I want to make sure that all readers – particularly those based outside the U.S. — are aware of an upcoming Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) event.


On October 9-10, 2013, PLUS will be sponsoring an educational and networking event in Zurich. The Professional Liability Regional Symposium will address a wide range of issues relating to the liabilities of directors and officers and to the insurance implications arising from those liabilities. The program includes a number of interesting sessions and a stellar lineup of speakers. The program is the inaugural PLUS event in Continental Europe.


I will be participating as a moderator of two of the panels at the event. Both panels feature leading European D&O insurance professionals and attorneys. The first panel, which will take place on October 9, is entitled “Corporate Officials’ Liability Exposures: Identifying Current and Emerging Risks and Developing D&O Insurance Solutions.” The second panel, scheduled to take place on October 10, is entitled “Increasing Regulatory Oversight and Investigation: Implications for Liability and Insurance.” The event will also include a keynote presentation from Noona Barlow of AIG who will talk about European D&O Coverage issues, and David Birmingham of DB Consulting, who will discuss Managing the Risk of the Long Arm of U.S. Enforcement.


In addition to the educational sessions, the event will afford a great opportunity for networking. The event’s first day will include a networking reception. In the past few days, I have spoken to numerous industry colleagues in London and in Continental Europe who are planning on attending the Zurich event. I hope that other D&O insurance professionals from around Europe and around the world will also plan on going to Zurich for the conference and taking advantage of the opportunity to attend the informative sessions and to meet industry colleagues. Further information about this event can be found here. I look forward to everyone there.