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Asia Pacific Insurance Conference (APIC)
October 18-20, 2017
Raffles City, Singapore
Cocktail Reception
October 19, 2017

Insurance Industry Institute (I-3)
November 9-10, 2017
Location: Sheraton Times Square, New York, NY 

2018 Winter Meeting
February 24-28, 2018
Location: Amelia Island, FL
Vanita M. Banks
Corporate Counsel
Allstate Insurance Company
Northbrook, IL

Hsluen (Jeffrey) Chen
AXIS Insurance
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Matthew G. Conway
Defense Counsel
Conway Stoughton LLP
West Hartford, CT
William J. Kobokovich
Corporate Counsel
The Travelers Indemnity Company
Hunt Valley, MD
Matthew W. Melton
Defense Counsel
Norris Choplin & Schroeder, LLP
Indianapolis, IN

Anne M. Oldenburg
Defense Counsel
HeplerBloom, LLC
Chicago, IL
Marc E. Williams
Defense Counsel
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP
Huntington, WV
Federation Publications

From the President 
Federation Opportunities

There are certain events when, after it is over,you say, "Wow that was awesome!"  The CCS was one of those events.  If you were not there you missed out on record attendance from both corporate counsel and defense counsel, great programming and unmatched networking opportunities. 

David Nicholas and Mike Bonasso headed up a terrific team that included Marketing Chairs Tiffany Alexander and Marc Polk and Program Chairs Michele Miller and Marisa Trasatti.  The CCS is one of the crown jewels of the Federation and on behalf of the organization I want to thank all the speakers and everyone involved in making this year's program the best we have ever had! 

Another of the Federation's programming crown jewels is the Insurance Industry Institute (I-3) which will be held in New York City on November 9-10.  The I-3 is held every other year and is always a popular draw.  The program developed by Program Chairs Alan Rutkin, Gena Sluga and Rick Long combines the latest issues emerging in the industry today with a Who's Who list of speakers from the insurance field.  Here is a link to the brochure and online registration


Following the lead of the CCS, the I-3 is offering for the first time free registration for any in-house insurance representatives. Our hope was that by offering free registration we could drive even stronger attendance - and that is exactly what we are seeing. In fact, we currently have more insurance company registrants than defense counsel. If your practice involves insurance, this is a must attend event! Take advantage of this great programming and networking opportunity and register today. Bring a client and receive a $100 savings on your registration.


The decision to provide free registration at these meetings for corporate and industry members was the result of ongoing discussions with our in-house colleagues on how they can continue to enjoy the benefits of Federation programming in the face of tightening corporate budgets. The response has far exceeded our expectations as we have realized record attendance of corporate and defense counsel at the CCS and we have strong registration of insurance representatives thus far for the I-3. They say a rising tide lifts all ships and that holds true here as the increased attendance has resulted in unparalleled networking opportunities for all of our members.


We are taking  this formula for success of offering free registration and applying it to the Winter Meeting in Amelia Island, FL taking place February 25th-28th. The savings to our corporate and industry members is a staggering $1500+ and yet they will still enjoy all the amazing touches that you only find at Federation meetings. If the number of inquiries we have already received about the free registration is any indication, we should have record attendance from our corporate and industry colleagues.


Registration will not open for a few more weeks, but I can let you know that Brett and Amanda Preston have put together an amazing meeting that will be filled with fun events, activities and other surprises. Not to be outdone, Reid Manley has developed a program the likes of which we have not seen before. The speakers and topics he has lined up would make the Sunday morning television shows jealous. This will definitely be one of those meetings that you will be glad you attended and will remember for years to come.


One final note, we are looking for your nominations for Federation members you feel are worthy of the Lifetime Achievement Award. We want to recognize those in our Federation Family that have gone "over and above". Please send your nominations to Kim LaBounty.


That's it for now - see you in New York City at the I-3!

Scott Kreamer

President, FDCC



Space is Filling Up at the FDCC Insurance Industry Institute

We'll have the preeminent legal authority on climate change (Michael Gerrard), the most sought-after insurance mediator in the country (David Geronemus), and many others who really are at the top of our field. 

Join industry colleagues to discuss what is affecting your work today.

We have a new location, right in the heart of New York's theater district and plan to take advantage with with dinner and theater tickets. 
Click here
 to download the brochure. 

See you in Singapore!

If your global practice involves insurance, you should be attending the 2017 Asia Pacific Insurance Conference (APIC 2017) this week in Singapore. APIC is the first Asian regional conference organized by a collection of major insurance related organizations, and presents a unique opportunity to form new relationships with potential clients and referral sources in an insurance marketplace that has expanded well beyond the US into Europe, Australia and Asia. Click here for more information.

FDCC conference participants are invited to attend a cocktail reception on Thursday, October 19th at 5:30pm.  The reception will be held at the Asia Bar located within the SwissĂ´tel The Stamford.   Join us for a stunning night of networking and wonderful food and beverage while enjoying the city skyline in the heart of Singapore. 

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