News Release

Washington, D.C. (September 15, 2017) –Executives from the nation’s leading life insurance companies will gather in Orlando for the American Council of Life Insurers’ (ACLI) Annual Conference, Oct. 8-10, 2017 at the Loews Sapphire Falls. This is the premier event for an industry that provides 75 million American families with innovative financial and retirement security solutions.

Inspired by the conference’s theme, “Momentum,” speakers and panelists will discuss the industry’s work to serve its customers during a time of ever-evolving regulatory, legislative and technological challenges.

Setting the tone for the conference, ACLI Chairman Peter Schaefer, president and CEO of Hannover Re US, and ACLI President and CEO Dirk Kempthorne will provide opening remarks on the industry’s history of financial strength and its promise for future generations. During the conference, Mr. Schaefer will pass the ACLI chairmanship to Mark Mullin, president and CEO of Transamerica. Mr. Mullin will serve as chairman through October 2018.

Ron Insana, senior analyst with CNBC, will emcee the conference. Featured speakers will include:

  • Lou Holtz, legendary football coach and analyst, ESPN (2004- 2015);
  • John Boehner, former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives;  
  • Sen. Bill Nelson (invited), Democratic Senator from Florida; and
  • Mark Halperin, MSNBC and NBC News senior political analyst and New York Times best-selling author.

Select sessions will be CLE and CPE credit eligible. More information and the agenda are available on the ACLI website. For live updates, follow the conference hashtag #ACLI2017 on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

For journalists interested in attending the conference, contact Jack Dolan, (202) 624-2418 or

For conference information, including exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, contact Linda Cunningham, (202) 624–2405 or


The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) is a Washington, D.C.-based trade association with approximately 290 member companies operating in the United States and abroad. ACLI advocates in federal, state, and international forums for public policy that supports the industry marketplace and the 75 million American families that rely on life insurers’ products for financial and retirement security. ACLI members offer life insurance, annuities, retirement plans, long-term care and disability income insurance, and reinsurance, representing 94 percent of industry assets in the United States. Learn more at


Cornman, Whit (202) 624-2442
Cornman, Whit (202) 624-2442