FORTHCOMING WEBINAR: MORO Series of reinsurance webinars

8 - 12 June 2020, 2pm BST (UK time) daily (except where indicated differently below)

This week-long series of reinsurance-related webinars will take place during what would have been the week of the ICMIF Meeting of Reinsurance Officials (MORO). The full agenda and speakers will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Monday 8 June

Current state of the reinsurance market

This webinar features a panel of ICMIF members discussing current reinsurance market issues. The panel includes the cedant, reinsurer, broker and rating agency perspectives.


  • Greg Lockard, Managing Director of Reinsurance, Shelter Re (USA) (moderator)
  • Kimmo Heikkinen, Director, Head of Reinsurance and International Services, LocalTapiola (Finland)
  • Andreas Beckmann, Chief Underwriting Officer, R+V Re (Germany)
  • Mathilde Jakobsen, Director, Analytics, AM Best (Netherlands)
  • Ditte Deschars, Regional Director, Willis Re (UK)

Tuesday 9 June (9am BST)

Preparing for catastrophic events: using data, technology and machine intelligence to better mitigate and respond to risks 

The Swiss Re Institute (SRI) works with clients and partners around the world to develop solutions that shift the focus from only understanding and covering risk to prediction and preventing risk. These solutions incorporate platforms offering resilience/risk-management-as-a-service. This webinar will discuss how to develop scenario and simulation capabilities as a foundation for these solutions and the implications for key decision makers.

  • Presenter: Jeffrey Bohn, Chief Research and Innovation Officer, Swiss Re (Switzerland)

Tuesday 9 June (2pm BST)

The impact of COVID-19 on the insurance industry and economy

The Swiss Re Institute (SRI) expects the recovery from COVID-19 to be protracted given staggered lockdown exits, changes in consumer behaviour and weak initial economic resilience. Massive stimulus will provide some near-term cushioning but raises questions about longer-term risks that could be toxic for (re)insurers. Paradigm changes could also give rise to great opportunities for the industry. With many things still unknown, scenario-thinking is more important than ever.

  • Presenter: Astrid Frey Kaufmann, Chief Macroeconomist EMEA, Swiss Re Institute (Switzerland)

Wednesday 10 June

Global cyber risk in 2020: Delivering on your promise in the “new normal”

The cyber risk landscape has expanded rapidly in 2020, dramatically increasing exposure for individuals and SMEs. Hear from mutual insurers around the world as they share how they are responding with cyber insurance programs designed to minimise today’s digital risk while honouring their core mission and values.

  • Presenter: To be confirmed, CyberScout

Thursday 11 June

How well do catastrophe models represent the past, the present and the future?

A review of the latest science behind catastrophe models and how well catastrophe models from around the world represent current and future trends in climate and natural catastrophes.


  • Tim Fewtrell, Executive Director, Head of Catastrophe Analytics EMEA N/E Willis Re (UK)
  • Mark Cole, Executive Director, Willis Re (UK)
  • Ditte Deschars, Regional Director, Willis Re (UK)

Friday 12 June

Emerging risks and opportunities in agriculture

An exploration of modern technology in agriculture and the associated risks, as well as insights about products and enhancements that mutual insurers might consider in response to these needs.

  • Presenter: Lorie Graham, Chief Risk Officer, American Agricultural Insurance Company (USA)

Once participants have registered, they will have automatic access to the entire week of reinsurance webinars, and so are only required to register once. If you are unable to attend some or even all the webinars during the week, those that have registered will be e-mailed the recordings so you can watch at your own convenience.

To register for this webinar series or for more information, please contact