Standards, A Key to Industry Competitiveness: CLIEDIS’ Annual Seminar

Toronto, 5 April 2005. The plans for the seminar are now finalized.

  • May 5, 2005

  • Ontario Bar Association Conference Centre

  • Toronto Ontario

It is becoming more and more challenging to stay competitive in the ever changing life insurance industry. Mergers and acquisitions are costly, information technology costs keep rising, and threats from other financial communities are real. There is one thing that has almost universal acceptance – we must find a way to be competitive. The key is with the use of standards. This seminar is a must for senior executives who recognize the need to respond quickly to today’s business demands.

For our 2005 annual seminar, we have invited leaders working with the ACORD standard who will share their experience and expertise. Jeff Kraber, Technology Advocate, NAILBA will discuss NAILBA’s views on the importance of standards to the US life insurance industry.

CLIEDIS board member Jack Brown, Vice President, Marketing Resources and Technology, PPI Financial, will speak about the real competitors in the life insurance industry and how standards will reduce the transactional friction that often exists between business partners.

A real implementation of ACORD standards will be presented. Find out how competitors worked together to develop a software solution that benefited all. Find out the benefits, the challenges and the real numbers on how and why they are using standards to be more competitive.

The first attendee from each CLIEDIS member attends free; additional attendees attend for $75. All others are welcome to attend for $150. Take the opportunity to network with other professionals in the Canadian financial services industry over breakfast and lunch. Register today at the CLIEDIS website, www.cliedis.ca < http://www.cliedis.ca/> .

Julie Parrott

Director, Marketing and Member Solutions
CLIEDIS, Promoting Canadian Life Insurance Standards