Senior executives, regulators and industry analysts will offer “Insights and ideas for leading in this complex environment” at the Twentieth Annual Executive Conference for the Life Insurance Industry. The meeting will be held November 5-6 at the New York Palace Hotel in New York.

The conference is presented by Summit Business Media and National Underwriter Company (parent company of this magazine) and is sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP.

In addition to individual presentations there will be a number of panel discussions by CEOs, CFOs and producers.

Among the issues on the agenda are:

–The future of state and federal regulation.

–Healthcare reform.

–New directions in life insurance products.

–Mergers and acquisitions.

–Life reinsurance opportunities.

–Measuring financial performance.

–Thriving in an economic downturn.

–Looking beyond the financial crisis from an agency rating perspective.

Scheduled speakers include:

Ted Mathas, Chairman, President & CEO, New York Life.

Richard Carbone, Executive Vice President and CFO, Prudential Financial.

Donna Kinnaird, President, Swiss Re Life and Health America.

Michael Sproule, Executive Vice President and CFO, New York Life.

Giulio Terzariol, CFO, Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America.

The Honorable Carolyn Maloney, Congresswoman, United States House of Representatives.

Commissioner Roger Sevigny, New Hampshire Insurance Department and President, National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Mark Puccia, Managing Director, Financial Services Ratings Group, Standard & Poor’s.

David Schieldrop, Managing Director, Barclays Capital.

Chris C. Stroup, President, CEO and Director, Wilton Re.

Steven Weisbart, Chief Economist, Insurance Information Institute.

Russ Diachok, President & CEO, Geneos Wealth Management.

Jacob Herschler, Head of Business Strategy, Prudential Annuities, Prudential Financial, Inc..

Stephen Deschenes, Senior Vice President and General Manager-Annuities Division, Sun Life Financial U.S.

Steven Goulart, Senior Vice President-Corporate Development and Treasurer, MetLife.

Chris Baker, Managing Partner, TexIns Solutions, Ltd.

John Sheils, Senior Vice President, The Lewin Group.

Michael J. Burns, Senior Vice President, Life Product Management for Insurance Solutions, Lincoln Financial Group.