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Partnership, Iowa Economic Development and Iowa Insurance Division Announce Global Symposium

January 24, 2014

The Partnership, Iowa Economic Development, and Iowa Insurance Division Announce Global Symposium are pleased to announce keynote speakers and preliminary details for the Global Insurance Symposium scheduled for May 20-22, 2014, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Des Moines will serve as the host for the Global Insurance Symposium that will focus on the changing regulations in the international insurance marketplace. These trends are impacting U.S. companies doing business in international jurisdictions. Participants will hear from international regulators, state insurance commissioners, insurance industry chief executives, and other industry experts.

Globally recognized keynote speakers are already confirmed to attend this event, including Japan’s Vice Commissioner Masamichi Kono; Mr. T.S.Vijayan, Chairman, India Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority; and Sen. Ben Nelson, Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Governor Branstad will welcome attendees to the Symposium at a reception at the World Food Prize building on the evening of May 20. Lt. Governor Reynolds and Commissioner Gerhart will make opening remarks the next morning.

Gerhart commented, “I am impressed with the quality program that has emerged. As home to over 200 insurance companies, the state of Iowa is uniquely positioned to host this event. The dialogue we will have in May will transcend borders and highlight the global nature of the insurance industry.” 

The privately-funded Symposium is the result of collaborative work between the Greater Des Moines Partnership, the Iowa Economic Development Authority, and Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart. To register for the conference and learn more, visit globalinsurancesymposium.com

About Global Insurance Symposium

Established in 2014, the Global Insurance Symposium is the premier symposium for insurance professionals and regulatory authorities to hear from the world’s most renowned insurance experts and to interact with fellow insurance industry colleagues from around the world. The Global Insurance Symposium is presented by the Iowa Insurance Institute, the Federation of Iowa Insurers, Iowa Economic Development Authority, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, the Global Insurance Accelerator, Insurance Thought Leadership, and the Iowa Insurance Division. For more information, visit GlobalInsuranceSymposium.com.