Insurance symposium coming to Iowa

Event slated for May 21-22 in Des Moines will provide forum for insurance professionals to share insights into industry challenges

Rod Boshart
Published: December 27 2013 | 12:10 pm - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 1:19 am in
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DES MOINES – Insurance company executives from around the country are slated to discuss global trends impacting insurance regulation at an inaugural symposium to be held in Iowa next spring.

Iowa’s Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart, along with state and insurance leaders, on Friday announced the creation of the Global Insurance Symposium, an event designed to enhance and further the dialogue on the increasing issues international regulations pose for today’s insurance industry.

The inaugural event will be held May 21-22 in Des Moines and will provide a forum for insurance professionals and regulatory authorities to share insights into challenges facing the global insurance industry, Gerhart said. The symposium will feature renowned industry keynote and panel speakers, as well as numerous opportunities for attendees to participate in roundtable and breakout discussion sessions with global insurance leaders.

“Insurance regulation is a global issue that may impact every company, whether they do business internationally or not,” said Gerhart. “We are looking forward to welcoming international insurance leaders to Iowa and having two days of productive dialogue on the issues facing the 213 Iowa-domiciled insurance companies and all U.S. companies in the insurance business.”

A planning committee consisting of Iowa’s leading insurance companies, the Greater Des Moines Partnership, the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Insurance Division has been convened to shape the content of the Global Insurance Symposium.

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