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Lockton Companies is pleased to host the fourth annual Mining Summit—the largest gathering of its kind for risk management and insurance professionals devoted to the mining, metals, and natural resources sectors.

Once again, the Summit will present a world-class slate of speakers and panelists who are experts in the fields of property, casualty, surety, claims and coverage. Along with thought-provoking views, they'll present best practices and current trends to manage critical risks.

Please mark your calendars now and plan to join your colleagues at this by-invitation-only Summit to be held at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis on March 24th and 25th.

Keynote Speaker

Simon T. Bailey is a leadership catalyst whose expertise equips emerging leaders with tips, tools, and techniques on how to unleash potential in the world’s most important asset — people. He is the former leader of the world-renowned Disney Institute and founder of the Brilliance Institute, Inc. Meetings and Conventions magazine calls him "one of the best keynote speakers ever heard or used," putting him on par with Bill Gates, General Colin Powell, and Tony Robbins. He's been touted by Speaker Magazine as one of the top twenty-five "hot speakers" shaping the profession.


Ryan Brown 
Lockton Companies 


Tuesday March 24, 2015 at 11:00 AM CDT
Wednesday March 25, 2015 at 5:00 PM CDT

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Four Seasons Hotel - St. Louis
999 North 2nd Street
Saint Louis, MO 63102

Who Should Attend

  • CFOs
  • Treasurers/Controllers
  • Risk Management Professionals
  • Claims Management Professionals
  • Workers Compensation Professionals
  • General Counsel

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Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
11:00 a.m. Registration Opens; networking break
11:30 a.m. Buffet lunch served
12:00 p.m. Opening Remarks
12:15 p.m. General Session: Economic Update

Speaker: Thomas Holzheu, Chief Economist, Americas - Swiss Re
1:00 p.m. Networking break
1:15 p.m. General Session: Mining Insurance Group (MIG) Overview
Gunter Becker - Munich Re
1:45 p.m. Closed Session for Risk Managers Exclusively
3:00 p.m. Networking break
3:30 p.m. Keynote Address

Speaker: Simon T. Bailey
4:45 p.m. Networking break
5:30 p.m. Bus pick-up from hotel entrance
6:00 p.m. Offsite reception and dinner

Speaker: Scott A. Carmilani, Chairman, President & CEO - Allied World Assurance Company
9:30 p.m. Bus pick-up for return to hotel
Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
7:00 a.m. Registration
7:15 a.m. Coal Operators Breakfast: Federal Black Lung Roundtable

Facilitators: Mark Solomons – Greenberg Traurig; Laura Klaus – Greenberg Traurig
Panelists: Bob Briscoe – Milliman; Bruce Wood – American Insurance Association; Stephen Bailey – Risk Transfer Group; William W. Schrimpf, Sr. – American Mining Insurance Co; Antonetta Sacco Stevens – HealthSmart
8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
8:40 a.m. General Session: National Mining Association's CORESafety program

Speaker: Bruce Watzman, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs – National Mining Association
9:15 a.m. General Session: Property Underwriting Panel
Speaker: Mike Gunty – AIG; Gunter Becker – Munich Re; John Sahm – Starr Technical; Cornelia Iacobacci – Swiss Re; James Aloway – Zurich; Scott Curtis – Lockton
10:30 a.m. Networking break 
11:00 a.m. Breakout: Property Claims Lessons Learned
Speakers: Denis Smith – Cunningham Lindsey; Patrick Walker – Rio Tinto; Ron VanEpps –The Claro Group; Bob Hansberry – Ariel Re
Breakout: Workers Compensation Claims Best Practices
Speakers: Felicia Snyder – Snyder Law; Tim Pokorney – Paradigm Outcomes; Michael Bell –Gallagher Bassett
Breakout: Business Interruption Claims 101
Speakers: William A. Warren, RWH Myers; Peter Karutz, Matson, Driscoll & Damico; Joseph M. Scarlato, Meaden & Moore
12:00 p.m.  Lunch/Executive Liability Hot Topics
Bill Boeck – Lockton; Paul Campbell – Anderson Kill; Andrew Clubok – Kirkland & Ellis LLP
1:15 p.m. Breakout: Contractual Liability Basics 
Speaker: Tim Mullarkey – Arch Coal;  Aaron Rudd – Browz
Breakout: Total Risk Profiling
Speaker: Dan Gresock – Zurich
BreakoutProperty Engineering Panel
Speakers: Michael Wood - Global Risk Consultants; Paul Kraus - Hawcroft Consulting; Kevin Knoer – SCOR Reinsurance Company
2:15 p.m. Networking break 
2:45 p.m. Breakout: Environmental Liability
Speakers: Eric Matlock – IronEnviro (A division of Ironshore Insurance Services); Kathy Reid – Berkshire Hathaway Specialty; John Wasilchuk – Lockton; Diane Fischer – Lockton
Breakout: Surety Panel
Speakers: Mike Toppi – Aspen; Shannon Bowman – Arch Insurance; James Forshey –Travelers; David Campbell – Lexon Surety
BreakoutChanges in Risk Profile Due to Commodity Cycle
Speakers: John Kyle; Behre Dolbear
3:45 p.m. Networking break 
4:00 p.m.  General Session: Workers Compensation Underwriting Panel
Speakers: Brian Powers - ACE USA; Brian Ford - AIG, Ric Pena - Zurich North America
4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
Diamond Sponsor
Swett & Crawford
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Gold Sponsors
ARCH Measen Swiss Re
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