Time to take a trip to the Windy City

We have officially commenced the countdown to Chicago for the 2022 Annual IUMI Conference from 18-21 September 2022. This will be the first in-person conference in three years and it would be an understatement to say that we are very excited about seeing our friends and colleagues in person after a trying and difficult time.

The American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU) will be our host this year and it looks to be an unforgettable event. Chicago is the third largest city in the United States and is well known for being the Windy City. The venue is the beautiful Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel, located in the centre of Chicago, and has exceptional views of the city and Lake Michigan. The city itself is budding with an abundance of unique architectural styles, around 60 museums, nearly 200 art galleries, and more than 7,300 restaurants and 167 breweries. It would be safe to say there is plenty to do.  

This year’s conference theme is ‘Adapting to a world in transition’, and as our President Richard Turner discusses in his opening statement of this IUMI Eye (page 2) has been specifically chosen to encompass how we must adapt to our changing world. Richard highlights a number of factors including how Covid-19 will be with us for some time to come and the need to constantly adapt; ever more stringent environmental pressures; and how data and digitalisation is becoming increasingly prominent in our working lives.

For more information on the upcoming IUMI Annual Conference please visit – Registration is set to open in early Spring. We look forward to seeing you there.