More than 300 cover holders and risk takers gathered in Baltimore to discuss ideas and develop new relationships. (Photo: P. Harman/

A group of forward-thinking insurance syndicates affiliated with Lloyd’s of London, insurers with ideas for creative insurance products, vendors and brokers gathered in Baltimore this week for the Cover Holders and Risk Takers Exchange Constitutional Convention.

While most industry conferences offer the opportunity to network and exchange business cards, CHART is taking those opportunities to another level by facilitating meetings between cover holders and risk takers, and allowing them to accomplish in three days what it would normally take them three or more years to do.

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Patricia L. Harman

Patricia L. Harman is the editor-in-chief of Claims magazine, a contributing editor to, and chairs the annual America's Claims Event (ACE), which focuses on providing claims professionals with cutting-edge education and networking opportunities. She covers auto, property & casualty, workers' compensation, fraud, risk and cybersecurity, and is a frequent speaker at insurance industry events. Contact her at [email protected]

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