The world is changing and insurance is changing too.

How can we protect sustainable societies? Make insurance regulation fit for the future? Cope with changing natural catastrophes? Tackle complex cyber risks?

Debate these issues and many more with top industry experts at our full-day conference.

 

Under the patronage of

 

Registrations are now closed.

 

Conference programme
 

 

8h00

Registration opens
Location: JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel
Date: Thursday 23 May 2019

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

 

 

MORNING SESSION

 

9h00

Welcome
Adrian Marin
President, UNSAR
CEO, Generali Romania

 

9h10

Keynote speech: Message from the President of Romania, H.E. Klaus Werner Iohannis
Cosmin Marinescu
Presidential adviser, economic & social policies

 

 

Opening remarks
Andreas Brandstetter
President, Insurance Europe
Chairman & CEO, UNIQA Insurance Group, Austria

 

 

Keynote interview: Fast forward — a vision for the future
Oliver Bäte
Chairman, Allianz SE, Germany
Moderator: Karel Van Hulle

 

10h45

Coffee break 

 

11h15

Presentation: Insurance & the climate crisis — time to move from inconsistency to consistency
Adam Pawloff
Climate & energy campaigner, Greenpeace

 

11h30

Panel debate: Protecting sustainable societies
Sue Lewis
Trustee director, The People’s Pension, UK
Susan Neely
President & CEO, American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI)
Victoria Saporta
Chairwoman, executive committee, International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS)
Executive director, prudential policy, Bank of England and Prudential Regulation Authority, UK

Elisabeth Stadler
Chairwoman & CEO, Vienna Insurance Group, Austria
Moderator: Michaela Koller
Director general, Insurance Europe

 

12h45

Lunch

 

 

AFTERNOON SESSION

 

14h00

BREAK-OUT SESSIONS

 

 

1. Financial education for the 21st century
Recaredo Arias
President, Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA)
Director general, Mexican Association of Insurance Companies (AMIS)

Francisco Carrasco Bahamonde
Deputy director general of regulation & international relations, Directorate General of Insurance & Pension Funds, Ministry of Economy & Business, Spain
Diana Crossan
Chair, board of advisors, Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC), USA
Moderator: Alexandru Ciuncan
Director general, UNSAR

 

 

2. Coping with changing natural catastrophes
Andy Bord
CEO, Flood Re, UK
Eugene Gurenko
Lead insurance specialist, World Bank
Member of the board, Europa Re, Switzerland

Robert Whelan
Executive director & CEO, Insurance Council of Australia
Moderator: José Galamba de Oliveira
President, Portuguese Association of Insurers (APS)

 

 

3. On the attack dealing with cyber risks
Lori Bailey
Global head of cyber risk, Zurich Insurance Group, Switzerland
Peter Kerstens
Advisor for technological innovation & cybersecurity, DG FISMA, European Commission
Athanasios Drougkas
Network and information security expert, EU Agency for Network & Information Security (ENISA)
Nilay Ozden
Managing director, FINPRO practice leader continental Europe, Marsh, USA
Moderator: Mamiko Yokoi-Arai
Principle administrator & head of insurance, Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development (OECD)

 

15h00

Coffee break 

 

15h30

Keynote speech
Leonardo Badea
President, Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF), Romania

 

15h45

Panel debate: Making regulation fit for the future
Minoru Aosaki
Director, Financial Services Agency, Japan
Gabriel Bernardino
Chairman, European Insurance & Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)
Lard Friese
Chairman & CEO, NN Group, Netherlands
Paweł Surówka
Chairman & CEO, PZU Group, Poland
Moderator: Frédéric de Courtois
Vice-president, Insurance Europe
General manager, Generali Group, Italy

 

17h15

UNSAR 25th anniversary cocktail

 

 

 

 

Confirmed speakers
 

 

Minoru Aosaki
Director, Financial Services Agency, 
Japan


 
Recaredo Arias
President, Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA)
Director general,
Mexican Association of Insurance Companies (AMIS)
Oliver Bäte
Chairman, Allianz SE, Germany



 
Leonardo Badea
President, Financial Supervisory
Authority (ASF), Romania
 
Lori Bailey
Global head of cyber risk,
Zurich Insurance Group, Switzerland
 
Gabriel Bernardino
Chairman, European Insurance
& Occupational Pensions
Authority (EIOPA)
Andy Bord
CEO, Flood Re, UK



 
Andreas Brandstetter
Chairman & CEO, UNIQA
Insurance Group, Austria


 
Francisco Carrasco Bahamonde
Deputy director general of
regulation & international
relations, DG of  Insurance
& Pension Funds, Ministry of Economy & Business, Spain
Frédéric de Courtois
Vice-president, Insurance Europe
General manager,
Generali Group, Italy
 
Diana Crossan
Chair, board of advisors, Global
Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC), USA
 
Athanasios Drougkas
Network and information
security expert, EU Agency for
Network & Information Security
(ENISA)
Lard Friese
Chairman & CEO, NN Group,
Netherlands
José Galamba de Oliveira
President, Portuguese Association of
Insurers (APS)
Eugene Gurenko
Lead Insurance Specialist,
World Bank
Peter Kerstens
Advisor for technological innovation
& cybersecurity, DG FISMA,
European Commission
Michaela Koller
Director general, Insurance Europe

 
Sue Lewis
Trustee director,
The People’s Pension, UK
 
Adrian Marin
President, UNSAR
CEO, Generali Romania
 
Susan Neely
President & CEO, American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI)
 
Nilay Ozden
Managing director, FINPRO
practice leader continental Europe,
Marsh, USA
Adam Pawloff
Climate & energy campaigner,
Greenpeace
 
Victoria Saporta
Chair, executive committee,
International Association of Insurance
Supervisors (IAIS)
Elisabeth Stadler
Chairwoman & CEO,
Vienna Insurance Group, Austria
 
Paweł Surówka
Chairman & CEO,
PZU Group, Poland
Professor Karel Van Hulle
Catholic University Leuven, Belgium
and Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Robert Whelan
Executive director & CEO,
Insurance Council of Australia
 
 
Mamiko Yokoi-Arai
Principle administrator, Directorate of Financial & Enterprise Affairs,
OECD
Alexandru Ciuncan
Director general, UNSAR

 
 
 
 


 

 

 

Sponsors
 

GOLD SPONSORS

Through constant innovation of products and services, EUROINS ensures that always responds to the customers’ needs. We distinguish ourselves through the quality of our services and a fair and transparent relationship with our clients.

For more information, please visit www.euroins.ro.

 

Mazars is an international, integrated and independent firm, specialising in audit, accountancy, advisory, tax and legal services. Operating in 89 countries and territories, as of 1st January 2019, the firm draws on the expertise of 23,000 professionals to assist major international groups, SMEs, private investors and public bodies at every stage in their development.

At Mazars, we understand the broad spectrum of issues affecting the entire insurance industry. As one of the leading insurance services provider in Europe, 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.

For more information: http://www.mazars.com/ | http://www.linkedin.com/company/mazars | https://twitter.com/mazarsgroup

 

CONFERENCE SPONSORS

Asseco IFRS 17 – the best choice of IFRS 17 software solution

Asseco Group belongs to the leading providers of IT softwares and services, it is one of the strongest software houses in Central and Eastern Europe, and 6th largest software vendor in Europe. The company is active in 50 countries around the globe with nearly €2 billion sales revenue, has over 24.000 employees, and registered on the Nasdaq, Warsaw and Tel Aviv stock exchanges.
Asseco’s software portfolio consists of software products for insurance, banking, healthcare or utility companies.

Asseco’s newest developments are our own, cost effective IFRS 17 reporting software, banking monitoring or dynamic workflow management systems which brings financial benefits for all insurance companies.
For insurance companies Asseco provides other tailor-made software solutions, like Asseco’s Solvency II solution, digital portal software or the above mentioned IFRS 17 solution.

 

Audatex gathers intelligent data and develops software systems that streamline the entire claims process. Our solutions bring transparency and efficiency to the collision repair and claims industries with innovation that cover the claim life cycle, from first notification of loss to settlement. Removing opinion, waste, friction and error Audatex delivers a superior customer journey for bodyshops, service providers, insurers and customers through its market leading software.

Audatex Romania is a wholly owned subsidiary of Solera Holdings, Inc. , the leading global claims data provider. Solera provides global information solutions that help customers automate their processes; manage millions of claims each year, and resolve billions of dollars in claims settlements efficiently and effectively.

 

The Motor Insurers' Bureau of Romania (BAAR) is a professional association for insurers that provide cover for the compulsory insurance of civil liability for damage caused to third parties through vehicle and tramway accidents (RCA). See website for more information.

 

In Romania, the services are provided or supported by Deloitte Audit SRL, Deloitte Tax SRL, Deloitte Consultanta SRL, Deloitte Fiscal Representative SRL, Deloitte Tehnologie SRL, Deloitte GES Support Services SRL and Deloitte Shared Services SRL. Deloitte is one of the leading professional services organizations in Romania providing, in cooperation with Reff & Associates, services in audit, tax, legal, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, business processes and technology services and other related services with more than 1100 professionals.

Deloitte has more than 263,900 professionals at member firms delivering services in audit & assurance, tax, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, and related services in more than 150 countries and territories. Revenues for fiscal year 2017 were US$38.8 billion. See website for more information.

 

Hanover Search Group is a global executive search specialist with a 22-year history and more than 50 employees across our headquarters in London and offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Stowe & Dublin. Through a joint venture arrangement with ALS International in Asia, the company also operates in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and Beijing. We have one of the strongest brands in the industry, an exceptional track record of delivery and a vast network of contacts we are able to engage.

We are on a journey: we aim to be the leading global boutique in financial services. Our focus is the three primary continents (Europe, America and Asia), as many of our global clients want a firm that can provide consistent standards around the world. We have a highly sophisticated CRM system and we are actively embracing digital evolution. As a result of the teamwork and leadership organic to our company, we have been ranked #1 in Retail Financial Services and Insurance and ranked #4 in Asset Management and Global Banking for assignments £100,000 - £200,000 in the Executive Grapevine UK market report. See website for more information.

 

KPMG operates as a global network of independent member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services; working closely with clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities. Member firms' clients include business corporations, governments and public sector agencies and not-for-profit organizations. They look to KPMG for a consistent standard of service based on high order professional capabilities, industry insight and local knowledge.

Sustaining and enhancing the quality of this professional workforce is KPMG's primary objective. Wherever we operate we want our firms to be no less than the professional employers of choice. We contribute to the effective functioning of international capital markets. We support reforms that strengthen the markets' credibility and their social responsibility. We believe that similar reform must extend to the professional realm.

KPMG member firms can be found in 153 countries. Collectively they employ more than 207,000 people across a range of disciplines. See website for more information.

 

PeliPartners

PeliPartners is a top business law firm in Romania which stands out for the uncontested professional authority of their top-of-the-market team and the business-oriented approach proven by a stellar track record. Established by highly reputable lawyers with more than 20 years of experience in complex transactions and projects, PeliPartners law firm has a wide experience in various practice areas such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, competition, real estate, infrastructure and concession, dispute resolution, finance and banking.

 

Softelligence enables insurers, MGAs and brokers to accelerate growth with next generation InsurTech through automation, AI and machine learning.

Our consultants have extensive industry knowledge and a broad expertise in digital projects covering paperless quote and bind flows, automation of the claims process from FNOL to settlement through AI, fraud detection using machine learning algorithms, IFRS and IDD implementations across both personal and commercial lines, corporate and specialty.

From data to insights with compelling dashboards, from manual processes and forms to pure digital customer journeys, Softelligence is the partner of choice for many Top-Tier Insurers and Banks in Europe and North-America.

Our digital transformation experts are ready to support you explore ways to accelerate your business wherever you are, from our offices in Bucharest, London and Toronto. Are you ready for the digital age?

See website for more information.

 

UNSAR - The National Association of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies in Romania is honoured to host the 11th edition of the Annual Insurance Europe Conference in Bucharest, in the year of UNSAR’s 25th Anniversary and also in the context of the Romanian Presidency of the European Union Council in the first semester of 2019.

Our association represents the interest of 20 insurance companies active on the Romanian market, with a total market share of over 80%. Our main objective is to develop and expand cooperation in the field of insurance and reinsurance to the benefit of our Members and the society, at large. Our Motto: “MEMBERS FIRST AND CLIENTS BEFORE”. See website for more information.

MEDIA PARTNERS

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. See website for more information.

 

XPRIMM is an international media group dedicated to the (re)insurance industry. It is the editor and publisher of specialized publications that cover the insurance markets of over 30 countries in Central and Eastern Europe such as XPRIMM Insurance Report, Motor Insurance Report and Property Insurance Report. XPRIMM also operates www.xprimm.com - one of the main sources of news and statistics related to the (re)insurance market.

See website for more information.

 

Venue and accommodation
 

Venue

Insurance Europe's 11th International Conference will be in the prestigious JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel. The five-star hotel is in the centre of Bucharest, next to the Palace of the Parliament and close to the Old Town.

 

How to get there

The venue is a 20-25 minute ride from Henri Coandă International Airport. Please note that in the rush hour the trip can take around 1 hour. A few tips on taxis:

  • Local taxis only take cash. There are several currency exchange points in the airport, as well as ATMs
  • Uber operates in Bucharest
  • The Marriott can organise airport pick-ups. To book one of the following options, please email [email protected]:
    • Limousine service: the price is RON 194, which can be charged to the room or paid directly to the driver in cash or by credit card. This transfer can be booked for up to 3 people per car.
    • Shuttle service: runs on the hour every hour. The price is RON 45/per person one way. Please note that the journey can take up to an hour, as the shuttle may stop at two other hotels first. 

 

Accommodation

Parliament Hotel Bucarest ****
The hotel is situated at a 5 minute-walk from the conference venue. Please go to the hotel's website to check on any availability.

JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel *****
There are no more rooms available at the preferential rate and the hotel is near fully booked. Please go to the hotel's website to check on any availability.

Cancellation policy for bookings made before 21 March on the Insurance Europe block

- For cancellations between 22 March and 20 April, one night will be charged;
- For cancellations or booking modifications from 21 April, the full stay will be charged;
- No shows will be charged the full stay plus taxes.

Please contact the Marriott's reservations department ([email protected]), should you need help with your booking.

 

Registration
 

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

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

  • Organisations based in Romania | €500 (Early bird fee: €400)

  • UNSAR 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

 

Contacts
Amélie Chantrenne
Amélie Chantrenne
Event coordinator