California's Shores Will See the Launch of GDS International's First Next Generation Insurance North American Summit in March

  California's Shores Will See the Launch of GDS International's First Next
             Generation Insurance North American Summit in March

  PR Newswire

  NEWPORT BEACH, California, January 15, 2013

NEWPORT BEACH, California, January 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

On the 11 ^th to the 13 ^th of March 2013, GDS International will host its
inaugural Next Generation Insurance summit at the The Island hotel, Newport
Beach, California (NG Insurance US1).

GDS International is renowned all over the world for creating relevant,
industry-specific summits that provide quality, exclusivity, and the
high-level insight that is crucial to operational success in 2013. Combining
an expertly-researched, content-rich program with an invitation-only
delegation, the NG Insurance summit in about the most pressing end-user
challenges, providing that quality, high-level insight that is so critical to
the business.

In attendance at this year's summit will be: Teresa Mencel, CIO US-PC for HCC;
Mark McGillivray, SVP Claims for Allstate; Michael Fergang, CIO/VP for Grange
Insurance; Nathan Martin, MD for Travelers; and Rhonda Vetere, SVP Global
Infrastructure Services for AIG. There will also be a range of sponsors at the
event, including VmWare, LexisNexis, Corelogic, Cisco and Accenture.

Roger Vann, CIO and Chief Security Officer for First Bank of Delaware, was an
attendee at a previous GDS International summit. He said: "Hats off to all of
you who worked so hard on creating a wonderful experience! I have attended
many conferences, and this was truly unique. I am quite thankful to have
received an invitation and I look forward to future events."

The event boasts real-time user generated content surrounding today's most
pressing challenges, including claim adjudication in the mobile digital
marketplace, hazard analytics, channel management, big data, risk-based
solutions, application modernization and legacy systems and unified
communications. Learn from the industry's leading lights and gain a strategic
advantage, and leverage your value proposition with unprecedented insight from
the most senior executives in the industry.

Taylor Swasey, NG Insurance US Summit Director for GDS International , the
global events company behind the event, says: "We are very excited to kick off
the firstNG Insurance Summit which is taking place March 11 ^th - 13th at The
Island in Newport Beach, California. There will be 65-plus C-level and
VP-level executives from the top Insurers in the United States. The NG
Insurance summit is an excellent three days of peer led, high level
discussions, on some of the most pressing issues impacting the insurance
sector in the US. We are hugely grateful for the expertise and input from all
of our session leaders in putting the program together to help set this
summit's focused agenda. As the world's business-to-business summits producer,
GDS is organizing 60 events in 2013 from a number of different verticals. Our
summit's products are truly global and each is run with the same exceptional

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About GDS International

GDS International is one of the most innovative events and media companies
worldwide - and a globally renowned producer of business-to-business summits,
conferences, online information and advisory group gatherings. Founded in
1993, GDS International specialises in meeting the B2B marketing needs of our
clients. Having a strong presence in mature industrial sectors but a finger on
the pulse of emerging markets - as well as up-and-coming B2B business
verticals - means we are perfectly placed to capitalise on the exciting
developments brought about by the advent of a globalised economy. Our value
proposition is simple: we deliver tangible business results from world-class

Contact:Kimberley Hogarth
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