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Colin L. Powell to Deliver Keynote Address at LIMRA 2015 Annual Conference

Former U.S. Secretary of State and Retired Army General to Headline October Meeting in Boston

WINDSOR, Conn., May 18, 2015 — LIMRA today announced that former U.S. Secretary of State and retired Army Gen. Colin L. Powell will deliver the keynote address at the LIMRA 2015 Annual Conference, which will be held Oct. 25–27, 2015 in Boston.

“With our industry facing some difficult challenges, we’re delighted to have one of the top strategists of modern times address LIMRA’s prominent annual gathering,” said Robert A. Kerzner, president and CEO, LIMRA, LOMA and LL Global.

“In this period of volatility, financial services executives and professionals are looking for strategic guidance.

They can learn a lot from someone who managed risk and opportunity in key military and diplomatic situations for much of his career.”

Powell was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1989–1993, and secretary of state, 2001–2005, the first African American to hold those posts. The son of Jamaican immigrants, Powell grew up in New York City and served in four presidential administrations.

'Pivot Point'

The LIMRA 2015 Annual Conference’s theme, “Pivot Point: Striking a Path for Success,” focuses on the challenges and changes affecting the financial services industry. The conference brings together leading experts and company executives to examine today’s most important issues, and to revisit, and possibly rethink, the ideas that have informed the industry's strategies and tactics to date.

It’s difficult to accept the enormity of today’s challenges, but the sooner the industry can, the more quickly opportunities can be embraced

Conference-goers will learn about developments in products, demographics, technology, medicine and other vital areas. “It’s difficult to accept the enormity of today’s challenges, but the sooner the industry can, the more quickly opportunities can be embraced,” said Kerzner.

The LIMRA Annual Conference draws more than 500 industry executives from insurance and financial services companies from all over the world, and this year’s will be held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Those who register before Oct. 1 will receive a discount. For more information and to register online, please visit: LIMRA 2015 Annual Conference.

For information on the conference, including registration, sponsorship and itinerary, please visit here.

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