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WINDSOR, Conn., May 13, 2014 — Curacao Prime Minister  Ivar Asjes will provide opening remarks at the 34th annual Caribbean Insurance Conference, which will be held on June 1-3, 2014 in Curacao, the main island of the Netherlands Antilles. 

Asjes became the fourth prime minister of Curacao in June of 2013.  From 2010 to 2013, Asjes was a member of the Curacao Parliament serving as its president from 2010-2012. Prior to his time in Parliament, Asjes was commissioner of finance.

With a theme of "Today's Challenges, Tomorrow's Opportunities," the two-day event will provide attendees with the latest information about market trends, product development, distribution and regulatory issues.  Of particular interest will be the local perspectives dedicated to insurance, banking and the overall financial industry in the Caribbean region.

Robert A. Kerzner, president and CEO, LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global, Inc., will speak to conference attendees about emerging trends in life insurance and retirement markets.  He will focus on companies' use of big data, predictive analytics and social media both within and outside the industry.

Other featured speakers include: Dr. Steven Martina, president and CEO of Guardian Group Fatum; Craig Weber, CEO, Celent; Jose Suquet, chairman of the board, president and CEO, Pan-American Life Insurance Group; and Craig Thorburn, lead insurance specialist from the World Bank.

Each year the Caribbean Insurance Conference is jointly hosted by LIMRA, LOMA and the Insurance Association of the Caribbean (IAC). Attracting more than 500 delegates from nearly 40 countries each year, the conference provides a wide range of informative sessions and networking opportunities for Caribbean insurance actuaries, regulatory authorities, and educational institutes, as well as other groups with an interest in the Caribbean insurance industry.

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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

About the Insurance Association of the Caribbean 

The Insurance Association of the Caribbean (IAC) Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and growth of the Caribbean Insurance Industry. Its membership is diverse with a large contingent of registered affiliates located throughout the Caribbean, Canada, Europe and the United States that specialize in every field of insurance.

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