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For AC press release 2.jpgWINDSOR, Conn. Aug. 10, 2021 – LIMRA today announced that former Secretary of Defense and retired Marine Corps General James Mattis will open the 2021 LIMRA Annual Conference. The event will be held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida on Oct. 24 – 26, 2021. The virtual event will be held  on Oct. 26 – 28, 2021.

Mattis, who served more than 40 years in the Marine Corps, and headed the U.S. Joint Forces Command and later Central Command, will share his insights and thought-provoking perspective on empowering individuals through leading by example.

ABC newscaster and longtime co-anchor of ABC News’ Good Morning America (GMA) Robin Roberts will be the closing keynote speaker at this year’s event. An Emmy-winning broadcaster, Roberts has served as cohost for GMA for more than 15 years. At LIMRA’s 2021 Annual Conference, Roberts will share her wisdom and insight on overcoming adversity to live with purpose and conviction.

Additional speakers this year include:

“The amount of change and the pace of change in our industry is unprecedented,” said David Levenson, president and CEO, LIMRA, LOMA and SRI.  “Our annual conference comes at a perfect time to help top company executives and strategic leaders build from the lessons over the last 18 months as we all look to re-evaluate our go-forward approach to business.”

LIMRA’s flagship event is one of the largest gatherings of executives in the financial services industry. Attendees will experience unparalleled networking opportunities and learn from forward-thinking experts from diverse industries.

This year’s theme is Shaping a More Purposeful Future, focusing on the strategies that will help us emerge stronger with a clearer understanding of our industry purpose.

The 2021 LIMRA Annual Conference marks the first time LL Global members have convened in person since the beginning of the pandemic.

Members of the press are welcome to attend the event at no cost. Please email the media contacts below for more details.

For more information on the 2021 LIMRA Annual Live Conference including registration and agenda, visit:  Visit this site for information about LIMRA’s 2021 virtual Annual Conference:


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