Meeting of Reinsurance Officials 2023 - Agenda

The conference sessions will take place at the EMC offices, which are situated across the road from Hotel Fort des Moines that has been selected by ICMIF to host delegates and where the Welcome reception and Mini Monte Carlo will take place.

Tuesday, 6 June 2023

Mini Monte Carlo

An opportunity for delegates to meet with each other for reinsurance discussions on a one-to-one basis in 30-minute meeting time slots.
Wednesday, 7 June 2023

Current state of the reinsurance market

This high-level panel will examine the latest hot topics in the reinsurance market and the factors behind the recent challenging reinsurance renewals.

Confirmed speakers:
Christoph Lamby, CEO, R+V Re (Germany)
Gerhard Koster, Reinsurance Manager, Univé Reinsurance (Netherlands)
Steve Chirico, Director of Global Reinsurance, AM Best (USA)
Greg Moore, Senior Vice President, Gallagher Re (USA)
10:30–11:00 Coffee and networking

Reinsurance roundtable discussions

An opportunity for delegates to discuss what they just heard from the panel and share their own unique perspectives in engaging roundtable discussions.

Keynote presentation

Anne Cope, Chief Engineer, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS, USA)
12:30–13:30 Lunch

Climate, claims and catastrophe modelling

This session will share insights on the ways in which climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of natural disasters, and how this is affecting the (re)insurance industry. It will include latest updates in catastrophe modelling, as well as the emerging threat of secondary perils.

Confirmed speakers:
Joe Burtone, Director of Property & Catastrophe, AM Best (USA)
Steven Bowen, Chief Science Officer, Gallagher Re (USA)
15:00–15:30 Coffee and networking

ESG and resilience in (re)insurance

This session will explore how mutual insurers can leverage the latest research and technology to foster resilient communities and promote sustainable claims practices, including how to handle catastrophic events and build back better.

Confirmed speakers:
Edward Shen, Head of Casualty Product Underwriting, Peak Re (Hong Kong)
Noel Raboy, President & CEO, CLIMBS (Philippines)
Malvern Chirume, Chief Underwriting Officer, ARC Limited (South Africa)
Thursday, 8 June 2023

Emerging risks in (re)insurance

This session will examine emerging risks in the insurance and reinsurance industry. Thought leaders will discuss the challenges and opportunities associated with new and emerging risks, and share insights on how mutual insurers can adapt to remain relevant and competitive.

Confirmed speakers:
Lorie Graham, Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, AmericanAg (USA)
Shaun Sinniah, Head of Placement and Distribution, International & Global Specialties, Guy Carpenter, (United Kingdom)
10:30–11:00 Coffee and networking

Innovation and insurtech

This session will include insights and case studies on how technology is transforming the insurance landscape and creating new business models for insurers to engage with customers and manage risk more effectively.

Confirmed speakers:
Andrew Johnston, Global Head of Insurtech, Gallagher Re (USA)
Pavan Goteti, VP Innovation & BPM, EMC Insurance Companies (USA)
Sanja Plynaar, VP Underwriting, EMC Insurance Companies (USA)
Chad Veach, AVP Risk Improvement Innovation, EMC Insurance Companies (USA)
Dave Tobias, Co-Founder & COO, Betterview (USA)
Gabe Glynn, CEO and Co-Founder, MākuSafe (USA)
12:30–13:30 Lunch

Cyber (re)insurance

This panel will explore the latest trends in cybersecurity and cyber insurance and will include case studies of how mutual insurers can work with partners to provide cyber protection for their members.

Confirmed speakers:
Matt Cullina, Head of Global Cyber Insurance Business, Cyberscout (A TransUnion Brand) (USA)
René van der Linden, Director, Univé Reinsurance (Netherlands)
Jeffrey Cron, SVP - Cyber & Product Development, Berkley Re Solutions (USA)
Liz Kim, Cyber Reinsurance Broker, Gallagher Re (USA)
15:00 – 15:30 Conclusions and closing remarks
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