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Willis has organized a full schedule of events to engage with key clients and business partners. These include:

2nd Annual Technology, Media and Telecommunications Cook-Off

When: Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where: Crescent City Cooks! 201 Chartres Street, New Orleans

Overview:Hosted by Willis executives Dominic Casserley, Steve Hearn, Christine LaSala, Stefan Spohr and Sara Benolken, the 2nd annual Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) Cook-Off will feature cocktails and a New Orleans inspired hands-on cooking demo. Open to Willis TMT clients and prospects, this event is by invitation only and space is limited. For more information, contact Tom Srail at tom.srail@willis.com.

The Willis Big Event

When: Monday, April 27, 2015 from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Where: 310 Andrew Higgins Drive, New Orleans

Overview: Come one come all to the Willis Big Event! Willis clients, business patterns and Associates are invited to a night of fun in the Big Easy, with music by local favorite, Rockin' Dopsie & The Zydeco Twisters. Attendees must register in advance of the event. Click here to register now! Note, the registration link will remain open until Monday, April 27 at 6:30 pm.

Luncheon: VaPoR (Value-at-Political Risk)

Monday, April 27, 2015 from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Where: The Willis Hub, Meeting Room B

Overview: Join Willis and Oxford Analytica for an introduction to VaPoR (Value-at-Political Risk) – our new political risk model that calibrates, ranks, and calculates a firm’s political risk in a single project, country or global portfolio in 100 countries, across six political risk perils based on Average Annual Loss and PMLs. Currently nothing of its type exists. Speakers will include Paul Davidson, Chairman and CEO of Willis Financial Solutions; Graham Hutchings, Managing Director for Oxford Analytica; Sam Wilkin, VAPOR Project Director, Oxford Analytica; and Eamonn McMurrough, Senior Partner, Willis Global Solutions Consulting Group. For more information contact Laura Burns at Laura.Burns@willis.com.

Luncheon: The Analytical Casualty Broker

When: Monday, April 27, 2015 from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Where: The Willis Hub, Meeting Room A

Overview: Hosted by Matt Keeping, Chief Broking Officer, Willis North America, this luncheon will include a panel discussion focused on the increasing use of analytics in the Casualty marketplace. For more information contact Laura Moetz at Laura.Moetz@willis.com.

Breakfast Roundtable: The Analytical Property Broker

When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Where: The Willis Hub, Meeting Room A

Overview: Hosted by Matt Keeping, Chief Broking Officer, Willis North America, this breakfast roundtable will include a panel discussion on Willis’s leading edge analytical capabilities and how they are being used to diagnose an organizations’ property risks and exposures. For more information contact Sharon Thomas at Sharon.Thomas@willis.com.

Breakfast Roundtable: Trends & Liabilities Surrounding Owners & Developers of Construction Projects

When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Where: The Willis Hub, Meeting Room B

Overview: Hosted by members of Willis’s Global Construction Team, Global Financial Industry Group and our North America Real Estate Practice, and including participants from our North America Environmental and FINEX Teams, this open roundtable discussion will focus on developments in the Construction sector impacting Owners, Lenders, Investors and Developers of U.S. based Construction projects. Going beyond just “products” or “lines of business,” this will be an opportunity to candidly discuss current trending exposures including the evolution of project risk, growth and urbanization trends and emerging financial trends and solutions to manage these risks. For more information contact, Kara Zumpella Kara.Zumpella@willis.com.

Liability and the Internet of Things: A Thought-provoking panel discussion on the intersection Product Liability and Cyber

When: Tuesday, April 28: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Where: Willis Hub, New Orleans Convention Center, Hall F

Moderator: Pam Ferrandino, National Casualty Practice Leader

Panelists: Russ Johnston, AIG Robley Moore, Swiss Re David Perez, Liberty Mutual John Mullen, Leis Brisois Michael O'Brien, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

For more information, contact Pam Ferrandino at Pamela.Ferrandino@willis.com


Luncheon: Managing the Risks of Navigating your Network

When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Where: Willis Hub, New Orleans Convention Center, Hall F

Overview:Hosted by Women at Willis, this session will focus on the Centered Leadership Model developed by McKinsey & Co – a model comprising five broad and interrelated dimensions – which identifies what drives and sustains successful leaders. As the name implies, it’s about having a well of physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual strength that drives personal achievement and, in turn, inspires others to follow. Our short session will include an exercise focused on the dimension of connecting and will help you identify where you need to build stronger relationships. For more information, contact Luisa Santin-Martinez at Luisa.Santin-Martinez@willis.com.

Luncheon: Using Targeted Analytics to Drive Solutions Across the Workforce

When: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Where: The Willis Hub, Meeting Room B

Overview: Willis’s Human Capital Practice and Risk & Analytics team will lead a joint discussion on the advantages of breaking down silos and looking at occupational and non-occupational risks from an enterprise level. Utilizing case studies to guide this session, they will demonstrate how data and analytics can pin point cost drivers and help determine the most effective strategies to create a healthier and more productive workforce. For more information contact Janine Collins at janine.collins@willis.com.

Mining & Metal Reception

When: Tuesday, April 28: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Hermann-Grima Historic House & Broussard’s, 82- St. Louis Street

Overview: Mining and metals businesses are operating in an environment characterized by increasingly complex risks. Our role is to help clients manage the volatility of their business in order to bring a greater degree of certainty. We view ourselves as a strategic business partner, focused on delivering real value both in risk management and risk transfer. Join Willis’s Natural Resources Group for a Mining & Metals reception hosted by Willis of Tennessee. This event is by invitation only. For more information contact Fred Smith IV at fred.smithiv@willis.com.

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