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WINDSOR, Conn. July 19, 2023 – The Right Honorable Dame Jacinda Ardern, the former Prime Minister of New Zealand, will give the closing keynote presentation at the 2023 LIMRA Annual Conference. The event will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD on Oct. 22 – 24.

Serving as New Zealand’s Prime Minister from 2017 – 2023, Ardern led her country through the COVID-19 pandemic. She also championed women’s empowerment by helping New Zealand achieve 50% representation of women in parliament and on government-appointed boards. She currently serves as the 2023 Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School where she engages with students and faculty on building skills in principled leadership. Financial Services leaders will learn from her experiences of leading through adversity while championing kindness and “pragmatic idealism”.

“Former Prime Minister Arden was a model of strong yet empathetic leadership, demonstrating a remarkable ability to overcome adversity at a pivotal moment in history,” said David Levenson, president and CEO, LIMRA and LOMA. “Her leadership insights will be valuable for every conference attendee.”

LIMRA’s flagship event is one of the largest gatherings of senior executives representing diverse sectors of the financial services industry, including life, annuities, and workplace benefits. Attendees will have opportunities to network and learn from forward-thinking experts and peers.

For more information on the 2023 LIMRA Annual Conference including registration and agenda, visit


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