Dunkley to speak at 2017 RIMS Conference for the first time


Premier Michael Dunkley will be speaking at the Risk Insurance Management Society’s (RIMS) 2017 annual meeting in Philadelphia in April.

According to the Bermuda Business Development Agency the Premier will speak about Bermuda’s historic US ties and the island’s global economic impact.

It’s the first time that a Bermudian Premier has ever spoken at the annual conference, which takes place on April 23–26. Billed as the insurance industry’s biggest yearly event, the conference is expected to attract 10,000 risk-management professionals, service providers, senior executives and other decision-makers from a range of industries, plus 400 exhibitors.

The Premier is scheduled to deliver his hour-long presentation, “Small Wonder: Bermuda’s Supersized Impact on the World of Risk,” on the afternoon of Monday, April 24.

“I feel very privileged to represent Bermuda so prominently at an industry event that has been very significant to our island over many decades,” said Premier Dunkley. “The government is grateful to RIMS for the opportunity to highlight Bermuda’s unique and substantial role as a world-respected international financial centre.

“The evolution of Bermuda’s highly respected market, our top-tier regulatory environment, our role in facilitating globalisation and covering losses from the world’s worst disasters—these are topics that should be interesting and relevant to the RIMS audience.”

Other speakers at the event include Brad Kading, president and executive director of the Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers, and Stephen Catlin, executive deputy chairman of Bermuda-headquartered XL Catlin and chair of the Insurance Development Forum.

Michael Dunkley, Premier of Bermuda, RIMS, Bermuda

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