ST. LOUIS, Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To meet the growing risk management demands of the complex mining industry, Lockton's Mining Practice will host the second annual North American Mining Summit, March 5-6, 2013 at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark, 1 South Broadway. The Summit's objective is to give attendees a broad view of the political and commercial areas of risk and opportunity for mining firms involved in the global commodities markets.
"In the ever-changing world of mining and natural resources, those responsible for managing risks and protecting the balance sheet need to stay abreast of the shifts in the insurance marketplace," said Ryan W. Brown of Lockton. "This important event brings together a world-class panel of experts in all facets of risk management to exchange information and share best practices."
Lockton's Mining Practice will host financial executives, risk managers safety leaders, and other senior level mining executives, focusing on risk management issues affecting the mining industry.
The event will include speakers from AIG, American Mining Insurance Company, Arch Insurance, Ariel Re, Aspen Insurance, Belcher Law Office, Bryce Downey & Lenkov, Cunningham & Lindsey, Dempsey Partners, Dix & Eaton, Hannover Re, Hawcroft Consulting, Lockton Companies, Munich Re, Paradigm Outcomes, Scor, Swiss Re, the US Department of Labor, and Zurich.
Keynote addresses will be delivered by Hank Watkins, Lloyd's North America, and Dr. Robert Hartwig, Insurance Information Institute.
"We are pleased to have Scott Rasmussen, political analyst, public opinion pollster and New York Times best selling author, kick-off the Summit on Tuesday evening at a special reception and dinner at Busch Stadium's Champions Club where he'll address attendees prior to his book signing," Brown said.
More than 4,450 professionals at Lockton provide more than 15,000 clients around the world with insurance, benefits, and risk management services, offering an uncommon level of client service. From its founding in 1966 in Kansas City, Missouri, Lockton has grown to become the largest privately held insurance broker in the world and 9th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates awarded Lockton its 2011 Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For four consecutive years, Business Insurance has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance."