Educational Sessions
as of 2.7.18
(subject to change)

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Early Arrival Off-Site Networking Breakfast
Get an early start on your networking and enjoy an authentic Mexican breakfast at Las Palomas Restaurant in the historic Villa de Santiago, known as one of the area’s “Magic Towns,” full of tradition and natural beauty. You will have some time after breakfast to walk around and explore before being transported back to the hotel.
(Separate registration required.)
2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Hospital Tours
Participate in a guided tour to see the inner workings of some of Monterrey’s top medical facilities, Hospital Angeles Valle Oriente and Zambrano Hellion.
(Optional -- separate registration required.)
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. Welcome Remarks

Mike Ferguson
President & CEO
Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc.

Bob Repke
SIIA International Committee
9:10 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Getting to Know Monterrey
We’ll start things off with a brief presentation highlighting all of the great things you should know about our host city.

David Manllo Valdes
Monterrey Convention & Visitors Bureau
9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Medical Travel Trends – The U.S. – Latin America Connection
A leading industry expert will discuss the latest trends, opportunities and challenges related to U.S.-based companies allowing employees the option to seek medical treatment in various Latin America countries, including Mexico.

Laura Carabello
Medical Travel Today Newsletter
10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Networking Break
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Captive Insurance in Latin America – What's Happening Now?
Over the last few years, Latin America has seen a significant growth in the captive insurance company formations. This session will discuss the recent growth trend, what the marketplace looks like today, and prospects for the next several years.

Les Boughner
Advantage Insurance Management
12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Duty of Care Updates for Expats in Latin America
A leading expert on helping expats who encounter legal problems abroad will discuss the rapid expansion of Duty of Care requirements from medical and security coverage to the newest area of providing emergency legal assistance for expats and their family members. Case studies illustrating the benefits of providing this assistance also for victims of crime in addition to those who are arrested, and for those who suffer serious accidental injuries, as well as the benefits of including vacation and other leisure travel and activities for the expat and family. Of specific interest to groups that self-insure, using international legal experts can lead to recoveries made on employee medical expenses from serious accidents while traveling abroad.

Michael Feighan
SVP - US Head of A&H
Aspen Insurance Company

Dick Atkins, Esq.
Legal Counsel
International Recoveries, LLC
12:45 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Hosted Luncheon
2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Using Monterrey-Based Medical Facilities to Treat Employees of U.S.-Based Companies
Learn how Monterrey has positioned itself to provide high quality, cost effective medical treatment options for U.S.-based self-insured health plans.

Dr. Edmundo Mesta Casaventes
Director General
Hospital Angeles
3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Value Added Services for International Plans
With a growing number of Expat plan participants, U.S.-based self-insured employers are increasingly looking at ways add more value to their international health benefit plans, such as telemedicine, wellness programs, navigators, etc. This session will provide an overview of the latest strategies being used and/or considered by employers with workers based outside the United States.

Greg Arms
Senior Advisor
WorldCare International, Inc.

Catalina Salebe
Vice President Business Development, Latin America, Spain
WorldCare International, Inc.

Chris Burns
VP, Sales
Vida Health

Tom Shjerven, CEBS
Vice President of Sales
Chestnut Global Partners
6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Offsite Dinner & Reception
Enjoy a wonderful evening of food, drink and socializing at a great restaurant where “the locals” go. This will be a truly unique experience you will not want to miss.
Thursday, April 19, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Self-Funding, Stop-Loss and Reinsurance in the Latin America Marketplace
This panel discussion session will explore emerging Latin America markets self-funding and related opportunities, trends and challenges for stop-loss insurance and reinsurance.

Carlos Martinez
Vice President
JLT Re (North America) Inc.

Fabricio Campos
Vice President
10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Networking Break
10:45 a.m. to Noon Latin American Carrier Panel Discussion
A panel of leading Latin American insurance carriers will discuss their market strategies and product development highlights.

Liz Mariner Ford
Senior Vice President
Re-Solutions, a Risk Strategies Company

Ricardo Almeida
Americas Business Development Leader
MAXIS Global Benefits Network

Eduardo Lara di Lauro
Head of Health, Latin America
RGA Reinsurance Company

Anayelli Montagner Miranda
Health Pricing Director
RGA Reinsurance Company
Noon Conference Concludes
2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Post Conference Hospital Tours
Participate in a guided tour to see the inner workings of some of Monterrey’s top medical facilities, including Christus Muguerza Alta Especialidad, Swiss Hospital, and Doctors Hospital.
(Optional -- separate registration required.)