Willis Holds Environmental Risk Webinar
'In Search of the Global Pollution Solution' Set For September 17
New York, NY, September 9, 2008 - As part of an ongoing commitment to providing thought leadership and consultative advice to its clients, Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, will host a webcast on Wednesday, September 17, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, to examine global environmental liability management.
The webinar will provide important information to global risk managers who are reassessing the adequacy of their current insurance programs in the face of rapidly changing environmental liability laws, regulations and protocols. "As business becomes more global, and companies continue to expand their operations into new territories, they face an array of new risk considerations," said Mike Balmer, leader of the Willis Environmental Practice. "Environmental risk has become one of the most prominent concerns as policy and legislative regimes across the globe continue to evolve and become more stringent. This webinar will help risk managers make sense of all the changes and provide advice on developing appropriate risk management strategies."
Led by Balmer, the webcast will include invited guests John Watson, Chairman of the Environmental Practice Group at the international law firm Baker & McKenzie, and Karl Russek, Senior Vice President, Environmental Risk, ACE Overseas General. Key questions that will be explored include:
How can I assess how regulatory changes will affect my company's business, especially cross-border operations?
How can I incorporate local risk management requirements into a comprehensive environmental risk management strategy at a corporate level?
What are the legislative and economic issues that have driven growth of the environmental insurance market?
What are some of the important considerations when structuring a global environmental insurance program?
Those who will benefit from the webcast include Risk Managers, Claims Managers, Treasurers, CFOs, and those who desire to obtain a deeper understanding of environmental risk management and insurance.
Interested parties may access the webcast and accompanying PowerPoint presentation via http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?p=irol-eventDetails&c=129857&eventID=1920592.
A replay of the webcast will be available until 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on September 16, 2009 through the same link.
Willis Group Holdings Limited is a leading global insurance broker, developing and delivering professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting and actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions around the world. Including our Associates, we have over 300 offices in some 100 countries, with a global team of approximately 16,000 employees serving clients in some 190 countries. Additional information on Willis may be found on its web site www.willis.com.
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