2023 IAIS Global Seminar

The 2023 IAIS Global Seminar will take place in person in Seattle, USA on 15-16 June 2023.

A special thank you to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) for hosting the event.

More information and registration details to follow in mid-February.

Practical information

A foreign national traveling to the United States as a visitor will need to obtain a visa for entry.

If you qualify for entry under the Visa Waiver Program, read the guidelines to apply for an ESTA

Others who require a visa should secure the necessary visitor visa, either for business (visa category B-1) or for a combination of both business and tourism purposes (B-1/B-2), through the U.S. embassy in your respective country.

Full details can be found on the website of the U.S. Department of State and/or contact the U.S. embassy in your respective country.

The 2023 IAIS Global Seminar will take place at the following venue:

Hyatt Regency Seattle
808 Howell Street
Seattle, Washington 98101
Tel: +1-206-973-1234

The NAIC has contracted a room block at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. Please note that participants must first register for the Global Seminar before they are able to reserve a room at the hotel. The link to the room reservation will be included in the registration confirmation email.

More information will be available when registration opens in mid-February.

There are many ways to get from Seattle Airport (SEA) to Hyatt Regency Seattle by tram, bus, taxi, or shuttle. Please visit this website for more details.

Tram fare is between USD 1.00 – 4.00.
Travel Time: 41 minutes

Bus lines 156 or 150 cost USD 6.00.
Travel Time: 20 minutes

Taxis cost between USD 45.00 – 60.00.
Travel time: 20 minutes

A shuttle via the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport costs between USD 18.00 – 26.00.
Travel time: 33 minutes

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Order requiring all nonimmigrant, non-citizen air travelers to the United States to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of vaccination status prior to boarding an airplane to the United States remains in effect.

The CDC streamlined its Covid-19 guidance to help people better understand their risk, how to protect themselves and others, what actions to take if exposed to COVID-19, and what actions to take if they are sick or test positive for the virus. Full information can be found here. Covid-19-related information specific to Seattle can be found here.

The official language of the event is English.

Filming and photography
The Global Seminar will be photographed and video recorded. The photos and videos will be available on the IAIS website, Members’ Extranet, social media accounts and other communication channels.

Participant’s list
Please note that your name and organisation will be shared with all the participants.

Currency: The local currency is the US Dollar. Credit and debit cards (VISA, MasterCard, etc.) are widely accepted throughout the city. In some cases, you will find that smaller businesses only accept cash, so it is recommended that you carry a small amount of cash with you.

Time zone: Pacific Daylight Time

Electricity: All power sockets in Washington provide a standard voltage of 120V with a standard frequency of 60Hz.

You can use all your equipment in Washington if the outlet voltage in your own country is between 100V-127V. This is mostly the case in the US, Canada and countries in South America.

Washington uses power outlets and plugs of types A (two flat prongs) and B (two flat prongs and a round earth pin for grounding). Anything that plugs into a Type A socket can plug into a Type B.

More information on Seattle on Visit Seattle and Travel Seattle.

We look forward to a successful event in Seattle!