CICA Reveals 2010 Conference Program 'Maximizing Captive Value' for Alternative Risk Insurance Professionals

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Captive and risk retention group professionals from around the globe are gathering at the Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) International Conference, March 7-9, 2010, in Orlando, Florida. This is the captive industry's most important and respected forum. Experts who are leading the way for captives to be used in more ways than ever and to maximize value for their parent companies will share their insights and perspectives on the dynamic world of captive insurance.

CICA has created a education and networking program that brings together the experts who are leading the way for captives to be used in more ways than ever and to maximize value for their parent companies.

The Captive Insurance Companies Association (CICA) has announced the conference line-up for the CICA 2010 International Conference, March 7-9, at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, FL.

“Captive insurance companies have existed for many years and are well-established. Like most financial tools, their original purpose has evolved and new applications have and are being developed,” says Dennis Harwick, CICA’s president. “That’s the mindset behind the 2010 CICA International Conference. CICA has created an education and networking program that brings together the experts who are leading the way for captives to be used in more ways than ever and to maximize value for their parent companies. In today’s challenging financial landscape, that’s never been more important,” reports Harwick.

CICA's captive-specific conference program features two full days of intensive education sessions, a comprehensive tradeshow where captive owners and risk managers evaluate business solutions and ideas with service providers and domiciles, and have ample opportunity for networking. The CICA International Conference is attended by hundreds of captive and risk retention group professionals from the U.S. and around the world.

The CICA International Conference program opens on Monday, March 8 with a keynote address by Peter Leyden, Technology and Future Trends Expert, and author of What’s Next? and The Long Boom. From start to finish, there are over 20 education sessions geared specifically to the unique needs of captive and risk retention group professionals from a uniquely domicile-neutral perspective.

Program and Speaker Highlights

Leveraging Legacy Liabilities: Effective Portfolio Run-Off Strategies in the Current Economic Climate— Art Coleman, President, Citadel Risk Management, Inc.; Gregory Lang, Sr. Vice President, Munich Re America

Establishing Captive Value by Building a Healthcare Cooperative—John Cassell, Sr. Partner, Spring Consulting Group, LLC; Marta Hayes, Program Director, ASAE Business Services, Inc.; Arthur Perschetz, Attorney, Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP

Regulatory Update: NAIC & Solvency II and their Impact Globally—Damian Sepanik,
Chief Compliance Officer, Zurich American Insurance Company; Tim Byrne, Managing Director, Willis
Management (Dublin) Limited; Guenter Droese, Global Head of Corporate Insurance, Deutsche Bank Group

Maximizing Value with Successful Management of Captive Claims—Robert Butler, Account Executive, Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.; Peggy Kehoe, Supervising Managing Director, Discover Re; Charles Norton, General Counsel, Coca Cola Bottlers’ Association; Mike O’Neill, President, American Contractors Insurance Group Ltd.

Financial Measurers that Matter: Across the Globe—Gert Cruywagen, Director of Risk, Tsogo Sun Group; David Provost, Deputy Commissioner, State of Vermont; David Raymond, Strategic Underwriting Officer, Discover Re; Hugh Rosenbaum, Tillinghast-Towers Perrin

Additional sessions cover middle market captive growth, IFRS accounting, operational best practices, tax update, funding retirement benefits, global reinsurance, setting loss reserves, new data for the annual CICA Fronting Survey, and much more. See the full program.

About the Captive Insurance Companies Association

CICA is the only domicile-neutral captive insurance association. Founded in 1972 by risk managers for their collective benefit, CICA works to provide the foremost education, networking and leadership for captive and risk retention group professionals. Through CICA's personal network focused on the common issues that concern captives and risk retention groups, members are constantly exploring new ways to broaden the use of their captives to increase flexibility in program design, stabilize long-term program costs and increase access to both domestic (U.S.) and offshore reinsurance capacity.

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