Pearl River, NY and Orlando, FL, May 5, 2014 – ACORD, the
global data standards organization, announced today that it will launch a signature
event in November 2015, to be called ACORD2015.
ACORD2015 will build
upon the established foundation of ACORD’s current fall flagship, the ACORD Implementation
Forum (AIF). Since launching in 2008, AIF has grown steadily in attendance,
scope and depth of subject matter. ACORD2015 will blend key elements of
AIF and other ACORD events into a new program that features in-depth ACORD Standards
training paired with related business and technology topics focused on the
theme of change.
“We want our events to help people stay on the
leading edge of innovation,” said ACORD President & CEO Greg Maciag. “ACORD and its Standards have kept pace with
the evolution of the insurance industry since 1970, and that’s enabled us to
develop a unique perspective on the ways that business and technology
connect. ACORD2015 will allow us to share that perspective in an engaging
way, and continue that evolution.”
also take a fresh approach to the conference format, with sessions tailored to
promote interactivity, keynote speakers selected for their thought leadership,
an increased focus on young professionals, and a reimagined Innovation Center
for exhibitors and sponsors to showcase their products.
will draw from the best of what ACORD events have to offer,” said Director of
Event Programs Malou August, “We’re putting an emphasis on networking and
connecting people to information and solutions they can apply in the real world. It’s all about new ideas to help you work smarter
and more effectively.”
ACORD2015 will take
place at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Florida from November 2-4, 2015. The 2014 ACORD Implementation Forum will take
place on October 27-30 at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
ACORD (Association for Cooperative
Operations Research and Development) is a global, nonprofit organization
serving the insurance and related industries. ACORD facilitates the development
of open consensus data standards and standard forms, and works with its members
and partner organizations to drive implementation of those standards. Implementing
ACORD Standards has been shown to improve data quality and flow, increase
efficiency, and realize billion-dollar savings to the global industry.
ACORD also presents events, videos, and research papers on current technology
and business topics. ACORD members
worldwide include hundreds of insurance and reinsurance companies, agents and
brokers, software providers, financial services organizations and industry
associations. ACORD maintains offices in New York and London.