Registration and morning coffee


Opening remarks

Speaker: Christopher Cundy, Managing Editor, InsuranceERM & Insurance Asset Risk



Andy Burrows, CEO, Bermuda Business Development Agency


Keynote Interview: The global economy and geopolitical risks

  • The new US Model Reinsurance Act
  • Developments on AI/big data regulation
  • Views around the current Congress and next year's election

Interviewer: Christopher Cundy, Managing Editor, InsuranceERM & Insurance Asset Risk

Michael Consedine, Chief Executive Officer. National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)


Regulatory Panel Discussion: Pressures, opportunities and challenges of an evolving regulatory landscape

  • Trends in new licensing of Bermuda insurers
  • Changes to Bermuda capital regime
  • Updates from other regimes
  • IFRS 17 & US GAAP LDTI implementation

Moderator: Gokul Sudarsana, Director, Deloitte

Craig Swan, Managing Director, Supervision, BMA

Sylvia Oliveira , CEO, Wilton Re Bermuda
John Hele
, President and COO, Resolution Life Group Holdings 



Presentation: Trends in credit and political risk – the insurers perspective

Speaker: Carolyn Thomas, Global Head, Credit & Political Risks, Aspen Insurance


Morning coffee break and networking


Presentation: Developing and embedding a risk culture and framework within an organisation


Dean Roberts, Business Development Executive, Aon Benfield

Liz Cunningham, Chief Risk Officer, Nautilus Indemnity Holdings Limited

Steven Britton, Managing Director, Aon

Paolo Fiandesio, Risk Manager, Somerset Reinsurance Limited




Panel Discussion: Climate change, cat exposures and the protection gap

  • Success stories for closing protection gaps – and government policy initiatives that have worked
  • How is climate change going to alter cat exposures?
  • Will climate change expand or shrink the protection gap?
  • Opportunities for traditional reinsurance and ILS in managing climate risk


Moderator: Stephen Weinstein, Senior Vice President and Group General Counsel, RenaissanceRe and Chair, RenaissanceRe Risk Sciences Foundation
Arié Haziza, Senior Vice President, Head of Catastrophe Risk Analytics, Allied World Assurance Company, Ltd
Helen Wilson, VP Underwriting Operations, QBE Equator Re and QBE Blue Ocean Re


Lunch break and networking


Presentation: Leveraging ERM for Capital Efficiency


  • Risk and capital management challenges
  • Investor imperatives
  • Risk capacity, appetite and business strategy
  • Integrating ERM with capital management and capital allocation
  • Driving a value-creation culture
  • Financial governance

Leon Bloom, Retired Partner, Deloitte Canada


Panel Discussion: The evolving ILS market

  • As ILS funds increase their scope, how are the evolving their risk tools?
  • What are the key challenges for ILS funds as they report their risks to investors?
  • As the level of alternative capital provided by ILS funds reduces – what are the implications for the market?
  • Why are some ILS funds putting in capital but others are not? Are they pricing better? How are they using software and other tools to make decisions?
  • The fragmentation in the regulatory framework for ILS providers and traditional players
  • Could there be an emergence of shadow like players in the ILS space?
  • How is the ILS market going to evolve in terms of governance, collateral and investor appetite given the recent challenging market?

Moderator: Edward Mishambi, Senior Vice President, RenaissanceRe


Tom Johansmeyer, Co-Head, PCS, Verisk – insurance solutions
Scott Cobon, Managing Director, Artex Risk Solutions
Ben Adolph
, Managing Partner, Head of Non-Life Portfolio Management,Leadenhall Capital Partners

Steve Britton, Managing Director, Aon


Panel Discussion: It’s Time to Talk about Tech: using technology in insurance to grow businesses

  • Which tech startups will be the next Uber?
  • Where is the low-hanging fruit for technology to make a big difference to the insurance value chain?
  • What are the opportunities for commercial insurers and reinsurers to make a difference?
  • Recent developments in CasTech and opportunities for the industry
  • Can reinsurers disrupt primary insurers with better technology?
  • Technology risks: cyber, ethics and reputational

Moderator: Nicole Van Allen, Account Executive, Praedicat


Craig Swan, Managing Director, Supervision, BMA
Shannon Totten, Excess Casualty Practice Leader, Sompo International
Jonathan Gale, Chief Executive Bermuda Reinsurance, AXA XL



Afternoon coffee break and networking


CRO Fireside Chat - top 3 emerging risks

Leading CRO's will discuss their perspective on the top 3 emerging risks


Patrick Tannock, Chief Executive, Bermuda Insuranceand Managing Director, AXA XL, Chairman, ABIC

Andrew Smith, Chief Risk Officer, Qatar Reinsurance Company Limited


C-Suite Panel Discussion: planning for disruptive scenarios

  • Positioning the investment portfolio: how to cope with a low-for-long interest rates scenario, and the end of the credit cycle
  • Bermuda and the European tax blacklist – will there be lasting implications?
  • Expanding markets: the opportunities and risks in cyber insurance, intangible assets and cannabis businesses
  • The impact of climate risk on re/insurance markets
  • Addressing the talent gap and diversity in the insurance industry
  • Maintaining relevance in a digital society

Moderator: John Huff, CEO, Association of Bermuda Insurers & Reinsurers

Janice Weidenborner. Executive Vice President and Group General Counsel,  Third Point Reinsurance

Georgette Barit, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Bermuda, American International Company

Guy Soussan, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP




Closing remarks, followed by networking drinks reception

Speaker: Christopher Cundy, Managing Editor, InsuranceERM & Insurance Asset Risk