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Call for 2019 Speakers

Prior years' topic presentations etc are available from our Agenda Archives. Tip: Use the website Search to quickly find a speaker(s) or topic.

Cayman Captive Forum 2019 - Speaker Proposals

The Forum Committee will be sending an email to all members, past Forum attendees and everyone on our e-News mailing list (subscribe now!) on February 20, 2019 requesting proposals for presentations and speakers for 2019.

Online Submission

Cayman Captive Forum 2019 - Speaker Proposals will be collected online. To make a submission, please (click here).

For assistance, please download and review our CCF2019 Speaker Proposals Online Submission Guide. If you are still experiencing any issues during submission, please contact

Submissions are to be received no later than Friday April 12th and will be responded to by email by May 31st or shortly thereafter. The April 12th deadline for submissions allows us to determine the number of Ritz-Carlton rooms to be held for speakers, thereby leaving as many rooms as possible open to Delegates. Presentation panels should comprise of 2 or 3 speakers and include at least one Cayman captive owner/risk manager. Upon acceptance we will forward a copy of the speaker guidelines which will include important information and the date we need to receive your final presentation. The final speaker selection and agenda is expected to be available in September.

Feedback from our 2018 Forum attendees (many thanks to all who contributed suggestions) indicates an interest in;

More non-healthcare topics in any relevant industry.
More intermediate advanced group captives topics.
More advanced topics - some of the sessions are too basic for an established captive. 
Adding new lines into a Captive / captive expansion, alternative captive uses - pros and cons.
Less "selling of products".
Blockchain, Insurtech (practical examples rather than theoretical). 
Cat Bonds, Reinsurance structures and ILS.
Crisis Management, terrorism, violence, mass shootings, concealed carry & security.
Cyber insurance/issues ERM.
Captive Board: Duties & responsibilities, best practices, strategic planning, impacts of M&A.
Employee injury / benefits / practices.
Employed physician problems, burnout and impact of safety and quality.
Life , Non-life coverages in a captive.
Medical Stop Loss.
Medical malpractice claims.

The goal of the Forum is education and networking amongst IMAC members and participants.

Note: IMAC makes an annual donation to the Cayman Watercolours Calendar in lieu of speaker gifts. 100% of the proceeds are shared equally between Cayman HospiceCare and the Cayman National Council of Voluntary Organisations The calendar is developed by the Cayman Watercolours Charitable Trust and sponsored by Greenlight Re.

Submissions will be reviewed based on these criteria:
1. Overall quality, with well-defined focus and timeliness of the topic.
2. Level of interaction, input from, and networking among the attendees.
3. Relevance to the captive and/or risk retention industries and their associated businesses.
4. Introduction of emerging subjects or topics which appeal to varying experience levels.
5. An intriguing and concise title that conveys the importance and relevance of the subject.
6. Identify learning points and takeaways for conference attendees.
7. An inter-active format with session attendees is encouraged. We have a polling capability on our App.
8. Panel sessions should involve 2 to 3 speakers offering varying perspectives on a topic.
9. All breakout sessions will be approx 45 minutes in length including introductions and Q&A unless otherwise advised. Attendees want speakers to address the intermediate/advanced content in good time.
10. Each panel session must include at least one Cayman captive owner/risk manager.

CCF2019 Speaker Guidelines pdf (link not ready)
CCF2019 Speaker Presentation PowerPoint Template (link not ready). Speakers must not promote products or services of a company. A company logo may be inserted only on the Introduction page of the presentation. Speakers must not violate any copyright interest or proprietary rights of others. Please use Format / Compress Pictures / Options 200 dpi to ensure pictures and graphics are compressed to ensure overall file size is minimised for Mobile Apps etc.

Speaker Key Dates


2019 Forum

2020 Forum

Speakers – IMAC email Call for Speakers topics

Feb 20, 2019

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Speaker Submissions - deadline

April 12, 2019

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Speaker Submissions - IMAC sends emails to Accept / Decline

May 31, 2019

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Speaker Registration

Emails will be sent to all accepted speakers with a link to register as a complimentary speaker (and provide a photo and brief bio) and a link to book a Speakers room at the Ritz Carlton.


Speaker Presentations due date. Please use the presentation template (see above)

November 1, 2019

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Presentations uploaded to our website and Forum APP.

by November 15,2019

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