17 September 2015News

Bermuda Convergence unveils keynote speaker

ILS (Bermuda), organisers of the Bermuda Convergence 2015, has unveiled Jimmy Spithill, helmsman for America’s Cup Oracle Team USA, as the keynote speaker for the event.

Spithill, the two-time winner of the America’s Cup will be a highlight of the annual Convergence event, held on November 11–13, 2015.

More than 200 delegates are expected to attend this year’s ILS event, including investors, fund managers, global insurance and reinsurance companies, and professional service partners.

“Competing in the America’s Cup is the pinnacle of the sailing world and sailors must combine physical and mental strength, sailing skills and precision teamwork in an unpredictable environment,” said Greg Wojciechowski, chief executive officer of the Bermuda Stock Exchange and ILS Bermuda chairman.

“It’s about being focused on the goal while taking calculated risks that rely on innovation, technology, precision and team work. We at ILS Bermuda are excited to have Mr. Spithill talk to our attendees about leadership and team development, and how he’s taken risks and strategies for success.”

Convergence 2015 keynote speaker sponsorship proceeds will be donated to the America’s Cup Endeavour Community Sailing Program, a charity that engages Bermuda students in sailing.