AIRROC Goes to "Beantown"  

On April 9, AIRROC took our Regional Education to Boston for the first time.  The partnership between AIRROC, Edwards Wildman LLP, Alvarez & Marsal, and the Boston Chapter of the CPCU proved to be a success with over 75 in attendance and a diverse set of relevant presentations to the industry…..so, from the 29th floor of Edwards Wildman’s offices in the Prudential Center, we spoke with attendees and sponsors to get some perspectives on how the day went. 


 

Edwards Wildman was pleased to continue our long time support of AIRROC by hosting the 2014 Boston Regional Education Day.  The speakers worked hard to present topics of interest and practical value to AIRROC members and other attendees in a interesting and engaging format.  The attendance level and spirited audience interaction was very gratifying.  We believe AIRROC plays an important role in the industry.  We look forward to hosting, sponsoring and attending future AIRROC events.  -- Nick Pearson, Edwards Wildman

The Boston Regional Education day was a tremendous success as it covered topics of interest to a diverse group of participants.  The feedback I received was that the topics discussed – Solvency II, Sanctions and Cyber Risk – impact the operations of both run-off and “live” (re)insurers.  As the interests of both groups converge, the role of AIRROC - and future conferences it hosts - will grow as it continues to provide a forum for thought-provoking topics to the insurance industry.        – Rudy Dimmling, Alvarez & Marsal Insurance and Risk Advisory Services, LLC

The AIRROC Education Day introduced new timely topics such as the Vermont Captive Legislation and Cyber Risk and expanded on topics previously presented, bringing more current information on Solvency II and OFAC. The OFAC discussion was particularly illustrative with one of the speakers highlighting his recent experiences in Ukraine. – Brenda Craven, The Hartford

Great location and comfortable setting, easy to see and hear speakers.  Interesting topics to broader run-off industry.  Nice range of topics, including good training opportunity for arbitration process for people who are newer to the reinsurance dispute process.  Overall, very good program.  – Linda MacDonald, The RiverStone Group

I always enjoy a good mock arbitration. I like being able to see both sides of the story in a relatively unbiased manner. It helps me to think outside of the box more when interpreting reinsurer inquiries, etc. – Barbara Gounaris, The Hartford