IRUA Announces Revised Calendar of Events

July 14th, 2020

ALL ABOUT REPUTATION RISK EXPOSURES
LUNCH & LEARN/WEBINAR – January 8, 2020, Mayer Brown, NYC
Steel City Re’s Peter Gerken presented this interesting topic, including plenty of Q&A.  Prior to co-founding Steel City Re, Mr. Gerken headed the Intellectual Property practice at Marsh, Inc.

ALL ABOUT BIOMETRIC INFORMATION AND PRIVACY
LUNCH & LEARN – February 13, 2020, Trans Re, NYC
Lisa Ackerman of Wilson Elser’s Chicago office did a great job explaining legal activity concerning individual privacy rights violation allegations and concluded with an outlook for the future.

CORONAVIRUS- INSURANCE IMPLICATIONS ARISING FROM THE PANDEMIC
April 3, 2020 Webinar
Paul White of Wilson Elser’s Los Angeles office gave a comprehensive presentation that covered the virus itself & key issues for the (re)insurance industry.  This event was a joint session with BRMA.

2020 ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING & CONFERENCE
Postponed Until APRIL 12-13, 2021
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, FL
This is our marquee event. Sessions will include a “Reinsurance Leaders” and “Market Buyers Roundtable” as well as 4 Workshop Tracks each in Property & Casualty (including Claims).

IMPORTANT 2020 UPDATES IN ARBITRATION LAW
(Reinsurance Networking Group Meeting)June 2, 2020
Presented via Zoom (Incl. Networking Breakouts!)
Michael S. Davis & Yoav M. Griver, Partners and Bruce S. Goodman, Of Counsel of the  Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP firm, provided a comprehensive update of 2020 activity of interest to all engaged in arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, or claims disputes.

INTRODUCING IRUA’S MINI-SERIES

COVID 19 & IMPACTS ON THE REINSURANCE INDUSTRY
June 25, 2020 – Webinar
An industry panel of experts held a lively “Virtual Roundtable” discussion where the effects on the property & casualty industry were explored.  First-party, third-party, professional liability and workers’ compensation coverage, as well as regulatory challenges, and other issues, were examined

COVID-19: A STATUS REPORT ON INSURANCE IMPLICATIONS ARISING FROM A GLOBAL PANDEMIC

July 17, 2020  – Webinar
This is a follow-up presentation to the one Wilson Elser’s Paul S. White gave on April 3rd and there have been significant developments since that time. Mr. White addressed claims being submitted to insurers, the litigation arising from the spread of the disease, the global closures of business and legislative efforts to address pandemic coverage including State & Federal developments. Brought to IRUA members with thanks to BRMA.

IMPLICATIONS OF REVIVER STATUTES FOR CASUALTY MARKETS
July 29, 2020 – Webinar
Reviver statute emergence has significant ramifications for active casualty markets & especially legacy business acquirers. Robert DiUbaldo of Carlton Fields, P.A., who has a great deal of experience with these matters, gave an excellent presentation both highly detailed and very informative.

RE AUDITS FROM A CLAIMS PERSPECTIVE
September 17, 2020 – Webinar
Slimmed-down to “Claims Only”, our classic Reinsurance Audits session focused on practical and useful issues from a Reinsurer’s perspective.  Frank DeMento, Esq. of Trans Re is an experienced industry professional for whom auditing is a significant part of his work and gave an excellent presentation full of the most current and practical knowledge.

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF REPRESENTATIONS & WARRANTIES INSURANCE
October 7, 2020 – Webinar
Purchase of Reps & Warranties Insurance in corporate M&A transactions is becoming standard practice.  Nick DeMartini, Senior Vice President- Professional Lines and North American Portfolio Manager for Transactional Liability, at Partner Re, delivered an outstanding presentation about the product, what to look out for and what the hot issues are right now.

INNOVATION AND ITS EFFECTS ON INSURANCE/ REINSURANCE
November 10, 2020 – Webinar
InsurTech has impacted several links within the insurance value chain including the players driving the change as well as the regulatory topics to consider when adopting the new and emerging technologies that are fueling the disruption. Arlene Kern, Strategic Innovation Leader at Munich Reinsurance America, and Stephanie Duchene Esq., a Partner in Mayer Brown LLP, expertly guided attendees through the topic including early signals of the pandemic’s impact on InsurTech from both the startup and regulatory point of view.

IRUA and LLOYD’S BRING LONDON TO YOU: LLOYD’S IN THE 2020s
November 12 – 13, 2020 – Webinar
Lloyd’s is rapidly changing both internationally, internally and externally.  This special session was held over two 2-hour morning sessions and featured senior Lloyd’s executives and London Market reinsurance underwriters. Discussed were the state of the market and 2021 prospects as well as how the Society is focusing on innovation and efficiencies to maximize policyholder and stakeholder value.  Presented by IRUA member – Lloyd’s America Inc.

Looking Ahead!

Out of an abundance of caution we have cancelled our April 2021 Conference but are planning an expanded number of one-day, on-site and virtual events during the 2021 calendar year. Visit our website at www.irua.org  for our latest listing of events and
SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR MARQUEE EVENT

2022 Annual Members Meeting & Conference
APRIL 25-27, 2022
Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, Fort Lauderdale, FL

More details will follow as we get closer to the date. Sessions will include a “Reinsurance Leaders and “Market Buyers Roundtable” as well as 3 Workshop Tracks each in Property & Casualty. (Including Claims)

CLICK HERE  to download a full copy of  IRUA’s Calendar of Events

 

10.22.2020