Posted on July 9, 2019


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Insured Retirement Institute’s annual meeting lands in Charleston, South Carolina on September 9-11 to offer senior executives from across the retirement income industry the ability to explore business, political, regulatory and technology challenges and opportunities.

IRI’s premier conference and annual meeting – VISION19 – features general sessions and breakout sessions for a well-rounded conference experience that provides interactive opportunities for deeper discussions into the critical issues facing the industry. Registration is open and accessible through

“We have a vigorous agenda that focuses on the most compelling  issues affecting the retirement income industry,” said Wayne Chopus, IRI president and CEO. “This conference is the must-attend annual event for our members and others in our industry.”

VISION19 will feature a focused look at how the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Regulation Best Interest will affect the industry and what implementation challenges must be addressed. A power workshop on state fiduciary regulation efforts, “50 Shades of Fiduciary” will contemplate the ramifications of the continued proliferation of state regulations that threaten a patchwork of conflicting and confusing requirements.

Ray Farmer, South Carolina Director of Insurance will share his insights on where he’ll focus his energy next year when he serves a one-year term as president-elect of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

The chief executives of IRI, the American Council of Life Insurance and LIMRA will be featured on a panel discussion to discuss how they will navigate through disruption from legislative and regulatory changes, technology, compliance issues, market trends and the looming retirement crisis.

“As the sole organization that represents the entire supply chain of the retirement income industry, our conference offers unique perspectives across many issues,” Chopus said.

VISION19 breakout sessions will offer attendees opportunities to participate and share insights on topics such as technology, advocacy and product development.

“Our membership is diverse and attendees bring unique perspectives from their particular areas of expertise to contribute solutions to industry challenges,” Chopus added.

Finally, the conference will offer opportunities for industry peers to network, share and discuss common issues.

“IRI is a family of members and it’s important to gather periodically and provide opportunities to continue discussions and expand relationships,” Chopus said. “This collaboration will build momentum to propel our way forward to seize opportunities and tackle the challenges facing our industry.”

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Contact: Dan Zielinski