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

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

On the 11th to the 13th 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 first NG Insurance Summit which is taking place March 11th - 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 standards."

For more information, please visit http://www.nginsurancesummit.com

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 events.

http://www.gdsinternational.com

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