SOURCE: Retirement Income Industry Association

June 16, 2008 12:27 ET

The Retirement Income Industry Association's Annual Meeting Will Feature Powerful Insights From Business and Academic Leaders

RIIA Welcomes Members and Non-Members, September 21-22, 2008

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - The Retirement Income Industry Association (RIIA) will assemble industry leaders, researchers, financial advisors and academics along with authors and influential media who are addressing difficult challenges across the retirement income continuum at its Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner on September 21 and 22, 2008.

"We invite RIIA members and non-members to participate in this unique event that focuses on best practices in the retirement income industry. This gathering brings to light the newest thinking, the freshest views, and the broadest range of perspectives in the industry today," explains Francois Gadenne, Executive Director and Chairman of RIIA.

Key topics that will be addressed include:

--  Identifying issues surrounding intellectual property
--  Defining a new job description of the retirement advisor of the future
--  Evaluating educational requirements and credentials necessary for
    advisor success
--  Maintaining product and solutions edge with heightened product
    development, competitiveness, and value
    

In addition to hearing from and networking with some of the best minds in the retirement income industry, Annual Meeting attendees have the distinct opportunity to attend the RIIA Awards Dinner, a high profile event attracting industry press attention where leaders in communications and advertising excellence are recognized for their achievements. Noted authors will also be on hand to share their views and sign their books.

The event will be held on September 21-22, 2008 at the Hyatt Harborside in Boston, MA. For complete details go to: http://www.riia-usa.org/conferences/default.asp. Members of the media are also welcome to attend.

About the Retirement Income Industry Association

RIIA (www.riia-usa.org) is the premier, national, not-for-profit organization whose members are defining the future of retirement security in the United States. RIIA provides a non-biased forum for sharing information, strategies and research which involve the leading companies in the industry, academia, researchers and professional services firms. The organization offers unprecedented opportunities for networking and accessing the best minds in addressing the challenges in creating a secure retirement for millions of Americans.

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