Summit meeting for the European insurance industry / Forthcoming Handelsblatt event : European Insurance Summit 2003, 29th and 30th October, Brussels

Dusseldorf, Germany (ots) - Chief Executive Officers from the European insurance industry will be meeting at the Handelsblatt-organized "European Insurance Summit 2003", which is to be held in Brussels on 29th and 30th October. Under the slogan "Back to basics - concentration on core insurance business" key representatives from business and science will be discussing how the insurance industry can solve its current problems. The key themes will be: return to profitability, the impact of the international consolidation surge, concentration on core skills and management of the technical insurance business.

The following speakers have already agreed to take part in the European Insurance Summit 2003: Sergio Balbinot (Generali Group); Henri de Castries (AXA Group); Leonhard Fischer (Winterthur Group); Francois Henrot (Rothschild & Cie. Banque); Rudolf Kellenberger (Swiss Re Group); Ewald Kist (ING Group); Gérard de La Martiniere (Fédération Française des Sociétés d'Assurances, Comité Européen des Assurances) and Lord Levene of Portsoken (Lloyd's); Bronek Masojada (Hiscox plc); James J. Schiro (Zurich Financial Services); Gary Schmalzriedt (ACE European Group), Wilhelm Zeller (Hannover Re) and Anton von Rossum (Fortis).

The meeting will be chaired by Prof. Dr. Walter Ackermann (University of St. Gallen) and Prof. Dr. Lutgart Van Den Berghe (Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School).

The event is being organized in conjunction with the Wall Street Journal Europe.

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