The CPCU Society has issued the following announcement describing its “Back to Basics” reinsurance symposium scheduled to be held in Philadelphia on May 13.
WHAT: The CPCU Society’s Reinsurance Section will present a one-and-one-half-day symposium, “Back to Basics,” a comprehensive look at strategies for maintaining the “basics” of reinsurance—disciplined underwriting, sound actuarial analysis, and quality claims handling—while achieving ongoing underwriting profits. Open to both CPCU Society members and nonmembers, the symposium will begin with a panel discussion, “View from the Top,” with top reinsurance industry executives. Following the panel discussion will be presentations on catastrophe modeling, coverage issues, claims, security issues, and reserving. In addition, recent completers of the Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) program will be honored at a luncheon during the symposium.
WHO: Rick Blaum, CPCU, supervising claims consultant, Swiss Re America; James Buysse, CPCU, executive vice president, Benfield Group; Laline Carvalho, director-insurance ratings, Standard & Poor’s;
R. Michael Cass, J.D., CPCU, president and principal consultant, R.M. Cass Associates; Bruce M. Engel, partner, Tressler, Soderstrom, Maloney & Priess; George M. Gottheimer Jr., Ph.D., CPCU, CLU, president, director, and CEO, Kernan Associates, Inc.;
Rupert Hall, president and CEO, Golden Bear Insurance Co.; Gordon J. Lahti, CPCU, account executive, treaty marketing, Swiss Reinsurance Group; Randy J. Maniloff, J.D., attorney, Christie Pabarue Mortensen and Young; Scott Quiana, principal, Risk Management Solutions, Inc.; Sheldon Rosenberg, CPCU, FCAS, senior vice president, Converium Reinsurance, and John J. Swanick, managing partner, Smart and Associates.
WHEN: May 13, 2004; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., followed by cocktail reception at 5:00 p.m. May 14, 2004; 8:30 a.m. to noon
WHERE: Marriott Philadelphia Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 625-2900 or (800) 228-9290
For more information, go to www.cpcusociety.org and click on “Learning Center,” “Educational Events,” and “May 2004.”
REGISTER: Registration is $325 for CPCU Society Section members; $350 for CPCU Society members; $365 for ARe completers; and $399 for nonmembers. Registration fees include refreshment breaks, two continental breakfasts, a luncheon, a cocktail reception, and all handout materials. To register for this event, contact the CPCU Society’s Member Resource Center at (800) 932-CPCU, option 4, or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHY: The CPCU Society, the premier association for nearly 27,000 CPCU-credentialed insurance industry professionals, is dedicated to offering timely educational programs on property and casualty insurance topics to its members and to the industry. The Associate in Reinsurance (ARe) designation is administered by the American Institute for CPCU. The CPCU Society is celebrating its 60th Anniversary during 2004.
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