Commissioner Announces Global Insurance Symposium Schedule Completion and Opening for Registration

February 19, 2013

Global Insurance Symposium Schedule Complete and Registration Open

DES MOINES, IA – The Greater Des Moines Partnership, Iowa Economic Development Authority and Iowa Insurance Division announced today registration is now open and the schedule of events is complete for the Global Insurance Symposium planned for May 20-22, 2014 in downtown Des Moines.  Attendees are encouraged to register online at www.globalinsurancesymposium.com.

The Global Insurance Symposium will feature a powerhouse agenda of renowned industry keynote and panel speakers, as well as numerous opportunities for attendees to participate in roundtable and breakout discussion sessions with global insurance leaders. Featured speakers include: Senator Ben Nelson, CEO, NAIC; Vice Commissioner Masamichi Kono, International Affairs of the Japan Financial Services Agency; Governor Tim Pawlenty, Financial Services Round Table; Governor Dirk Kempthorne, President & CEO, ACLI; state insurance commissioners; industry leaders; regulatory representatives from various states, national offices and international organizations; and other experts in the insurance industry from around the world. The full schedule can be viewed here:  http://globalinsurancesymposium.com/index.php/schedule

The symposium provides a venue for industry leaders to converse on the changing nature of the regulation of insurance with a focus on international regulatory issues.  As insurance transforms into a global industry, every carrier should be monitoring the changes.  The unique format will offer opportunities to not only hear from renowned experts but to network and share ideas with peers.     

“The Global Insurance Symposium has an excellent line-up of speakers,” said Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart. “All of our planning partners did an exceptional job of making this a relevant event  for those who are central to the operations and regulation of the insurance industry, both nationally and globally.”

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad announced the symposium in January.  The Governor and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will welcome attendees to Des Moines.