
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Innovation is the new key to growth, and that’s why this year we will look into the “Power shift: New expectations”. We aim to provide an overview of the latest trends and innovative solutions, by addressing relevant topics developed by experts, from underwriting to regulation and bancassurance, from management to marketing; let’s explore what matters most to the consumer of today and what elements of your business require fresh solutions.

The LIMRA EMEA Annual Conference is one of the leading life insurance conferences within the EMEA region. Each year LIMRA welcomes over 100 top executives from life insurance companies and offers a unique opportunity to network with peers and leading industry experts.

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.

ATTIRE

Conference: Smart Casual
Gala Dinner: Smart

Registration

PACKAGE 1
Super Early Bird (until May 8th, 2017)
LIMRA/LOMA Members: 750 USD – Spouse: 150 USD
Non-Members: 975 USD – Spouse: 200 USD

PACKAGE 2 (including 2 days accommodation)
Super Early Bird (until May 8th, 2017)
LIMRA/LOMA Members: 1250 USD – Spouse: 150 USD
Non-Members: 1475 USD – Spouse: 200 USD

PACKAGE 1
Early Bird (May 9th to July 31st, 2017)
LIMRA/LOMA Members: 900 USD – Spouse: 200 USD
Non-Members:1170 USD – Spouse: 250 USD

PACKAGE 2 (including 2 days accommodation)
Early Bird (May 9th to July 31st, 2017)
LIMRA/LOMA Members: 1400 USD – Spouse: 200 USD
Non-Members:1670 USD – Spouse: 250 USD

PACKAGE 1
Normal Registration fees (From August 1st, 2017)
LIMRA/LOMA Members: 1050 USD – Spouse: 200 USD
Non-members: 1365 USD – Spouse: 250 USD

PACKAGE 2 (including 2 days accommodation)
Normal Registration fees (From August 1st, 2017)
LIMRA/LOMA Members: 1550 USD – Spouse: 200 USD
Non-members: 1865 USD – Spouse: 250 USD

Hotel/Venue

AUSTRIA TREND HOTEL SAVOYEN VIENNA 4*

Vienna is old, Vienna is new – and so varied: from the magnificent Baroque buildings to “golden” Art Nouveau to the latest architecture. Vienna is a very livable and "smart" city. Of course, it's not only the high quality of life that makes Vienna a popular travel destination: The perfect infrastructure, forward-looking mobility and "smart" offerings for guests are also what make the city on the Danube so attractive.

Hotel Savoyen is the ideal setting for our Conference and Workshops in their event rooms with state-of-the-art technology and elegant design. With the Atrium-Lounge, the hotel provides an extensive range of services for your comfort.

From the airport, a taxi will cost you around 30 €. Drivers mainly can be paid by card. However, some only accept cash.

Address:
Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen Vienna
Rennweg 16
1030 Vienna

Gala Dinner  

The Palais Pallavicini right in the heart of Vienna, located prominently between the Imperial Palace and the Spanish Riding School, this architectural jewel combines baroque splendor and elegant classicism. The state rooms on the second floor were completely redesigned by Margrave Alfons Pallavicini between 1845 and 1850 and they can still be admired today in astonishingly good condition.

It is in this exceptional setting that we will celebrate together our elegant Gala Dinner and enjoy a most delightful Viennese opera show.

Address :
Palais Pallavicini GmbH
Josefsplatz 5
1010 Vienna

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Speakers

Samina Akram
MD (Managing Director), Samak Ethical Finance Ltd

Samina Akram

MD (Managing Director), Samak Ethical Finance Ltd

Samina Akram has worked for investment, private and commercial banks, specialising in the field of Islamic and Ethical finance. She has long-established working relations with governments, Investment banks, corporate investors, trade organisations and senior industry executives. Her contribution to the Islamic finance industry has won her immense respect, public recognition and multiple business awards. She is a recipient of the United Nation’s Women’s Federation for World Peace award, was runner-up at the Women of the Future Awards in the ‘Business Women of the Future’ category, was shortlisted in the European Muslim Women of Influence list and has been recognised by the Islamic Finance Review as the 5thmost distinguished woman in Islamic finance globally. Samina more recently has been honoured with The Freeman of the City of London. Samina runs her own consultancy firm, Samak Ethical Finance Ltd based in London and is also the founder of the Women in Islamic & Ethical Finance Forum which has over 5,000 professional members from more than 20 countries.
Theodor Alexandrescu
SVP, General Manager, MetLife Gulf

Theodor Alexandrescu

SVP, General Manager, MetLife Gulf

Theodor Alexandrescu serves as General Manager for MetLife in the Gulf as of August 1st, 2014 heading the company’s operation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain and Qatar. Theodor joined AIG on 1st January 1999. He started his career in Agency distribution in Romania and held several roles including Agency Director, Chief Marketing Officer and General Manager for Metropolitan Life in Romania, before joining Gulf in 2014.

Theodor received his Master’s Degree, Business Administration, from the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest. He has also completed the Executive Master Degree in Business Administration from Washington University. He graduated from Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy and also from Titu Maiorescu University of Law.

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.

Alexander Konopka
CEO, Willis Towers Watson Polska and WTW Services

Alexander Konopka

CEO, Willis Towers Watson Polska and WTW Services

President of the Management Board of Willis Towers Watson Polska and WTW Services. Apart from managerial functions is responsible for department of motor insurance, assistance services, claims handling and bancassurance, pilot of projects related to mass insurance distribution in particular in the sector of finance, motor, IT and telecommunications, pilot and supervisor of international projects. Alexander has more than 20 years of industry experience. During his career he held the following positions: founder and President of a brokerage company — Asekuracja II, President of the companies belonging to Gras Savoye Group, President of Gras Savoye Ukraine. Member of numerous organizations and institutions related to economy and the insurance sector including: Polish Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Broker, CEO Round Table, International Assistance Group, Polrisk Association, French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Polish Chamber of Insurance and Finance Intermediaries. Frequently acts as an expert in the field of insurance during numerous trainings and conferences as well as in the media. Graduated from Business University and International Affairs, IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona, Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering.
Jags Rao
Blockchain Workstream Lead, Swiss Reinsurance Company, Zürich, Switzerland

Jags Rao

Blockchain Workstream Lead, Swiss Reinsurance Company, Zürich, Switzerland

Jags Rao joined Swiss Re in 2015 as the Solutioning Lead for Strategic Initiatives at Swiss Re Global Business Solutions in Bangalore, India where he helped form Swiss Re’s first ever start-up accelerator program. In April 2016, he joined Swiss Re in Zürich with the mandate to drive Swiss Re’s strategic agenda on blockchain. He was instrumental in the launch of B3i — Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative — where Swiss Re continues to play an important role in shaping the industry thinking on blockchain.

Jags has over 20 years of experience in solution consulting, innovation management, IT service delivery and sales leadership.

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.

Stefan Riedel
Leader Insurance and Insurance Solutions, IBM Europe

Stefan Riedel

Leader Insurance and Insurance Solutions, IBM Europe

Since May 2017, Stefan Riedel is responsible for the insurance sector in Europe for IBM after being in charge for the insurance business in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Prior roles in IBM included leading positions in strategic outsourcing for all in industries in Germany as well as the insurance consulting area for IBM in Central and Eastern Europe. Stefan Riedel started his career in 1991 as a consultant, project leader and sales representative after obtaining his information management diploma. As a vintage from 1967, he is not a digital native, but passion and lot of commitment put him always at the pulse of time.
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 a 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.

Ayodapo Shoderu
MD/CEO, Man-Mountain & Co. Ltd

Ayodapo Shoderu

MD/CEO, Man-Mountain & Co. Ltd

Mr. Ayodapo Shoderu, Chairman and Founder of Man-Mountain & Company, a 33 year old company that ranks amongst the top 10 insurance brokers of Nigeria (out of 600), and which operates in both the UK and Nigeria. He left Nigeria at an early age to pursue advanced educational achievements that led to his matriculation as an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute(ACII) of London, Fellow of the Insurance Institute of Nigeria(FIIN) and Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Brokers(FCIB) of Nigeria. Because of his leadership role and exemplary practice of the profession he was elected in the year 2014 as the President of The Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers, a position of 2 years tenure. Man-Mountain & Company is the first indigenous company to be appointed in Nigeria as international intermediary of British United Provident Association (BUPA).
Lee-Han Tjioe
Vice President and Partner, European Insurance Industry Leader, IBM Global Business Services

Lee-Han Tjioe

Vice President and Partner, European Insurance Industry Leader, IBM Global Business Services

Lee-Han Tjioe is Vice President and consulting Partner for IBM Global Business Services. He worked in mature and developing markets for insurance companies on matters like digital transformation and core insurance transformation. Through his work with insurance companies, he has acquired a worldwide perspective on successful innovations in insurance. Lee-Han led the global and growth markets insurance industry consulting practices for IBM and now he is responsible for the European integrated insurance industry practice for IBM Global Business Services.

Contact us to learn more:

Carla Baldivia

Senior EMEA Executive

LIMRA EMEA

+34 6 100 111 33

cbaldivia@limra.com