The CRC is the largest annual life reinsurance gathering in the world, attracting over 500 delegates from insurance, reinsurance and retrocession companies and others engaged in supporting reinsurance transactions. The 2013 conference was a terrific success. Delegates from Canada, the United States and other countries attended and experienced a unique combination of education and networking opportunities, in a concentrated one-day format.
The 2013 Conference Theme focused on:
Leading REal Innovation
The key to addressing today's life insurance challenges and opportunities
This theme clearly reflected the unprecedented pace of social, regulatory and technological change facing the global life insurance industry while recognizing, at the same time, that we are operating in an economic environment that is characterized by low growth, historical low levels of interest rates and elevated levels of capital market volatility. These conditions collectively present considerable challenges to the life insurance industry and our customers. It seems clear that now, more than ever, leaders need to challenge old business paradigms and seek out ways to foster real innovation in addressing these and other key questions of the day.
This year's conference helped to provide delegates with the insights they need to help answer these important questions and rise to this leadership challenge.
Our keynote presentation included a select panel of international industry leaders led by Robert Diefenbacker, Pacific Life Re, including Alison Martin, Swiss Re Group Management Board as well as Arshil Jamal, Canada Life and Mike Dekoning, Munich Re American Reinsurance, who provided delegates with the opportunity to benefit from their unique perspective on the innovation imperative as it pertains to our prevailing business environment. We also featured a special keynote address from one of North America's preeminent motivational speakers and social commentators, Mike Lipkin, who provided some dynamic, entertaining and thoughtful perspectives on our leadership approach to real innovation.
The conference breakout sessions were designed to further explore these themes from a number of perspectives including new strategies in product and service innovation,
underwriting, distribution, regulatory and capital market trends and opportunities.
For those attendees interested in reviewing the presentation material, it is currently posted.
We look forward to seeing everyone next April 2nd, 2014 at the 58th CRC.
2013 CRC Council