RTI Group to Host AViCON® 2012 Conference

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Program featuring aviation disaster investigation and claims resolution case study analyzed by leading aviation industry legal and insurance authorities to be held at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, April 25, 2012.

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AViCON is the only conference of its kind that explores aviation accident investigation and claims resolution from a 360-degree perspective, using a case study format and enhanced visuals.

RTI Group, a leading, global, multidisciplinary forensic engineering consultancy serving law firms, insurers, corporations, and governments, is hosting AViCON 2012 at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York, NY, on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The unique AViCON conference format features a fictional aviation disaster case study to be discussed by aviation accident investigation and claims resolution industry authorities, and will include state-of-the-art video and graphics created by RTI’s visual media consulting group.

“AViCON is the only conference of its kind that explores aviation accident investigation and claims resolution from a 360-degree perspective, using a case study format and enhanced visuals,” said RTI Group CEO, Joseph Reynolds. “The engaging, educational analysis provided by our esteemed panel will offer helpful insights for legal and insurance professionals.”

Taking just one day, the 2012 conference is based on a reconstruction of a fictional air disaster when a passenger aircraft crashes off the runway in bad weather. Causation is far from clear, and a number of parties may have contributed to the accident. The conference will show how such a disaster may be investigated and managed. It then goes on to illustrate the complex legal issues involved and the strategies that may be employed in settling the claims.

The following distinguished faculty members are scheduled to instruct at the event:

  •     Frederick (Rick) Alimonti, Alimonti Law Offices, P.C.
  •     Professor Graham Braithwaite, Head, Department of Air Transport, Cranfield University
  •     Christa M. Hinckley, Partner, Husch Blackwell LLP
  •     Nick Hughes, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  •     David T. Hunter, Orion ADR
  •     Jason Kelly, President, Crisis Advisors
  •     Curt Lewis, PE, CSP, Curt Lewis & Associates LLC
  •     Ricardo M. Martinez-Cid, Partner, Podhurst Orseck
  •     Rocie Park, Director Aviation Claims, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
  •     Tim Scorer, Ince & Co
  •     Kathryn Ward, Partner, DLA Piper UK LLP

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditations for the AViCON 2012 program are being sought from 22 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Approved states will be announced early in 2012. Early bird registration for AViCON 2012 is open through December 31, 2011. To take advantage of discounted rates, register now at http://avicon2012newyork.eventbrite.com/.

About RTI Group
Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, RTI Group is a leading global, multidisciplinary, forensic engineering consulting firm that provides world class investigative, expert witness, legal visuals media, safety, security, and education services to law firms, insurers, corporations, and governments. Our comprehensive services are both proactive and reactive and include the aviation, marine, rail, power utility, and construction industries, as well as the fire, explosion & blast disciplines. With three decades of experience and offices in the U.S., U.K., Panama, and Bahrain, RTI Group maintains worldwide analytical capabilities and resources to meet our clients’ needs. For more information, visit http://www.rtiforensics.com.


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