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Organisers are hoping to attract a record attendance to this year's Bermuda Captive Conference in September.

The event is normally held in June, but has been moved to September due to the island's hosting of the America's Cup throughout June.

Last year there were more than 800 delegates, of which half came from overseas.

At the Risk and Insurance Management Society's conference in Philadelphia last week, the Bermuda booth in the exhibition hall featured a large wraparound poster featuring a Bermuda scene and details of the captive conference.

And a coach that shuttled guests to and from the Bermuda networking reception at Rims, which took place on the historic Moshulu ship, also featured a large advert for the captive conference.

David Gibbons, chairman of the Bermuda Captive Conference, said “We have always welcomed a lot of registrations and interest at Rims, but this year we decided to ramp up our outreach, and we're confident this will help attendee numbers in September surpass our 2016 record.”

The conference will highlight the topic “innovation”. The keynote speaker is Philippe Rouja, the Bermudian anthropologist, who will detail the island's shipwreck history.

The Bermuda Captive Conference will be at the Fairmont Southampton from September 11 to September 13.

To register for the conference, visit bermudacaptive conference.com

Message out: a wraparound poster advertising the Bermuda Captive Conference covered part of the Bermuda booth at the Rims conference in Philadelphia last week (Photograph supplied)
Follow us: a coach shuttle at the Rims conference in Philadelphia last week, which carried guests to and from the Bermuda networking reception, featuring an advert for the Bermuda Captive Conference in September (Photograph supplied)

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Published May 05, 2017 at 9:00 am (Updated May 04, 2017 at 10:05 pm)

Captive conference eyes record attendance

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