The 2017 IRMI Construction Risk Conference kicked off at the J.W. Marriott in Indianapolis on Monday, an annual event hosted by the International Risk Management Institute Inc.

The conference opened with a general session featuring keynote speaker Mike McGavick, CEO of XL Group PLC. 

McGavick's address, titled "Insurance Innovation: No Longer the Road Less Traveled," focused on the current and future state of the insurance and construction industries, economic development, technological innovations, and agent-client relationships. "Staying close to clients is absolutely crucial to innovation,"  McGavick stated.

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