Keynote Speakers Announced for the 2016 IRMI Energy Risk & Insurance Conference

by User Not Found | Jan 18, 2016

Dallas, TX, 18 January , 2016
—International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI®), is excited to announce the distinguished speakers for keynote sessions at the IRMI Energy Risk & Insurance Conference to be held March 1–3, 2016, in Houston, Texas. 

On Tuesday, March 1, Stephen Catlin, executive deputy chairman for XL Catlin, will kick off the Conference with a look at the impact of the energy market on the insurance industry. He will discuss the trends and challenges in the insurance industry, emerging risks, and how insurers can best serve the needs of their energy clients during these turbulent times. 

On Wednesday, March 2, the morning general session will offer perspectives on the energy insurance industry by prominent energy insurance broker Richard M. Blades, chairman for Wortham Insurance. He will discuss industry challenges and trends and how insurance advisers can help risk managers and insurance buyers protect their companies from unexpected and potentially devastating losses.

On Wednesday, March 2, the Networking Lunch will feature Keynote Speaker Jesse Thompson, business economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas-Houston Branch. He will discuss the state of the energy industry and the current impacts that have changed the petrochemical industry.  

On Thursday, March 3, the closing general session will be presented by Mark Lanterman, chief technology officer for Computer Forensic Services. This session will address the hot topic of cyberattacks. Attendees will discover how easy it is to hack into a wind turbine and the far-reaching impact it can have.

The IRMI Energy Risk & Insurance Conference is the place to get answers to the toughest questions and make certain you have implemented risk management best practices. The 3-day program will feature more than 65 carefully selected speakers presenting 28 workshops designed to provide attendees with proven risk management strategies and insights.

About IRMI:

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