Gov. Terry Branstad's office released preliminary details on Friday for the Global Insurance Symposium that will be held in Des Moines on May 20-22. The privately funded symposium is the result of collaborative work between the Greater Des Moines Partnership, the Iowa Economic Development Authority and Iowa Insurance Commissioner Nick Gerhart.  Globally recognized keynote speakers include Japan's Vice Commissioner Masamichi Kono; T.S. Vijayan, chairman of the India Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority; and former U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson, CEO of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. For more information about the conference and to register, visit