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Networking Underway at Vermont's Annual Captive Insurance Conference

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August 05, 2019

The Vermont Captive Insurance Association (VCIA) 2019 Annual Conference is underway August 6–8 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Burlington. True to this year's conference theme, "Where the Captive World Comes To Meet!" VCIA is hosting 1,100 people from all over the world to experience the conference's high-quality educational offerings and take advantage of its numerous networking opportunities. Nearly 100 companies exhibit at VCIA, featuring the newest industry product and service developments.

Rich Smith, president of VCIA, said, "One of the most important aspects of the conference, according to attendees, is the ability to network with colleagues, peers, and mentors. All the industry's key players will be at the VCIA conference! With sessions such as 'Developing the Next Generation of Captive Industry Leaders,' Young Professionals' Forum, and the Captive Owner Forum, as well as the myriad networking lunches, reception, and after-hours events, the conference is a great source for captive career development and networking."

Captive Thought Leaders On-Site at the Forum

Link below to commentary from captive insurance thought leaders, and network with them on-site at the conference.

Steven Bauman of AXA XL
Derek Freihaut of Pinnacle Actuarial
Matt Gravelin of Johnson Lambert
Legaré Gresham of Pinnacle Actuarial
Aaron Hillebrandt of Pinnacle Actuarial
Karin Landry of Spring Consulting Group
Steve McElhiney of EWI Re
Michael Maglaras of Michael Maglaras & Company
Mike Meehan of Milliman
Dave Provost with the State of Vermont Department of Financial Regulation
Debbie Walker of the North Carolina Insurance Department
Rob Walling of Pinnacle Actuarial
Tanya Wu of EWI Re
Brady Young of Strategic Risk Solutions

Conference Sessions

Without a doubt, innovation is a key theme to our conference this year. Whether it is InsurTech, blockchain, artificial intelligence (AI), or the use of other technology, the captive insurance world is changing quickly.

Drones and artificial intelligence technology are increasingly being used to assist risk managers in pricing and claims management. Attendees at "Drones, Sensors, and AI: Elevating Insurance and Risk Intelligence" will learn the merits and limitations and how drones and AI are being utilized to perform complex analytics, generate 3-D models, evaluate insured exposures, and assist in claim assessment when access to the physical site is limited due to structural or environmental risks.

At our "Innovation Spotlight: Innovative Uses of Captives" session, a panel comprised of a captive owner, data management service provider, and rating agency professional will help risk managers and captive owners consider innovative ways to solve problems, manage risk, and measure innovation in their organization.

And finally, at our General Session, Laura Drabik, group vice president of business innovation for Guidewire Software, will share her expertise on the dynamic ways that technology and insurance are intersecting. Ms. Drabik will speak on disruption and innovation in the insurance industry, as well as tech's bold new contributions to insurance.

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