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    Willis Announces 17th Annual Construction Risk Management Conference


    The Quest for Certainty in Construction Risk Management

    DALLAS, April 11, 2011 -Willis North America’s Construction Practice, a unit of Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), the global insurance broker, announced the 17th Annual Willis Construction Risk Management Conference in Dallas, Texas April 19 – 21, 2011.

    This comprehensive event brings together leading experts in the construction, legal, insurance and surety business to discuss the most important risk management issues facing the construction industry today.

    “Currently, uncertainty exists in every aspect of the construction Industry,” said Paul Becker, Construction Practice Leader for Willis North America. “Organizations are confronting economic uncertainty, an evolving legal and legislative landscape and uncertainty over what insurance policies will really respond to. We are also seeing many firms adopt new ways of building in the wake of the financial crisis. All of these developments impact risk and a company’s ability to manage and finance risk,” he said.

    What:The Quest for Certainty in Construction Risk Management
    Date:Tuesday, April 19 – Thursday, April 21, 2011
    Place:InterContinental, Dallas, TX
    Items of Discussion to Include:

    • An Industry View of Risks and Counterparties, Paul Becker, Willis North America


    • Economic Forecast : Planning for an Uncertain Future, Dr. Keith R. Phillips, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas


    • LEAN Construction, Chuck Greco, CEO Linebeck Group


    • Design for Safety: Driving Out Project Costs, Frank Wampol, Corporate Safety Director, B.L. Harbert International


    • Insurance Market Challenges, Panel Discussion with Insurance Carriers


    • The Uncertainty of Environmental Risks in a more Environmentally Sensitive World, Anthony Wager, Willis North America

    The audience includes contractors, owners, construction professionals, project financiers and special purpose companies. A full agenda is available by request.

    Willis is a leading provider of insurance and risk management services to the construction industry, serving contractors, owners, construction professionals, project financiers and special purpose companies. Willis has made a special commitment to this industry in North America with a strong presence in more than 35 major cities in the U.S. and Canada. We anticipate trends and issues in the construction industry and develop strategies for our clients to use to improve risk profiles, lower cost and add profit through customized risk management and financing programs.

    About Willis

    Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global insurance broker. Through its subsidiaries, Willis develops and delivers professional insurance, reinsurance, risk management, financial and human resource consulting and actuarial services to corporations, public entities and institutions around the world. Willis has more than 400 offices in nearly 120 countries, with a global team of approximately 17,000 employees serving clients in virtually every part of the world. Additional information on Willis may be found at www.willis.com.

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