HARTFORD, Connecticut – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: VTR), will complete its 2021 Wednesdays with Woodward® Virtual event season with programs covering current political and economic trends. The series brings together experts from all industries to address pressing issues in business, leadership, insurance and more.
“We are proud to host four additional programs in 2021, which we hope will provide continued inspiration and actionable insights to our audiences to help them navigate both their personal and professional lives,” Joan said. Woodward, President of the Travelers Institute and Executive Vice President. Chairman of Public Policy at Travelers, who is the creator of the series and the host of each event. “We are grateful to the speakers who shared their unique perspectives throughout 2021, and we are excited for another great season in 2022.”
The remaining 2021 webinars are:
November 17: “Running with the Bulls: A Conversation with CNBC’s Sue Herera”
Appearing on CNBC since its inception, Anchor at Large Sue Herera has reported on some of the biggest stories in business. She will reflect on being one of the first women to cover traditionally masculine news and share a behind-the-scenes look at the world of financial reporting.
December 1: “Cyber Security Reading Book: What You Need to Know”
Jennifer Coughlin, Founding Partner of Mullen Coughlin, and Jeff Klenk, President of Bond & Specialty Insurance at Travelers, will offer tactical advice on cybersecurity readiness. The session will focus on concrete steps businesses of all sizes can take to improve their cybersecurity.
Klenk said, “We know from the 2021 Traveler Risk Index that cyber threats are the number one concern for business leaders, but many organizations have not adopted basic preventative measures. As a leading cyber insurer, we see firsthand how cyber attacks can have a significant impact on a business’s operations. We will share best practices to protect against these risks and mitigate damage in the event of a cyber event. ”
December 8: “Economic outlook 2022 with the US chief economist of Goldman Sachs”
David Mericle, chief US economist at Goldman Sachs, will discuss the economic outlook for 2022 and his outlook for the coming year for inflation, interest rates, supply chain, shortages of labor and more.
December 15: “Ensuring America’s Reconstruction: What’s in the $ 1,000 Billion Infrastructure Agreement?” What does this mean for the US economy? ”
This panel will focus on the bipartite agreement on infrastructure and the opportunities it will create for businesses, bonds and insurance, not to mention the impact on the global economy. Panelists will include:
Ed Mortimer, Vice President of Transportation Infrastructure, United States Chamber of Commerce
Chris Spear, President and CEO, American Trucking Associations
Bob Raney, Senior Vice-President, Construction Surety, Travelers
Spear said, “Consumer demand for goods continues to rise as we face a historic labor shortage in the trucking industry, which places significant pressure on the supply chain. We hope that the investment in infrastructure will help to lighten and modernize commercial transportation.
All events are free and open to the public. Online registration and reruns of past events are available on the site Voyageurs Institute website. The 2022 schedule will be announced in January.
About the Voyageurs Institute
The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc., engages in the discussion and analysis of public policy topics of importance to the insurance market and the financial services industry in general. The Travelers Institute draws on the industry expertise of Travelers ‘senior management as well as the technical expertise of many Travelers’ underwriters, risk managers and other experts to provide insight, analysis and solutions to policy makers and to regulators. Travelers is one of the leading providers of non-life insurance for auto, residence and Business. For more information visit Travelers.com.