NAMIC to Hold 107th Annual Convention Sept. 15-18

August 26, 2002

The 107th annual convention of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) will take place Sept. 15-18, 2002, at the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina in San Diego, Calif.

This year’s convention will celebrate the 250th anniversary of the American mutual insurance industry and pay tribute to the first successful company, the Philadelphia Contributionship for the Insurance of Houses from Loss by Fire. Benjamin Franklin founded both in 1752.

The convention, expected to attract more than 1,700 participants, features special sessions targeted to the interests of property/ casualty insurance companies. Tom Von Essen, former Commissioner of the Fire Department of New York City, will share his experiences of 9/11, in the convention’s keynote address.

Operational Excellence will be the topic of guest speaker Robert L. Bailey, recently retired CEO and board chairman of State Auto Insurance Cos. of Columbus, Ohio.

A panel discussion on “The Future of Insurance Regulation,” will feature Joel Ario, Insurance Commissioner for the State of Oregon, Robert E. Mackin, executive director, National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL), and Robert Gordon, Special Counsel to the House Committee on Financial Services.

Eighty-six vendors will exhibit their products and services at more than 90 booths.

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