Agenda for EIF2019, 3 October, 2019. Please note it is subject to change and any unforseen events that may arise for our speakers.
THEME: INSURANCE 2030
The focus of the conference is twofold – 1) to look at trends shaping our industry to 2030 and 2) to look beyond our European borders for a broader perspective and how a number of insurance nations are building propositions unhampered by legacy systems and thinking. We will also have a strong geopolitical theme to the conference reflecting the interplay of our industry and global trends.
08:00 - 08:50
Registration & networking refreshments
08:50 - 09:00
Opening remarks & welcome from Kevin Thompson, CEO, Insurance Ireland
09:00 - 09:20
Ireland, Europe and beyond
Presentation and speaker tbc.
09:25 - 10:05
Keynote technology speaker
Marc Carrel-Billiard, Global Head of Accenture Labs
Marc will highlighting key trends from Accenture’s 2019 Technology Vision for Insurance and project to 2030.
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10:05 - 10:45
Perspectives from around the globe
This unique panel will identify key trends that are currently shaping the future direction of the industry within their respective marketplaces. We will hear how a number of insurance nations are building propositions unhampered by legacy systems and thinking.
Recaredo Arias, President of The Global Federation of Insurance Associations (GFIA) and Director General of the Mexican Association of Insurance Companies (AMIS)
Christina Lindenius, CEO, Swedish Insurance Association
Yong Kil Shin, Chair, Korea Life Insurance Association
11:15 - 11:45
Global industry leader keynote
An interview with Thomas Buberl, CEO and Director of AXA
11:50 - 12:30
The Supervisors’ perspectives – a near and far approach to developing a supervisory framework in a dynamic marketplace.
What will the world look like in 2030? What is the role of the Supervisor and the Supervisor’s strategy in developing a supervisory framework in a dynamic marketplace? This panel will be asked to address two key questions:
12:30 - 13:00
Geopolitical keynote address
Peter Conradi, Europe Editor of the Sunday Times, journalist and author will deliver this keynote address.
Peter will reference some of the following topics and the interplay between these global trends and our industry.
14:10 - 14:30
The European outlook
This keynote presentation is from one of the EU executive’s foremost and senior ranking civil servants for financial services. John will focus on three key issues:
1. EU domestic “issues”: Solvency 11, 2020: where he/commission sees it going.
2. CMU – capital markets union including regards to sustainable finance.
3. International role of the EC: the “covered agreement” bilateral agreement with the US: international capital standards.
John Berrigan, Deputy Director General, DG FISMA, European Commission
14:30 - 15:10
Human Capital, responding to the future, 2030
Everyday, our industry professionals are challenged to do their best for our clients and for society. Our leaders and Human Capital specialists are tasked to create the culture and environment that solves complex issues, fosters innovation and supports talented individuals to achieve their greatest career experience. This panel will discuss how to deliver innovation whilst “honouring” legacy, managing in a multi-cultural environment, and how to foster a great employee experience.
Dorothée Burkel, Chief Corporate and People Operations Officer and member of PartnerRe’s Executive Committee
Claire Cusack, Director of Human Resources EMEA at Allianz Worldwide Care
Mary Ryan, Managing Director, CACI
Jonathan Clark, Global Head of Business Solutions Claims, SCOR SE and President the Chartered Insurance Institute UK (CII)
MODERATOR: Valarie Daunt, Partner – Human Capital, Consulting, Deloitte
15:10 - 15:40
15:45 - 16:25
The insurance industry is founded on the principles of protection and risk management. It has never been afraid to tackle big issues and face significant societal challenges such as today’s issues of climate change and ageing population. In recent years “sustainability” has become a strategic imperative within financial services organisations and insurance companies are working to incorporate it into their strategies and portfolios.
It is a new asset class, delivering long-term economic benefits.
Insurance and risk transfer mechanisms mitigate the risk associated with our environmental and social challenges.
Global insurance players are making great efforts and committing resources to support the Sustainable Development Goals.
This panel of experts will provide insights on a range of crucial elements of “sustainability”, from product development and investment strategies, to meeting climate and sustainability goals. It will also look at the current trends, goals and objectives of leading organisations driving the sustainability agenda.
Zelda Bentham, Group Head of Sustainability, Aviva plc
Yann Le Palec, Executive Managing Director Head of Global Ratings Services, S&P Global Ratings
Butch Bacani, Programme Leader, UN Environment’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI)
MODERATOR: William Fry
16:25 - 16:50
16:50 - 17:30
Setting the direction of our industry – Insurance Ireland Council Chairs panel
The Insurance Ireland Councils create the vision and direction for our industry, both domestically and internationally. This session will discuss that vision, strategic imperatives around innovation, sustainability and green initiatives and the current relationship with the customer.
Aidan Holton, Insurance Ireland International Council Chair and CEO Monument Group
Debbie O’Hare, Insurance Ireland Reinsurance and Captive Council Chair and CEO, Hannover Re
Donal Clancy, Insurance Ireland Health Council Chair and Executive Director, Managing Director, Laya Healthcare
John Quinlan, Insurance Ireland General Insurance Council Chair and CEO, Aviva Ireland
MODERATOR: Darren Maher, Partner and Head of the Financial Institutions Group at Matheson
17:30 - 17:40
Kevin Thompson, conference close
17:45 - 20:00