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Agenda Overview

LATAMRE Day 1: Thursday, May 24, 2018

8:15AM Registration and refreshments
8:55AM Chairman's opening remarks
Christopher Munro, Managing Editor, Reactions
9:00AM The inescapable focus of the Latin American re/insurance market: An impact assessment of H.I.M. and the Mexican earthquakes

To open the conference, and frame the content and discussion of the two days to come, a reflective presentation outlining the scale of the region’s natural disasters in 2017, the industry’s response, and assessing the subsequent implications for the market. 

Urs Baertschi, President of Reinsurance, Latin America, Swiss Re
9:30AM The Outsider C-suite perspective: Examining the relationship between multinationals and local market players
  • How can multinationals best co-operate with local market players for the overall good of the Latin American insurance sector?
  • A closer look at how the Latin American market can learn from the practices of more established markets
  • Should we really class 2017’s proceedings as a “black swan event”, and to what extent is the market more exposed than was previously thought?
  • With the market starting to harden, what are the key takeaways and business strategies that should being implemented as a matter priority?
Moderator: Daniel Revilla, Head of Latin America, Lloyd’s of London
Brendan Plessis, Executive Vice President for Emerging Markets, XL Catlin
Jean-Paul Conoscente, President & CEO for the Americas, SCOR Global P&C
Rupert Swallow, Chief Executive Officer, Capsicum Re Latin America
10:15AM Keynote session: 30 minutes with… Mark Watson

Join us after the break to hear from Mark Watson, Chief Executive Officer of Argo Group, in an intimate Q&A session. Find out his views on the development of the Latin America market and wider concerns for the industry globally.  

Moderator: Christopher Munro, Managing Editor, Reactions
Mark Watson, Chief Executive Officer, Argo Group
10:45AM Morning refreshments and networking break
11:30AM Puerto Rico case study: Rebuilding after Hurricane Maria and ensuring that the insurance industry is adequately equipped to respond to future incidents
  • Analysing losses in Puerto Rico for local commercial businesses and assessing coverage, particularly from a business interruption perspective
  • How accurate were the models for Puerto Rico and what is needed to improve predicted loss models for comparable catastrophes in the future?
  • What should be done to minimise the protection gap and provide adequate insurance coverage in Puerto Rico?
  • What should be done to improve claims handling in Puerto Rico?
Moderator: Tom Sabbatelli, Event Response Manager, RMS
Evan Glassman, President and Chief Executive Officer, New Paradigm Underwriters
Florian Kummer, Head of P&C Underwriting Hub Latin America, Swiss Re
12:15PM A global perspective: How can local players learn from the international market?
  • Examining how locals players can learn from the international market’s successes and mistakes
  • In what ways are local players outshining their international competitors?
  • What strategies are local insurers employing to maximise their market foothold and potentially outmanoeuvre the international market?
  • Given last year’s exceptional circumstances, is the Miami market set to grow or contract
Moderator: Eduardo Recinos, Senior Director and Latam Head of Analysis for the Insurance Sector, Fitch Ratings
Eduardo Fabrega, Chief Executive Officer, ASSA Compañia de Seguros, S.A.
Eduardo Montenegro P, President & CEO, Seguros e Inversiones, S.A. - SISA
Jorge Luis Cazar, Head of Latin America, Argo Group
1:00PM Embracing the benefits of Insurtech in Latin America: Implementing digital solutions to benefit and grow the market
  • To what extent is the industry engaged in implementing Insurtech improvements, and do some players risk falling behind the curve?
  • How insurance companies are boosting innovation
  • How should the industry utilise existing data more effectively to inform decision making? What will be the next sources of data and how can the industry gain access to this? 
  • Is there talent gap preventing Insurtech development? Could the answer be to upskill existing employees or is there a requirement to bring fresh blood into the industry?
  • Chat bots and social selling: Assessing the benefits of innovative customer communication channels
Moderator: Eduardo Iglesias, Chief Executive Oficer, Colón Compañía de Seguros
Juan Mazzini, Senior Analyst, Celent
Adrian Torres, LatAm IT Strategy Head, Metlife
Daniel Hatkoff, Chief Executive Officer, Pitzi
1:45PM Networking Lunch

Breakout Think Tanks

3:00PM D&O & Lava Jato: What is really going on in Brazil?
  • What are the key implications of SUSEP’s regulatory reforms, particularly with the stipulation that attorney fees and defence costs now must be offered as additional costs?
  • To what extent are D&O claims still prevalent in Brazil after the initial fallout of Lava Jato?
  • What are the expectations for D&O pricing in Brazil over the next couple of years? 
Javier Mercado, SVP, COO Latin America, Starr Companies
3:45PM How will Insurance Linked Securities affect the retrocession market?
  • Is the ILS market helping when demand for reinsurance outstrips the capacity of reinsurers’ balance sheets or overly competing with reinsurers? How do reinsurers view market?
  • Gauging the current appetite for Insurance Linked Securities in the capital markets
  • How have the events of 2017 impacted the cat bond market?
Liam Martens, Vice President, Insurance Linked Securities, Swiss Re Capital Markets
4:30PM Keeping an eye on regulation: With developments made Brazil over the last year, how has the market adapted to the new changes?
  • What regulatory innovations have been made this year, and what should we expect in the near future?
  • Learning from Mexico: Should other countries in Latin America follow suit and look to fully implement all three pillars of Solvency II?
  • Is there a need to expand regulatory frameworks to respond to Insurtech progressions and the recent increase in requirement for cyber risk management?  
Renato Rodrigues, Country Manager Brazil Insurance Operations, XL Catlin

The Executive Meeting Lounge

3:00PM Opening of the Executive Meeting Lounge

Dedicated afternoons for meeting and networking

Take the opportunity to efficiently meet with your new and existing clients all in one place at the Executive Meeting Lounge, where there will be refreshments provided, dedicated meeting tables, and areas for you to conduct those all-important conversations with clients.

Alongside this, we are delighted to also introduce you to our new networking software, MeetMe, which will enable you to contact delegates and schedule in meetings in advance in the Executive Meeting Lounge.

5:30PM Close of Conference Day 1 to be followed by the Reactions Latin American Insurance and Reinsurance Awards

LATAMRE Day 2: Friday, May 25, 2018

8:45AM Registration and refreshments
9:10AM Chairman's opening remarks
Christopher Munro, Managing Editor, Reactions
9:15AM Assessing the cost of the Mexican earthquakes: How effective was the industry’s management of the catastrophe?
  • Was the market adequately prepared to deal with the Mexican earthquakes?
  • How has the re/insurance industry emerged from and been impacted by the Mexican earthquakes?
  • Identifying the key factors that are limiting penetration rates across Mexico: How should the industry respond?
Moderator: Lope Garcia, Senior Vice President Claims Latin America, Chubb
Juan Miguel Alvarez, Country Manager, Mexico, RTS International Loss Adjusters
Raúl Losana, Director General, Comando Ingeniería
Adrian Hernandez, Vice President of Innovation and Business Development, Alternativas en Riesgo AER
10:00AM Identifying areas for improvements in catastrophe and risk modelling: What have been the key learns from 2017 for modelling experts?
  • Why were there such discrepancies between the various models for H.I.M. and the Mexican earthquakes?
  • What fundamental changes are being made to improve the accuracy of catastrophe and risk models?
  • What are current limitations of accessing useable and accurate data?
Moderator: Ron Diaz, Executive Vice President, International Department, Everest Reinsurance
Dr. Eduardo Reinoso, Chief Executive Officer, ERN
Glen Daraskevich, Senior Vice President, Karen Clark & Company
Pete Dailey, Vice President Of Model Product Management, RMS
Peter Sousounis, Vice President of Research, AIR Worldwide
10:45AM Morning refreshments and networking break
11:30AM A look into the capacity of the market and the continued growth potential of the Latin American re/insurance industry
  • Is the trend of multinationals setting up local operations set to continue, and how is this shift affecting market dynamics? What does this mean for Miami as a hub for the industry?
  • How much potential growth is there left in the industry both in Miami and in local markets?
  • Why has the Latin American re/insurance industry proved so resilient and sustained significant growth, despite the economic downturn over the past few years?
Moderator: April McLaughlin, Head of Latin America Reinsurance, XL Catlin
Juan Fernando Serrano, Executive President, LatinoInsurance
Fabricio Campos, President, Fairfax Latin America
Joe Smith, CEO, Capsicum Re
Rodrigo Botti, CEO, Terra Brasis
12:15PM The Under 40s outlook: Sourcing the next generation of leaders in the Latin American re/insurance market
  • Understanding the aspirations of young professionals: What are younger generations looking for in their career?
  • How are millennials generally regarded by the industry’s decisions makers, and how comfortable are managers with offering millennials increased levels of responsibility?
  • How does the re/insurance industry’s approach to attracting and retaining talent compare to other industries?
  • Assessing the need to develop improved strategies to attract ‘fresh blood’ to the Latin American re/insurance market
Moderator: Tony Cañas, Chief Motivational Officer, InsNerds.com
Eduardo Montenegro, Senior Broker and Risk Analyst, Willis Re
Maria Jose Barona, AVP, Broker, Bowring Marsh
Peter Bransden, Underwriter – Crisis Management, Aspen Insurance
1:00PM Reducing the protection gap in Latin America: Accessing, educating and tailoring solutions for the most vulnerable individuals in the region
  • Identifying where the lowest penetration rates are in the region
  • Why is the protection gap increasing year on year despite the continued growth of the Latin American insurance industry?
  • Understanding regional risk pooling programs as a method to manage catastrophic risks
  • Would additional microinsurance offerings help to reduce the protection gap, or do microinsurance strategies need to be revamped?
Moderator: Carlos Boelsterli, Chief Executive Officer, MiCRO
Isaac Anthony, Chief Executive Officer, The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF)
Rob Vazquez, Chief Executive Officer, Clarium Managed Services
1:45PM Networking Lunch
3:00PM Opening of the Executive Meeting Lounge

Dedicated afternoons for meeting and networking

Take the opportunity to efficiently meet with your new and existing clients all in one place at the Executive Meeting Lounge, where there will be refreshments provided, dedicated meeting tables, and areas for you to conduct those all-important conversations with clients.

Alongside this, we are delighted to also introduce you to our new networking software, MeetMe, which will enable you to contact delegates and schedule in meetings in advance in the Executive Meeting Lounge.

5:00PM Close of Conference