Cayman Captive Forum expects record attendance

The Cayman Captive Forum, which started Tuesday and ends Thursday, was expected to draw more than 1,400 delegates to The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

Over the past 24 years the event has grown “from humble beginnings” to become “the largest captive insurance conference in the world,” the Insurance Managers Association of Cayman said in a press release.

Run almost exclusively by volunteers from the association, the conference attracts captive directors, chief financial officers, risk managers, captive insurance managers and other service providers from around the world.

This year’s keynote speaker is Diana Nyad, who at age 64 fulfilled her lifelong dream of swimming 110 miles from Cuba to Florida. Her message is: “We should never give up; you are never too old to chase your dreams; and even if it looks like a solitary sport, it always takes a team.”

The remaining two-and-a-half days are filled with panel discussions and workshops focusing on global risks and trends, new regulatory requirements and the emerging medical risks of Zika, Ebola and other infectious diseases.

Michael Bazzell, who has addressed delegates in previous years, sharing his insight on cybersecurity, is also on the speakers’ list. Forum Committee Chair Erin Brosnihan of Kensington Management Group said, “As always, I look forward to the thrill in the audience when Michael Bazzell shares his insights into the world of hacking with live demonstrations. He is always a show-stopper.”

She added, “We have another incredible lineup of speakers this year. We have a great team that has worked tirelessly to put on a great event, and of course we couldn’t have done it without all of our sponsors.”

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