Thoughts and Photos from the 2019 PLUS Singapore Symposium

The eighth annual Singapore Symposium brought members of the insurance industry together for an engaging and informative event last Wednesday, September 11. 126 professionals from across the industry gathered at the Novotel Hotel in Singapore to hear from thought-leaders from around the world in between networking with other attendees.

Nigel Gould-Davies, Associate Fellow of Chatham House, gave a keynote address on falling and rising political risks, and what the future might be for these kinds of risks. Other speakers touched on important and topical issues such as pay power, regulation, and current coverage considerations for D&O and Cyber.

The luncheon keynote was Sam McGrath, Standard Chartered Bank, who told his story of serving in the British Army as commander in the paratrooper division. Now an ultra-marathoner, McGrath engaged the audience by tying his personal life experiences into inspiring messages about leadership, focus, and fitness.

This Symposium also had congratulations in order for PLUS member Lynn Leo, Swiss Re, who was recognized for earning her RPLU designation.

Thank you to all the speakers and attendees, and a special thank you to the PLUS Singapore Committee! This was a fantastic event.

Northwest Chapter Looks at the Latest in Cyber Security

Last Wednesday, August 21, the Northwest Chapter hosted their fifth annual Cyber Liability Symposium in Seattle, Washington. Insurance professionals gathered for a seminar on the legal landscape of cyber security and the emerging threats present in this ever-evolving sector of the industry. After the seminar, attendees continued the discussion and enjoyed networking with colleagues at a happy hour reception.

Thank you to the two co-hosts, the CPCU Society and RIMS, and to the Northwest Chapter annual sponsors for making this event possible!

North Central Chapter Supports Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

The North Central Chapter recently supported the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans by collecting and delivering move-in kits to veterans and their families. The Chapter and the PLUS Foundation donated move-in kits with household items, and volunteers from the Chapter delivered and organized the kits. These kits will help five veterans get settled into new homes.

Erin Singmaster, RPLU+ and Managing Director at Travelers, was one of these volunteers. She said:

Supporting our veterans, especially our local veterans, is incredibly important to our chapter.  We continued our partnership with MAC-V for the second year in a row, and this year added a volunteer event to show our support.  It was humbling purchasing all of the household items that go into a move-in kit, knowing the positive impact a kit would have on a veteran.  We can all relate to the stress of moving into a new place, but imagine the additional stress of it after struggling with homelessness or the risk of becoming homeless.  Putting these kits together as a group was positive, powerful and fun.  It was easy to picture a veteran moving into a new place, and having all these items already there for him/her.  I would recommend organizing a move-in kit to anyone looking to give back to our veterans. Brian Peterson, Shaun Riffe, and the entire team at MAC-V made this an easy, impactful event for our group.

Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that has been serving Veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless across the state of Minnesota for over 25 years. Their mission is to End Veteran Homelessness in Minnesota by providing housing, employment and legal services.

Thank you to the PLUS Foundation, the Chapter, and the volunteers for supporting such a great cause!