International Insurance Society Global Conference to be Held in NYC

June 17, 2003

The 39th annual seminar of the International Insurance Society (IIS), hosted by the Insurance Information Institute, is scheduled to be held July 13-16, 2003 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. Among the issues to be discussed by many of the world’s leading insurance executives will be terrorism, global financial risks and changing the economics of insurance.

Among those scheduled to address the conference, entitled “The New World of Insurance: Pursuing New Opportunities, Protecting Existing Markets,” are:
Brian Duperreault, Chairman and CEO, ACE Limited, Bermuda
Gregory A. Maciag, president, CEO, ACORD, USA;
Lord Colin Sharman, Chairman, Aegis Corp., United Kingdom;
Maurice Greenberg, Chairman, American International Group, USA;
Anton Van Rossum, CEO, Fortis, Belgium;
Ewald Kist, Chairman, ING, Netherlands;
Edward Creasy, CEO, RJ Kiln & Company, United Kingdom;
Dominic D’Alessandro, President and CEO, Manulife Financial, Canada;
C. Robert Henrikson, MetLife, USA;
Patrick Peugeot, La Mondiale, France;
Kunio Ishihara, Tokio Marine & Fire, Japan;
James J. Schiro, CEO, Zurich Financial Services, Switzerland

“The program will also include discussions on such issues as managing financial risk, maintaining customer, shareholder and regulator confidence, and the uses of information technology to monitor risk and track information across borders,” said the announcement.

IIS president and CEO Patrick Kenny stated: “By bringing together key leaders in insurance from around the world, we are able to network and to discuss timely issues, providing real value to people who work in a global environment. We are pleased to have the Insurance Information Institute, a premiere U.S. insurance organization, hosting this year’s event in New York.”

III president Gordon Stewart, who is also serving as chairman of the board of governors for the event, indicated: “It is vital that there be continuing progress toward global financial stability, improving market integrity and reducing financial risks. Through IIS’ commitment to help connect the international insurance world, it provides members and interested parties, the opportunity to share ideas, create relationships, and gain knowledge from one another.”

Registration for the New York meeting can be obtained on the Society’s Web site at: or the I.I.I.’s Web site at:

For additional information interested persons may contact Linda Bock at the IIS – 212-815-9291; or Loretta Worters at the III – 212-346-5545.

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