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2020 LIMRA Virtual Annual Conference

10/26/2020 - 10/28/2020

Overview

Who Attends

The LIMRA Annual Conference is one of the largest gatherings of senior executives representing diverse sectors of the financial services industry. Our members and partners come together for strategic industry insights and high-level networking — a must-attend for executives seeking to take charge of change.

Highlights

Change across the industry is occurring at an unprecedented pace, fueling the urgency to innovate and transform. Leaders entered the year facing a business landscape altered by low interest rates, changing regulations, and ever-increasing consumer expectations. They are challenged to strike a balance with legacy systems, practices, and processes as they look to the future of distribution, talent, and technology.

Amidst these industry changes, a greater change gripped the globe - the COVID-19 pandemic. As we work through the impact and disruption of this unprecedented change on our industry, it reminds us that leadership matters most in moments of extreme stress. Taking charge in this environment means fully understanding and prioritizing stakeholder needs, applying your greatest strengths, involving employees, and leading with credibility. How companies respond during and after this crisis will influence the industry for years to come.

As we lead these challenges, we believe the best days are still ahead. Our contribution to society — to protect against risk and provide financial security — has never been more important. We remain resilient, continuing to generate growth around the world and maintain overall profitability despite turbulence in the global economy.

LIMRA’s 2020 Annual Conference will focus on the strategies that will help us take charge of the change in our world. Our program will feature forward-thinking executives from diverse industries. We will discuss key strategies in areas that will influence the future of our industry and the markets we serve, including: distribution and marketing, regulatory issues, data and technology and other strategic issues.

 

Registration

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Speakers

Adam Grant
Organizational Psychologist, The Wharton School of Business

Adam Grant

Organizational Psychologist, The Wharton School of Business

Adam Grant has been Wharton’s top-rated professor for seven straight years. A deeply original thinker, he helps build innovative, collaborative work cultures by activating trailblazers to improve the status quo. Grant has been recognized as one of the world's 10 most influential management thinkers, and is the author of multiple #1 New York Times best-selling books, including Give and Take, and Option B. Grant hosts WorkLife, a chart-topping TED original podcast; writes on work and psychology for The New York Times; and serves on the Defense Innovation Board at the Pentagon.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Presidential Historian and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times #1 best-selling author. Her seventh book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, was published in September 2018 to critical acclaim and became an instant New York Times bestseller. A culmination of Goodwin’s five-decade career of studying the American presidents, the book provides an accessible and essential road map for aspiring and established leaders. Goodwin offers context for our turbulent times and shows how today’s leaders can learn from the past.
Austan Goolsbee
Chairman, President's Council of Economic Advisers (2010-2011)
Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Austan Goolsbee

Chairman, President's Council of Economic Advisers (2010-2011)
Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Austan Goolsbee is the Robert P. Gwinn professor of Economics at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and one of the world’s leading experts on business, government and the economy. He also serves as a strategic partner at 32 Advisors, a global consulting and advisory firm. Goolsbee previously served as chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers and a member of the cabinet, as well as the chief economist for the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Goolsbee is a former Fulbright Scholar and Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, and he currently serves as a member of the Economic Advisory Panel to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and on the board of the Lumina Foundation.
Andrew Card
White House Chief of Staff (2001-2006)

Andrew Card

White House Chief of Staff (2001-2006)

Andrew Card held numerous positions at senior levels of government under three Presidents, including Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush, where Card became the second longest tenured White House Chief of Staff. Whether it is in the middle of a presidential campaign or inside the Oval Office with a world leader, Card knows how things actually work — the reality versus the myth. In January 2018, he became Chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a non-profit organization dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Card offers insight on leadership, analysis on the issues of the day, and his perspectives on what’s happening in Washington.
Denis McDonough
White House Chief of Staff (2013-2017)

Denis McDonough

White House Chief of Staff (2013-2017)

As chief of staff for President Barack Obama, Denis McDonough led the White House for the President’s entire second term and played a definitive role in shaping U.S. national security policy. Among President Obama’s closest advisors, McDonough first joined then-Senator Obama’s campaign as senior foreign policy advisor in 2007. During the administration’s first term, McDonough served as principal deputy national security advisor. McDonough is currently an Executive Fellow at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs, teaching a global policy seminar for graduate and undergraduate students focused on refugees and migration. McDonough provides insight into the legislative process on Capitol Hill, domestic politics, and the use of executive authority.
David Levenson
President and Chief Executive Officer, LIMRA, LOMA, and LL Global, Inc.

David Levenson

President and Chief Executive Officer, LIMRA, LOMA, and LL Global, Inc.

David Levenson is responsible for leading one of the world’s largest associations of life insurance and financial services companies, representing more than 1300 financial services companies across 64 countries. Most recently, Levenson was a principal at Edward Jones and served on its management committee from 2015-2018. He was responsible for all products distributed through its network of 17,000 advisors in the U.S. and Canada. Prior to 2012, Levenson was president of wealth management at The Hartford Financial Services Group, responsible for the firm’s individual annuity, individual life, mutual fund and retirement plan businesses. He also served as president and CEO of Hartford Life, KK in Tokyo, where he was responsible for leading the largest annuity provider in Japan.

Contact us to learn more:

Mary-Jo Adams

Senior Conference Coordinator

LIMRA

(860) 285-7798

mjadams@limra.com