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Executives to Assess Changing Market at 2015 Latin American Conference



WINDSOR, Conn., June 22, 2015 — LIMRA and LOMA are pleased to announce that noted economist José Antonio Ocampo will deliver the keynote address at the LIMRA LOMA 2015 Latin American Conference, Aug. 9–11, 2015, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

Ocampo served as the United Nations undersecretary for Economic and Social Affairs from 2003–2007 and has held a variety of other leadership positions in the Colombian government, including minister of Finance and Public Credit, minister of Agriculture, and director of the National Planning Department. He is currently a professor at Columbia University in the City of New York, and continues to write and publish a variety of articles and books on global economic policies.

“The industry is undergoing significant change, and we are greatly pleased that Ocampo will provide his expertise at our Latin American Conference to help attendees make sense of this new environment,” said Ian Watts, senior vice president and managing director, International Operations, LIMRA and LOMA.

With a meeting theme of “Differentiating in a Competitive Market,” the conference sessions will address what needs to be done to stay ahead of the competition in areas such as future product strategies, agency productivity, automated underwriting and digital marketing.

Robert A. Kerzner, president and CEO, LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global Inc. will also address the conference, offering insights into using technology, big data, predictive analytics and social media for optimal results.

“From motivating your teams to enabling entirely-online insurance purchasing to improving your corporate culture, the meeting will provide attendees with the knowledge and resources to meet Latin American consumers’ financial needs and to stay successful,” said Watts.

“Our Colombia event is the perfect opportunity for executives and professionals to assess the industry in its current form — and to discuss where it might be heading in the future.”

More than 175 life insurance and financial services executives will attend the meeting at the Hotel Las Américas Resort, Spa and Centro de Convenciones in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. Interpretation will be offered into English, Spanish and Portuguese. Those who register by July 10 will receive a discount. For more information and to register online, please visit: LIMRA LOMA 2015 Latin American Conference


LIMRA Contacts 

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Mark Morris, 860-285-7875,

About LIMRA 

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About LOMA 

Established in 1924, with 1,200-plus member companies in over 80 countries, LOMA is committed to a business partnership with its worldwide 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 website at

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