SOURCE: IMSA

IMSA

September 21, 2009 17:40 ET

Washington, DC Social Networking Summit Meeting to Focus on Escalating Consumer Protection & Compliance Challenges

AARP-IMSA to Co-Host Summit to Discuss Industry Standards & Social Networking Technology

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - September 21, 2009) - Social networking has caused a convergence of consumer protection and compliance-related challenges which are rapidly escalating. On October 8, 2009, AARP and IMSA will convene social networking experts, state and federal regulators, consumer representatives, insurance agents, financial advisers and insurance companies to identify key issues in the insurance and financial services industries presented by the increasing use of websites such as Linked In, Facebook, Twitter and other social networking vehicles.

The conference will feature keynote speaker Joseph Price, Chair of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's (FINRA) Social Networking Task Force, who will update attendees on FINRA's findings on these issues. In addition, Kip Gregory, a specialist in teaching agents and advisers how to leverage technology effectively, will explain how social networking websites work in the insurance and financial services sectors, and how they are currently being used to attract new customers.

Media is welcome to attend, but pre-registration is required. If you plan on attending the conference, please call Jennifer Kalita at (240) 744-3021 to obtain credentials. For more detailed information, visit www.IMSAethics.org.

What:   AARP & IMSA Social Networking Summit:
        Consumer Protection & Compliance in an Online World

Who:    Social networking experts, state and federal regulators,
        consumer representatives, insurance agents, financial advisers
        and insurance companies

Where:  Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
        1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
        Washington, D.C. 20004

When:   Thursday, October 8, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

As a voluntary self regulatory organization, IMSA promotes ethical business practices by setting national standards in the annuities, life insurance and long-term care insurance marketplace that IMSA-certified companies must abide by in all 50 states. Nearly half of all US consumer premiums are sold by companies already adhering to IMSA standards. Learn more at www.IMSAethics.org.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jennifer Kalita
    (240) 744-3021