2017 Schedule


Tuesday, April 25

2:30 - 4:30 PM Registration at Downtown Des Moines Marriott

5 - 7 PM Opening Reception

Wednesday, April 26

7 - 8 AM Networking & Continental Breakfast

8 AM - 5:30 PM

Global Insurance Symposium Sessions

o   Michael Morrissey, President and CEO of International Insurance Society
o   Chief Risk Officer’s Panel: What keeps chief risk officers up at night? Take a closer look at the various risks companies are facing in today's economy, and hear from experts who will offer their best solutions to mitigate some of those risks.
o   Matteo Carbone, Principal of Bain & Company
o   Scholarship and award presentation  
o   Dr. Mayram Goinaraghi, Geneva Association
o   Global Insurance Accelerator: Demo Day Pitches: Hear pitches from six globally diverse startup companies taking part in the Des Moines-based Global Insurance Accelerator. Presenting companies in 2017 hail from the United States, Germany, Serbia, and Canada.
o   Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work: Expert panelists from a variety of backgrounds, including regulatory, corporate, and academia, will discuss the impact of artificial intelligence on the insurance industry and how attendees can ready their companies for coming change. 
o   Startup Stories: What does it take to launch a successful startup? Hear from a number of startup companies who will share their journeys to success and offer their tips, tricks, and advice.

6 - 8 PM Cocktail Reception

Thursday, April 27

7 - 8 AM Networking & Continental Breakfast

8 AM - 6 PM

Global Insurance Symposium Sessions

o   Blockchain: Beyond Bitcoin: Expert panelists will discuss the use and ramifications of blockchain technology and what's made it one of the insurance industry's emerging trends for 2017. 
o   Corporate Strategy Panel: How will recent trends impact the insurance industry? What does the rise of technology mean for your company? Hear from industry experts on how your organization can develop strategy to adapt to a rapidly changing industry.
o   Commissioners’ Roundtable: Insurance commissioners from across the nation will convene for a discussion on the regulatory challenges states, insurers, and consumers are facing today. Commissioners will answer questions and provide a future outlook on the insurance industry.
o   Robert Kerzner, CEO and President, LIMRA
o   Driverless Cars: Panel and live demonstration: Get a detailed look into autonomous vehicle technology and how it will impact the insurance industry. Learn from experts about the innovative technology behind driverless cars, and take part in live demonstrations!

 *Panel topics and speakers are subject to change. 


2016 Symposium recap

For a taste of the Global Insurance Symposium experience, view a selection of video clips available on YouTube recapping the 2016 event.


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