IAC’S 35th Annual Insurance Conference was held at the Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall, Montego Bay from May 31 to June 2 under the theme, “Proud Of Our Past, Treasuring The Present, Defining The Future”. Over 500 delegates from over 38 countries were in attendance. From all indications, this 35th Conference was a highly successful event. President of IAC David Alleyne took time out to commend IAJ for the role it played in helping to bring the conference to fruition. Mark Wallis Managing Director of LIMRA & LOMA’s International Business Development presented a plaque to Guardian Life in recognition for over 30 years of continuous support for LIMRA & LOMA’s Educational Development Plans. Eric Hosin, President of Guardian Life and a member of the Conference Planning Committee received the award on behalf of the company.
Deputy Speaker of the Jamaican House of Representatives and Member of Parliament for Central St. James Hon. Lloyd Smith delivered a well accepted speech at the opening ceremony which highlighted several challenges and opportunities for insurance operations in the region.
The Conference which had participants from over 38 countries experienced presentations from numerous Insurance and business professionals from several countries. The IAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion and growth of the Caribbean Insurance Industry. It has come to be recognized as the foremost insurance organisation in the Caribbean.
The final night of the IAC Conference was an occasion that will be remembered for a very long time. Entertainment was superbly provided by international reggae artist Tarus Riley. Part of the evenings activities included providing each attendee with a tam decked with dread locks which invoked much amusement.