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19th Annual LIMRA/LOMA Strategic Issues Conference in Beijing, April 6-8, 2011

WINDSOR, Conn., March 7, 2011 While the athletes have returned home to train for the next Olympics, life insurance and financial services senior leaders are flocking to Beijing to attend the 2011 Strategic Issues Conference, on April 6-8.

Much like an athlete, successfully competing in today’s world takes perseverance, strength and a full understanding of the field; said Gary Aluise, senior vice president and managing director, LIMRA and LOMA International Operations. We are pleased to offer a program that provides in-depth knowledge about new and emerging market trends and the best strategies to overcome obstacles to ensure growth and profitability.

The conference theme: New Game, New Rules, New Reality: Devising a Winning Strategy focuses on the fundamental realignment of the life insurance and financial services industries by providing valuable research and ideas to help industry leaders adjust their business strategies to better compete in the new environment. Attendees will hear from industry leaders and top practitioners, who will share their experience and knowledge on topics such as product development, risk management, reinsurance and underwriting strategies, market trends, consumer research, and recent regulatory activity.

The conference features three distinguished panels of executives from the financial services industry, including a CEO panel, whose participants will discuss the issues each of them faced while trying to develop and choose their senior team. The panel, moderated by Robert A. Kerzner, president and CEO of LIMRA, LOMA, and LL Global, includes Dr. Nirmala Menon, president and CEO, ING Insurance Berhad; Tsunenori Sawaki, senior vice president, Sony Life Insurance Co.; and Michael Huddart, executive vice president and CEO, Hong Kong, Manulife (International).

The event, hosted by LIMRA and LOMA, attracts more than 200 industry leaders from companies throughout Asia to gain insights on the latest industry developments and equip themselves with solutions to address the complex challenges they face every day.


LIMRA is a worldwide research, consulting and professional development organization that helps more than 850 insurance and financial services companies in 73 countries increase their marketing and distribution effectiveness. Visit LIMRA at

About LOMA

Established in 1924, with 1,200 plus member companies in over 80 countries, LOMA is committed to a business partnership with its world-wide members in the insurance and financial services industry to improve their management and operations through quality employee development, research, information sharing, and related products and services. To find out more about LOMA and the learning opportunities it offers, visit LOMA’s Web site at

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