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Keynote Speakers for 29th IRMI Construction Risk Conference To Address Surviving and Thriving in Uncertain Economic Times

Release Date: Mar 30, 2009

Release Date: March 31, 2009
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DALLAS—International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), has confirmed Edmund Kelly, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Mutual, and Hugh Rice, Chairman of FMI Corporation, as keynote speakers at the 29th IRMI Construction Risk Conference. The Conference, which will be held November 2-5, 2009, in Washington, D.C., is the only national symposium devoted exclusively to construction insurance, risk management, risk control, and bonding. The 3½-day program is designed for construction industry risk management and financial officers; construction project owners; and the insurance and surety agents, brokers, advisers, attorneys, and underwriters who serve them.

In their keynote address, Mr. Kelly and Mr. Rice will provide advice for contractors, agents, brokers, and insurers for surviving and thriving in uncertain economic times. “Ted Kelly has been an active and outspoken insurance industry leader and Liberty Mutual has become a leader in the construction insurance marketplace,” said IRMI President Jack Gibson. “We are expecting him to provide a no-holds-barred assessment of the industry’s recent problems and steps we should all take now to prosper in the future.” Mr. Gibson continued, “Hugh Rice’s firm, FMI, is a leader in research and consulting for the construction industry, and he is in an excellent position to provide actionable recommendations to the contractors in our audience.”

For further information on the curriculum as it is finalized, call 800-827-4242 (in Dallas 972-960-7693), fax 972-371-5120, or visit Registration for the Conference will open in May 2009.