The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation/Regional Association for The Americas (ICMIF/Americas) and our hosts, Seguros Fedpa, are pleased to announce that the 21st ICMIF/Americas Annual Conference will take place from August 14-16, 2013 in Panama City, Panama. Register now for the premiere gathering of cooperative and mutual insurance industry in the Western Hemisphere! The theme of this year's conference is << Navigating through Complexity: Trends, Innovations and Strategies for Member-Owned Insurers >>, a perfect opportunity for you, board members and senior staff to learn about the successes and latest trends in the cooperative/mutual insurance industry. PROGRAM: This year’s conference will focus on the unique opportunities and challenges ahead to help mutual and cooperative insurers continue Navigating through Complexity successfully, including: -> Business Continuity and Crisis Management keynote presentation featuring Mr. John Balmforth, Chairman of ICMIF, Australia; -> Regulatory Trends in Governance and Risk-Based Management with Dr. Luis Della Togna, Superintendent, Superintendence of Insurance of Panama; -> Global Trends in Underwriting and Claims with Faye Lageu, Vice President of Shared Intelligence, ICMIF, United Kingdom; -> Integrated Governance and Internal Supervision with Ms. Lyne Giroux, Director of Compliance, Desjardins General Insurance, Canada; -> Global Trends in Mobile Technology with Dr. Rafael Moliterno, Executive President, Seguros Unimed; -> Orientation on Duties, Rights and Responsibilities of Member-Owners and Fiduciary Responsibilities of Board Members with Lic. Roberto Castro Hiraldo, President, Seguros Múltiples de Puerto Rico; -> ICMIF Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Sector Global Reputation Report, with Shaun Tarbuck, Chief Executive, ICMIF, United Kingdom; -> and much more! CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: The discounted registration fee for ICMIF member company delegates is US$700 per person. Non-member company delegates pay US$900. Register on-line for the conference now at www.icmifamericas.org/register! HOTEL: The main venue for the conference will be the Hotel El Panama Convention Center, a 5 star hotel located in the heart of Panama City’s business, financial and entertainment district. To make your hotel reservation, download and complete the hotel registration form at www.icmifamericas.org/hotelregform and return via fax or e-mail as indicated. Please note that our group reservation block will be held until July 15, 2013 after which all rooms in our block will be released. ACCOMPANYING PERSON PROGRAM and ALL DAY EXCURSION: A special program for accompanying persons will include activities such as local attractions, shopping and participation in main conference social events from August 14-16, 2013. An all day excursion, Panama Canal and City Tour, will take place on Saturday, August 17th. For details and fees, see the preliminary program. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact ICMIF/Americas staff at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues this August in Panama City!