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VCIA Virtual

Attn VCIA Virtual 2020 Conference Attendees: Feel free to access the virtual conference space and re-watch any sessions! Simply login the same way you did during the live event. Here is the link: https://onlinexperiences.com/Launch/Event.htm?ShowKey=96211

 Mark your calendar and join us for the next VCIA Annual Conference August 10 - 12, 2021! The Annual Conference will be presented virtually with enhanced opportunities of networking. See announcement here

The VCIA Annual Conference is one of the captive industry’s most well respected and popular events. Known for its high quality captive education and excellent networking opportunities, this signature event is in its 35th year running. For 2020, the event will be presented 100% virtually. Join us August 11 – 13th  in a unique 2D and 3D setting to learn, connect with others, earn professional education credits, visit dozens of exhibitors, hear from excellent keynote speakers, and more. Stay through August 15th to listen in on any sessions you missed (and earn even more credits!). Since all of the educational sessions are accessible, attendees may earn more credits than ever before during the conference. “VCIA Virtual” will have a Captive Lounge, Theaters, Exhibit Pavilions, and Special Events each day. Come and go as you please to make the virtual event work best for you. Register today!

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Special thanks to the VCIA Board for their guidance in shaping VCIA Virtual. Missing from this photo: Jason Palmer and Tracy Hassett.

Special Event Speakers:

VCIA Conference Chair Dawne Davenport
Dawne Davenport, a consulting actuary with Marsh Captive Solutions, has served on the Task Force for all conferences since 2003.  As the 2020 Conference Task Force Chair, she is honored to lead such a dedicated, talented, creative and fun-loving team for our 2020 event.  Dawne will be there to greet attendees at the start of the virtual conference and introduce the closing Hot Topics with Dave Provost Special Event.
August 11  |  Dr. Robert P. Hartwig
Robert Hartwig is a Clinical Associate Professor of Finance and Co-Director of the Risk and Uncertainty Management Center of the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business. He will provide keen insight on implications of the transitioning insurance market facing captives in the early 2020s. Robert will speak at VCIA's Virtual Conference, at the Opening Special Event.



August 11  |  Commissioner Michael Pieciak

Commissioner of Vermont's Department of Financial Regulation, Michael Pieciak will precede Dr. Hartwig’s remarks during Tuesday’s Special Event. Pieciak will address the major issues impacting the captive industry in Vermont, at the NAIC and beyond. Join us to hear Commissioner Pieciak's thoughts on transformative changes due to COVID-19 and the current regulatory environment.



August 12  |  VCIA President Rich Smith

Celebrate the 2020 VCIA Industry Service, Honorary Member and Captive Crusader award winners at Wednesday's Special Event with VCIA President Rich Smith.. Award winners are carefully chosen annually to recognize VCIA Members who have excelled in supporting the captive industry and made contributions to the overall vitality and general welfare of the industry and VCIA.




August 12  |  CEO of Sompo Global Risk Solutions, Michael Chang

Join us August 12th to hear from Michael Chang, Chief Executive Officer of Sompo Global Risk Solutions. Sompo Global Risk Solutions was launched in 2016 to target global industry vertical solutions for large account risk management clients. Mr. Chang has built and led strong client focused underwriting operations, with a specialty in real estate and hospitality accounts as well as financial institutions. He is an industry expert and emerging thought leader in the insurance industry. Join us to hear his important insights. 


August 13  |  Deputy Commissioner Dave Provost

Join Dave Provost, Vermont’s Deputy Insurance Commissioner, and other highly experienced panelists, for an interactive discussion on current hot topics impacting the captive industry. In what is always a highly regarded session, we will examine current developments in captive regulation and key issues facing the industry, and highlight future initiatives, new opportunities, and using captives to address a hardening market. Moderated by Dan Reynolds, of Risk & Insurance Magazine, panelists and audience members will share their experience and insight ensuring that attendees are well-informed about current trends in the industry. Join us for this Special Event on Thursday which will tie together themes discovered during VCIA Virtual!

Dan Reynolds is the editor-in-chief of Risk & Insurance magazine, the leading domestic trade publication covering commercial property/casualty insurance.  He and his staff have won dozens of national and regional awards for their coverage of the industry.  Dan is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and lives outside of Philadelphia.




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