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Keynote speaker comedian Tripp Crosby (Photograph supplied)

YouTube comedian Tripp Crosby will be one of the spotlight speakers at this year’s Bermuda Captive Conference.

The filmmaker and comedian is well known as the host director of Tripp and Tyler, a YouTube sketch comedy duo he stars in with fellow funnyman Tyler Stanton.

Their shorts have amassed millions of views online and made headlines on media such as the Today Show, Late Show, CNN Headline News, Huffington Post, and Mashable. Their best-known sketch, the workplace comedy A Conference Call in Real Life, has gained a viral internet following.

Based in Alpharetta, Georgia, Mr Crosby is a performer whose career is also flourishing behind the camera as a director and founder of Green Tricycle Studios, a production company in Atlanta. In 2014 he was selected by Saatchi & Saatchi as a member of the Cannes International Film Festival New Director Showcase, and since then has continued to direct commercials and entertainment for major brands such as Fuze Iced Tea, Verizon, and Ford Mustang. He recently wrapped up his first narrative short that will debut on the festival circuit this year, and is currently writing his first feature-length screenplay.

Executive chairman of the Bermuda Monetary Authority, Jeremy Cox will also address the three-day conference in June, as this year’s industry keynote. As the regulator’s executive chairman since January this year and previously chief executive officer since 2010, he has overall responsibility for all supervisory activities conducted by the BMA, including the supervision of banks, trust companies, investment businesses, insurance companies, and the board of directors.

“We’re thrilled to be able to announce this year’s two diverse keynote speakers, both of whom we know will attract and engage audiences,” conference chairman Michael Parrish said. “We look forward to welcoming Tripp to Bermuda, and we are also very honoured to have Jeremy address our delegates during this, the BMA’s 50th-anniversary year.”

The conference is Bermuda’s largest and longest-running industry event, now in its fifteenth year at the Fairmont Southampton. Incorporating a full slate of moderated panel discussions, networking and social opportunities, plus a trade floor showcasing support services and organisations, the event annually attracts more than 800 captive insurance managers, brokers and service providers, corporate risk managers, and captive owners. This year’s theme, “elevate” encourages risk managers to consider the many ways captives can contain costs and manage coverage, whether for a Fortune 500 corporation or mid-sized business.

According to conference organisers, last year’s event was hailed for its diversity and innovation by delegates, and attracted the most captive owners and risk managers in its history. The Bermuda Captive Conference is on from June 10 to 12 at the Fairmont Southampton hotel.

Mr Crosby will be the lunchtime keynote on June 11 at 12.30pm, and Mr Cox will speak on June 12 at 10.30am.

Sunday is the early-bird registration deadline.

To register, or for more information, go to bermudacaptiveconference.com or contact The Whitfield Group at events@bermudacaptiveconference.com or call 292-6386

Keynote speaker Jeremy Cox, executive chairman of the Bermuda Monetary Authority (Photograph supplied)