Bermuda delegation to fly the flag at RIMS


Bermuda Premier and Minister of Finance David Burt will lead a delegation of government, regulatory and industry leaders to the upcoming Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) annual conference and exhibition in San Antonio, Texas.

The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) is coordinating the island's presence at the insurance event, which runs from April 15 to April 18, including an executive industry forum, media interviews, meetings with RIMS, civic and business leaders, a Bermuda networking reception, and a trade-floor booth, all highlighting the island's leading global insurance market, and promoting June's Bermuda Captive Conference.

"RIMS is an important event for Bermuda's insurance industry," said Premier Burt, who will be accompanied by Junior Minister of Finance the Hon Wayne Furbert and Assistant Financial Secretary Pamela Burrows. "Our market's insurance leaders come together to showcase their expertise and demonstrate the significant role the island plays in risk mitigation. For decades, Bermuda has had a prominent position at RIMS, and I look forward to continuing the relationships that have been established over the years, and to making new connections."

Joining the government at RIMS 2018 will be representatives of Bermuda's insurance industry, the BDA, and the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA), including BDA chair Paul Scope, also chair of Willis Bermuda; BDA chief executive officer Ross Webber; BMA chief operating officer Shanna Lespere; and Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR) president and chief executive officer John Huff.

For the first time this year, the BDA, in partnership with the Bermuda Captive Conference, has organised a Bermuda Executive Forum, to be held at the Briscoe Western Art Museum the morning of Tuesday, April 17, before the main conference opens. Two panels of senior industry and regulatory leaders from the island will discuss the strengths of both the Bermuda market's world-leading captive insurance sector and its re/insurance hub.

"We're proud once again to represent the island at RIMS, and in particular, to host a forum featuring our island's experts," said the BDA's Webber. "It will be an excellent way for Bermuda to highlight our world-class industry talent across risk-management sectors to highly relevant audiences. We feel it will add extra value to Bermuda's attendance at this year's event."

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