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AIRROC/EECMA Climate Change Symposium
Convene - 30th Street Station - Cira Centre
2929 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Thursday, September 06, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
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 AIRROC / EECMA Climate Change Symposium
September 6, 2018
Philadelphia, PA


AIRROC and EECMA (Environmental and Emerging Claim Manager Association) are pleased to present their 2018 feature co-hosted program which will take a comprehensive look at Climate Change.

There is a growing consensus among business and governments that climate change is a real and growing risk. The insurance industry is at the forefront of understanding the risks associated with this emerging risk. Catastrophic losses associated with severe weather events has amplified the attention on this topic as the World Economic Forum identified extreme weather event and failure of climate change adaptation among the greatest global risks.  There is a new wave of Climate Change related lawsuits filed against the oil and gas industry. This one-day symposium will focus on the many complex aspects of this important topic. The conference will include thought leaders on the science of climate change, policymakers, industry, legal professionals, technical consultants, and insurance professionals.  The legal, scientific, business and coverage implications will be featured on the program.

Join us at Convene at Cira Centre which is an extremely convenient location for both Philadelphia locals and NorthEast business commuters. The meeting and conference venue is connected to the 30th Street Station, where the Amtrak, Regional Rail and the Subway lines intersect.


Topics Include:

  • The Science of Climate Change and Its Impact: Understanding the scientific principles of climate change, its cause, and the consequences.
  • Current Policy Surrounding Climate Change:  How the policymakers across the world, the U.S states, cities and governing bodies are responding.
  • Business Risks Associated with Climate Change:  What should corporations be aware of?
  • Insurance Implications of Climate Change and Coverage Issues: Insurance specific considerations, policy types and risks.

Faculty Includes:

Michael Angelina, Executive Director, Maguire Academy of Insurance and Risk Management, Saint Joseph’s University
Amy J. Cassidy, Partner, Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLP
Albert Chung, PhD, PE, Senior Project Manager of Compliance Services, Keramida
Phil Ludvigsen, PhD, Market Area Director – Emerging Markets, First Environment
Laura Foggan, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP
Robert Graff, Manager, Office of Energy and Climate Change Initiatives, Delaware
Valley Regional Planning Commission
Earl L. Hagström, Partner, Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum
Hope Herron, Lead – Climate Change Initiatives, Tetra Tech
Adam Krauss, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry LLP
Harry Lee, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Sean Meegan, Flood Risk Manager, Ecology and Environment, Inc.
Eric Orts, Guardsmark Professor, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; Director of the Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership
Laura Oxley, Claims Executive & VP, General Reinsurance Corporation
John Parker, Partner, Goldberg Segalla
Erin K. Poppler, Partner, Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum
Bob Sokolove, Director Flood Risk Services, Ecology and Environment, Inc.
Joshua Sperling, PhD, National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado
Ryan Stifter, Director – Economics & Complex Analytics, Roux Associates
Chris Walker, Director, North America, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Registration Fee: $295.00 per attendee. 

Three or more attendees from one company: $225.00 per attendee.  Please contact Cyndy Noonan at [email protected] for multiple registrations.

AIRROC members: One complimentary registration per company.  Please contact Cyndy Noonan today at [email protected] to see if your company is already registered! 

Register HERE!

View the participant list as of September 5 HERE!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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Interested in sponsoring?  Contact Carolyn Fahey at [email protected] today.   


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