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WINDSOR, Conn., March 3, 2011 — The 2011 Retirement Industry Conference, scheduled to be held on April 13-15, in Las Vegas, Nev., will offer industry professionals of all disciplines cutting-edge market research, strategies and practical solutions to improve the odds of reaching consumers.

“LIMRA estimates that 1.5 million people will retire in the United States each year reaching a total of 65.6 million by 2025. With less than a third of pre-retirees confident that they have prepared enough for retirement, our industry needs to find a better way to connect and communicate with consumers to help them adequately save and prepare for retirement,” said Marie Rice, corporate vice president and LIMRA director of Retirement Research. “This conference will provide retirement industry professionals with the knowledge and insight of senior leaders and practitioners that will help them change their strategies to meet the needs of consumers in this dynamic market.”

The conference theme: “Connect. Communicate. Change.” focuses on providing information and ideas to help retirement industry professionals of all disciplines understand the issues facing the industry; learn about cutting-edge market research; and discover best practices about management, operations, and marketing. Attendees will hear from industry leaders and top practitioners, who will share their experience and knowledge on topics such as plan investments, product development and risk management, individual annuity and retirement income products and defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans.

The conference kicks off with a panel of senior executives from the financial services industry who will discuss the challenges and opportunities within the retirement market. The panel, moderated by Robert A. Kerzner, president and CEO of LIMRA, LOMA, and LL Global, includes Kent G. Callahan, chief executive officer, Employer Solutions & Pensions Group, AEGON USA; Robert L. Grubka, FSA, MAAA, vice president, Retirement Solutions Products, Lincoln Financial Group; and Bradley M. Smith, FSA, MAAA, FLMI, chairman, Milliman, Inc.

The event, hosted by LIMRA, LOMA and the Society of Actuaries (SOA), attracts more than 400 retirement industry professionals from companies across the globe to gain insights on the latest industry developments and equip themselves with solutions to address the complex challenges they face every day.

Don’t let your competitors get the edge — attend the Retirement Industry Conference for the inside track. 


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

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