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Global Insurance Symposium Announces Keynote Speakers

March 25, 2024 (Des Moines, Iowa) – The Global Insurance Symposium (GIS) and its organizers are elated to announce the keynote speakers for this year’s event. This year’s symposium celebrates a decade of industry excellence and leadership, taking place on April 16 and 17.

Kicking off the first day of the conference Matt Popoli, Partner, and Global Head of Bain Capital Insurance, will deliver a dynamic keynote address. Matt will speak on the interplay of financial risk and the insurance industry. Attendees will be guided through the evolving nature of financial risks – everything from traditional hazards to emerging threats. Mr. Popoli has more than 20 years of experience investing in the insurance industry and building leading insurance businesses; Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private investment firms.

On the last day of the conference, Lieutenant Colonel Mark Evans, U.S. Army War College will dive into the geopolitical threats and how they are impacting the financial and insurance industries. In this exploration, attendees will gain insights into the complexity of global events such as political instability and international conflicts and how those threats impact the industry.

To view the full GIS agenda and speakers, click here. To register for GIS, click here. Hotel rooms for the event can be booked here. Additional speakers will be released leading up to the symposium.

Media Registration

Media is invited to attend the Global Insurance Symposium. To register, contact Courtney Ryan at

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