Insurance Europe Resilience Week

Hosted by the Hellenic Association of Insurance Companies

What is insurers’ role in building resilience to the challenges of today … and of tomorrow?

Register now for a week of free online events that will explore how the insurance industry can help economies and societies manage pandemic risks, retirement saving gaps, climate risks and more.

Wednesday, 2 June (12h30-13h30 CEST)

  • Future resilience

A top-level session to kick-off Resilience Week, touching on all aspects of future resilience from an insurance perspective, with a particular focus on systemic risks.

Welcome

Alexandros Sarrigeorgiou
Chairman, Hellenic Association of Insurance Companies
Chairman & CEO, Eurolife FFH Insurance Group, Greece

Keynote speech

To be confirmed

The European Commission view

Mairead McGuinness
European Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability & Capital Markets Union

The insurance industry view

Andreas Brandstetter
President, Insurance Europe
Chairman & CEO, Uniqa Insurance Group, Austria

Q&A

Victoria Saporta
Chair, executive committee, International Association of Insurance Supervisors
Executive director, prudential policy, Bank of England & Prudential Regulation Authority, UK
Moderator: Don Forgeron
President, Global Federation of Insurance Associations
President & CEO, Insurance Bureau of Canada

Wednesday, 2 June (14h-15h CEST)

  • Debate: Pension resilience

A look at the insurance industry’s current and future role in increasing individuals’ retirement security.

Introduction

Dubravka Šuica
European Commission Vice-President for Democracy & Demography

Debate

Kyriakos Apostolides
General manager for Greece and Cyprus, MetLife

Panos Tsakloglou
Deputy minister for social insurance, Ministry of Labour & Social Affairs, Greece
Hilde Vernaillen
President, Assuralia
CEO, P&V Group

Moderator: Olav Jones
Deputy director general, Insurance Europe

Thursday, 3 June (12h30-13h30 CEST)

  • Debate: Insurance regulation’s role in resilience

How do Solvency II and other regulations governing insurers affect their ability to contribute to resilience-building?

Introduction

Markus Ferber MEP (EPP, DE)

Debate

Andreas Brandstetter
President, Insurance Europe
Chairman & CEO, Uniqa Insurance Group, Austria
Fausto Parente
Executive director, European Insurance & Occupational Pensions Authority

Moderator: Michaela Koller
Director general, Insurance Europe

Friday, 4 June (12h30-13h30 CEST)

  • Debate: Digital resilience

Insurers are at the forefront of the digital revolution, given their dual role as absorbers of digital risks and as innovative users of data and artificial intelligence. The wide-ranging debate will explore how to make societies more digitally resilient, including the role of regulation, cyber insurance and the insurers’ own cyber resilience.

Introduction

Didier Reynders
European Commissioner for Justice

Debate

Monique Goyens
Director general, BEUC (the European consumer organisation)
Mario Greco
CEO, Zurich Insurance Group, Switzerland

Moderator: Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou MEP (EPP, GR)

Monday, 7 June (12h30-13h30 CEST)

  • Debate: Climate resilience 

How can insurers contribute to reducing the gaps in protection against climate-related risks. And, as long-term investors, what is their role in supplying sustainable investments?

Introduction

Jad Ariss
Managing director, Geneva Association

Debate

Sven Giegold MEP (Greens, DE)
Christian Mumenthaler
Group CEO, Swiss Re, Switzerland

Moderator: Don Forgeron
President, Global Federation of Insurance Associations
President & CEO, Insurance Bureau of Canada

Tuesday, 8 June (13h-14h CEST)

  • Debate: Resilience lessons from the pandemic

What has the COVID-19 pandemic taught us about how we manage future systemic events, be they pandemics, cyber attacks or climate-action failures?

Introduction

John Berrigan
Director general, DG FISMA, European Commission

Debate

Oliver Bäte
Chairman, Allianz SE, Germany
Stéphanie Yon-Courtin MEP (Renew, FR) 

Moderator: Alexandros Sarrigeorgiou
Chairman, Hellenic Association of Insurance Companies
Chairman & CEO, Eurolife FFH Insurance Group, Greece

Silver sponsor


Due to the global pandemic, Insurance Europe’s Resilience Week of online events replaces its annual International Conference this year. Insurance Europe’s International Conference will be back next year — join us in Prague on 2 June 2022!

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