The Inland Marine Underwriters Association [imua] Sets 2020 Annual Meeting Agenda
90th Annual Meeting Taps Euler Hermes Chief Economist Dan North
to Deliver Keynote Address
By: Inland Marine Underwriters Association
This year's annual meeting theme, On the Move, reflects the association's continuing effort to ensure the professional development of its membership. The meeting will feature a diverse educational agenda beginning with Dan North, Chief Economist Euler Hermes, as this year's keynote speaker. Mr. North's address will touch the outlook for the property and casualty insurance industry from an inland marine perspective.
In announcing its Annual Meeting, IMUA President and CEO, Kevin O'Brien, said, "As we embark on a new decade in IMUA's history, we are once again extremely pleased to offer a diverse array of topics that are extremely relevant to today's inland marine environment. Our Education Committee has done an outstanding job not only in selecting an agenda that focuses on today's most pressing issues and securing knowledgeable professionals to address each."
The topics for the IMUA 90th Annual Meeting include:
· Builders Risk: Delay Claims
· Renewable Energy
· Commercial Flood
· Motor Truck Cargo & Warehouse Legal Liability
· Emerging Trends – Cyber, Wildfire, Modular Construction
Mr. O'Brien also noted that IMUA is also offering its "Parallel Track" programming geared toward newer, less experienced inland marine underwriting and claims personnel.
IMUA's "Parallel Track" is a series of seminars and workshops patterned after the association's Introduction to Inland Marine Course. They run parallel to the more in-depth educational sessions offered during the Annual Meeting. All those attending the 'Parallel Track' sessions will also have access to our general sessions, as well as the keynote address.
The Parallel Track subjects to be covered are:
· Introduction to Inland Marine
· The Basics of Builders Risk
· Understanding Contractors Equipment
· Transportation Insurance
IMUA Chairperson, Bruce Jervis, commenting on this year's Annual Meeting agenda noted, "I am extremely proud to serve as IMUA's Chairperson. I am continually amazed at what we, as an association, have been able to accomplish in fulfilling our pledge of assisting our membership in furthering their professional development. Our Education Committee has created an outstanding program covering key issues facing our industry. They have also considered our on-going commitment to reach out to all professional agents and brokers who may or may not be familiar with the many facets of inland marine insurance. We encourage our members and friends in the producer community to take advantage of these exciting educational and networking opportunities."