|8:00 am - 9:00 am|
Breakfast & Registration
|9:00 am - 9:15 am|
Welcoming Remarks by our Conference Chair
|9:15 am - 9:45 am|
|9:45 am - 10:30 am|
The Buyer’s Perspective
We operate in turbulent times… In this session, a panel of risk managers will discuss disruption in its various forms.
|10:30 am - 11:00 am|
|11:00 am - 12:30 am|
11:00am – 11:45am / Wearable Technology
How is technology driving the capture and analysis of data from workers and end-users? How is this information shaping risk transfer decisions among insurance buyers? This session will address the impact of wearable devices on the insurance market and look at its possible impact on various casualty lines.
11:45am – 12:30pm / Drones – An Airborne Revolution
The business applications for drones are increasing at an alarming pace. What are the current commercial uses of drones and how will this trend develop? This session will look at the impact of new regulation and explore how the insurance market is addressing the risks.
11:00am – 11:45am / Insurance Disruptors
How is new technology and the customer-driven revolution shaping the insurance sector? This session will consider new insurance start-ups, data sources and technology and examine the threats and opportunities they pose for the commercial casualty sector. Panelists will ask how existing insurers are adapting to these disruptors.
11:45am – 12:30pm / Catastrophic Claims
Using case studies of catastrophic casualty claims as a springboard, this session will explore trends in large claims and address insurer claims handling strategies. Panelists will also discuss trends in tort liability litigation and ask how pending cases could impact the tort landscape.
11:00am – 11:45am / What does regulation under President Trump mean for your environmental liability?
The regulatory outlook under President Trump is not clear. Based on his campaign platform he may be more lenient on global warming issues, reduce regulatory burdens on business and reduce funding of environmental programs and possibly enforcement.
This session will examine the regulatory outlook under the new administration and ask whether changes really lessen liability for corporations and their environmental exposures. Panelists will also consider how insurance carriers might consider the regulatory environment in their underwriting decisions.
11:45am – 12:30pm / The Intersection of Environmental Liability with Other Insurance Covers
Environmental liability (EL) cover does not exist purely as a result of the pollution exclusion in General Liability policies. What are the other coverages under an environmental policy and how do they intersect with existing insurance products? This session will outline the main cover under an EL policy and their applications, including first party and third party exposures. Panelists will also discuss the EL insurance sector, considering capacity, pricing and other factors in flux in today’s market.
|12:30 pm - 1:30 pm|
|1:30 pm - 3:00 pm|
1:30pm – 2:15pm / The Internet of Things and Liability – who will pay when things go wrong?
Products are becoming increasingly connected across the internet. But where does liability lie when devices malfunction or are hacked? This session will address products liability and explore liability across device manufacturers, network providers and software developers following a malfunction or security breach.
2:15pm – 3:00pm / Workplace Violence – Prevention, Mitigation & Crisis Management
More than 2 million US employees are victims of workplace violence each year and Incidents, including active shooters, are on the rise. This session will address pre-loss strategies for preventing losses and outline how to respond well in a crisis. Panelists will use case studies to highlight examples of good and bad mitigation.
1:30pm – 2:15pm / Captives – Do you still need one?
Most large companies and more middle market companies answer with a resounding “yes!” This panel will explore why companies continue to establish captives even in soft casualty market conditions. Topics will include the strategic role of captives in a casualty risk management program, how do captives facilitate or hinder M&A, innovative uses of captives, the impact of recent tax developments and the growth of micro captives, and using a captive to access reinsurance capital.
2:15pm – 3:00pm / Insurance Industry M&A
Will the consolidation trend continue in 2017 and what affect might it have on capacity, rates and insurance products? This session will use recent insurance M&A as case studies on the effects of consolidation on the industry – Are business models changing? Does M&A lead to spin-off, niche operations?
1:30pm – 2:15pm / Construction – all wrapped-up?
Construction and property renovations are booming across all industries, bringing to the fore the question of who takes out insurance cover on a construction project. This session will explore the technical differences between owner-controlled insurance programs (OCIP) and contractor-controlled insurance programs (CCIP). Panelists will discuss the pros and cons of each type of policy.
2:15pm – 3:00pm / The Multinational Debate
Global business expansion is expected today, but purchasing insurance on a global basis is not straightforward. It is important for businesses to apply the same level of scrutiny to the purchase of their insurance program as they do on their due diligence for international expansion. This session will address the specific considerations in structuring a truly multinational program. Panelists will highlight troublesome regions, identify challenges around local policies, language, tax regimes etc. How can partnership with brokers and carriers – while bringing in external advisors and data points – inform an appropriate insurance program?
|3:00 pm - 3:30 pm|
|3:30 pm - 4:15 pm|
Market and Claims Trends
This session will explore primary and excess claims and pricing trends, in key casualty lines of business. The panel will focus on commercial auto and workers compensation and address the market influences on these major lines of business in the casualty sector. The panel will touch on loss trends, regulatory changes and insurance buying trends and ask where these developments might lead in the coming year.
|4:15 pm - 5:00 pm|
The View from the Top
Top insurance industry executives will give their insights into the most significant trends and developments in the casualty insurance market. Topics to be addressed include factors driving the casualty pricing cycle, capacity, loss reserve adequacy, underwriting discipline and emerging risks.
|5:00 pm - 6:00 pm|
Closing Remarks & Reception
We consistently deliver an audience that is comprised of 20% Risk Managers & Insurance Buyers, Brokers (20%), Insurance Carriers (36%), Lawyers (6%), Service Providers (9%) and other insurance professionals (9%).
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