Risk managers are invited to join Zurich and leading industry professionals on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at 1 p.m. Eastern

Schaumburg, Ill., May 5, 2010 – Zurich, a leading property & casualty insurance provider in North America and globally, announced today that it has rescheduled it’s sponsorship of a Risk & Insurance Management Society, Inc. (RIMS) live webinar – Ocean Cargo: Risky Business – designed to help risk managers reduce exposures and minimize losses associated with cargo transport and storage.

Risk managers are invited to join leading industry professionals including executives from Zurich’s Ocean Marine unit, on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 from 1 – 2 p.m. Eastern, as they discuss:
• challenges of national and multinational cargo programs,
• ocean cargo solutions, and
• hull and marine liability coverages.

According to Patrick Hickey, vice president of Marine, Global Energy for Zurich Global Corporate in North America, complexity in supply chains is the rule, rather than the exception.

He said, “Companies face numerous challenges when shipping locally, as well as globally. This webinar will not only touch on the complexity of the supply chain, but also offer suggestions that will help companies reduce risks and minimize exposures.”

The webinar is free to members of RIMS and $30 for non-members. To register for the webinar, go to http://www.rims.org and click on education > webinars. To go directly to the registration page, paste the following Web address into your internet browser: http://cf.rims.org/Template.cfm?Section=Upcoming&Template=/CourseDirectory/CDcoursesDescription.cfm&Course=692.

For more information about Zurich’s Marine business, which focuses on global customers, such as multinational corporations, as well as domestic and mid market commercial customers, go to http://www.zurichna.com\marine.

About Zurich
Zurich in North America is a part of Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich), an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America and Europe as well as in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets. Founded in 1872, the Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland and employs approximately 60,000 people serving customers in more than 170 countries, including more than 9,500 employees in North America.

Zurich was the first overseas insurer to enter the U.S. market in 1912. According to Highline Data LLC (NAIC 2008), Zurich in North America (www.zurichna.com) is the second-largest writer of commercial general liability insurance and the fourth-largest commercial property-casualty insurance company, serving the global corporate, large corporate, middle market, specialties and programs sectors. Zurich's risk engineering services in the United States are provided by Zurich Services Corporation.
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Jennifer Nowacki
Zurich
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jennifer.nowacki@zurichna.com