Digital technologies, internet connectedness and “big data” are creating new business models, new commercial opportunities and new consumer relationships.

Our full-day programme will investigate both the challenges and the opportunities that digitalisation presents to the world’s insurers.

Conference programme
 

 

 
Welcome

08h00

Registration opens
Location: Kongresshaus, Zurich
Date: Thursday 1 June 2017

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

 

09h00

Welcome
Corine Mauch
Mayor, City of Zurich
Urs Berger
Chairman, Swiss Insurance Association (SIA)
Chairman, Swiss Mobiliar

 

09h15

Opening remarks
Sergio Balbinot
President, Insurance Europe
Member of the board of management, Allianz SE, Germany

 

Session A: How will tomorrow look?

 

09h30

Keynote speech
Lessons from an SME's digital transformation
Anna Aebischer-Imfeld
Chairwoman, Westiform Holding, Switzerland

 

09h50

Head to head: established versus new
How the future looks for a 145-year-old global insurance group and a 2012 start-up
Guy Farley
Co-founder and chief technical officer, Bought By Many, UK
Gary Shaughnessy
CEO EMEA, Zurich Insurance Group, Switzerland

 

10h30

2030 and beyond
Predictions from:
Maarten Edixhoven
CEO, Aegon Nederland
Governor Dirk Kempthorne
President, Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA)
President & CEO, American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI)
Eric Lombard
CEO, Generali France
Moderator: Professor Karel Van Hulle
KU Leuven, Belgium and Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany

 

11h15

Coffee break  sponsored by:

 

Session B: Today's innovations

 

11h45

Break-out sessions

 

 

1. New technologies: the impact on consumers sponsored by:

Welcome 
Geeke Feiter
Head of P&C retail, NN Group, Netherlands
Martin Merlin
Director, regulation & prudential supervision of financial institutions (DG FISMA), European Commission
Ursula Pachl
Deputy director general, BEUC (the European Consumer Organisation)
Moderator: Cécile Wendling
Head of foresight, Axa Group, France

 

 

2. Connected and automated cars: the implications for insurers sponsored by:

Laurianne Krid
Policy director, Region I, FIA (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile)
Frank Schlehuber
Director, Aftermarket, European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA)
Monika Sebold-Bender
Member of the board of management, responsible for property & casualty, Ergo, Germany
Moderator: Torbjörn Magnusson
Vice-president, Insurance Europe
President & CEO, If P&C Insurance, Sweden

 

 

3. The challenges of insuring cyber risks sponsored by:


John Coletti
Chief underwriting officer, cyber & technology, XL Catlin, USA
Bernard Spitz
President, French Insurance Federation (FFA)
Stephen Wares
Principal underwriter — cyber, MS Amlin, UK
Moderator: Leigh Ann Pusey
President & CEO, American Insurance Associatio (AIA)

 

 

4. Advances in insuring natural catastrophes
Maryam Golnaraghi
Director of extreme events & climate risk, Geneva Association
Ernst Rauch
Head, Corporate Climate Centre, Munich Re, Germany
Robert Muir-Wood
Chief research officer, RMS, UK
Moderator: Dickie Whitaker
CEO, Oasis Loss Modelling Framework, UK

 

12h45

Lunch

 

Session C: Getting from today to tomorrow

 

14h00

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

 

14h30

Keynote speech: National regulation
Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin
Head of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport, Switzerland

 

14h50

Keynote speech: European regulation
Burkhard Balz MEP

 

15h15

Coffee break sponsored by:

 

15h45

Regulatory challenges in a digital age
Gabriel Bernardino
Chairman, European Insurance & Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)
Bob Ferguson
Head, Project Innovate, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), UK
Christian Mumenthaler
Group CEO, Swiss Re, Switzerland
Ted Nickel
President, National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), USA
Commissioner of Insurance, Wisconsin, USA
Mario Vela
CEO, GNP Seguros, Mexico
Moderator: Karel Van Hulle

 

17h15

Networking cocktail sponsored by:


 

 

Confirmed speakers
 

 

Anna Aebischer-Imfeld
Chairwoman, Westiform Holding,
Switzerland
 
Gabriel Bernardino
Chairman, European Insurance
& Occupational Pensions
Authority (EIOPA)
Christian Mumenthaler
Group CEO, Swiss Re

 

© VBS/DDPS
Sergio Balbinot
President, Insurance Europe
Member of the board of management,
Allianz SE, Germany
Maarten Edixhoven
CEO, Aegon Nederland


 
Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin
Head of the Federal Department
of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport, Switzerland
 
Burkhard Balz MEP

 
Guy Farley
Co-founder and chief technical
officer, Bought By Many, UK
Eric Lombard
CEO, Generali France
 
Urs Berger
Chairman, Swiss Insurance
Association
Chairman, Swiss Mobiliar
 
Ted Nickel
National Association of Insurance
Commissioners (NAIC), USA
Commissioner of Insurance,
Wisconsin, USA
Gary Shaughnessy
CEO EMEA, Zurich
Insurance Group, Switzerland

 
Cécile Wendling
Head of foresight, Axa Group,
France
Bob Ferguson
Head, Project Innovate, Financial
Conduct Authority (FCA), UK
Mario Vela
CEO, GNP Seguros, Mexico
 
Geeke Feiter
Head of P&C retail, NN Group,
Netherlands

 
Martin Merlin
Director, regulation & prudential
supervision of financial institutions
(DG FISMA), European Commission
Ursula Pachl
Deputy director general,
BEUC (the European Consumer
Organisation)
 
Torbjörn Magnusson
Vice-president, Insurance
Europe
President & CEO, If P&C
Insurance, Sweden
Laurianne Krid
Policy director, Region I,
FIA (the Fédération Internationale
de l’Automobile)
 
Monika Sebold-Bender
Member of the board of
management, responsible for
property & casualty, Ergo,
Germany
Leigh Ann Pusey
President & CEO, American
Insurance Association
 
John Coletti
Chief underwriting officer,
cyber and technology,
XL Catlin, USA
Bernard Spitz
President, French Insurance
Federation (FFA)
 
Dickie Whitaker
Oasis Loss Modelling
Framework, UK
Maryam Golnaraghi
Director of extreme events &
climate risk, Geneva Association
Ernst Rauch
Head, Corporate Climate Centre,
Munich Re, Germany
Robert Muir-Wood
Chief research officer,
RMS, UK


 
Governor Dirk Kempthorne
President, Global Federation of
Insurance Associations (GFIA)
President & CEO, American Council
of Life Insurers (ACLI)
Corine Mauch
Mayor, City of Zurich



 
Stephen Wares
Principal underwriter — cyber,
MS Amlin, UK
 
Frank Schlehuber
Director, aftermarket
European Association of
Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA)
Master of ceremonies:
Professor Karel Van Hulle

KU Leuven, Belgium and Goethe
University Frankfurt, Germany


 

 

 

Sponsors
 

HOST SPONSOR

The Swiss Insurance Association (ASA|SVV) is the umbrella organisation representing the private insurance industry in Switzerland. Around 80 small and large, national and international primary insurers and reinsurers are members of the ASA|SVV, employing more than 50,000 people in Switzerland. ASA|SVV member companies account for over 90% of private insurance premiums generated in the Swiss market. See website for more information.

 

GOLD SPONSORS

Mazars is an international, integrated and independent organisation, specialising in audit, accountancy, tax, legal and advisory services.  The Group operates in 77 countries and draws on the expertise of 17,000 professionals to assist companies – major international groups, SMEs, private investors – and public bodies at every stage of their development.

At Mazars we believe the best strategies are driven by collective intelligence. We see it as our responsibility to independently advocate financial and operating models that promote stability, quality, transparency, confidence and sustainable growth. In a highly competitive and evolving market, insurers, reinsurers, pension funds and brokers are facing key challenges. Across Europe, Mazars specialist insurance teams help the world’s largest insurance players effectively manage ongoing changes. See website for more information.

 

          

DST Systems, Inc. is a leading provider of strategic advisory, transformative technologies, and operations outsourcing to the financial and healthcare industries. Relying on deep industry knowledge, critical infrastructure, and service excellence, DST helps companies master the escalating complexity of customer, business and regulatory requirements. See website for more information.

 

          

S&P Global Ratings is the world’s leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide. S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit our website.

 

BRONZE SPONSORS

With some 1,800 employees at 10 locations in Switzerland and one location in Liechtenstein, KPMG Switzerland is a leading service provider in the areas of Audit, Tax and Advisory: audits for creating the transparency and trust integral to good corporate governance, and tax and advisory services for successful, comprehensive company management. In 2016, KPMG Switzerland generated net revenues of CHF 404 million. On an international level, KPMG employs 189,000 people in 152 countries. See website for more information.

 

EY is a leader in serving the financial services industry. Our globally connected team of 26,000 people focus on financial services and nothing else - providing assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services to the banking and capital markets, insurance, and wealth and asset management sectors. See website for more information.

 

Cognizant (NASDAQ-100: CTSH) is one of the world’s leading professional services companies, transforming clients’ business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 230 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at our website or follow us @Cognizant.

 

Founded in 1969, Cegedim is an innovative technology and services company in the field of digital data flow management for healthcare ecosystems and B2B, and a business software publisher for healthcare and insurance professionals.

The Cegedim Insurance Solutions Business Unit includes all of the Group’s solutions and services for insurers, mutual insurers, social welfare institutions and intermediaries through its subsidiaries Cegedim Activ, Activus, Cetip (SP santé and iSanté third party payment) and iGestion. This unit brings together competencies across the entire chain of information sharing between healthcare professionals, insurance organizations and managers of compulsory and supplemental insurance plans. See website for more information.

 

Capita is a major supplier of business process outsourcing services to the UK life and pensions industry, and an emerging supplier in Europe and the Middle East. We can provide you with a broad range of integrated services that mirror the operations of a traditional life and pensions business.

Our life and pensions customers benefit from sustained cost reduction, dependable service delivery, risk transfer and capital efficiency.

Our scale and experience means we can offer you solutions that tackle your individual needs – from complete transformation of processes, people management, customer management, regulatory services and IT, to supporting short-term frustrations in changing, or difficult, situations, through to longer-term challenges.

 

IBM helps insurers become more client-centric, balance costs with agility, and improve their risk management and industry differentiation. Our clients benefit from decades of deep industry experience in delivering business and IT strategies that optimize enterprise systems, processes and people to drive profitable growth. With IBM Watson, insurers can unlock the power of data to understand, reason and learn from every interaction and transaction. We’re infusing industry-focused cognitive solutions across our portfolio and making them available on the IBM Cloud. For more information on IBM solutions for insurance, please visit www.ibm.biz/Zurich_June1.

 

CONFERENCE SPONSOR

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.

 

Scandic Fuison delivers business intelligence (BI) solutions tailored for life and non-life insurance companies. We enable business users with visually appealing way to access information via interactive dashboards and reprots, as well as provide tookit for agile and self-service exploration, using modern BI technologies. To keep up with dynamics of industry and changes in IT systems, we ensure the quality and speed via pre-build data models incorporating best practices, delivered by professionals. We integrate advanced analytics of data mining and machine learning to promote insurance sales, manage risks and estimate potential losses. See website for more information.

 

Silverfinch

Silverfinch, part of the MoneyMate Group, was born out of an initiative with Europe’s fund management industry groups to help companies cope with an expected inundation of requests for information from insurers to meet their regulatory reporting requirements under the new Solvency II regulations; a key requirement of the rules due to come into effect in 2016 is for insurers to identify underlying holdings in any funds they own. Silverfinch allows fund managers to seamlessly and cost-effectively service their insurance clients’ needs, while also providing information to fund managers about their clients and the ways they invest in their funds. Silverfinch makes sure that only clients nominated by the fund managers can access sensitive information on holdings. Unlike data vendors, our fund manager partners retain full control over their information. See website for more information.
 

MEDIA PARTNER

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 9th International Conference will take place in the Kongresshaus Zurich. The Kongresshaus boasts a spectacular panoramic setting by the lake, yet is still in the heart of Zurich’s business district and close to the city centre. It is only 12km from Zurich International Airport. The address is Claridenstrasse 5, Zurich, Switzerland.

Accommodation

Crowne Plaza Zurich ****
150 rooms available

Badenerstrasse 420, CH-8040 Zurich

Booking deadline: 29 April 2017
Single rate (breakfast included): CHF199
Cancellation policy: Hotel cancellation policy applies
Booking: online, click on blue "search" button

Zurich Mariott Hotel *****
75 rooms available

Neumuehlequai 42, CH-8006 Zurich

Booking deadline: 18 April 2017
Single rate (breakfast included): CHF390
Double rate (breakfast included): CHF415
Cancellation policy: Hotel cancellation policy applies
Booking: online

Alexander ***
20 rooms available

Niederdorfstrasse 40, CH-8001 Zurich

Booking deadline: 29 April 2017
Single rate: CHF200
Double rate: CHF225
Cancellation policy: Hotel cancellation policy applies
Booking: online, click on blue "search" button

Park Hyatt Zürich ***** 
10 rooms available

Beethoven-Strasse 21, CH-8002 Zurich

Booking deadline: 29 April 2017           
Single rate (breakfast included): CHF520
Cancellation policy: Hotel cancellation policy applies
Booking: online, click on blue "search" button 

The Central Plaza Hotel ****
20 rooms available

Central 1, CH-8001 Zurich

Booking deadline: 29 April 2017
Single rate (including breakfast): CHF 247.5
Cancellation policy: No charge up to 14 days prior to arrival
Booking: send an e-mail to [email protected] and mention the booking code "Namen SVV 3306"

Hotel Florhof ***
17 rooms available

Florhofgasse 4, CH-8001 Zürich

Booking deadline: 29 April 2017
Rates, including breakfast:
Rooms «Mini»: CHF210
Double rooms for single use: CHF270
Double rooms for double use: CHF300
Cancellation policy: No charge up to 24h prior to arrival
Booking: send an e-mail to [email protected] and mention the booking code "SVV".

 

Registration
 

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

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

  • Full fee | €1 500 

  • Organisations based in Switzerland | €600 

  • ASA/SVV members, Insurance Europe members of members and trade associations | €300

  • Insurance Europe members | €100

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

 

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