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Insurance and risk management authorities to discuss hot topics in natural resources industry
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockton's Mining Practice will host the 2014 North American Mining Summit on March 18-19 at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis. The Summit brings together experts in the fields of property and casualty insurance, surety, insurance claims, and risk management to discuss current trends and topics directly affecting firms in the mining, metals, and natural resources industry.
"The mining and natural resources industry is constantly changing, making it imperative that those responsible for managing risks and protecting the balance sheet stay abreast of changes 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."
The event will include speakers from eWeather Risk, Kellogg School of Management, global information company IHS, Lockton Companies, KPMG, AIG, K&L Gates, and many more. Breakout session topics include a cross-functional approach to risk management, environmental exposures, quantifying mining property risks, narcotics abuse, and an economic update.
Tuesday afternoon features a roundtable with Kevin Kelley, CEO from Ironshore; Peter Eastwood, President of Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance; and Chris Maleno, Division President of ACE USA. These prominent leaders in the industry will discuss issues and concerns facing insurance executives today and in the future.
The keynote address will be delivered by Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland Athletics. Considered one of the most progressive and talented baseball executives in the game today, Beane has molded the Oakland Athletics into a perennial postseason contender since assuming the general manager's duties shortly following the 1997 season, in great measure through his creative use of metrics and data analytics. This was the subject of the book Moneyball: the Art of Winning an Unfair Game, also a major motion picture starring Brad Pitt.
More than 4,950 professionals at Lockton provide 35,000 clients around the world with risk management, insurance, and employee benefits consulting 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 insurance broker in the world and 9th largest overall. Independent researcher Greenwich Associates has awarded Lockton its Service Excellence Award for risk management for large companies. For five consecutive years, Business Insurance has recognized Lockton as a "Best Place to Work in Insurance." To see the latest insights from Lockton's experts, check Lockton Market Update.
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