ST. LOUIS, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton Companies will hold its Complex Risk Symposium May 17-18, 2016 at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis. This event will bring together a select group of companies with similar, complex risk issues. The unique format will mix general sessions, breakouts, and one-on-one discussions to foster dialogue about today's most pressing risk management challenges.
Lockton's Symposium brings together industry leaders including risk managers, underwriting executives, and leading insurance experts in property, casualty, executive liability, cyber risk, surety, and analytics.
As Ryan Brown, Vice President at Lockton Companies and host of the event, says, "The nature of risk management is changing rapidly, and new skills and strategies are needed to achieve optimal results. Macroeconomic trends, cyber security concerns, regulatory challenges, and geopolitical concerns demand attention. Risk management has also become a board-level concern for our clients and carrier partners, and the strategies pursued must address organizational priorities and risk tolerance. These changing dynamics create new obstacles, but also lead to new opportunities and competitive advantage."
The "by-invitation" symposium will bring together many of the world's leading insurers along with corporate risk management executives and senior level decision makers. Topics will include:
- the impact of convergence within insurer M&A activity
- trends in the global P&C market
- data analytics & predictive modeling
- emerging risks
- active shooter incidents
- the impact of geopolitical events
- the cyber threat environment and insurance market
Luke Williams, best-selling author and global innovation strategist, will deliver a keynote speech on the power of disruptive thinking and taking risks. He has worked with industry leaders like American Express, GE, Sony, Crocs, Virgin, Disney, and Hewlett-Packard to develop new business strategies and stay ahead of the curve. Williams is a Fellow at frog design, one of the world's most influential innovation companies, and is the executive director of The Berkley Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the NYU Stern School of Business.
More than 6,000 professionals at Lockton provide 48,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, employee benefits consulting, and retirement services that improve their businesses. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has attracted entrepreneurial professionals who have driven its growth to become the largest privately held, independent insurance broker in the world and 10th largest overall. For seven consecutive years, Business Insurance magazine has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's experts, check Lockton Market Update.