25 September 2020News

Digital Bermuda Captive Conference attracts record attendance

The Bermuda Captive Conference attracted a record number of delegates in its new digital format, smashing the record previously set in 2019.

Almost 900 people attended the virtual event between September 9 – 11, compared to around 800 people who attended the Fairmont Southampton in person in June 2019. Attendees joining from over 30 countries and 6 continents, the organisers said.

This year's event drew over 200 captive insurance owners, including some based in other jurisdictions. Other attendees included risk managers, brokers, captive managers, service providers, sponsors and vendors from Fortune 500 companies.

Conference organiser Brooke Dawson of The Whitfield Group said: “The virtual event was designed to look and feel like an event in Bermuda. We wanted to create a custom, visually-rich experience for attendees, helping them to feel connected to Bermuda, even if they couldn’t be there in person.”

Conference chair Leslie Robinson said the organisers had received positive feedback about the event. “We remain optimistic that Bermuda will remain open for business and look forward to welcoming everyone back in June 2021,” she added.