9:00 am - 9:05 am

Opening Remarks

  • Bill Keogh, CEO, Advisen
9:05 am - 9:15 am

Co-Chairman Remarks

  • Joseph Cellura, President North American Casualty, Allied World
  • Tim DeSett, Executive Vice President & Risk Practice Leader, Lockton
9:15 am - 9:45 am

Opening Keynote

  • Peter D. Hancock, President and CEO, AIG
9:45 am - 10:00 am

Advisen & Aspen Casualty Market Research Survey Findings

  • Roxanne Mitchell, EVP, Chief Casualty Officer, Aspen Insurance
10:00 am - 10:15 am

Casualty Market Metrics

Advisen’s assessment of the casualty insurance market, including current size, growth rate, and premium potential will be presented.

  • David Bradford, President, Research & Editorial Division, Advisen
10:15 am - 11:00 am

The Risk Manager’s Perspective

A panel of risk managers will share their experiences related to M&A transactions. Panelists will discuss casualty specific challenges as well as ensuring positive risk management involvement and strategies for optimizing post-transaction program structures.

  • Stephen Kempsey, Managing Director, US Casualty Practice Leader, Marsh (Moderator)
  • Thomas Kim, Director & Global Risk Manager, KKR Capstone
  • Audrey Rampinelli, Vice President, Risk Management, Loews Corporation
  • Susan Reinhard, Senior Director of Claims & Risk Management, EMCOR Group, Inc.
11:00 am - 11:15 am

Morning Break

Track 1: Specialty Workshops

Track 2: Specialty Workshops

11:15 am - 12:30 pm

11:15am – 11:45am / Drones: The Risk from Above

They are everywhere and see everything… This speaker will discuss the commercial uses of drones, beyond package delivery and monitoring of large campuses or sites. The panel will address what exposures are triggered by those applications and how the insurance industry could respond.

  • Justin Green, Partner, Aviation Attorney, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP
  • Thomas Klaus, Vice President, Willis Aerospace – Americas, Willis


11:45am – 12:30pm / Technology’s Casualty Drivers

This panel will outline how the Internet of Things is increasingly pervading society, and with it, casualty exposures. A lot of potential losses from faulty or compromised technology (e.g. hackers sabotaging medical devices or accidents involving autonomous vehicles) may fall under liability policies. The panel will also touch on product liability exposures for increasingly complex technology components in all manner of products.

  • Lisa Lang, Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Global Corporate Casualty, Zurich North America (Moderator)
  • James Anderson, Senior Behavioral Scientist, Professor, RAND Corporation, Pardee RAND Graduate School
  • Scott Godes, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg
  • Michael Hudzik, Head of Treaty – Globals, SVP, Casualty Underwriting, Swiss Re
  • Michael O’Brien, Partner, Wilson Elser

Coverage Matters

With a focus on general liability, excess liability, this extended workshop will dive into specific coverage issues, with a mixture of panel session and individual speakers. Taking examples from real claims, speakers will discuss coverage design developments and highlight some inadequacies (including the named insured construction). It will address customer budgeting constraints and ask how money-saving decisions can have a longer-term impact on cover when a claim hits. This session will also identify trends defining products liability.

  • Stephen Hackenburg, Chief Broking Officer, National Casualty, Aon Risk Solutions (Moderator)
  • David Bresnahan, Executive Vice President, Berkshire Hathaway
  • Paul Fauty, Global Head of Liability and Workers’ Injury, Zurich
  • Mike Merlo, EVP and Chief Counsel, Aon (Bermuda) Ltd.
  • Robley E. Moor, Managing Director, Head of North America Casualty, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
  • Andrew Nadolna, Global Head of Casualty Claims, Commercial Insurance, AIG
  • Danielle Roth, Director – Risk Management & Insurance, Verizon Communications
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Conference Luncheon

Track 1: Specialty Workshops

Track 2: Specialty Workshops

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

1:30pm – 2:15pm / Excess and Surplus Lines

Defining the E&S marketplace. This panel will discuss the role and the value of wholesale intermediaries and specialty E&S insurance carriers in the global casualty marketplace.

  • Debbie Goldstine, SVP Excess Casualty Practice Leader, Lockton (Moderator)
  • Maureen Caviston, President and COO, Partners Specialty Group
  • James Drinkwater, President, Brokerage Division, AmWINS
  • Tim McAuliffe, President of Specialty Casualty & Programs, Ironshore
  • Roxanne Mitchell, EVP, Chief Casualty Officer, Aspen Insurance


2:15pm-3:00pm / M&A Due Diligence

Mergers & Acquisitions are part of many corporate strategies, whether it relates to spinning off non-core assets or as part of an overall growth strategy. This panel will dive into the mechanics of an acquisition and discuss the impact an acquisition has to risk management decision making, financial statement impact, and usage of different insurance products to facilitate a smooth change of control. Topics will also include risk consolidation, the impact of introducing debt onto the balance sheet, impact of a stock versus an asset purchase and the ability to assume or transfer risk via a Purchase and Sale agreement.

  • Mark Rusas, EVP, Global Practice Leader of the Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Willis (Moderator)
  • Navine Aggarwal, Vice President of Mergers & Acquisitions, Allied World
  • Charles Baxter, Vice President Risk Management, United Road
  • Paul Carleton, Senior Vice President, Old Republic Risk Management
  • John Merrigan, Practice Leader for Insurance Risk Management, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Workers’ Compensation

Back to profitability? Workers’ Compensation (WC) is a key casualty product and a bellwether for economic health. This workshop session will combine individual speakers and panel sessions to get under the skin of the key developments in WC in the past year. What are the developing trends in workplace accident frequency? How has inflation paid a part in claims? Is Big Data transforming underwriting and claims management for WC? Will healthcare reform have an impact on WC profitability? Is the line of business profitable – if so, what implications does that have for buyers? Are there regional or industry hotspots for claims?

  • Chris Flatt, Workers’ Compensation COE Leader, Marsh (Moderator)
  • David Heppen, Managing Director, Marsh Global Analytics
  • Dr. Marcos Iglesias, Vice President and Medical Director, The Hartford
  • Max Koonce, Senior Director of Risk Management, Wal-Mart
  • Mark Walls, Vice President Communications & Strategic Analysis, Safety National
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Afternoon Break

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Cyber Insurance and Casualty

As cyber threats continue to pervade the commercial world, there is increasing overlap between cover offered under standalone cyber policies and general liability. Did the Sony decision effectively close the door on cyber coverage through a CGL policy, or are there still avenues to find coverage? What about other liability policies? This panel will look at the clash of the two covers and explore incidents where casualty insurers are contractually offering cyber cover under GL policies as well as other types of casualty policies.

  • Joe Cellura, President of North American Casualty, Allied World (Moderator)
  • Ron Beiderman, Vice President, Commercial Lines Coverage Products, ISO
  • Jerry Gallivan, Claim Manager, Business Torts Claim, Travelers
  • Josh Gold, Insurance Coverage Attorney, Anderson Kill
  • Michael Tanenbaum, Senior Vice President, Professional Risk, ACE
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The View from the Top

Top casualty 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.

  • Tony DeFelice, Managing Director of National Casualty, Aon (Moderator)
  • Mark Butler, President of National Insurance Operations, Liberty Mutual
  • John Doyle, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Insurance, AIG
  • Chris Maleno, Senior VP and Division President, ACE
  • Andrew Marcell, CEO of US Operations, Guy Carpenter
  • Glenn Spencer, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Lockton
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Closing Remarks & Reception

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