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2008 Natural Catastrophes Report – Invitation to Webinar for Journalists – January 15th 2009


Munich Re and the Insurance Information Institute invite you to participate in a webinar on Thursday, January 15 at 11:00 am EST that will provide an overview of 2008 natural catastrophes.

Topics will include:

  • An update of US catastrophe activity (statistics and major events, including hurricane, flood, tornado and wildfire losses) How did 2008 compare to prior years?
  • An update of global catastrophe activity (statistics and major events, including the Chinese earthquake, Myanmar cyclone and European windstorm.) Are global events increasing in frequency and severity?
  • How is global warming likely influencing trends?
  • What are the economic implications of the significant natural catastrophes that occurred this year?

Further Information

For more information please contact
Terese Rosenthal
Terese Rosenthal
Media Relations
Munich Reinsurance America
Tel.: +1 (609) 243-4339
+1 (609) 951-8206
Bob Kinsella
Bob Kinsella
Media Relations USA
+1 609 419 8527