April 25th, 2022 - April 27th, 2022


Start Date/Time:
04/25/2022 9:00 AM
End Date/Time:
04/27/2022 12:00 PM
Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel
3030 Holiday Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
United States

Our 2022 Conference is Being Presented
Jointly with Demotech Inc. 

April 25 – 27, 2022
Marriott Harbor Beach Hotel, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Demotech Inc. is teaming up with the IRUA to bring you an exciting new Conference that will incorporate IRUA’s 2022 Annual Meeting of Members and Elections.

Planning is moving along well and will include the following:

  • Executive Leadership Panel featuring Primary Companies, Brokers and others
  • Reinsurance in Today’s Market featuring Reinsurers and Broker Executives
  • The Current State of the Florida Marketplace featuring all constituents – company, agents, regulatory, legal and political
  • Keynote Address by the Hon. David Altmaier, Florida Insurance Commissioner (To Be Confirmed)
  • Guest Speaker – Andy Steinbach,  Director- Risk Finance of YUM! Brands to give a risk manager’s perspective (YUM! Brands include Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut among others)
  • Multiple breakout sessions on such topics as:  Insurtech; Cyber; Auto; Intellectual Property; Natural Catastrophe; an update from Lloyd’s; Flood; Social Inflation and Loss Trends; SPACs; ESG and Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace; and still more to come!

The program will open with our traditional “Golf Outing” on Monday, April 25th followed by the “Opening Night Reception” with keynote and guest speakers.  The educational sessions will be a full-day on Tuesday, April 26th ending with a casual networking “Fun In The Sun” reception and BBQ dinner.  The program will recommence on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 and close at noon.

This will be an informative learning and networking experience that everyone in attendance will benefit from.  This program can be submitted for review to the Institutes®CPCU – Risk and Insurance Management for CPCU credit.  We are looking into other forms of CE credit and more information will be forthcoming. Registration and hotel accommodations will open shortly so keep an eye open for further details on the program agenda, registration and sponsorships opportunities available.

Sponsorships Opportunities:   In 2022 we will be offering multiple, including new and exciting, sponsorship opportunities and details will be available shortly. All sponsors from the cancelled 2020 Conference will automatically be carried forward to 2022 and we thank the following loyal sponsors:

  ♦   R+V Re  ♦    Guy Carpenter    ♦    Odyssey Re    ♦    Renaissance Re 
  ♦    American Ag   ♦   Arch Re    ♦ 

To Secure Your Hotel Reservation Call
Marriott Harbor Beach Resort at 1-954-525-4000 or 1-800-222-6543 or Click on the link below:

The link above will forwarded you directly to the Marriott Harbor Beach website so that you can make your hotel room reservation.  There is limited availability in our block at the group rate so book your room today and don’t miss out on the discounted room rate!

Group Room Rate: $255 (Excluding State and Local Taxes and Fees)
Group Rate Cut-Off Date: Monday, March 28, 2022
Hotel Amenity Fee: The hotel charges a daily “Amenity Fee” which covers the cost of an array of amenities at the hotel.  You can “Opt-Out” of this fee when you check in at the Front Desk.

Conference Registration Fees
Early Bird Rate: $1350 per person (Registration on or before March 9, 2022)
Standard Registration (from March 10, 2022): $ 1425 per person.

Three or more registrations from the same company —  from March 10th — $1175 per person excluding early bird rate registrations.

Upon application credentialed Regulators and Academics may enjoy a discounted Conference Registration Fee of $675.

Spouse/Partner: $595 per person
Golf Registration: $275 per person

If you are interested in participating on the Committee, please contact Jerry Wallis, Executive Director, at

We look forward to seeing you there.

A Note When Registering
First Time Registrants and Regulators and Academics: If you are registering for an IRUA event for the first time, please email Jerry Wallis at or Maria Sclafani to be set up in our data base.
Please Note the Following:
Schedule/Speakers subject to change.
Please notify the IRUA with any special dietary requirements
Refund Policy: Only if cancelled, in writing, 30 days prior to the commencement of the event (March 26). A charge of $150 will be levied to cover administrative costs if attendees who have registered cancel. Between 30 and 14 calendar days (April 11) prior there is a 75% refund less the admin fee. On or after April 11 there is no refund available barring special circumstances.
July 1st, 2021 - July 1st, 2021

July 1, 2021: Reinsurance Property Underwriting Audits

Start Date/Time:
07/01/2021 12:00 PM
End Date/Time:
07/01/2021 1:30 PM
Virtual via Zoom
New York, NY United States

July 1, 2021  ♦  12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  ♦ Powered via Zoom

Christiane Gross, Sr. VP & Property Underwriting Team Lead
Munich Reinsurance America, Inc.

John Ferris, President & CEO
JC Ferris Advisors, Inc.

This virtual seminar is geared to all levels of experience on conducting property underwriting audits of ceding companies.  They will cover such areas as audit goals, audit types and how to prepare for and conduct a property underwriting file.  This highly practical webinar will address what underwriting topics you should review, how you can differentiate by portfolio and client and, finally, how you can address your findings. Your two highly experienced presenters backgrounds are:

Ms. Gross is a Senior Vice President and Property Underwriting Team Lead at Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. in Princeton, NJ. Christiane started her career with Munich Re in Germany in 2002, first in Munich’s Industrial Clients division and later in Munich’s Global Clients/ North America division, holding various property facultative and treaty underwriting positions.

Christiane relocated to Munich Re America in 2014 to service Regional Clients in the United States as a Property Treaty Underwriter. In 2018 she became a Team Lead for Property Facultative and Reinsurance Program business. She holds a degree in international business from the Reutlingen University in Germany. She is a member of the APIW and serves on the Board of the IRUA. In November 2019 Christiane assumed the role of IRUA’s Corporate Treasurer, thus joining the Executive Committee.  In April 2021 she was elected to IRUA Vice President and will continue her role as Co-Chair of the IRUA Education Committee.

John C. Ferris is the President and CEO of JC FERRIS ADVISORS, Inc., an underwriting auditing and consulting firm serving the reinsurance community. John has 38 years of property underwriting and risk management experience in the insurance/reinsurance sectors. He started his career with Wausau Insurance Company as a property underwriting trainee in New York City, which laid the groundwork for his future professional endeavors.

From there, John grew his experience as a Senior Property Primary Underwriter at Commerce & Industry, as well the Senior Vice President and Division Manager with Gerling Global Reinsurance Corp. of America. Prior to founding his company, JC FERRIS ADVISORS, Inc. in 2017, John lent his professional experience in several capacities at Partner Reinsurance Company of the U.S. He worked as one of three property underwriting auditors, served as Vice President and Manager of the Risk Management/Catastrophe Modeling Function, and as a Vice President and Underwriter of the company’s National Accounts team.

After receiving his Bachelor of Business Administration from Iona College, John went on achieve a Masters in Business Administration at Fordham University. He also has CPCU, ARe, and ARM designations.

Registration Fees:
IRUA corporate member professionals – $75
IRUA Individual Members: (not associated with an IRUA member company)- $75
Non-IRUA members – $95

Please Note: Before registering and if you are not sure if your company is an IRUA member, please see the “crawler” on our homepage that features all IRUA member companies.

Registration For Members: The non-member rate is set as the default rate. You must be logged in as a member in order to receive the member rate.

First Time Registrants: If you are registering for an event for the first time and are from a member company, please email Jerry Wallis: or Maria Sclafani: to be set up as a member so that you can log in and receive the member rate. Once logged in, the system will identify you as being from a member company and the non-member rate will automatically change to the member rate.