2022 PLUS Conference

Join us for the 35th Annual PLUS Conference in San Diego!


 Start Date - End Date

November 08, 2022 - November 11, 2022

Registration Deadline

Tuesday, November 08, 2022




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Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
Registration (price starting Sept 17th) $1395.00
Early Registration (price through Sept 16th) $1150.00
Future PLUS Registration (must be 35 or younger) $750.00

Available Functions

Tuesday - November 08
11:30 am - 7:30 pm
  Registration Open
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  Pre-Conference Party Featuring Dueling Pianos
Hosted by the Future Plus And DEIA Committees
Wednesday - November 09
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  Registration Open
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  Connections Lounge Open
Open to all registered attendees
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  RPLU Celebration
Invitation only for incoming RPLU/RPLU+ designees
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  Networking & Engagement Welcome Hosted by Future PLUS & DEIA Committees
We’re kicking off the 2022 PLUS Conference with some fun and helping you create connections. This fast-paced, lively, interactive session will get you moving before the Conference even begins. We promise you come away knowing a little more about PLUS and Conference, making at least eight new connections, and possibly even winning some prizes. Snacks and beverages will be provided!
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  Sponsor-Led Session Presented by Marsh | Navigating the Broadening Regulatory Landscape
Directors and Officers face greater scrutiny than ever before. There has been a lot of activity at the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) since the beginning of the Biden Administration. SEC Chairman Gary Gensler has been outspoken on several issues with the stated goal of sharpening investor protection. This focus has resulted in the agency establishing an Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) Task Force and proposing a number of rules on topics ranging from Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), to cyber and climate disclosures. Join this session for an overview of the broader implications of this regulatory activity on companies' disclosure practices, insurance placements, and the liability risk landscape. We'll cover the threat of investor litigation flowing from increased disclosure obligations. And we'll explore ESG-related litigation to date and how successful cases have been in defeating companies’ motions to dismiss and obtaining a settlement.
  Sponsor-Led Session Presented by Starr Companies | Crypto Coverage Concerns in a Developing Environment
Our presenters will focus on the developing regulatory landscape and industry ecosystem for firms engaging with digital assets. The focus will be on how carriers and brokers are helping to facilitate solutions.
2:45 pm - 4:30 pm
  Opening General Session featuring Keynote Speaker, Ron Howard
Ron Howard, Academy Award-winning filmmaker and one of this generation’s most popular directors, will join PLUS for an exclusive interview at the Opening General Session.
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  PLUS Welcome Reception
Thursday - November 10
7:30 am - 8:30 am
  Attendee Breakfast
7:30 am - 5:45 pm
  Registration Open
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  Connections Lounge Open
Open to all registered attendees
8:30 am - 9:30 am
  CE/CLE Session | Cyber Insurance - Duckling or Swan?
The scope and nature of cyber incidents regularly change. The insurance industry has, of course, worked to anticipate those changes. But as adjustments are made, does cyber coverage pull away from or overlap other coverages? Is the nature of cyber claims changing? This panel will address the conditions shaping cyber insurance, the growing pains and friction as the cyber sector integrates with other lines, potential data, capacity, and concentration issues, and the factors affecting the future of the sector.
  CE/CLE Session | Fact or Fiction About the D&O Market
As the pandemic wanes, a risk-laden economic landscape marked by stock market volatility, runaway inflation, supply chain issues, and labor shortages is affecting not just businesses, but board members and managers, who face a surge of potential lawsuits. What are the knock-on effects for the D&O industry? With this backdrop, the panel will be asked a series of questions, offering a variety of perspectives, on rate trends, SPACs, the impact of new market entrants, ESG, cybersecurity, securities class action litigation, derivative litigation, etc. to explore and discover what fact is and what is fiction.
9:45 am - 10:30 am
  Sponsor-Led Session Presented by Travelers | Woodward on Washington: An Economic, Public Policy & Political Outlook
Joan Woodward, Executive Vice President of Public Policy at Travelers, will share her annual economic, public policy and political outlook in this data-driven presentation. She will also discuss the most pressing challenges facing Congress and the Biden Administration today. What do higher interest rates, coupled with the highest inflation rates in 40 years mean for your business? Will legislation recently passed by Congress, such as the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 and the CHIPS Act, bring relief to consumers and businesses? Joan will explore those issues, as well as the outcome of the mid-term elections and what it might mean for insurance, tax policy, and the economy. Also, as President of the Travelers Institute, Joan will give a preview of the Institute’s 2023 initiatives.
  Sponsor-Led Session Presented by CNA | Where Does Tech E&O Stop and Cyber Liability Begin?
While both Tech E&O and standalone cyber policies can cover data breaches, the similarities and differences between the two coverages my not be apparent. This presentation will compare Tech E&O to standalone cyber, looking at the benefits each provide, and conveying what would (and would not) be covered in a few real world claims examples. We’ll share how these coverages can work in tandem to more fully protect a business then either policy could do alone.
10:45 am - 11:30 am
  Sponsor-Led Session Presented by Aon | Creating Value Via Intellectual Property
In 1975, approximately 85% of the S&P 500's value was derived from tangible assets. Today, over 90% of the S&P 500's value is derived from intangible assets, and Intellectual Property is leading this evolution. However, until recently, the insurance industry has lagged at creating ways to help companies, identify, protect, and access this asset. This session will discuss creative ways that companies can protect and leverage their core asset, intellectual property.
  Sponsor-Led Session Presented by Canopius | Climate Change - It's the End of The World As We Knew It!
A heartwarming dialogue on climate change. We will opine on the basics of climate change and how it is becoming an increasingly relevant part of discussions in the underwriting and brokering process and how we are seeing it manifest itself in claims.
11:45 am - 1:30 pm
  Women's Leadership Network Luncheon with Awards & Keynote Speaker, Lori Greiner

Lori Greiner, inventor, entrepreneur, and Shark on ABC’s Shark Tank, will be the keynote speaker at the Women’s Leadership Network Luncheon. Join us to hear Lori discuss her personal journey and share lessons learned from her years as a highly successful inventor and businesswoman.

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
  Sponsor-Led Session Presented by Great American Insurance Company | EEOC Impact on EPLI Claims
The EEOC has been faced with one of its most challenging periods in recent times based on ongoing concerns involving harassment and the “me too” movement, “Black Lives Matter” and concerns of systemic discrimination, and issues that have arisen based on COVID-19 and the pandemic. In this session, you will be provided with insights and updates on what is happening at EEOC headquarters and in the field, review charge activity, litigation statistics and noteworthy EEOC settlements, gain insights on the agency’s continued focus on systemic claims, and learn about ongoing challenges involving ADA claims, including the status of telework tied to requests for reasonable accommodations, aside from other recent developments that may be of concern to carriers and insureds. Insights also will be provided regarding the EEOC’s current priorities, key initiatives and the EEOC’s current approach to EEOC investigations.
  Sponsor-Led Session Presented by Westfield Specialty | Beware the Gray Rhinos
Is the obsession with cyber attacks and stock drops causing underwriters to lose focus on the basics of underwriting? The session examines whether critical E&O and D&O exposures are being overlooked due to headline underwriting. Our discussion includes commentary from the brokerage market, as well as active E&O, D&O and Cyber underwriters on the potential long term industry impact of overlooking systemic risk.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  CE/CLE Session | Never-Ending Story: Exposures Facing Fiduciaries and Their Insurers
Fiduciaries are facing unprecedented exposure to litigation from plan participants for alleged breach of duties under ERISA in the management of 401(k) and 403(b) plans. These "excessive fee" class action suits include allegations ranging from excessive recordkeeping fees or underperforming investment options to the use of investment options with high expense ratios. Over the course of the last sixteen years, over $1B has been paid to settle these claims and defense costs are not included in that figure and the litigation has had a significant impact on the fiduciary liability insurance marketplace. In addition to the excessive fee litigation, there is now increased scrutiny promised by the DOL targeted at emerging exposures to 401(k) plans arising out of crypto currency and ESQ-related investment options. This panel of industry leaders will provide an update on the status of the excessive fee litigation, provide insight into any emerging trends, comment on the impact of the Supreme Court's ruling in the Northwestern University case, and look at the future of crypto and ESG as investment options in employer sponsored defined contribution plans.
  CE/CLE Session | Waking the Beast: The Claims Process in a Post-Pandemic World
This presentation will analyze and compare the various issues we face in a post pandemic world as it relates to all aspects of claims management and defense work.
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
  CE/CLE Session | Industry Leaders: Evolution of the Insurance Market
Professional and financial lines Insurance continues to grow in importance and significance to carriers and brokers throughout the U.S. and the world. In this session, professionals that began their careers in professional lines who now oversee multiple facets and many insurance lines of their multi-national carrier or broker companies, will discuss ongoing and future trends in the insurance industry and for specific insurance lines. It will identify trends and provide strategies to address pain points in lines of coverage such as D&O, EPL, and Cyber. This session will examine external factors impacting the industry and insurance lines such as increased cyber security concerns, social inflation, civil unrest, social justice, diversity & inclusion, ESG, and global insurance trends.
4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
  PLUS Happy Hour
With special guest appearance by Friday's keynote speaker, Cobi Jones.
Open to registered attendees only
Friday - November 11
7:45 am - 10:30 am
  Registration Open
8:00 am - 9:00 am
  Attendee Breakfast featuring Cobi Jones
US soccer legend and 2011 Soccer Hall of Fame inductee, Cobi Jones, will share his experience as a 3 time World Cup Player, Olympian, founding player of Major League Soccer, broadcaster, and his role as analyst with the upcoming FIFA World Cup.
8:00 am - 10:15 am
  Connections Lounge Open
Open to all registered attendees
9:30 am - 10:30 am
  CE/CLE Session | EPL Wheel of Fortune - COVID Conundrums & Judicial Quandaries
The indelible mark left by the COVID pandemic has revolutionized the workplace. Employers face vexing questions and an unprecedented number of requests for remote work and other accommodation. Simultaneously, a limited and challenging labor market resulting in the Great Resignation has complicated the employment landscape. At the same time, Supreme Court decisions are putting into question a various employment laws and regulations. This presentation will discuss new legislation and loss controls as a result of COVID and the changing judicial landscape. We will provide a roadmap for the most precarious areas for employment law in 2022 and what to expect in 2023.

Speakers

NameOrganizationSpeaking At
Aileen Smith (PANELIST) XL Insurance Bermuda Ltd.  CE/CLE Session | EPL Wheel of Fortune - COVID Conundrums & Judicial Quandaries
Annamaria Landaverde (PANELIST) Munich Re US  CE/CLE Session | Cyber Insurance - Duckling or Swan?
Barry Postman (MODERATOR) Cole, Scott & Kissane P.A.   CE/CLE Session | Waking the Beast: The Claims Process in a Post-Pandemic World
Beth Goldberg (PANELIST) Northwell Health  CE/CLE Session | Fact or Fiction About the D&O Market
Christine Williams (PANELIST) Aon  CE/CLE Session | Industry Leaders: Evolution of the Insurance Market
Claudia Oliveri (PANELIST) Starr Adjustment Services Inc.  CE/CLE Session | EPL Wheel of Fortune - COVID Conundrums & Judicial Quandaries
Doru Gavril (PANELIST) Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP  Sponsor-Led Session Presented by Marsh | Navigating the Broadening Regulatory Landscape
Dove Burns (MODERATOR) Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel, LLP  CE/CLE Session | EPL Wheel of Fortune - COVID Conundrums & Judicial Quandaries
Emily Seymour Costin (PANELIST) Alston & Bird LLP  CE/CLE Session | Never-Ending Story: Exposures Facing Fiduciaries and Their Insurers
Gregory Spore (MODERATOR) Guy Carpenter & Company, LLC  CE/CLE Session | Fact or Fiction About the D&O Market
James Pollock (PANELIST) Simmons & Simmons LLP  CE/CLE Session | Waking the Beast: The Claims Process in a Post-Pandemic World
Japhet Boutin (PANELIST) Zurich North America  CE/CLE Session | Waking the Beast: The Claims Process in a Post-Pandemic World
Jeffrey Klenk (PANELIST) The Travelers Companies, Inc.   CE/CLE Session | Industry Leaders: Evolution of the Insurance Market
John Lupica (PANELIST) Chubb Group  CE/CLE Session | Industry Leaders: Evolution of the Insurance Market
Jonathan Reiner (PANELIST) RT Specialty  CE/CLE Session | Fact or Fiction About the D&O Market
Kelly Castriotta (PANELIST) Markel  CE/CLE Session | Cyber Insurance - Duckling or Swan?
Kimberly Melvin (MODERATOR) Wiley Rein LLP  CE/CLE Session | Never-Ending Story: Exposures Facing Fiduciaries and Their Insurers
Marek Krowka (PANELIST) AIG  CE/CLE Session | Fact or Fiction About the D&O Market
Marina Llata (PANELIST) Berkley Professional Liablity  CE/CLE Session | Never-Ending Story: Exposures Facing Fiduciaries and Their Insurers
Michael Price AIG  CE/CLE Session | Industry Leaders: Evolution of the Insurance Market
Michelle Sartain Marsh  CE/CLE Session | Industry Leaders: Evolution of the Insurance Market
Nicole Sheth (PANELIST) Kaufman Borgeest & Ryan LLP  CE/CLE Session | Waking the Beast: The Claims Process in a Post-Pandemic World
Peter Woo (PANELIST) Jackson Lewis, LLP  CE/CLE Session | EPL Wheel of Fortune - COVID Conundrums & Judicial Quandaries
Rachel Rossini (PANELIST) AXA XL  CE/CLE Session | Cyber Insurance - Duckling or Swan?
Rebecca Dauparas (PANELIST) Gallagher  CE/CLE Session | Never-Ending Story: Exposures Facing Fiduciaries and Their Insurers
Richard Goldberg (MODERATOR) Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP  CE/CLE Session | Cyber Insurance - Duckling or Swan?
Robbyn Reichman (PANELIST) Aon  CE/CLE Session | Waking the Beast: The Claims Process in a Post-Pandemic World
Shawn Ram (PANELIST) Coalition, Inc.  CE/CLE Session | Cyber Insurance - Duckling or Swan?
Talene Carter (PANELIST) WTW  CE/CLE Session | EPL Wheel of Fortune - COVID Conundrums & Judicial Quandaries
Wendy Von Wald (PANELIST) Travelers Bond & Specialty Insurance   CE/CLE Session | Never-Ending Story: Exposures Facing Fiduciaries and Their Insurers
Yera Patel (PANELIST) Inigo  CE/CLE Session | Fact or Fiction About the D&O Market

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Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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