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2019 Caribbean Insurance Conference

The Shifting Landscape in Insurance: The Challenge of Change

6/2/2019 - 6/4/2019
Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun, Mexico
REGISTER Hotel Reservations

Overview

Who Attends

The Caribbean Insurance Conference attracts a diverse participants’ profile of more than 500 delegates in the Caribbean insurance and reinsurance industry. Attendees include mid to senior level executives with life, health, and/or P&C insurance responsibilities throughout the Caribbean region, as well as top regional managers and producers servicing these markets.

Highlights

The Annual Caribbean Insurance Conference, renowned as the premier regional conference for professionals in the insurance industry, provides an information sharing and collaborative forum for senior Caribbean insurance executives as well as regulatory authorities, reinsurers, third party administrators, technology service providers, brokers and other special groups with interest in the Caribbean insurance industry.

Please check back for more details on the event program, sponsorship opportunities, and how to register!

Registration

REGISTRATION FEES

Registration Fee (on or before April 8, 2019)

Members - US $675.00

Non Members – US $995.00

Special Interest/ Exhibitors - US $500.00

Registration Fee (between April 9-May 20, 2019)

Members - US $725.00

Non Members – US $1,045.00

Special Interest/ Exhibitors - US $550.00

Registration Fee (after May 20, 2019)

Members - US $825.00

Non Members – US $1,145.00

Special Interest/ Exhibitors - $650.00

Spouse/ Guest - $150.00

For group rates, please email Trish Sasso at psasso@limra.com for more details.

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Hotel/Venue

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach

Km 9.5, Blvd. Kukulcan, Zona Hotelera
Cancun, Q.R., 77500

Hotel Reservations

If you receive any unsolicited or suspicious email or phone call about a hotel booking in conjunction with this meeting, our advice is not to click on it, but delete the email immediately. In the case of a phone call, never give out your credit card information. Our designated conference hotels will never call you unless you contact them first.

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach
Km 9.5, Blvd. Kukulcan, Zona Hotelera
77500 Cancun, Q.R., Mexico
Telephone: +52 998 881 3200

Nested on Cancun’s finest stretch of private beach, the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun offers the best of both worlds with award-winning luxury that transports the soul to pure relaxation, yet equally stimulates with its proximity to the area’s vibrant culture and entertainment.

Conference attendees will be eligible to receive a discounted group rate of US$$396.00 per person, per night (single)/US $283 per person, per night (double) for a Grand Experience Package in a Junior Suite which includes:

  • Open Champagne Breakfast at Viña del Mar Restaurant during regular operational hours.
  • Open Lunch at Isla Contoy, Pool & Beach or Coral Café during regular operational hours.
  • Open Dine around á la carte (3 courses) or buffet at resort’s restaurants during regular operational hours. Additional charge will apply for Le Basilic.
  • International Open Bar during all meal consumptions at Resort´s private events, restaurants and bars during regular operational hours.
  • Snacks at available bars during regular hours of operation.
  • Pre-set Room Service Menu
  • In-suite full stock minibar. (Only water, coffee, tea, soft drinks and beer are refreshed once on a daily basis).
  • One hour of non-motorized water sports per suite, per stay at Marina Coral Beach. (Kayaks and Paddle Boards)
  • Applicable government taxes (16% VAT and 3% occupancy tax).
  • All Food & Beverage gratuities.
  • Maid Service and Portage.

Please Note:

  • A group reservation link will be provided upon receipt of your conference registration.
  • The above mentioned rates are per person, per day. 
  • Residents of Mexico must also add on 16% VAT.
  • Attendees that choose to stay off property or book outside of the hotel block will be charged an additional US $177 fee per day for entrance into the event.
  • Check-in time is from 3:00pm. Check-out is at 12:00pm.
For more details on the hotel rate inclusions and exclusions, please visit https://iac-caribbean.com/conference/resort/

Agenda

Speakers

Susan Boyea, BSc (Hons), MBA, FLMI, BRMP
Vice President, Business Relationship Management, Sagicor Life Inc. Barbados

Susan Boyea, BSc (Hons), MBA, FLMI, BRMP

Vice President, Business Relationship Management, Sagicor Life Inc. Barbados

Mrs. Susan Boyea has held the position of Vice President of Business Relationship Management, in a strategic capacity, since 2016. She currently leads the strategic relationship between Technology and the Business Operation of Sagicor. Mrs. Boyea has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. She brings a wealth of expertise in Insurance Operations, particularly in Information Technology Governance and Operations, and in Shared Services Operations. She was instrumental in establishing the shared services technology division of Sagicor Financial Corporation which she led for over 12 years. In addition to her executive career, Susan serves on the Business Relationship Management Institute council and she served on the Technology Council of LOMA – one of the largest trade associations in the US Insurance industry. Susan graduated with BSc (Upper Second Class) Honors in Mathematics and Computer Science and has attained a Master Business Administration with Distinction from the University of the West Indies - Cave Hill campus. She was awarded the Fellow of Life Management Institute and recently attained the Business Relationship Management Professional designation from the BRM institute. Susan is also trained in negotiation strategies from the Wharton School of Business and has certifications in Project Management and Governance of Information Technology.
Leslie Lee Fook
Director & Co-founder, INCUS Services Limited

Leslie Lee Fook

Director & Co-founder, INCUS Services Limited

Leslie Lee Fook is the Director and co-founder of INCUS Services Limited, a leading analytics and information security Consulting Firm based in Trinidad and Tobago. His career spans over twenty years in the Information Technology field with experience in Telephony, Infrastructure, Business Intelligence, Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence. He has managed enterprise-sized IT projects in the UK and throughout the Caribbean. Leslie is passionate about data literacy and open data and believes that we will all someday become data citizens. His vision is to foster the development of a Caribbean Analytics community that’s highly sought after for its talent and expertise by delivering custom, high impact solutions that empower everyone with the ability to gain actionable insight from their data in a very fast and easy manner.
Carmelo Galante
Managing Director, Department of Life and Health, Latin America

Carmelo Galante

Managing Director, Department of Life and Health, Latin America

Carmelo Galante is the Managing Director of the Department of Life and Health for Latin America. He began his career in the reinsurance sector in 1996. In 1999, he joined the Life and Health Department of Gen Re in Cologne, Germany, where he was responsible for the countries of the Southern Cone. In 2000 he spent 6 months in Buenos Aires supporting the local Gen Re team. In 2004 in Cologne, he worked in the Department of Corporate Services Underwriting responsible for the Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries and No-Proportional contracts worldwide. In 2005, he moved to Mexico office as Regional Director for Latin America. Since January 2010 he is located in Cologne, Germany, where it plays its current position. Carmelo studied Economics and Business Administration with specialization in Banking and Insurance at the L.U.I.S.S. University in Rome, Italy. He speaks Italian, German, Spanish, English, Portuguese and French.
Larry Hartshorn
Corporate Vice President and Director, International Research and Member Engagement, LIMRA and LOMA

Larry Hartshorn

Corporate Vice President and Director, International Research and Member Engagement, LIMRA and LOMA

Larry Hartshorn is responsible for the development and execution of LIMRA’s international research strategy. Under his guidance, the international research unit conducts a wide variety of research to provide insights and trends in distribution, consumer behavior and sentiment, products, retirement, and technology for markets throughout the world. Prior to joining LIMRA in 2015, Larry was Aetna’s executive director for Greater China in Shanghai. His responsibilities included strategic planning, research, management operation and consulting. Larry also previously served as research program manager for The Ohio State University, managing a multi-million dollar cluster of private, state, and federal grants targeting primary, secondary, and higher education curriculum reform.
Kenrick Leslie, CBE, OD, PhD
Executive Director, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5Cs)

Kenrick Leslie, CBE, OD, PhD

Executive Director, Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5Cs)

Kenrick Leslie is the Executive Director of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (5Cs) which is located in Belmopan, Belize. In December 2003, he was charged with the responsibility of the development of the Centre from a concept to its current recognition as a Centre of excellence. Prior to becoming associated with the Climate Change Centre, he was a Senior Principal Scientist in the Applied Physics Laboratories of AlliedSignal Corporation, now Honeywell International in Morristown, New Jersey in the United States. Dr. Leslie established the National Meteorological Service of Belize and served as its first Director from 1972 to 1981. Regionally, he served as a meteorologist in the meteorological services of Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and the Bahamas, and also on the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology from 1972 until 1981. Dr. Leslie is married to his wife Marlene for fifty three years and together they have four children and eleven grandchildren.
Nadjla Riedwy
P&C Structurer, Vice President, Swiss Re

Nadjla Riedwy

P&C Structurer, Vice President, Swiss Re

Nadja Riedwyl has been working for Swiss Re since 2008. Currently, she works as Property & Casualty Structurer for Latin America with the main focus to develop and provide clients with customized, innovative prospective and retrospective solutions, supporting the achievement of insurers’ strategic objectives and improvement of insurability in rapidly changing reinsurance and insurance markets. Before, she was managing client relationships and was responsible for accounts in Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Dutch Antilles and Suriname, and she was also working as actuary in the Life & Health Risk & Actuarial Management department of Swiss Re. Thus, Nadja has more than 10 years of experience in the reinsurance sector in different functions. She first came into contact with reinsurance by modelling probable maximal losses of natural hazards for the Intercantonal reinsurance union in Switzerland and by working in the field of climate change research (Swiss National Science foundation project “Paleoclimate variability and extreme events” PALVAREX). Ms. Riedwyl holds a PhD in Climate Sciences “European climate reconstructions back to 1000 AD – a methodological approach” and a Diploma in Mathematics “The agglomeration of INAR time series”, University of Bern, Switzerland.
Mario Antonio Vela
Chief Executive Officer, GNP Seguros

Mario Antonio Vela

Chief Executive Officer, GNP Seguros

Mario Vela joined Grupo Nacional Provincial (GNP Seguros) in November 2014. Besides leading GNP, he was Chairman of the Mexican Association of Insurance Institutions (AMIS) for three years and member of the Executive Committee of the Business Coordinating Council. Before joining GNP, Mario worked for fifteen years at Seguros Monterrey New York Life where he first held the Head of Operations, and then he was promoted to Distribution Executive Director, CEO and finally Chairman of Seguros Monterrey and Fianzas Monterrey. Previous experience included the American Express position of Chief Risk Management Officer. Mario is 51 years old. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economy by the University of Texas A&M and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration by one of the most recognized Mexican Business schools, IPADE.
Richard Weylman, CSP, CPAE
Best-selling Author
Chairman, Weylman Consulting Group
CEO & CDO, Weylman Center for Excellence in Practice Management

Richard Weylman, CSP, CPAE

Best-selling Author
Chairman, Weylman Consulting Group
CEO & CDO, Weylman Center for Excellence in Practice Management

Richard Weylman is considered one of the leading authorities on marketing innovation and understanding the customer perspective. Christopher Forbes, Vice Chairman of Forbes Media, refers to his work as “brilliant”. Richard is a strategic advisor to executives in all three sectors of the financial industry; insurance, advisory and banking. He is the author of three international best-sellers, including his latest which is also a CEO Reads best-seller The Power of Why; Breaking Out in a Competitive Marketplace. Richard has several business interests that serve the global financial industry including The Weylman Consulting Group, The Weylman Center for Excellence in Practice Management™, a web based educational platform where 4,000+ financial professionals attend streaming video classes each month, and Richard Weylman, Inc. which designs and delivers custom presentations and content. On a personal level, Richard was orphaned at age 6 and lived in 19 foster homes. Having overcome those circumstances, he has been recognized for his philanthropy on behalf of others by several organizations, including a nomination for the prestigious Horatio - Alger Award.

Contact LIMRA to learn more:

Ms. Trish Sasso, BS, MLS

International Conference Coordinator

LIMRA and LOMA

+ 1 (860) 298-3963

psasso@limra.com