Loss Control Forum 2018
Shaping the Future of Loss Control
September 12 – 13 • Portland, Maine
Loss Control Forum, presented by Alexander & Schmidt, was developed with the goal of becoming the preeminent annual conference for Insurance Loss Control industry leaders and management professionals. Over the past 3 years, this invitation-only event has explored emerging issues and fundamental changes affecting the future of Loss Control and the implications for effective Underwriting.
Participants at Loss Control Forum have an opportunity to hear from, and participate with, industry leaders, technology experts and accomplished professionals from a wide variety of Loss Control and Underwriting sectors. Join us on September 12th and 13th, 2018, in the beautiful port city of Portland, Maine, for what promises to be another exciting program filled with valuable information, insights and in-depth discussions.
Program details and registration information will be posted soon.
2018 Highlights | Presentations, Panel Discussions & Workshops
A Look at Our 2018 Program
7:00-8:00 | Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:30 | Welcome, Objectives, Agenda, Intros, Administrative Items, by Jim Schmidt, President, Alexander & Schmidt; John Natale, Executive Vice President; Scott Patterson, Senior Vice President
8:30-9:30 | Keynote Speaker: Carrier Executive Viewpoint: Shaping the Future of Loss Control, by Frank Keisler, Vice President, Specialty Risk Control, CNA
9:30 | BREAK
9:45-10:45 | Leadership Perspectives – Executive Panel Discussion, with Frank Keisler, CNA; Christina Villena, VP Risk Solutions, Hanover Insurance
10:50-11:50 | IIHS Research: Pedestrian Crash Trends/Crash “Road to Zero,” by Becky Mueller, Senior Research Engineer, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
12:00-1:00 | Lunch
1:00-1:30 | Research to Reality: Opioid Abuse, by Kathy Fisher, Director of External Relations, Workers Compensation Research Institute
1:35-2:05 | Shaping the Loss Control Response to Climate Change Impacts by Kevin Sharp, Meteorologist, iCAT
2:05-2:20 | BREAK
2:20-3:00 | Loss Control Data Analytics and InsureTech by Jenn Molesevich, Utilant
3:00-3:30 | Shaping Future Loss Control Leadership, by Mike Eckert Director, Services, Accident Fund
3:30-4:30 | Safety & Security for Active Shooter Events, by Todd McGhee, Managing Partner, Protecting the Homeland Innovations, LLC
4:30-5:30 | FREE TIME
5:30 | Reception, Dinner & Special Speaker: Shaping Leadership, by Brig. Gen. Donald J. Bolduc, USA (Retired)
7:00-8:00 | Continental Breakfast
8:00-8:15 | Recap Day One/Agenda Review Day Two, by Scott Patterson
8:15-9:00 | How Loss Control Brings Value to Enterprise Risk Management, by Waleed Wadi, Director of Risk Management, Kum & Go
9:00-9:45 | Shaping Loss Control Technologies IoT by Robin Luo, Vice President, Risk Consulting, Hartford Steam Boiler
10:00 | BREAK
10:00-10:50 |Open Group Discussion – Carrier Loss Control Initiatives by Scott Patterson, SVP, Alexander & Schmidt; Dr. Wayne Hartz, Dept. Chair, Safety & Occupational Health, Applied Sciences, Keene State College
10:50-11:50 | Developing Your Leadership Action Plan, by Jay Collins, Senior Vice President & General Manager, WEX
11:50-11:55| Closing Comments, by Jim Schmidt
11:55-12:00 | Evaluations/Feedback/Adjourn by Scott Patterson
12:00-1:00 | LUNCH
VP Risk Solutions, Hanover Insurance
VP, Risk Consulting, Hartford Steam Boiler
Senior Research Engineer, IIHS
Dir. External Relations, Workers Compensation Research Institute
Director, Services, Accent Fund
Dr. WAYNE HARTZ
Dept. Chair, Safety & Occupational Health, Keene State College
Special Dinner Presentation – Leadership Perspectives with Gen. Donald C. Bolduc
After 32 years of active duty service to his country in which he received 2 awards for valor, 5 Bronze Star medals, 2 Purple Hearts, led ten deployments, and survived both a bomb blast, numerous fire fights, and a helicopter crash, General Donald C. Bolduc, former Commander, Special Operations Command Africa, is hanging up his fatigues to take on perhaps his most important and challenging mission of advocating for the treatment and shedding the stigma of PTSD and mental health problems, both from within the US military as well as the general public. In addition, he is interested in teaching, coaching, and mentoring on leadership and acts as a senior advisor on Special Operations for the Center of Naval Analysis. Read General Bolduc’s full biography here.
Our 2018 Venue
The Westin Portland Harborview Hotel
Special conference rates are available for a limited time. Contact us today!
The recently completely renovated, historic hotel features an ideal location in the heart of the vibrant Arts District of downtown Portland, Maine. A great location to discover the many things to do in Portland, and just a short walk takes you to Portland’s Old Port district and Casco Bay.
Portland, Maine, named Bon Appetit’s Restaurant City of the Year!
(Excerpt from the Portland Press Herald)
This is just the fourth time the magazine has named a City of the Year, and Portland, with a population of 67,000, is by far the smallest honoree “by millions of inhabitants,” said Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appetit’s editor-at-large. Knowlton wrote the two-page feature story on Portland that was posted online Tuesday and will appear in the magazine’s September Best New Restaurants issue, which hits newsstands next Tuesday. Past winners were San Francisco in 2015, Washington, D.C., in 2016 and Chicago in 2017. For the complete article in the Press Herald, click: here.