PEABODY, MA – Energi, a leading provider of Insurance and Risk Management Programs to the energy industry, is pleased to announce that it successfully hosted the 2012 Energi Risk Management & Insurance Summit. The groundbreaking Summit, which was the first of its kind, involved the networking of policyholders and brokers during the same event. Close to 300 participants attended the Summit which took place at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida from June 3rd to June 6th. View the Business Wire Press Release here.
The theme of the Summit was “The Power of Knowledge” which incorporated Risk Mitigation & Insurance discussions along with industry related seminars. The Summit attracted twelve sponsors and thirty expert speakers and presenters from various sectors of the energy and insurance industries. The program opened with Industry Trends & the Importance of Risk Management, a discussion moderated by Jeremy Goodman, Executive Managing Director of Aon Benfield, and joined by Ulrich Wallin, Chairman of the Executive Board at Hannover RE, James Townsend, CEO of Townsend Energy, and Brian McCarthy, CEO of Energi. Other sessions included Broker Boot Camp, Safety Committee Importance, Acquisition Risk Management, and the e-Tech Showcase where Energi presented the first version of the Energi Smartphone application.
One of the more popular sessions was The Future of Fracking, a dialogue regarding the past, present and future of hydraulic fracturing, hosted by Dave Tiedgen, Vice President of Research and Development at Energi, Jim Bolz, VP and Chief Underwriting Officer at Energi, and Patrick Grogan, Business Development Manager of Alternative Energy Solutions at Energi. The presentation was then joined by Rex Moore of the Marcellus Shale Workforce Training Center at Pennsylvania State University.
On Tuesday June 5th, keynote speaker Keith Ferrazzi addressed the Summit with strategies on how to become more productive and successful by improving one’s personal and professional relationships. A copy of his best-selling book Never Eat Alone was given to each Summit attendee.
The Summit concluded with an award ceremony recognizing the “Best of the Best” Brokers and Policyholders. Select brokers received the 2012 Top Producer award for their outstanding performance in the previous year and select policyholders received the 2012 Excellence in Risk Management award for their commitment to Claims and Safety Management.
In the days following the summit, Jim Hickey, General Manager of Gault Energy in Connecticut wrote, “The Summit was great. I came away with many things to implement over the next 6 months, many right away.” The Summit was so successful that initial planning has begun for the 2013 Summit.
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Energi is an Industrial Reinsurance Company that provides specialized risk management and insurance programs to targeted sectors of the North American energy industry. Energi is a leading developer and underwriter of innovative insurance products to deliver critical protections for fuel distribution, fuel transport, renewables, energy construction and alternative energy companies. Additionally, Energi provides alternative energy warranties and covers that mitigate the performance risk inherent in energy efficiency retrofits, commercial solar projects, and alternative energy product manufacturing.
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