Ã¢â‚¬Å“A Global Climate for Change: The Future of Insurance RegulationÃ¢â‚¬ is the billing for the 2007 annual conference of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) which kicks off in Fort Lauderdale later this week. For a conference that promises global perspectives on future trends in insurance regulation, we note with interest that Florida Governor Charlie Christ is scheduled as one of the keynote speakers. Other keynote speeches will be delivered by: Zhou Yanli, vice chairman, China Insurance Regulatory Commission (CIRC); Dr. Fariborz Ghadar, director of the center for global business studies, Penn State University; and Dr. Evan Mills, staff scientist, Berkeley National Lab, who will speak on insurance and climate change. Additional panel discussions will focus on a range of topics including: emerging markets and regulation; reform of reinsurance regulation in the U.S.; global accounting standards; Solvency II and its impact; and the use of securitization in insurance markets. Check out I.I.I. updates on reinsurance and accounting andÃ‚ our International Fact Book for further related info.