Mealeys Reinsurance Summit (REICON)
Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
|Event Date/Time: Sep 26, 2005||End Date/Time: Sep 27, 2005|
Michael G. DeKoning, FSA, FCIA, MAAA, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Life Manulife Reinsurance, Toronto
Neal J. Moglin, Esq., Lovells, Chicago
The registration fee includes continental breakfast each day, one luncheon, attendance at all conference sessions, a copy of the conference handbook on CD, networking reception, and coffee breaks. The registration fee is $1295 for the first attendee.
How to Register
Fax is the best way to enroll, allowing us to attend to your registration immediately. Please fax this form to (610)768-0303, call 1-800-MEALEYS, (610)768-7800, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or mail this form with payment to Mealey Publications™, P.O. Box 62090, King of Prussia, PA 19406-0230. Receipt of payment guarantees your registration.
• Early-Bird registration — by 7/20/05 — $300 off — $995
• Corporate Discount — $200 off — $1095
• Additional registrants from the same firm or company — $150 off — $1145
• Government employees — one-third off — $865
• Sitting judges — attend free
• Paralegals — two-thirds off — $435
* Cannot be combined with any other offer
Should you have any special needs, please contact Mealey’s at least three weeks prior to the conference, to allow us time to make reasonable accommodations.
Registrants who cancel on or before September 12th will receive a full refund. Registrants canceling from September 13th-19th will receive a full credit towards another Mealey’s conference. Cancellations made after September 19th will be subject to a 25% administrative fee; the remaining amount will be credited towards another Mealey’s conference. Credits must be used within one year of the date of issuance. Attendees who are paid in full and do not attend the conference forfeit a refund or a credit voucher. Substitutions may be made at any time.
The Ritz-Carlton, Boston is located at 15 Arlington Street, just 30 minutes from Logan International Airport. Attendees should make reservations directly with the hotel by calling 617-536-5700. When making reservations, indicate that you are attending Mealey’s Reinsurance Summit, September 26-27, 2005. A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at a rate of $265 a night for a single or double room. The cut-off date for this rate is September 8th. After that date, this rate will be offered based on space availability. Please note, there are a limited number of rooms in our room block so make your reservations early.
For alternative hotels and rates, please call us at (610) 768-7800.
Credits will be available from all states with mandatory requirements. For more information visit www.mealeys.com/conferences and click on ‘CLE Credit’, or call 1-800-Mealeys.
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Speakers, sessions and times may be subject to last-minute changes.
Monday, September 26, 2005
8:00 Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 Opening Remarks & Fact Overview
This year we will be trying something new - the fact pattern considered will encompass two disputes. During this overview, the conference chairmen will provide a brief introduction and review of the facts. The conference mock fact pattern & supporting documentation will be provided to all delegates for review prior to the conference so you’ll be prepared to participate to the fullest.
Dispute A will arise out of the purchase of a book of direct and reinsured life business and will include critical cutting-edge issues currently facing the industry including, finite reinsurance/regulatory issues, recapture problems, ratings triggers, data issues and potential misrepresentation & nondisclosure.
Dispute B will arise out of the going forward administration of the book of business and the dispute will be between the purchaser and a client cedent. As with Dispute A, the focus of this dispute will be on real-life issues such as underwriting disputes, unapproved changes in claims handling practices and the meaning of yearly renewable term clauses.
9:30 Dispute A Internal Strategy Sessions
Delegates will be divided into Seller and Purchaser teams. Industry executives & outside counsel will lead each team through the factual and legal issues arising in connection with Dispute A. They will lead with their teams to formulate a going forward strategy for resolving the dispute.
10:45 Morning Break
11:00 Mock Mediation between Purchaser & Seller
Delegates will reconvene for a mediation role-play exercise. The trained mediator will attempt to facilitate the resolution of Dispute A by using any techniques necessary to bring the two sides together. This session is designed to be as realistic as possible with role-play participants reacting without rehearsal to the mediator’s suggestions.
12:00 Networking Luncheon
Sponsored by JAMS
1:15 Mock Mediation Wrap-Up
Delegates will reconvene for a panel discussion in which the mediator & other mediation role-play participants involved in the morning’s mock mediation session will discuss their views of the mediation process and how some or all of the issues in Dispute A could have been avoided.
2:00 Dispute B Internal Strategy Sessions and
For this exercise, Delegates will once again be divided into Seller/Reinsurer and cedent teams. As during the morning session, each team will be lead by industry executives and outside counsel who will lead the Delegates through the facts and legal issues of Dispute B. Following the initial strategy sessions, reinsurer & cedent teams will be paired up for “settlement conferences” to see whether any or all of the issues in Dispute B can be resolved without need
3:00 Afternoon Break
3:15 Settlement Conference Wrap-Up
Delegates will reconvene to hear reports from team leaders regarding results of the team “settlement conferences”. These reports will be followed by a moderated audience discussion on how to improve chances of settling a dispute short of arbitration.
4:00 Mock Arbitration Hearing – Part I
Delegates will be invited to spy on the mock arbitration of Dispute B – specifically the cross examination of a key witness for each side.
5:30 Networking Reception
Co-sponsored by Lovells
Prince Lobel Glovsky & Tye LLP
8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:30 Opening Remarks
8:45 Mock Arbitration Panel – Part II
9:30 Resume Settlement Discussions – Final Interactive Breakout Session
Team leaders/counsel from Day 1 will resume their roles in leading the attempt to resolve Dispute B prior to the issuance of an award by the arbitration panel.
10:30 Morning Break
10:45 Mock Arbitration Hearing – Part III
Delegates reconvene to hear panel deliberations on Dispute B. Panel will then announce their final award and discuss their thought processes.