As founder and Group CEO, Dave has been at CFC’s helm for over twenty years and operating in the London insurance market even longer.
CFC Summit 2022 brings together hundreds of brokers from across the US and Canada along with our in-house experts and special guest speakers to tackle the hottest topics in insurance. This dynamic one-day event promises engaging talks, plenty of networking and a rockin’ good time.
Dave Walsh – Founder & Group CEO, CFC
CFC Summit is all about the future of insurance. In this introductory session, Group CEO Dave Walsh will set the scene for the event and share his thoughts on the high level themes you'll hear about today.
Greg Williams - Co-Founder, CEO and President, Acrisure
Acrisure is a record-breaking Fintech Company with roots in the insurance industry. In this special keynote presentation for CFC, Acrisure’s Co-Founder, CEO, and President Greg Williams will provide insight into the Company’s transformation to a tech-driven business with a diverse product and service offering. The “best of human and artificial” intelligence and Acrisure’s unique culture will also be highlighted.
Graeme Newman - Chief Executive Officer, CFC
Pioneers are always looking ahead. CEO Graeme Newman will take you through some exciting new developments at CFC and offer some hints at what lies ahead on our journey towards building the insurance business of the future.
Pat Brice - Distribution Director, CFC
Our market is experiencing one of the most fundamental changes we've seen in a generation. CFC's Distribution Director Pat Brice will help you understand today's digital distribution landscape from the rise of APIs to the evolution of aggregator platforms. He'll share how CFC is staying ahead of the curve and his thoughts on what this all means for the future of specialty insurance.
Shannon Groeber - Executive Vice President, CFC
Two years ago we launched our Connect platform - today, it is our primary channel for trading our admitted insurance products. EVP Shannon Groeber will discuss how CFC's admitted team is leveraging our core technology to realize the promise of frictionless trading, increase efficiencies and deliver value to our partners and customers. You'll also get a sneak peek at what's to come from our admitted team in the year ahead.
Katherine Nellums - Marketing Director, CFC
CFC’s Marketing Director Katherine Nellums will explore the role that marketing plays in specialty insurance. She’ll challenge the old school notion that marketing is only about branding and email blasts, but instead a critical driver for business success that needs to be in lock-step with underwriting and sales. She’ll share how CFC leverages marketing to enable brokers, engage customers and deliver value to partners up and down the chain.
Steven Levitt - American economist and New York Times bestselling author
Applying his successful Freakonomics ideas to the world of insurance, Steve will entertain and inspire the audience with his trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis. He'll get us thinking a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationally - like a Freak - about our chosen field.
James Burns - Head of Cyber
CFC's Head of Cyber, James Burns, will explain the evolution of cyber from a standard insurance policy (where the battleground was coverage), to Cyber 2.0 with basic scanning, dodgy risk reports and vulnerability management, and now a full-featured service with proactive protection at its core.
Tom Bennett - Cyber Threat Analysis Team Leader
Incident response is often necessary, but how about preventing cyber events before they happen? Tom Bennett of CFC’s Cyber Threat Analysis team will discuss how real cyber attacks work, and the sophisticated combination of tools, techniques and intelligence we use to keep our customers one step ahead of the hackers.
Graeme Newman - CEO, James Burns - Head of Cyber, Lindsey Nelson - Cyber Development Leader and Philippa Berry - Cyber Product Leader, CFC
With cyber at the top of everyone's agenda, we've brought together CFC's own brain trust of cyber gurus to answer your burning questions. From the hard market to ransomware and even systemic risk, use this time to ask them anything. The tougher the question, the better!
Industry rockstars, tech extraordinaires and more!
Industry rockstars, tech extraordinaires and more!
Top off an invigorating day of insurance innovation with mouth-watering grub, free flowing drinks and plenty of networking.
Following dinner, keep the good times going at the after party in true CFC style.
Located in Chicago’s trendy West Loop, Morgan Manufacturing is the perfect balance of historical building and industrial elegance – think soaring ceilings, exposed concrete, glass and steel – it’s bound to impress.
401 N Morgan St
What does it cost?
CFC Summit is FREE! Yeah, you heard that right. But space is limited and you must register.
When does the action take place?
Summit: Thursday, May 19, 2022, 08:45 - 17:15
Dinner and party: Thursday, May 19, 2022, 17:15 - late
Where do I need to be?
401 N Morgan St, Chicago, IL 60642, United States
What’s it all about?
CFC is a pioneer in emerging risk so it’s no surprise this will be a major focus at our summit. Whether its cyber insurance, artificial intelligence, digital healthcare, IP or big picture state of the industry ‘stuff’, you’re sure to be inspired and have FUN!
Who should attend?
Wondering if CFC Summit is right for you? We’ve designed Summit 2022 for our partners – wholesale and retail brokers in the US & Canada – who want to know about the biggest trends and topics in insurance that will impact their clients and their jobs.
We also welcome attendees from across the insurance industry. So, if our hot topics tickle your fancy, come along and join the fun.
And importantly, why should I attend?
If you’re not sold by now, we can only say:
Oh, and we’re CFC. Can you say, P.A.R.T.Y?!
What does my registration include?
You’re in for a treat! Your registration provides access to:
The only thing we ask is that delegates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements. See our accommodation option in the travel tips.
What happens after I’ve registered?
Once you’ve registered online, you should receive an email within 24 hours to confirm your spot.
What if I get a place, and later can’t go?
That would be unfortunate, indeed! But if it happens, please tell us as soon as possible so that we can cancel your registration.
If you have a colleague who can attend in your place, we can accept substitutions up to three working days before the event…but you have to let us know in advance!
Can I bring a colleague?
Yes, you can…as long as they have a confirmed registration for the event.
When does registration close?
Tickets to this exclusive event are limited and we’ll close registration once we’re sold out!
Are there any sponsorship opportunities?
Yes! Interested in sponsoring CFC Summit? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further.
I’m a member of the press, can I get press package/seat?
Yes, we do have limited spaces reserved for press. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Who will be speaking at the Summit?
We’ve got a stellar line up of speakers confirmed to get you thinking, talking, debating and reflecting! Speakers will be a mix of industry experts and CFC luminaries.
Check out our amazing speakers here.
When will the agenda be released?
Good news: the CFC Summit agenda is already available for you to access here. Keep checking back for any updates or changes.
Will we be notified of event changes?
We’ll be in regular contact regarding event updates and changes. However, to keep up to speed with the latest and greatest, we recommend you visit our event website on a regular basis to remain in the loop!
Can I get CE credits?
YES you can! We are in the process of getting CE credits approved across Canada and USA. We will update this space so please keep checking back in.
How do I get to Morgan Manufacturing?
If flying into Chicago, you can choose from either Midway International Airport (MDW) or O’Hare International Airport (ORD).
We recommend getting a taxi or an Uber to Morgan Manufacturing. This would be the simplest and fastest option.
Is there parking for my ride?
If you plan on driving, there is free street parking available around Morgan Manufacturing, but spaces are limited and subject to availability.
We suggest grabbing a taxi or an Uber instead.
Are you paying for my hotel?
We aren’t, but we have negotiated some competitive rates with The Hoxton Chicago, located nearby. See below for instructions on how to book and secure this awesome deal!
Better be quick before they run out!
Where can I lay my head?
We have negotiated a special conference rate at The Hoxton Chicago. Please book with the hotel directly using the details below:
The Hoxton Chicago (8min walk from Morgan Manufacturing)
200 N Green St,
Chicago, IL 60616
$309 per night plus taxes
Book online here and enter Group Access Code: CFC2022.
For assistance with reservations, please contact Nick Ditter on t: +1(312)7611704 or email Nick.Ditter@thehox.com.
All rooms are subject to availability, so hop to it before they sell out!
What COVID-19 measures are in place?
Guests who have tested positive and/or have been in contact with someone who has recently tested positive for COVID-19 and/or are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms will be asked not to attend the event. The venue will provide hand sanitiser stations and enhanced cleaning services.
By confirming your attendance, you agree to comply with our COVID-19 safety measures. We will communicate these requirements via pre-event emails, the event website, venue signage, and on the day of the event. CFC reserves the right to alter or remove its COVID-19 measures at any time in response to the latest guidance or legislation from the US Government.
We were lucky enough to host Summit 2019 in-person in Chicago, and last year, we launched our first-ever virtual Summit LIVE from our studio in London. Take a look at our highlights video to get a taste of what's on offer in 2022.