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ABIR CEO to speak on Global Insurance Symposium panel

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ABIR CEO to speak on Global Insurance Symposium panel 


Hamilton, Bermuda (March 27, 2023) — The Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR) will represent the Bermuda’s leading international re/insurers at the Global Insurance Symposium (GIS) in Des Moines, Iowa on April 18-20.

John Huff, ABIR’s Chief Executive Officer, will be a featured presenter on the event’s “Global Panel”, where he will discuss the challenges and risk-diversifying opportunities of global insurance and reinsurance markets. Christine Holmes, Partner at EY, will moderate the panel, which also comprises Petra Hielkema, Chair of the European Insurance Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), and Michael Consedine, CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).

The GIS brings together more than 500 insurance and financial services company executives, international regulators, government representatives, entrepreneurs and startup tech firms. The theme of this year’s conference is “Thriving in a Changing World”. In addition to the Global Panel, highlights will include a CEO panel, a Commissioner Panel, and an InsurTech Founder panel.

Huff said: “The GIS provides an ideal platform for senior, international re/insurance industry and supervisory leaders to engage in discussion, collaboration and thought leadership around multiple insurance industry issues with a global perspective. It’s important that Bermuda’s leading re/insurers, as leaders in climate risk and natural catastrophe protection, as well as complex and specialty risks such as cyber and financial  protection, have a voice on the world stage. I look forward to representing Bermuda’s vibrant market at the Symposium.”

Full details of the conference are available at the website,


About ABIR: The Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers (ABIR) represents Bermuda’s major property and casualty insurers and reinsurers doing business in 150 countries. Founded in 1993, ABIR is proud to celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2023. For three decades, the Bermuda market’s risk-bearing capacity has played a key role in enabling insurance to be accessible and affordable, to the benefit of consumers around the world. Bermuda is an internationally recognized center of global expertise on underwriting for catastrophe, climate, cyber, mortgage and credit risk transfer products, along with other specialty insurance and reinsurance. For more information, please visit: Follow us on Twitter @ABIR_Bermuda.

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