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.


Conference programme

Full programme coming soon — check back for updates

Outline of the day:



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






Welcome, opening remarks and keynote speech



Dialogue: Fast forward a vision for the future



Coffee break 



Panel debate: Protecting sustainable societies












1. Financial education for the 21st century



2. Coping with changing natural catastrophes



3. On the attack dealing with cyber risks



Coffee break 



Keynote speech



Panel debate: Making regulation fit for the future



UNSAR 25th anniversary cocktail




Confirmed speakers


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

Lori Bailey
Global head of cyber risk,
Zurich Insurance Group, Switzerland

Nathalie Berger
Head, insurance & pensions unit, DG FISMA, European Commission
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 & Enterprise, Spain
Frédéric de Courtois
General manager,
Generali Group, Italy

Diana Crossan
Chair, board of advisors, Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC), USA
Lard Friese
Chariman & CEO, NN Group,
José Galamba de Oliveira
President, Portuguese Association of Insurers (APS)
Michaela Koller
Director general, Insurance Europe
Adrian Marin
President, UNSAR
CEO, Generali Romania
Susan Neely
President & CEO, American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI)
Evangelos Ouzounis
Head, secure infrastructure & services unit, European Network Information Security Agency (ENISA)
Nilay Ozden
Managing director, FINPRO practice leader continental Europe, Marsh, USA
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,
Alexandru Ciuncan
Director general, UNSAR







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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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Venue and accommodation


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. 



JW Marriott Bucharest Grand Hotel *****
Rooms available at preferential rate, until 21 March 2019:

  Single rate*     Double rate*
21 May €115 (RON 535)    €125 (RON 585)
22 May €115 (RON 535)    €125 (RON 585)
23 May €115 (RON 535)    €125 (RON 585)
24 May €115 (RON 535)    €125 (RON 585)

*Rates include breakfast, Wi-Fi and access to World Class Health Academy. Rates exclude VAT 9% and 1% city tax.

Cancellation policy

- 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.

By booking a room through this reservation link, the guest acknowledges and agrees to the terms and conditions stated above.



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


Amélie Chantrenne
Amélie Chantrenne
Event coordinator