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THE LARGEST INDEPENDENT GLOBAL CAT RISK CONFERENCE SERIES IN EUROPE

 

London | 7th – 8th March 2018

This year alone, we have seen the devastating impact of natural catastrophes in Mexico, Australia, USA and the Caribbean – with insured losses projected to be more than $100 billion. The increased likelihood, severity and complexity of such perils translate into a critical need for the re/insurance industry to keep up with market demand and anticipate future changes through the advancement of modelling technology.  

How will embracing new technologies and approaches drive the industry’s development? How did the models stand up against recent catastrophic events? How have the models progressed? What are the challenges in modelling and what more can be done?
 

Delivered by the industry's leading CAT risk thought leaders, the 5th Annual CAT Risk Management & Modelling Europe 2018 will identify:

  • Model fundamentals, comparison and analysis – and what this means for your business
  • Modelling major perils in the context of high probability and high impact global disasters
  • Non-modelled perils, their quantification in the absence of local 3rd party models and lessons learnt from recent disasters
  • Best practice CAT risk management and insights on reinsurance, pricing and underwriting

AGENDA

08:30

REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE

08:50

CHAIRPERSON'S OPENING ADDRESS
David Clouston, Interim Head of Risk Aggregation, Lloyd’s of London

09:00

Keynote: The new age of innovation in insurance 
Colm Holmes, Chief Executive Officer, UK General Insurance, Aviva

09:30

Insurance Penetration: Role of InsurTech, Public Policies and Private Enterprises 
Imelda Powers, Global Chief CAT Modeller & Managing Director, Guy Carpenter
Gerry Lemcke, Head Business Development Global Partnerships, Swiss Re
Dr Olivier Mahul, Global Lead and Manager of the Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program,
World Bank
 
 

10:10

MORNING BREAK 

10:40

Panel: Data ingestion – Tools and processes to help lay the foundation in risk assessment
Moderator: Arvin Zolfaghari, Head of R&D and Cat Model Validation, Liberty Specialty Markets
Anand Hari, Head of Catastrophe Risk Management, Pioneer Underwriters
Tim Bird, Consultant, Huxson
Vanessa Jones, Head of Exposure Management, Dale Underwriting 

11:20

Evolving role of a CAT modeller: Mistakes made, advances and future expectations
Robert Stevenson, Head of Operations, Apollo Underwriting
 

11:50

INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE SESSIONS

12:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

01:30

PART ONE: US hurricane model evaluation from 2017 events
Federico Waisman, SVP – Head of Analytics, Ariel Re

02:00

PART TWO: Results and output 
Federico Waisman, SVP – Head of Analytics, Ariel Re

02:30

PART THREE: Panel Discussion: US hurricane historical loss comparison and analysis 
Frank Lavelle, Principal Engineer/Vice President, ARA
Stefan Eppert, Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder, KatRisk
Shane Latchman, Assistant Vice President, AIR Worldwide
Tom Larsen, Principal, Industry Solutions, Insurance and Spatial Solutions, CoreLogic 
Tom Sabbatelli, Senior Product Manager, RMS   
 

03:30

AFTERNOON TEA

03:50

The End-User Perspective: Historical comparisons, analysis, and adjustments 
Moderator: Andrew Hitchcox, Former Chief Risk Officer, Tokio Marine Kiln
Jörg Müller, Head of Cat Risk Management Operations, Allianz SE
Iwan Stalder, Head of Catastrophe Management, Global Underwriting, Zurich Insurance Company
Paul Della-Marta, Head of Catastrophe Research, PartnerRe 
Tom Philp,‎ Manager – Science, Insurance Pricing, XL Catlin 

04:30

CHAIRPERSON'S CLOSING ADDRESS

04:40

END OF DAY ONE AND NETWORKING DRINKS

08:30

REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE

08:50

CHAIRPERSON'S OPENING ADDRESS
Federico Waisman, SVP – Head of Analytics, Ariel Re  

09:00

Panel: Retrospective of the Mexico Earthquake
Dario Luna-Pla, Founding and Managing Partner, Akua Capital SC
Jaesung Park, Head of Research, Nephila Advisors LLC 
Dr Mario Ordaz, President, ERN 
Dr Shri K. Singh, Emeritus Research Professor, UNAM
Dr Tina Thomson, Research Manager, MS Amlin

10:00

Analysing impact of Cyclone Debbie (Australia) on risk modelling and management 
Karl Jones, Head of Catastrophe Analytics, Willis Re

10:25

Caribbean Hurricane Panel: Lessons and losses in recent events 
Moderator: Hjörtur Thráinsson, Modelling Expert, Munich Re 
Dana Foley, Group Lead Catastrophe Modeller, Exposure Management, Chaucer Syndicates 
Junaid Seria, Head of Nat CAT Model Evaluation and R&D, SCOR 
Peter Zimmerli, Head Atmospheric Perils and Director, Group Underwriting, Swiss Re

11:05

MORNING BREAK

11:35

Managing model uncertainty through standardised testing
Guillermo Franco, Managing Director & Global Head of CAT Risk Research, Guy Carpenter

12:00

Outcome-Focused Panel: Improving flood risk modelling approaches 
Martin Bertogg, Head Catastrophe Perils, Managing Director, Swiss Re
Jessica Turner, Senior Manager, Weather Modelling, Lloyds Banking Group
Jonathon Gascoigne, Senior Risk Adviser, Capital, Science & Policy Practice, Willis Towers Watson

01:10

NETWORKING LUNCH

02:10

Wildfire Panel: Improving risk management and modelling
Moderator: Kirsten Mitchell-Wallace, EMEA Regional Head for Catastrophe Management, SCOR
Arvin Zolfaghari, Head of R&D and Cat Model Validation, Liberty Specialty Markets
Adam Podlaha, Head of Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield
Marco Lo Giudice, Vice President, Tokio Millennium Re
Nicholas Walding, PHD Researcher, University of Exeter
Steve Bowen, Director (Meteorologist), Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield 

03:00

INTERACTIVE ROUND-TABLE SESSIONS

03:40

AFTERNOON TEA

04:00

Re/insurer Panel: Risk management to multiple worldwide events
Moderator: David Clouston, Interim Head of Risk Aggregation, Lloyd’s of London
Anthony Williams, Chief Risk Officer, CNA Hardy
Philippe Trainar, Advisor to CEO; Director, Foundation of Science, SCOR
Tim Aman, Chief Risk Officer, Aspen Group

04:40

Manipulating models with claims information
Simon Blaquière, ‎Head of Reinsurance Actuarial and Cat Modelling, AXA Global P&C

05:05

CHAIRPERSON'S CLOSING ADDRESS AND END OF CONFERENCE

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TOP SPEAKERS

Federico Waisman

SVP – Head of Analytics

Ariel Re

Colm Holmes

Chief Executive Officer, UK General Insurance

Aviva

Dr Mario Ordaz

President

ERN

Tim Aman

Chief Risk Officer

Aspen Group

Anthony Williams

Chief Risk Officer

CNA Hardy

Kirsten Mitchell-Wallace

EMEA Regional Head for Catastrophe Management

SCOR

David Clouston

Interim Head of Risk Aggregation

Lloyd’s of London

Andrew Hitchcox

Former Chief Risk Officer

Tokio Marine Kiln

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WHY ATTEND

  • Hear Aviva’s CEO of UK GI, Colm Holmes address the importance of innovation in insurance and how embracing new technologies and approaches will drive the industry’s development.
  • Learn how to use InsurTech to increase insurance penetration from Guy Carpenter, Swiss Re and World Bank.
  • See how US Hurricane models from AIR Worldwide, RMS, ARA,KatRisk and CoreLogic stack up against each other as they go under the microscope in our now renowned in-depth model comparison session.
  • Gain a comprehensive analysis of the Mexico Earthquake from a panel of experts from ERN, Nephilia Advisors LLC, UNAM, Akua Capital SC and MS Amlin who will compare current and possible “new-generation” approaches to managing this multiperil destruction.  
  • Compare models with experts from Munich Re, Swiss Re and SCOR and gain a deeper understanding of aggregation management of Caribbean risk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Professionals and government officials who are responsible for risk management functions related to catastrophe risk, including:

  • Re/insurers 
  • Reinsurance & Insurance Brokers 
  • Actuaries & Consultants
  • Underwriters & Claims Managers
  • Technology Providers

 

 

Who Should Sponsor

 Why choose the CAT Risk Management & Modelling 2018 Conference Series?

 
237, 168 and 160.  That’s how many senior CAT Risk management professionals from re/insurance, brokers, underwriters, modelling companies and regulators attended the previous CAT Risk Management & Modelling Australasia, Singapore and London events.
 
The event is unique in that it provides an independent and unbiased platform to promote collaboration and advancement in CAT risk management and modelling in three of the world's most important markets (London/Europe, Australia & Asia). Attracting regional and local insurance/reinsurance companies, brokers and other industry players the event is designed to cost-effectively bring you face-to-face to network and do business with your potential prospects and current clients!
 
A Proven Track Record of Success!
 
Over 1060 key stakeholders registered for previous CAT Risk Management & Modelling Australasia, Asia and London events, with representation from the major segments of the industry including insurance, reinsurance, brokers, underwriting agencies, modelling companies, technology providers and regulators.
 
Who should Sponsor and Exhibit?
 
World-class solution providers who need to position their products and services in front of CAT decision makers from the insurance and reinsurance industry
 
For more information, you can download the Sponsorship and Exhibition Prospectus or contact us at info@aventedge.com or call +44 203 318 4580.

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LOCATION

LONDON | 7th - 8th MARCH 2018

etc.venues St Paul’s
Address: 200 Aldersgate, London, EC1A 4HD
Conference Room: Creative