The Environmental and Emerging Claim Manager Association (EECMA) is an informal group of property and casualty insurers and reinsurers. EECMA members are focused on continued education (with CLE/CE credits) about the many issues surrounding emerging risks, environmental, asbestos, and other long-term exposure litigation that continues to challenge insurers and our policyholders.

In order to stay abreast of these challenges, since 1985 we have created an event for members to gather and share their considerable knowledge and concerns in a productive, fun, and cost-effective way. Every Spring, EECMA organizes a 2-day conference on industry-specific cutting-edge topics presented by U.S. and international attorneys, consultants, and insurance professionals who are experts in their respective fields.

Traditionally, senior and mid-level management (re)insurer representatives have attended the conference. Membership is open to all of those in the insurance industry engaged in solving the challenges from emerging risks, environmental, and tort claims. We welcome our legal, science, medical and consulting partners as well.

Last year, EECMA drew 185+ claims professionals, law firms, as well as environmental and scientific consultants from around the country who exchanged knowledge sharing about the considerable risks that companies insurer and reinsure. EECMA regularly attracts dozens of claims professionals from many companies, including: AIG, Allied World, Berkley, Brandywine, Chubb, Crum & Forster, Gen Re, Great American, Ironshore, James River, Liberty, Markel, Munich Re, Philadelphia Ins., Resolute, Swiss Re, The Hartford, Beazley Group, Hanover, Navigators, Pilot, American Safety, Fireman's Fund (Allianz), Westfield, AXIS, Admiral and Travelers.

For a modest registration fee, the EECMA conference provides an excellent opportunity for our companies to gather together to discuss issues that are of high importance to each of us and to learn of emerging legal, technical, and regulatory developments that impact us all.

EECMA also serves as a valuable networking venue to meet others in the insurance, legal, and consultant professions who are grappling with the same challenging insurance issues. For three decades, EECMA has consistently provided the most amazingly interesting, informative, insightful, and fun conference in the insurance industry, as well as continuing to be a great financial value.

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