St. Louis, Missouri
Chase Park Plaza Hotel


Monday May 21st

 8:00 am - 12:00 pm 
 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Registration Open 
 Registration Open and Close
Offsite Activities  - Golf Starts at 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Captive 101 Introduction 
Panel discussion with various leading experts on how to evaluate, license and operate a captive insurance company.
The distinguished panel will include consultants, captive manager, actuary and attorney all with a strong background in captive insurance.   Open Q&A will allow audience members to interact and ask question about any phase of captive feasibility or formation.
Panelists: Jesse Olsen, Peter Rapciewicz, Dustin Gary, and Benjamin L. Gould
 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Annual Association Meetings
 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Evening Welcome Reception with Exhibitors 

Tuesday May 22nd 

 7:30 am - 4:00 pm Registration Open 
 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Exhibit Booths Open 
 8:00 am - 8:45 am Breakfast Buffet
 9:00 am - 10:00 am Keynote Session - Leadership for the 21st Century
with Jimmy Blackmon
Description: Have you always wanted to invest and train your leaders, but you simply have not found the time to develop a program?  The full-day option of Leadership for the 21st Century is perfect for you.

Jimmy Blackmon has led soldiers for over 30 years, culminating as a Brigade Commander in the famed 101stAirborne Division, where he led over 3,500 of America’s sons and daughters in Afghanistan. Jimmy is oft quoted as saying, “No matter how technologically advanced we become, life is and always will be about people and relationships. In this presentation, Jimmy shows the power of inspiration that only comes when leaders genuinely connect with those they lead.

Management is about systems and processes. Leadership is about inspiring human beings. Both are vitally important to the success of any organization. Through practical examination, Jimmy demonstrates the necessity of both.

In his formative years, Jimmy was told that leadership is lonely business, but he never bought into that idea. “If you’re lonely you’re not leading,” he says. “You’re mountain climbing.” A leader that does not connect with those they lead will be followed half-heartedly because of position and title. An inspiring leader that develops genuine relationships with those they lead will be followed because they inspire human accomplishment. Are your employees compliant or committed?  Jimmy will show you how to achieve commitment.

 10:00 am - 10:15 am Break 
 10:15 am - 11:30 am 
 Track A
Champions Use the Whole Roster:
Engaging All Stakeholders to Win

with Jesse Olsen

Description: Over the course of the eight months a championship major league team trains and plays together, EVERYONE must contribute to win the World Series. Gaining approval for a captive formation or expansion is similar: there are a lot of contributors that need to be coordinated to succeed. In this session, we will review how to identify stakeholders, build consensus early, communicate in their language, and proactively message the benefits of a new captive or increasing utilization of an existing one. We will share tips and tricks for engaging the C-suite, risk, brokers, tax, treasury, accounting, legal, claims, safety, and more.
Track B 
Tax Update  

Tax Reform and Changing Ground Rules

with Bruce Wright and Gary Bowers

Description:  Bruce Wright and Gary Bowers discuss the most recent events in taxation, including court cases, IRS guidance and the impact of Tax Reform on captive insurance.

 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Lunch Buffet 
Home Field Advantage
What our team has learned from playing in the Captive League for a quarter century.
Speaker: John Alberici 
 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Track A 
Operating in the Aftermath of Avrahami


Mark Morris, Alan Fine, and Robert Walling

Description: A discussion of micro captive in light of Avrahami case – Mark Morris and Alan Fine to lead the conversation.  IRS update, form 8886. 831B 

Track B 

Terrorism Insurance
From Captive and Regulator Perspectives

Arthur Koritzinsky and John M. Talley J.D.

Description: As terrorism attacks spread and evolve, the number of captive insurers   risk coverage continues to grow. Captive insurers can typically offer broader coverage than is generally available through policies issued by traditional carriers. By using captives to access TRIPRA coverage, organizations can often reduce their net retained risk related to terrorist attacks. This session will address how captives write terrorism insurance, details of the federal terrorism insurance backstop and provide insight on how terrorism insurance is viewed by captive regulators.

 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Break 
 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
 Track A

Actuarial Modeling

with  Panelist: Lee M. Bowron, Solomon Frazier, 

and Lisa Poulin

Introduction by Ken Avery 

Description: Actuarial Modeling best practices regarding captive structure and management.

Track B 

Captive Insurance and Short Duration Contract Disclosure Requirements

with Panelists: Martha Hayes , Scott Garduno,
and Jesse Olsen 
Moderated by Rae Brown

Description: A panel discussion on the background, key provisions and disclosure details of the new GAAP disclosure requirements for short term contracts and the captive insurance company

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Happy Hour
Offsite activity - Cardinals vs Royals Baseball game.  Coca-Cola Scoreboard Patio.  

                   Wednesday May 23rd

8:00 am - 12:00 pm Exhibit Booths Open
8:00 am - 8:45 am Breakfast Buffet
 8:45 am - 10:15 am

General Session - Brightest Opportunities in the Captive Industry Version 2

 with Panelists: Renea Louie, Bob Davidson and Niki Neilon

Description: This poplar session is returning to provide an update.

This session focuses on captive opportunities and why there has been no better time to be part of the captive industry than TODAY.  Renea Louie, Niki Neilon and Bob Davidson will focus on opportunities that you, as a captive owner, can utilize to make your captive a more economically efficient part of your risk management program.  

This session promises to inform and inspire!

10:15 am - 10:30 am  Break
 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

General Session - Regulator Round-up

Moderator - Ross Elliott

1. Missouri Regulator –  John M. Talley
2. Arizona Regulator -  Vince Gosz
3. Utah Regulator –  Travis Wegkamp
4. Montana Regulator – Steve Matthews 
5. Oklahoma Regulator - James A. Mills 

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