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Vermont: Largest US Captive Insurance Conference August 8–10, 2017

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July 25, 2017

Captive insurance professionals from throughout the United States and around the world will gather in Burlington, Vermont, for one of the world's premiere captive insurance events August 8–10, 2017, at the Sheraton Hotel and the University of Vermont Davis Center. This event is the 32nd Annual Captive Insurance Conference hosted by the Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA).

Known for its high quality and substantive contributions to the professional development of those who attend, the VCIA Conference will draw nearly 1,100 attendees. All levels of captive professionals will attend the event to network, learn, and develop their careers.

The Conference, themed "Mission: Possible!," will feature leading experts in the captive insurance world. Many panelists are captive owners with unique insights and case studies to share. In total, over 70 key captive professionals will lead 2 ½ days of learning at VCIA. 

What Is Captive Insurance?

Captive insurance is a highly regulated form of self-insurance for large corporations or groups of organizations. This alternative form of risk management is becoming a more practical and popular means through which companies can protect themselves financially while having more control over how they are insured. VCIA, based in Burlington, Vermont, is the largest trade association for captive insurance in the world and was established in 1985. It is the world’s third largest captive insurance domicile.

2017 Conference Highlights

  • Congressman Peter Welch and Governor Phil Scott will address the group on Wednesday, August 9.

  • Keynote speakers Matthew Luhn, of Pixar Animation Studios, and Jamie Brache, of Zurich North America, will each give remarks. Mr. Luhn is an accomplished story creator, animator, and instructor who has created many well-known stories for Pixar, including Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Up, Ratatouille, and more. Mr. Brache will address the group on the subject of risk management related to climate change. 

  • Now in its 32nd year, the VCIA Conference features more advanced sessions and innovative learning formats than ever before. Participants are able to receive professional credits for attending.

  • Attendees will be able to connect with peers and key industry players at the networking reception on the Burlington waterfront.

  • Expert speakers from some of the world's most prestigious organizations will be featured.

VCIA is the largest trade association for captive insurance in the world. Established in 1985, it has grown to provide lobbying support on both the state and federal levels for its 400+ member companies. In addition, it hosts and supports professional education opportunities for the industry at large.

Online registration closes August 3, so register today!

For further information or to arrange an interview with VCIA president Richard Smith, please contact Elizabeth Halpern at 802–658–8242 or [email protected].

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