CPCU Society Annual Meeting Attracts Thousands of Insurance Professionals to Discuss Industry Issues and Trends

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More than 2,260 professionals from across the property-casualty insurance industry gathered at the recent 2014 CPCU Society Annual Meeting for over 100 thought-provoking, expert presentations on topics including safe-driving technologies, strategic leadership skills, climate change and attracting top talent

More than 2,260 professionals from across the property-casualty insurance industry gathered at the recent 2014 CPCU Society Annual Meeting for over 100 thought-provoking, expert presentations on topics including safe-driving technologies, strategic leadership skills, climate change and attracting top talent.

The four-day event, held from September 20 to 23 in Anaheim, California, started off by recognizing over 1,900 new Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®) designees at The Institutes 2014 CPCU Conferment Ceremony, featuring keynote speaker and National Basketball Association Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson, who shared insights about his own path to success.

The remainder of the meeting provided attendees with an opportunity to share ideas and gain important technical knowledge from industry professionals including:

  • Lauren Bailey, CPCU, vice president of the Entertainment Insurance Division of Fireman’s Fund
  • Scott Carroll, executive vice president and program director of Take1 Insurance
  • Jack Uldrich, a renowned global futurist, independent scholar and professional business speaker and best-selling author
  • Paul Vogelgesang, vice president of risk management for the Anaheim Ducks and the Honda Center
  • Steve Wilder, ARM, The Walt Disney Company’s vice president of risk management

“Our Annual Meeting’s educational sessions provide professionals with relevant risk and insurance information,” said Kevin H. Brown, Esq., CAE, executive director of the CPCU Society. “This year’s content was especially forward–looking, as we encounter disruptive technologies, follow global trends and prepare for major demographic shifts.”

The 2015 CPCU Society Annual Meeting will be in Indianapolis from October 3 to 6.

About the CPCU Society

The CPCU Society is a community of credentialed insurance professionals who promote excellence through ethical behavior and continuing education. The Society’s more than 22,000 members hold the Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU®) designation, which requires passing eight rigorous examinations, meeting industry experience requirements, and agreeing to be bound by a strict code of professional ethics.

The CPCU Society is affiliated with The Institutes, the leader in delivering proven knowledge solutions that drive powerful business results for the risk management and property-casualty insurance industry. The CPCU designation is conferred by The Institutes. More information about the CPCU Society is available at http://www.cpcusociety.org.

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