Hamilton, Bermuda, September 14, 2017: The Bermuda insurance market’s leading role in global risk innovation, including helping communities rebuild after disasters, was highlighted at this week’s successful 13th annual Bermuda Captive Conference.
The conference attracted more than 750 registrants, totalling almost 800 room nights at Fairmont Southampton, the venue for the three-day event. The conference attracted captive owners, managers, brokers and service-providers who enjoyed a full agenda of topics ranging from insurtech and cyber-risk to claims handling and investment strategies.
“Since then, however, many of those individuals have committed to attending our next conference in the spring,” said Gibbons.
Keynote speaker Philippe Rouja engaged a packed lunchtime audience Tuesday with an entertaining presentation on Bermuda shipwrecks. The talk wove folklore and fact from Bermuda’s past, including stories of spies and scientists, with demonstrations of 3D underwater videography using blockchain technology.
Michael Burns, a leading Bermudian corporate lawyer, received the second Fred Reiss Lifetime Achievement Award at Monday morning’s opening presentation. He has been central to various legislative initiatives for the industry over the years, including the current Incorporated Segregated Accounts Companies Act 2017 (ISAC) bill being tabled this fall.
The Bermuda Captive Conference returns to its former spring slot next year, running June 11-13, 2018.