Apr 9
Chapter Meeting

AIRROC's 2014 Boston Regional Education Day

04/09/14 8:00am to 6:00pm
111 Huntington Avenue
Boston,MA 02199

The Boston Chapter CPCU Society is partnering with the Association of Insurance & Reinsurance Run-Off Companies (AIRROC) and Alvarez & Marsal, Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP to present the AIRROC’s 2014 Boston Regional Education Day.

The AIRROC’s Education day offers various insurance-related educational sessions and a luncheon with keynote speaker. The full day event includes breakfast, lunch and a networking reception.  This event is free for all Boston Chapter members and will qualify for CE credit.  Boston Chapter members have the option of attending as many of the sessions that they would like.

To view the agenda and register for this event, please go to the AIRROC’s Event list on their website and click on 2014 Eastern Regional Education Day. http://www.airroc.org/event-list
The registration button is at the bottom of their web page,  http://www.airroc.org/event-list.  You have the option to register without logging in.  In the registration form, please identify yourself as a Boston Chapter member.

04/09/14 8:00am to 8:45am
04/09/14 8:45am to 9:00am
Welcome and Introductions

Katherine Barker, President, Armour Risk Management; Co-Chair, AIRROC

Nick Pearson, Partner, Edwards Wildman



04/09/14 9:00am to 10:00am
Solvency II: Who, What and When?

The discussion will include updates as to the present status of Solvency II, and what it means for European and U.S companies. The implications of Solvency II – including both sides of equivalence (U.S. companies doing business in Europe AND European companies doing business in the United States) will also be addressed.


Barry Leigh Weissman -- Edwards Wildman
04/09/14 10:00am to 10:15am
Networking Break
04/09/14 10:15am to 11:15am
Update on Sanctions Issues

As sanctions become an ever-growing aspect of US foreign policy the insurance industry faces unique anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance challenges. These seasoned professionals will address OFAC and AML compliance issues that you need to know about in your daily business operations.


David Bliss -- Accuity
Dan Baron -- Alvarez & Marsal
Carlos Ortiz -- Edwards Wildman
Jeff Etherington -- Edwards Wildman
04/09/14 11:15am to 11:30am
Networking Break
04/09/14 11:30am to 12:30pm
Cyber Risk: The Threat is Real

Recent high profile data breaches of major retailers and the ever-growing threat from domestic and international hackers are compelling businesses across all industries to review their cyber procedures.  Learn from an expert panel the steps insurers should take to protect corporate assets and customer data.


Rudy Dimmling, Senior Director, Alvarez & Marsal


Robert Parisi -- Marsh
Ted Augustinos -- Edwards Wildman
Andy Gandhi -- Alvarez & Marsal
04/09/14 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Luncheon and Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker, Anna Petropoulos, President, Apetrop USA, will lead a discussion on the recently enacted Vermont Legacy Insurance Management Act (LIMA). Ms. Petropoulos was a key driver in getting this ground-breaking legislation passed. LIMA represents the first instance of US legislation enabling the transfer of closed blocks of commercial insurance and reinsurance policies, creating for the first time a legal and regulatory framework and marketplace for such transfers.

Keynote Speaker:

Anna Petropoulos -- Apetrop USA
04/09/14 2:00pm to 2:30pm
The Arbitration Process: Presentation and Workshop

Attendees will participate in an interactive arbitration workshop around a hypothetical dispute.


Michael Fitzgerald -- Inpoint
Ronald Gass -- The Gass Company
Susan Grondine-Dauwer -- SEG-D Consulting


Jeanne Kohler -- Edwards Wildman
Robert DiUbaldo -- Edwards Wildman
04/09/14 2:30pm to 3:15pm
Organizational Meeting

Participants will observe a mock reinsurance arbitration organizational meeting, where certain issues will be argued before a panel of industry experts.

Mock Arbitrators:

Michael Fitzgerald -- Inpoint
Ronald Gass -- The Gass Company
Susan Grondine-Dauwer -- SEG-D Consulting


Jeanne Kohler -- Edwards Wildman
Robert DiUbaldo -- Edwards Wildman
04/09/14 3:15pm to 3:30pm
Networking Break / Transition to Breakouts
04/09/14 3:30pm to 4:15pm
Small Group Issues Discussion
04/09/14 4:15pm to 4:45pm
Arbitration Panel Deliberates

Participants will then view the mock arbitrators in their deliverations and hear the panel's rulings on the issues. Participants will then have the opportunity to ask an questions to the panel and/or counsel.

04/09/14 4:45pm to 6:00pm
Networking Reception

Anna Petropoulos

Apetrop USA

Keynote Speaker

Nick Pearson

Edwards Wildman

Barry Leigh Weissman

Edwards Wildman

Dan Baron

Senior Director
Alvarez & Marsal

David Bliss

Director - Product Marketing

Carlos Ortiz

Edwards Wildman

Jeff Etherington

Edwards Wildman

Rudy Dimmling

Senior Director
Alvarez & Marsal


Ted Augustinos

Edwards Wildman

Andy Gandhi

Managing Director
Alvarez & Marsal

Robert Parisi

Senior Vice President

Jeanne Kohler

Edwards Wildman

Robert DiUbaldo

Edwards Wildman

Michael Fitzgerald


Ronald Gass

The Gass Company

Susan Grondine-Dauwer

SEG-D Consulting
Edwards Wildman LLP
111 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02199
United States

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