Presented by the Iowa Insurance Institute, Federation of Iowa Insurers, Iowa Insurance Division, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Iowa Economic Development Authority, ACORD Insurance Innovation Challenge and Insurance Thought Leadership.


3rd Annual Global Insurance Symposium


Thank you for attending the 2016 Global Insurance Symposium in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Video clips of the 2016 event are now available on YouTube. Please save the date and join us again in Des Moines April 25-27, 2017!



Why attend?

The Global Insurance Symposium features a powerhouse agenda of renowned industry keynote and panel speakers, as well as numerous opportunities for attendees to participate in roundtable and breakout discussion sessions with global insurance leaders. Speakers include state insurance commissioners, industry leaders, regulatory representatives from various states, national offices and international organizations, and other experts in the insurance industry from around the world.

This year’s Symposium theme is “Inspiring Innovation in the Insurance Industry,” and attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for an Innovation Track that will include enhanced breakout sessions and engaging, interactive dialogue. Unique this year, the event runs in conjunction with the ACORD Insurance Innovation Challenge. In addition, all attendees will be able to hear pitches from startup companies from the Des Moines-based Global Insurance Accelerator, which are making game-changing products in the industry.

Why Des Moines, Iowa, USA?

Des Moines is widely recognized as an insurance hub with more than 80 insurance companies in the metro and more than 200 statewide. Des Moines is home to heavy hitters in the industry including Athene, American Equity, EMC Insurance Companies, GuideOne Insurance, Holmes Murphy, Nationwide/Allied Insurance, The Principal Financial Group, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and many others.

Who should attend?

Insurance and financial services company executives, national and international regulators, state and federal government representatives and anyone else interested in the topic. The new Innovation Track will be of particular interest to CMOs, CIOs, CTOs, entrepreneurs and start-up tech firms.