We were pleased to see so many of you in Boston at our annual Policyholders' Conference. More than 1,100 attended the event this year, which was the second highest level in the history of the conference. This strong turnout – in a year when many companies have imposed travel restrictions and attendance has dropped sharply at many business conferences – is a good indicator of the vitality of our mutual efforts.
Your comments on the evaluation forms were very positive regarding the program content, networking opportunities and activities. We are also grateful for your constructive suggestions for improvement and will consider them carefully as we plan next year’s conference, which will be held in Denver, July 26 to July 29, 2010.
Many of the general session and breakout presentations are posted on our website – including Bob Hartwig's presentation on economic and insurance market conditions as well as the popular presentations on Energy Policy Under the Obama Administration and the D&O update from Dan Bailey.