Baltic Exchange St. Mary Axe, London
|All member firms present except;|
1 Welcome to new members
Welcome by The President Bill Perry to the new members of;
New York, Kissel, Hirsch & Wilmer,
California, Murchison & Cumming and Louisiana, Irwin Fritchie Urquhart & Moore (waiving 13: 3since il was too short a notice for lhem lo be able to be present).
2 Presentation of James Bowring
James Bowring held a speech on the subject “Debt collection in the in the London Market”.
3 President”s general remarks
The President welcomed everybody to London and hoped the meeling would be successful.
4 Apologies for absence
Luxemburg have been absent twice, an e-mail-alert will be sent lo them.
Absent with apology: Germany.
Absent one time: UAE.
5 Approval of minutes of Annual Meeting
The minutes ofthe Annual Meeting in Chicago was approved.
6 Matters arising
Malters arising from Minutes not on the agenda:
No such malters were reported.
7 Treasurer”s report
A thorough discussion ofThe Budget for 2013 was held.
It was unanimously approved as a broad draft Budget not to be uploaded to the website. A more detailed Budget will be presented in early 2013 when Bertjan de Lange has introduced the new software.
It was also decided to investigate whether the forming ofan Audit Commiltee would be appropriate.
Paper to be circulated.
8 Members reports
Each member made a short presentation and gave an up-date ofthe latest in its jurisdiction.
The structure to incorporate Insuralex.
It was decided to approve the boards proposal to tum lnsuralex into a Dutch association according to article 2:26 and following articles ofthe Dutch Civil Code, (29 yes, 1 absention (Belgium) and Oagainst).
10 Feedback on seminar and its organisation
Feedback on yesterday”s seminal”:
Criticism was raised regarding very late publication of guest list, no pre-seminar presentation of guests, inadequate info on badges, the need for differently coloured badges, the need for country- ID and that the cocktail was to short.
Feedback forms will be used in the future.
A proposal for smaller focus groups was made.
11 Report of Marketing Director
The Marketing Directors report:
David Brackenbury reported according to attached Memo.
Local media contacts are needed from each member.
Each member can get Insuralex business cards or can use the Insuralex logo on it”s existing business cardo
12 Report on website
Enrique Belzuz presented a “How to” use The Members Only-area ofthe website and he al so reported on the hacker attack and measures taken. Host has been moved to Spain.
Bill Perry reported about the Google problem.
13 Report of CEE Committee
William Sturgess reported on the attached Hydra Report.
Alessandro Giorgetti and Hubert Tramposch reported on Eastem Europe.
14 Consideration of New Member reguirements/recruitment
Bill Perry presented the requirements for potential member firrns. He also presented the Boardsidentification ofpriority areas, Sub-Saharan Africa, The Middle East, India, Singapore, China, Japan and Australia.
15 Proposal for venue for Annual Meeting 2013 and 2014
After discussion it was unanimously decided New York 27-28 June 2013 and Paris 3-4 July 2014.
None was reported.
The President closed the meeting, which started at 10 am and lasted until 6:15 pm.
At the minutes
Christer A. Holm