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Bermuda Captive Conference Kicks Off with Record Numbers

Bermuda Captive Conference 2018
June 12, 2018
Fairmont Southampton, Bermuda

A record 845 delegates registered for this week's Bermuda Captive Conference, the island's largest industry event that kicked off its 14th year on June 11 at the Fairmont Southampton.

The 3-day conference, running June 11–13, brings captive insurance owners, risk managers, captive managers, sponsors, and vendors from the United States, Canada, Latin America, and the United Kingdom, in addition to Bermuda's own industry representatives. Moderated panels and round tables will focus on hot topics like insurtech, cyber risk, climate change, and healthcare liability, as well as the industry's growing diversity around risk types, products, and talent.

"We've had a terrific response to this year's event and we expect the numbers to climb even higher over the next few days," said Mike Parrish, conference chair. "We're offering dynamic speakers and a full, interactive agenda that should prove very informative—as well as lots of social events for delegates to get the most out of their Bermuda visit. We're looking forward to a busy three days."

Walter Roban, deputy premier of Bermuda, officially opened the conference Tuesday morning, when new inductees into the Captive Hall of Fame and the winner of this year's Fred Reiss Lifetime Achievement Award were honored. Eleven companies with a quarter-century commitment to the Bermuda market were recognized, and industry veteran Brian Hall, a former director and president of Johnson & Higgins, whose career spanned more than 4 decades on the island, received the third Fred Reiss Award.

Derreck Kayongo and Jonathan Reiss

With "Diversity" as its 2018 theme, the conference featured human-rights visionary Derreck Kayongo as keynote lunch speaker on Tuesday, and will feature Hamilton Group CFO Jonathan Reiss as industry speaker Wednesday. Agenda sessions explore diversity on corporate boards, the perspective of millennials, and female viewpoints on leadership.

A first-ever community component of the conference will see participation by Friends of Hospice, the Bermuda Human Rights Commission, and the Bermuda Insurance Institute, 10 of whose students were offered free passes to network and attend educational sessions. All three nonprofits will have booths where delegates can donate, meet charity representatives, and learn about the work they do.

Photos of aerial view of the Fairmont Southampton (top), Derreck Kayongo (above left), and Jonathan Reiss (above right) are courtesy of the Bermuda Business Development Agency.

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