It Starts With The Science

February 26 - February 29, 2024 | Orlando, FL

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Registration is closed, please contact Johnetta Riley to be added to the wait list.

Learning Objectives

The RAA’s 2024 Cat Risk Management Conference will focus on the role of science and technology in best understanding various natural hazards. As secondary perils no longer deserve to be “second class (cat) citizens”, it is imperative that the industry understands the evolving science and research to support not just these perils, but all cat perils. Multiple sessions will address vulnerability, both the challenges of collecting credible loss data, as well as utilizing research to better inform vulnerability. The program includes numerous breakout sessions examining hazard, vulnerability, AI and regulatory topics.

This year promises to be an exciting, engaging Conference and the RAA looks forward to seeing everyone in Orlando!

Program/Registration Inquiries
Contact Johnetta Riley at 202-783-8322 or e-mail [email protected].

Who Should Attend:

  • Professionals – including insurers, reinsurers, and investment bankers – who are responsible for risk management functions related to catastrophic risk

  • Cat Modelers

  • Attorneys who specialize in reinsurance 

  • Academics

  • Federal/state government professionals

  • Regulators/staff 

$2195 Registration
$2095 Early Registration prior to January 25, 2024
$2065 RAA members
$1445 Government Entities (contact the RAA to check eligibility)
$1025 Insurance Regulators (contact the RAA to check eligibility)

Cancellation Policy
All seminar cancellations must be in writing to the RAA. Refund or credit will be issued up to two weeks prior to the start of the conference. After that date, no refunds will be issued, but substitutes are welcome. 

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Orlando, FL

The RAA's room blocks at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Hard Rock Hotel have sold out. 

Additional Hotels Near Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

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Contact Johnetta Riley, [email protected] or 202-783-8322, with questions.

Continuing Education
The conference is for educational purposes and will be held in strict compliance with the RAA’s anti-trust policy.
Course Level:  Intermediate/Advanced
Prerequisites or Advanced Training Required:  None
Instructional Method:  Group-Live Offering

2024 Sponsors


By far and away the most well rounded and useful Cat-focused industry conference out there. Perfect for all levels within the industry. From the conference content, the presenters and the attendees, this conference is a can’t miss for those interested in expanding their knowledge and learning more about cat related insurance and reinsurance modeling topics Nick DiMuzio, Everest

"Fantastic, enriching conference - brilliantly planned and run, illuminating talks and excellent opportunities for networking across multiple areas of catastrophic risk.” Gary Ackerman, University at Albany

“From a treaty underwriter's point of view, RAA presented relevant topics related to today's macro events. Scientific presentations provided insight that I can incorporate in underwriting and share with my clients.” Eric B. Silberman, Munich Re

"Great conference with some of the biggest names in the business presenting their work. What more could you ask for?” Ron Nash, Nash Consulting

“A perfect introduction to the world of reinsurance. Relevant topics, great speakers and the opportunity to network with industry peers makes this a must go event.”
Tom Barrett, Everest Re

Demystifying Reinsurance was an excellent tool to clearly understand and break down the basics. Very good class and recommend it for beginners and even as a refresher course for the intermediate student.”
Chenessia West, TransRe

“Re Basics is the ideal opportunity whether an industry professional or student of insurance to understand the in and outs of reinsurance while being able to network with persons spread across the whole industry.”
Darius Zuill, Bermuda Monetary Authority

“This has been the best reinsurance seminar that I have been to! Whether a reinsurance seasoned vet or new to the field, this is an engaging seminar that addressed specific issues of the reinsurance market.”
Michelle Thimm, Church Mutual Insurance 

“Re Underwriting provided a comprehensive and interesting overview of underwriting in the current market with a major (and interesting) focus on trends. Very useful for underwriting and non-underwriting alike.”
DeVika Bourne, PartnerRe

“Very informative experience, and a great way to keep up to date on current underwriting events and trends.”
Steven Whalen, Aspen Re

"I cannot overstate the relevance and timeliness of this Re Underwriting seminar. Our speakers’ unvarnished views on the state of the market were a great opportunity for me to reflect on my underwriting strategies and challenge my own assumptions about them.”
Michael Delacruz, China Re P&C

“Broadened my business horizon as well as my overall knowledge.”
Nicole Frisch, Sompo International Reinsurance, Zürich 

“The panels and presentations were thought provoking and fascinating as numerous topics were covered affecting the industry. I’m leaving the conference with a greater insight of the future market.”
Brittany de Frias, MS Amlin 


“RAA Re Finance was the first RAA seminar I attended, and I was thoroughly impressed with the speakers and content. I learned a great deal from the presentations and intend to bring some new ideas back to my company and share with the team!”
Taylor Robinson, ICW Group

“Fantastic slate of instructors who thoughtfully walked us through financial reporting and other aspects of reinsurance finance. They used terminology that non finance people (lawyers) could understand. Really great program.”
Steven Bazil, The Bazil Group

“If you are in Reinsurance Accounting/Finance, you need to take this course to help you with your job.”
Frank Borawski, Markel  

“The speakers were excellent! There is something to be said about a person, and in this case a group of people, who can take time away from their busy schedules and explain to everyone something they feel passionate about in a manner that's understandable. My only complaint is that I wish we had more time with them.”
Jessica Mieles, Sompo International

“The RAA ReContracts is the most comprehensive reinsurance contract wording training available in the U.S. market.”
David Kragseth, Guy Carpenter   

“The course was very helpful in addressing different viewpoints and important things to consider in contract design and review.”
Andy Martin, AmericanAg 

“The RAA contract course was very informative and interesting. It covered a wide range of Reinsurance Contracts Types. In my Reinsurance Career, I have had the opportunity to work on a limited type of contracts, so I learned a lot.”
Vivian Castro, Arch Insurance Company 

“The RAA Contracts course provides the opportunity to engage with relevant topics, taught by industry experts, in both seminar and small group environments. The course material and industry experts provide an understanding on a wide range of subjects.” 
Kevin English, LMRe

“Participation in Re Claims should be mandatory for all P&C reinsurance underwriters. It’s truly an eye-opener, providing an in-depth look from a claims manager’s perspective on what happens to the business that we underwrite. There are lots of do’s and don’ts to pay attention to. Re Claims answers all the hard questions."  Michael Delacruz, China Re P&C

“I absolutely love this program. I learned so many new things. Reinsurance from the industry’s top executives, interactive activities, interesting panels, and innovating presentations makes for an intriguing few days. Well worth the time and money.” Chenessia West, TransRe

“As a reinsurance attorney I find Re Claims highly valuable to stay abreast of emerging issues. Also, being walked through practical case studies is extremely helpful in creating a thorough understanding of how contracts work.” Steven Bazil, The Bazil Group