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Program

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Sunday, March 6

4:00–6:30 PM               REGISTRATION

 

5:30–6:30 PM               WELCOME RECEPTION

Monday, March 7

7:00 AM – 5:00 PM         REGISTRATION

 

7:15 AM – 8:45 AM         NETWORKING BREAKFAST
 

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM         WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
 

                                        Speaker:
                                        Mariana Gomez-Vock, Vice President & Deputy, Policy Development,

                                        American Council of Life Insurers

 

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM        STATE OF THE INDUSTRY
 

                                       Speaker:
                                       Susan Neely, President & CEO, American Council of Life Insurers  

 

9:20 AM – 10:00 AM      GENERAL SESSION – EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK
                                       This panel of CEO’s will review the hot topic sessions included in this

                                       year’s conference and share their perspectives on each of the issues. 

 

                                       Moderator:
                                       Pete Schaefer, President and Chief Executive Officer,

                                       Hannover Life Reassurance Company of America
                                     

                                       Speaker:
                                       Laurent Rousseau, Chief Executive Officer, SCOR

 

10:00 AM –10:30 AM     REFRESHMENT BREAK

                    

10:30 AM –11:15 AM     GENERAL SESSION - Economic Outlook Panel
 

                                      Speaker:
                                      Scott Minerd, Global Chief Investment Officer,
Guggenheim Partners and

                                      Chairman, Guggenheim Investments

11:15 AM –12:00 PM    GENERAL SESSION – General Global Tax Issues
 

                                      Moderator:
                                      Regina Rose, Senior Vice President, Taxes & Retirement Security,

                                      American Council of Life Insurers
 

                                      Speaker:
                                      Mervyn Skeet, Assistant Director, Head of Taxation,

                                      Association of British Insurers

 

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM    NETWORKING LUNCH
                               

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM      GENERAL SESSION – INNOVATION IN ANNUITIES
                                     With an aging population, government provided social insurance systems

                                     running low on funds and continuing low interest rates, annuity sales are

                                     struggling.  In addition, regulators are requiring more capital to be held on

                                     products with guarantees making returns on these products marginal.  A

                                     prominent distributor, major annuity writer and elite product developer will

                                     discuss new and innovative products ideas that could change the market.

 

                                     Moderator:
                                     Tim Hill, Consulting Actuary & Principal, Milliman, Inc.

 

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM     REFRESHMENT BREAK              

 

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM     GENERAL SESSION - Life insurance Sales/Technology

 

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM     NETWORKING RECEPTION

Tuesday, March 8

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM          REGISTRATION

 

7:45 AM – 9:00 AM          NETWORKING BREAKFAST

 

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM          DAY 2 WELCOME AND SOA LEADERSHIP INSIGHTS

 

                                        SOA Emcee:
                                        Dale Hall, Managing Director of Research, Society of Actuaries

 

                                        SOA Leadership Insights:

                                        Greg Heidrich, Executive Director, Society of Actuaries

 

9:20 AM – 10:30 AM       GENERAL SESSION - DIVERSITY IN THE BOARDROOM

 

                                        Moderator:
                                        Susan Neely, President & CEO, American Council of Life Insurers

 

                                        Speaker:
                                        Tricia Guinn, RGA Board Member

 

10:30 AM –11:00 AM      REFRESHMENT BREAK

 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM     GENERAL SESSION WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER

 

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM       NETWORKING LUNCH

                                                        

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM         GENERAL SESSION - WHY INSURERS ARE DIVESTING BLOCKS

                                        OF LIFE AND ANNUITY BUSINESS: The BUSINESS

                                        PERSPECTIVE
                                        The session will focus on the increased activity in the sale of blocks

                                        of life insurance business.  
 

                                       Speakers:
                                       Rich Bielen, President & Chief Executive Officer, Protective Life 
                                                               Corporation
 

                                       Yanela Frias, President, Prudential Retirement

 

3:15 PM – 3:45 PM         REFRESHMENT BREAK                          

 

3:45 PM – 5:00 PM        GENERAL SESSION - WHY INSURERS ARE DIVESTING BLOCKS

                                       OF LIFE AND ANNUITY BUSINESS: The REGULATOR

                                       PERSPECTIVE
                                       The session will include a panel of regulators discussing their views

                                       on the increased activity in the sale of blocks of life insurance

                                       business.
 

                                       Moderator:
                                       Ken Frino, Managing Director, AM Best

 

                                       Speakers: 

                                       Gerald Gakundi, Director, Insurance Supervision,

                                       Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA)


                                       Doug Ommen, Commissioner, State of Iowa Division of Insurance

 

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM        NETWORKING RECEPTION

Wednesday, March 9

7:45–10:00 AM            REGISTRATION

 

 

7:45–8:45 AM              NETWORKING BREAKFAST
                               

 

8:45-10:00 AM            GENERAL SESSION - PRECISION MEDICINE AND OMICS
                                   
The life insurance industry is uniquely positioned to be the leader in bringing                                                     technology to its policyholders now.  This panel will shed light on the OMIC revolution                                       and the advancements to expect in the near and long term in respect to medical                                               technology as well as technology that is available today for cancer care that is not                                             made available by the standard of care.

                                   Moderator: 
                                   Tom Wamberg, HealthOme

                                   Speakers:
                                   Dr. Ezra Cohen, FRCPSC, FASCO, Medical Oncologist
                                   Dr. Thomas J. Graham, Past Chairman of Cleveland Clinic Innovations
                                   Anne Melissa Dowling