Protection gaps undermine the economic resilience of individuals and businesses in both developed and developing countries. They take many forms, including inadequate retirement saving, insufficient mitigation of natural or man-made catastrophes and vulnerability in the event of cyber attacks.

Our full-day programme will look at the causes of protection gaps and investigate innovative ways to close them.

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Conference programme
 

 

 

08h00

Registration opens
Location: Hotel Eurostars Madrid Tower
Date: Thursday 24 May 2018

Master of ceremonies: Professor Karel Van Hulle
Catholic University Leuven, Belgium and Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

 

09h00

MORNING SESSION

 

 

Welcome, opening remarks and keynote speeches
Pilar González de Frutos
President, Spanish Association of Insurers (UNESPA)
Rafael Catalá Polo
Minister of Justice, Spain
Andreas Brandstetter
Chairman & CEO, UNIQA Insurance Group, Austria
Burkhard Balz MEP
Antonio Huertas
Chairman & CEO, MAPFRE

 

 

Panel debate: Mind the gaps underinsurance problems and how to solve them 
Pilar del Castillo MEP
Paulina Dejmek Hack
Economic adviser to President Juncker, European Commission
Monique Goyens
Director general, BEUC (the European Consumer Organisation)
Alison Martin
Group chief risk officer, Zurich Insurance Group, Switzerland
Cécile Wendling
Group head of foresight, Axa, France
Moderator: Michaela Koller
Director general, Insurance Europe

 

11h15

Coffee break 

 

11h45

BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

 

 

1. Including the excluded financial inclusion & microinsurance
Manuel Aguilera
General manager, MAPFRE Economic Research
Recaredo Arias
Director general, Mexican Association of Insurance Companies (AMIS)
Adama Ndiaye
President, Federation of African National Insurance Companies (FANAF)
Dirk Reinhard
Vice-chairman, Munich Re Foundation, Germany
Moderator: Miguel Solana
Senior technical officer, Impact Insurance Facility, International Labour Organization (ILO)

 

 

2. Not such a disaster mitigating natural catastrophes
Jorge Claude
Executive vice-president, Chilean Insurance Association (AACH)
Dario Focarelli
Director general, Italian Association of Insurance Companies (ANIA)
Maryam Golnaraghi
Director of extreme events & climate risk, Geneva Association, Switzerland
Moderator: Alejandro Izuzquiza
Director of operations, Consorcio de Compensación de Seguros (CCS), Spain

 

 

3. Back to school ways to improve financial education
Adele Atkinson
Senior policy analyst, Financial Education & Consumer Protection Unit, Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD)
Diana Crossan
Chair, board of advisors, Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC), USA
Guillaume Prache
Managing director, Better Finance (European Federation of Investors & Financial Services Users)
Mirenchu del Valle Schaan
Secretary general, Spanish Association of Insurers (UNESPA)
Moderator: Ian Dull
Senior manager, ReD Associates, Denmark

 

13h00

Lunch

 

14h15

AFTERNOON SESSION

 

 

Panel debate: Break-out session round-up with the moderators
Moderator: Karel Van Hulle

 

 

Keynote speech: Insurance against natural catastrophes
Miguel Arias Cañete 
European Commissioner for Climate Action & Energy

 

 

Panel debate: Grey matters tackling the pension timebomb
Gabriel Bernardino
Chairman, European Insurance & Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)
Lard Friese
Chairman & CEO, NN Group, Netherlands
Governor Dirk Kempthorne
President, Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA)President & CEO, American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI)
Ricardo Rodríguez Marengo
CEO, ProVida AFP, MetLife, Chile
Javier Valle
General manager, VidaCaixa, Spain
Moderator: Nathalie Berger
Head, insurance & pensions unit, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services & Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), European Commission

 

16h00

Coffee break 

 

16h30

Panel debate: Cyber risks needed by many, bought by few
Nathalie Berger
Head, insurance & pensions unit, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services & Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), European Commission
Eduardo Dávila
CEO Iberia & Middle East, Aon Risk Solutions
Norma Alicia Rosas Rodríguez
President, Insurance & Surety National Commission (CNSF), Mexico
Andries Smit
Managing director, Global Digital Factory & Asia Digital, Aviva, UK
Mamiko Yokoi-Arai
Principle administrator & head of insurance, Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD)
Moderator: Karel Van Hulle

 

17h30

Networking cocktail 

 

 

 

Confirmed speakers
 

 

Manuel Aguilera
General manager, MAPFRE Economic Research
Recaredo Arias
Director general, Mexican Association of Insurance Companies (AMIS)
Miguel Arias Cañete
European Commissioner for
Climate Action & Energy
Adele Atkinson
Senior policy analyst,
Financial Education &
Consumer Protection Unit, Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD)
Burkhard Balz MEP




 
Nathalie Berger
Head, insurance & pensions unit, DG FISMA, European Commission


 
Gabriel Bernardino
Chairman, European Insurance
& Occupational Pensions
Authority (EIOPA)
Andreas Brandstetter
Chairman & CEO, UNIQA
Insurance Group, Austria
 
Pilar del Castillo MEP


 
Rafael Catalá Polo
Minister of Justice, Spain


 
Jorge Claude
Executive vice-president, Chilean Insurance Association (AACH)

 
Diana Crossan
Chair, board of advisors, Global Financial
Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC), USA
Eduardo Dávila
CEO Iberia & Middle East,
Aon Risk Solutions
 
Paulina Dejmek Hack
Economic adviser to President Juncker, European Commission
 
Ian Dull
Senior manager, ReD Associates, Denmark
 
Dario Focarelli
Director general, Italian Association of Insurance Companies (ANIA)
 
Lard Friese
Chariman & CEO, NN Group,
Netherlands
 
Maryam Golnaraghi
Director of extreme events & climate risk, Geneva Association, Switzerland
 
Pilar González de Frutos
President, Spanish Association of Insurers (UNESPA)
 
Monique Goyens
Director general, BEUC
(the European Consumer Organisation)
 
Antonio Huertas
Chairman & CEO, MAPFRE

 
Alejandro Izuzquiza
Director of operations, Consorcio
de Compensación de Seguros
(CCS), Spain
 
Governor Dirk Kempthorne
President, Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA)
President & CEO, American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI)
Michaela Koller
Director general, Insurance Europe


 
Alison Martin
Group chief risk officer, Zurich Insurance Group, Switzerland

 
Adama Ndiaye
President, Federation of African National Insurance Companies (FANAF)

 
Guillaume Prache
Managing director, Better
Finance (European Federation of
Investors & Financial Services Users)
Dirk Reinhard
Vice-chairman, Munich Re
Foundation, Germany
 
Ricardo Rodríguez Marengo
CEO Provida AFP,
MetLife, Chile
 
Norma Alicia Rosas Rodríguez
President, Insurance & Surety National Commission (CNSF), Mexico
Andries Smit
Managing director,
Global Digital Factory & Asia Digital,
Aviva, UK
Miguel Solana
Senior technical officer,
Impact Insurance Facility,
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Javier Valle
General director,
VidaCaixa, Spain
 
Mirenchu del Valle Schaan
Secretary general, Spanish Association of Insurers (UNESPA)
 
Professor Karel Van Hulle
Catholic University Leuven, Belgium and Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Cécile Wendling
Group head of foresight,
Axa, France
 
   
Mamiko Yokoi-Arai
Principle administrator, Directorate of Financial & Enterprise Affairs,
Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD)
 

 


 

 

 

Sponsors
 

HOST SPONSOR

UNESPA is the Spanish Association of Insurers and Reinsurers. The association was founded in 1977 and represents over 200 firms that as a whole make up 96% of this industry in Spain. These companies invoice €60 billion a year, which represents nearly 5.3% of Spain’s gross domestic product (GDP). The insurance industry handles an average of some 140,000 claims every day. These incidents range from minor inconveniences —like a flat tyre or a leak— to major challenges, such as complex surgical procedures or prudently managing the retirement savings that a person has accrued over the course of his life.

To perform their work, insurers directly employ some 50,000 people. Added to these jobs are the indirect jobs of distribution networks as well as those created within support service industries (adjusters, doctors, construction workers, electricians, lawyers, plumbers, painters, mechanics, and so on). Insurance is a first-class provider of services to society and, as such, is an important creator of work and a driver for the economy. See website for more information.

 

GOLD SPONSORS

A recognized leader in providing audit, consulting, tax, financial advisory and risk advisory services to the insurance industry, Deloitte’s clients include life and annuity firms, property and casualty businesses, reinsurers, and agents and brokers across the world.

Our insurance industry group brings together multidisciplinary capabilities and teams of client service professionals with diverse experience in serving both the industry and public sector.

Deloitte is proud to serve the insurance community as it advances thoughtful and reasoned financial reform and digital transformation.

For more information, please visit www.deloitte.com/insurance.

 

Mazars is an international, integrated and independent organisation, specialising in audit, accountancy, tax, legal and advisory services. The Group operates in 86 countries and draws on the expertise of 20,000 professionals to assist companies – major international groups, SMEs, private investors – and public bodies at every stage of their development.

The insurance industry is facing an uncertain, unstable and highly complex economic and financial environment compounded by major regulatory and technological changes.

As one of the leading insurance services provider Mazars can help you successfully turn these challenges into new opportunities so you can provide your customers with the right service.

From brokers and intermediaries, to life and general insurers and those within the reinsurance market, our insurance team has the knowledge and expertise required to provide effective, value-added solutions for your business. See website for more information.

 

BRONZE SPONSORS

KPMG’s multi-disciplinary insurance teams, led by senior partners with deep industry expertise and strong client relationships, emphasize collaboration and knowledge transfer to help ensure the companies are empowered for the future.

KPMG is the auditor of 33% of the top 15 insurance companies in Europe. In 2017, we audited 30% of the entities in the insurance sector included in the Global 2000 list, which is a combination of Forbes Global 2000 and Fortune Global 500. We also provide professional services to 100% of the entities included in this index.

In Spain, KPMG is the leading auditor of companies in the insurance sector by market share and audits 29% of Spanish insurance companies.

In addition, KPMG provides services to 90% of the 10 top insurance entities by volume of premiums in Spain, according to the ICEA ranking. See website for more information. 

 

CONFERENCE SPONSORS

Ashurst LLP are a leading international law firm advising both national and international clients from key economic sectors on a variety of corporate and financial transactions.

We provide consistently high quality, commercially relevant legal advice and build teams that are specific to our clients' needs, combining specialist legal skills, industry experience and regional know-how. We have a track record of successfully managing complex multi-jurisdictional transactions and our focus is on getting to the heart of your legal needs and delivering practical, commercial solutions. We have 25 offices in 15 countries and a number of referral relationships that enable us to offer the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets, so we are able to respond to our clients wherever and whenever they need us.

The Madrid office opened in January 2001 and currently has over 60 lawyers, fourteen of whom are partners. Since its opening, the office has advised national and international clients from the main economic sectors on numerous corporate and financial deals. See website for more information.

 

Hanover Search Group is a global executive search specialist founded in 1996. With offices worldwide, we bring a dedicated and discreet service to our clients in the Insurance, Asset and Wealth Management fields. Our discipline focus takes in areas as diverse as Actuarial & Risk on to Investment Management: from Audit & Compliance through to Marketing and Technology. Driving the knowledge and search capabilities behind our successful approach to sourcing talent is our multinational group of highly experienced, highly motivated Partners, Consultants and Researchers.

Our people are our business. Their expertise is unquestionable, their insight far-reaching and their application married to the most demanding standards of professional ethics. As a result of the teamwork and leadership organic to our company, we won the HITC ‘Best Search Firm’ award in 2015 and we consistently featured within the top ten global boutique search firms within the Financial Services sector in the Executive Grapevine market report. See website for more information.

 

Hogan Lovells is an international firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 50 offices all around the world. We advise companies, investors, financial and public institutions across all six continents, with a straightforward and practical approach in solving problems.

Our firm has one of the leading insurance practices in the world, providing advice on regulation, M&A, dispute resolution, and commercial matters. We advise in all the key matters affecting the insurance industry, including new formulas for insurance distribution, insurtech, cyber risks, Solvency 2 and relationships with regulators all around the world, amongst other examples.

Hogan Lovells´ Insurance and Reinsurance team in Spain is made up of 21 lawyers fully dedicated and specialized in the insurance and reinsurance sector. Our insurance team is unanimously recognized as the market-leading reference in Spain, and is entirely focused on services for insurers and reinsurers. See website for more information.

 

TIREA is a service and technology company, created in 1997 as an initiative of the Spanish insurance sector. TIREA’s primary objective is to improve business for insurers, by providing the best information and communications technology. Supported by more than 130 insurance entities, TIREA is one of the largest cooperative initiatives in the European insurance sector. TIREA works with 70 insurance companies and more than 25,000 service providers (auto repair, road assistance, medical centers, etc).

MISSION IN THE INSURANCE SECTOR

The support of 43% of Spanish insurance companies, which account for 80% of the total billing of the sector, is a major factor in the development of our mission: To provide value-added services to the insurance sector through applications and a network of telecommunications that facilitate the framework of the information exchange processes in the sectoral value chain. See website for more information. 

 

MEDIA PARTNERS

Inese provides training, information, communication and global marketing solutions for the insurance industry and related companies. It is based in Madrid, with operations across the Latin-American insurance markets. See website for more information.

 

InsuranceERM.com is the indispensable source of information on all aspects of risk and capital management in the insurance industry.

The industry is undergoing rapid change, caused by the regulatory reform, economic and competitive pressures. The key issue underlying the health of the industry is its management of risk and the amount of capital it allocates against this. On InsuranceERM you will find a whole range of related issues covered comprehensively - from enterprise risk management, Solvency II, capital planning, asset/liability management, risk governance, actuarial systems, software, regulation and supervision to market risks, investment risk, longevity risk, operational risk and catastrophe risk.

We publish timely news and analysis of regulatory initiatives, interviews with chief risk officers of re/insurers and policy makers at regulatory bodies, opinion pieces by people in the industry and authoritative analysis by market experts of technical aspects of valuation, accounting, regulation and risk measurement and monitoring.

To see the depth of reporting covered by our editorial team, please take a free one-month trial.

 

Venue and accommodation
 

Venue

Insurance Europe's 10th International Conference will be in the prestigious Eurostars Madrid Tower. The five-star hotel, which has spectacular views over Madrid, is in the Cuatro Torres business district, just 20 minutes by taxi from Madrid Barajas airport.

Accommodation

Eurostars Madrid Tower *****
Rooms available at preferential rate:

  Single rate (breakfast and VAT included) Double rate (breakfast and VAT included)
22 May €165 €185.50
23 May €225.50 €242
24 May €225.50 €242
Cancellation policy: Hotel cancellation policy applies

Booking: To take advantage of the preferential rate, please complete this booking form and send it by e-mail to the Eurostars Madrid Tower hotel marked for the attention of Rocío Abad ([email protected]).

 

Registration
 

The fees for attending Insurance Europe's one-day conference are:

  • Full fee | €1 500 (Early bird fee: €1 200)

  • Organisations based in Spain | €600 (Early bird fee: €500)

  • UNESPA members and associates, Insurance Europe members of members and trade associations | €300

  • Insurance Europe members | €100

  • Regulators, supervisors, media, GFIA members, government officials and academics | Complimentary

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