We're hard at work preparing for the AEGIS Policyholders' Conference which will be held Monday, July 16 to Thursday, July 19 at the Seattle Westin. Eligible attendees can register for the conference, select recreational activities and reserve hotel rooms online. The deadline is Thursday, June 28.
The preliminary agenda includes a management report that will focus on the successes of 2012 to date as well as our new and existing underwriting capabilities in New Jersey and London. We have also invited Bob Hartwig, President of The Insurance Information Institute, to join us again to present his ever-popular update on current economic and insurance market conditions.
We plan to cover a number of additional topics during the general sessions and breakout sessions as well, including cyber risk issues and coverage; a number of new product ideas; D&O developments with Dan Bailey; future energy economics; more effective ways to present utility property risks to underwriters; and a special session for municipal and public power members that will be chaired by senior members of this important class.
On Tuesday afternoon, we've scheduled a one-hour primer session that will discuss in detail our new D&O forms, our enhanced Fiduciary and Excess D&O coverage and our new Public Power and General Partners coverage. All members and brokers are welcome to attend, including those who are new to AEGIS as well as those who have been familiar with our D&O products up to this point.
On Thursday, we are sure you'll be very interested to hear from the special political panel we've gathered to discuss the upcoming elections in November. Our "Meet the Press" style panel includes:
- Donna Brazile, CNN political analyst, Democratic strategist and syndicated columnist;
- Tucker Carlson, Fox News contributor, Editor-in-Chief of TheDailyCaller.com, and former co-host of Crossfire on CNN;
- Howard Fineman, Editorial Director of The Huffington Post Media Group, NBC and MSNBC political analyst, and former senior Washington correspondent and columnist for Newsweek; and
- Michael Steele, MSNBC political analyst and former Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
The panel will be moderated by Bob Hartwig, who admits to being a political news junkie himself, so you won't want to miss the Thursday morning session.
Also, please remember that AEGIS staff will be available to meet with you on Monday, July 16 and Tuesday, July 17. To schedule a meeting, please contact your AEGIS underwriter, loss control representative or claims representative.
Conference registration is complimentary and attendees are invited to bring guests. Brokers must be connected with a current AEGIS member policy written through AEGIS in New Jersey to attend. AEGIS will reimburse one representative from each member company with a current AEGIS policy written through AEGIS in East Rutherford for the cost of three nights' lodging at the Westin Seattle. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact Gil Gould by e-mail or by phone at 201.508.2790.
If you haven't already done so, please register now, reserve your hotel room and request activities. We look forward to seeing you in Seattle for another informative and productive conference!