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I could not let the moment pass without writing to compliment and thank you all at Insurance Ireland for the wonderful conference that you organised yesterday. It was my first time attending the European Insurance Forum and I have to say it blew out all the lights. Great organisation, great speakers, good attendance and great networking. Everybody I spoke to was on a high. It is by a long way the premier event for International insurers based in Ireland.

Frank Mee, Finance Director I Deputy CEO, Allianz Worldwide Care

On behalf of Enrico and C Consulting International, we thank you for the opportunity of participating at the EIF2017. We were very satisfied with the event and with the contacts we made. Congratulations to Insurance Ireland’s team for the excellent organisation in a very good location. But the weather was far too hot for Dublin – although most enjoyable!

Orla Ralph, Business Development, C Consulting International, Enrico Lerza, Director of Reinsurance consulting & Business Development, C Consulting International Srl, Milano

“Scor was delighted to be the gold sponsor of EIF2017. I thought the team did a fantastic job and ‘produced’ a terrific conference. Really enjoyed it. Great opportunity to network across the industry. Well done to the Insurance Ireland team.

Aidan Holton, Managing Director at SCOR Global Life Reinsurance Ireland

Thank you for allowing me the privilege to speak at the Insurance Ireland European Insurance Forum 2017. You built an engaging agenda on the dynamic change in the sector. Congratulations on a very successful event, which was well received by insurance industry executives, regulators/supervisors and stakeholders.

John Huff, Former Director of Missouri DIFP, Immediate Past President, National Assoc of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), USA

Many thanks to Insurance Ireland for putting on another wonderful EIF conference this year, EIF2017. I particularly found the breath of really interesting speakers and topics to be very valuable in keeping me abreast of critical matters from an Independent Non-Executive Director perspective.

Brendan McCarthy, INED, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance (Ireland) DAC

EIF2017’s gala event was a fabulous night and congratulations to Insurance Ireland. The venue, food and entertainment were fantastic.

Suzanne Feeney Director, Legal, Compliance & Financial Services, Robert Walters

A short note of thanks to the Insurance Ireland team for organising such a first class event (EOF2017) yesterday. The range of speakers and panels were very interesting and informative. You ran it with military precision from start to finish which is not easy.


Aidan Williams, Director, BNP Paribas Vartry Reinsurance DAC

I was delighted that I was able to attend EIF 2017. It was my first time to attend an EIF conference and I must congratulate the team in Insurance Ireland for a very well organised event.  I was particularly impressed by the line up of speakers and the discussion. Indeed both the choice of speakers and topics contributed to a programme which was strategic in nature as well as relevant to someone like me who, at the moment, operates in the domestic insurance sector. I will certainly look forward to next years conference.

Caitriona Somers, INED

A thought provoking and hugely interesting EIF2015 with top quality speakers.  We had lively discussions on mortality and morality and looked beyond borders and barriers to the future generations of the industry.  Excellently organised, providing a great opportunity to meet and catch up with people in between the speaker sessions.  We were also very well fed – so great for both body and brain!

Marian Fenton, AIG Regional Director- Europe & Bermuda, Captive Services

An extremely well organised gathering of Insurance professionals and interested parties. The debate, discussion in a collaborative environment makes the European Insurance Forum a “Premier League” event.

Paul A. Owens, Chief Executive Officer, Willis Global Captive Practice

An impressive line-up of speakers with a rich choice of captivating subjects – all professionally organised and running nicely on time. A fantastic opportunity for networking, always embracing the chance to savour the stout in its native domicile.
A big thank you to the EIF2015 team.

Carl Smit, Legal Advisor – VAN AIR Europe, a.s.

Many thanks again for facilitating our attendance at the EIF this year. The speakers were incredibly interesting and the opportunity to network for our students was extremely valuable. The event was meticulously well organised and our students were hugely appreciative of the welcome they received.

Orla McCullagh, Course Director MSc in Risk Management and Insurance, Department of Accounting and Finance, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick

Congratulations to the EIF2015 team! As an outsider from the insurance industry I was delighted at how my contributions to the event were received, and the organisation of the meeting was excellent. It was a pleasure to meet and chat with so many imaginative and forward-thinking people from what some people view as a boring industry!

Dr. Aubrey de Grey

I really hope you got good feedback to the conference as I thought the organisation, the panels and speakers were excellent. Thank you very much again for giving me the opportunity to MC EIF2015. Although new for me I really enjoyed it!

Eddy van Cutsem, Financial Services Consultant

Congratulations on a very successful EIF2015.  I thought the agenda and the quality of speakers was the best we have ever had and this seems to be a widely held view from the delegates that I spoke to over the course of the 2 days.

Debbie O’Hare, Chief Executive Officer, Hannover Re (Ireland) Limited

I just wanted to say a quick thanks for facilitating my colleagues attendance at last week’s EIF. The colleagues I’ve spoken to thus far have been very positive about the event – a particular highlight appears to have been the talk by Aubrey de Grey.

Ciaran Nugent,Communications Workstream Manager – Solvency II Implementation Team – General Insurance Division, The Central Bank of Ireland

Just a quick note to say congratulations to each of you on an excellent conference this year. Having attended 10+ DIMA / EIFconferences at this stage, I would say that this year was probably the best in terms of very interesting content, quality of speakers and excellent location.
Also it was great to see the numbers attending strong and that large numbers stayed right until the end.
Well done.

Ian Britchfield, INED

EIF2015 – A great event for thought-leaders in the insurance industry. Where else can you get your dose of SOLVENCY II alongside iwatch telemetry for health insurance, the impact of effectively immortal societies on life insurance, disruptive tech, fintech and building the culture of learning organisations all in the same place. Great people. Great event.

Darius Kumana – Head of Digital at Markel International

The EIF has long been the gold standard by which other industry conferences are measured.  EIF2015 was no exception, bringing together a variety of professionals in a broad spectrum of insurance fields. The high quality of this interdisciplinary event makes it essential for all professionals looking to stay abreast of important trends and developments.

Jordi Posthumus, Vice President – Longevity Trading at Hannover Re

EIF2015 was very impressive with expert speakers, current and highly relevant topics for the delegates and a great location. It also afforded an excellent opportunity for attendees to meet and mingle with their peers within the local insurance market as well as with international speakers and attendees.
I would strongly recommend that insurance professionals working in the international and local markets include this event in their annual calendars.

Michael C. Brady, Independent  Non- Executive Director, Probus Insurance Company Europe Ltd.

EIF 2014 brought together – in beautiful Dublin – experts from a wide variety of fields and a large collection of geographies, for spirited and thought provoking discussions on the topics that dominate today’s headlines, and those that likely will form the basis of tomorrow’s headlines. This was time very well spent.

Jacob D. Rosengarten, Chief Enterprise Risk Officer, XL Group, plc

I very much enjoyed the EIF2014. The conference sessions were all highly relevant, covering current international regulatory and business issues. The organisers attracted top-class and fascinating speakers – with different and important perspectives on the current challenges facing international reinsurers around the globe in the post-GFC era.

Sarah Goddard’s professional expertise in interview and panel sessions made sure that the debates were really engaging. And the conference organisation was impeccable. Congratulations to the DIMA team!

Rosemary Beaver, Head of International Regulatory Affairs, Lloyd’s

I value the European Insurance Forum both as a way to help me stand back and think a little more deeply about the context for the various insurance businesses with which I am associated and as an opportunity to network with regulators, reinsurers and key advisers. I think it is excellent value in these respects.

Seamus Creedon, INED, RGA International Reinsurance Company, VHI, Healthcare, Renaissance Re Syndicate Management, Member at EIOPA Insurance and Reinsurance Stakeholder Group

I was very pleased with how well the conference was organised, from the early stages of facilitating discussions among panellists all the way through to ensuring everything ran smoothly on the day.  The conference team really did a tremendous job!

Stefan Holzberger, Managing Director, Analytics, A.M. Best Europe – Rating Services Ltd

EIF 2014 was my third time attending the conference and by far the best. I thought the quality of speakers and the topics covered were not only good and interesting but also very relevant and interlinked. Based on my experience this year I would highly recommend my industry peers to attend the conference next year.

Asma Sahibdaza, Financial Controller, Talanx Reinsurance Ireland Ltd

The EIF 2014 covered a wide range of stimulating political, economic, scientific and insurance related topics.  I can recommend it to any re/insurance professional looking to attend a highly organised and professionally run conference.

Dr Eduard Held, Head of Product and Sales, PERILS AG

I found it a very interesting conference with new themes like for example cyber risks being discussed. The intense and moving keynote story by the former CEO of Olympus has underlined the importance of good governance in companies and not only the need for regulation, but equally importantly the continuous effort in building the proper internal checks and balances. The panel discussions of the conference allowed to efficiently exchange different views and perspectives. EIOPA was for the first time represented at this conference and took part in the panel discussing regulatory developments.

Sandra Desson, Head of EIOPA College Team, EIOPA

EIF2014 was excellent in so many ways.  The venue was first class and there were excellent opportunities for networking.  The organisation was superb, thanks to the DIMA backroom team, and the conference ran almost perfectly to schedule –  almost unique for events of this nature.  The agenda was very well-balanced and topical and the speakers excellent.  I would particularly single out Fergal Keane for his spellbinding talk on terror threats facing insurers, but many of the other speakers were also first class.  The panel sessions were superbly moderated by Sarah Goddard and the schedule allowed plenty of time for attendees to raise issues of interest to them.  All in all, EIF2014 was one of the best conferences I have attended.

Colm Fagan, INED

It was a pleasure to attend this year’s EIF conference. The programme was packed with presentations from many high profile influencers from the insurance/reinsurance industry, with a nice balance of international and domestic content. I would absolutely recommend this conference to my colleagues.

Michelle Moore, Chief Operating Officer & MD, Markel Europe Plc

As a first time attendee and speaker at the EIF, I was thoroughly impressed with the relevance of the topics covered, the lively discussion and debate among panellists, and especially the emphasis on the emerging trends and technological advancement that are shaping the industry.

It is my great pleasure to recommend EIF2014 as an excellent conference. While I am not an insider to the insurance industry, I found the material engaging and interesting. Moreover, as someone who works with the insurance industry, I felt completely in the right place at EIF2014. As a speaker, I was extremely well looked after. The IT setup was flawless, the accommodation/facilities were excellent, and the event was timed like a Swiss watch. All very impressive.

Charles Hecker, Global Research Director, Control Risks