Lloyd’s chief executive, Richard Ward, Hannover Re’s Ulrich Wallin, UK politicians Mark Hoban and Jonathan Evans and industry rainmaker Robert Hiscox top the list of heads of industry participating in this year’s Insurance Day Summit London, which is officially launched today.
More than 50 chief executive and senior management speakers from the London market and further afield will come together on the Insurance Day stage to deconstruct a number of regulatory, capital management and operational challenges facing the sector over May 15 and 16 at a prestigious new venue in the heart of the City, the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel.Summit delegates can expect to gain strategic insight on a number of internal and external risk factors including how to ensure continuing operational efficiency while meeting the challenges posed by evolving regulatory regimes; improving underwriting performance against the backdrop of the continuing economic downturn and the impact that changes across the political and tax world will have on the way London’s insurance operations conduct business.
This year’s speaker line-up, further details of which have been mailed out to Insurance Day subscribers today within the 2012 summit brochure, is shaping-up to be the most distinguished in the summit’s seven-year history. You can also download the programme at www.insurancedaysummit.com/london.
Lloyd’s head Ward will deliver his traditional keynote address examining the state of the London market on the opening morning of the two-day conference, while Hannover Re chief executive, Wallin takes the lead on the second day, as he examines how global insurance and reinsurance carriers’ diversification strategies have altered in the wake of last year’s heavy natural catastrophe bill being largely centred in the Asia Pacific region.
Meanwhile, UK financial secretary to the treasury, Hoban and MP for Cardiff North, Evans, who has previously been a member of the European parliament for Wales, in addition to occupying the role of director of insurance at law firm Eversheds, will provide keynote speeches either side of a number of plenary sessions examining the changing regulatory and economic outlook for UK insurers at home and abroad.
As previous delegates will no doubt testify Hiscox, who will also take to the Insurance Day stage on the first day of the summit, is likely to be as forthright as ever with his comments on a number of issues including the relationship between the government, regulators and the insurance sector.
With a host of other industry leaders already confirmed to join the summit debates, including former National Association of Insurance Commissioners president and current State of Iowa insurance commissioner Susan Voss; chairman of Ace European group, Andrew Kendrick; Besso Group chairman, Michael Wade and the founder and chairman of Haverford, Mark Byrne, the two-day event is firmly established as the best platform for executive management to meet, network and do business, so mark the dates in your diary now.
The wide-ranging agenda will encompass all key concerns for the leaders and would-be leaders of the global insurance industry (see below).
Watch out for our special series of Insurance Day articles providing in-depth focus on a number of summit issues in the weeks leading up to the event.
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Issues in focus include:
Implications of the Euro crisis and sovereign debt
The insurance cycle
The rise of China
Preparing for the new UK regulatory regime
Changes to the Solvency II timetable
Addressing the changing needs of the corporate risk manager
The future of outsourcing
Building the next generation workforce
Capital management and movement after recent heavy cat activity
Improving investment efficiency
Investing in Lloyd’s broking and underwriting