Please note that this is a provisional program and will continue to be updated as the Conference date approaches. We look forward to ensuring an engaging and informative range of sessions for all delegates. Continue to check in with this page for updates and additions to the program.

TimeSession
9.00am
Keynote 7
Matthew Jackson, Head of Casualty Underwriting, Asia, Liberty International Underwriters
Pricing and Profitability throughout APAC
Matthew will discuss current insurance market pressures and compare these pressures with previous market cycles. Managing the insurance cycle is not an easy thing for any participant in the insurance market but there are some lessons learnt which will be shared with the attendees. Matthew will bring his considerable experience, gained over two decades in casualty and liability underwriting across construction, infrastructure and other major risks in Australia and Asia, to help the audience understand how the lessons from the past can provide valuable insights for the future.
9.40am
Keynote 8
Ashish Jain, VP&MD AIR Worldwide, A Verrisk Analytics Business
The Protection Gap
Asia has growing populations, growing asset values and is prone to natural disasters and other global risks yet remains staggeringly underinsured. What product development is currently underway and what future prospects exist.
10.20am
Keynote 9 Short and Sharp
Neil Campbell, QC, Barrister, Auckland.
"Inherent Vice" exceptions to cover. How does the fundamental instability of a product affect insurability and cover?
10.40am
Keynote 10 Short and Sharp
David Piesse, Guardtime
Blockchain – the method, the myths and the maths
David Piesse, a world renowned blockchain and technology specialist, will talk us through what blockchain does, how it does it, and why it will revolutionise e-commerce. He will present a very practical session to help insurance luddites and experts alike get their minds around this developing technology. In David’s role at Guardtime and with a range of partners, including EY and global shipping company Møller- Maersk, he has developed a world-first marine insurance blockchain platform which launches early next year.
11.00am
Morning Tea and Networking
11.30am
Keynote 11
Managing Business Interruption following a Cyber Attack - Phil Taylor (MDD) and Nick Sykes (Clyde & Co)Cyber-attacks have the potential of disrupting businesses and their supply chains on a global basis. Whilst the effects of business interruption (BI) may be more apparent and historically modelled in a property insurance context, how are cyber risk policies addressing and insuring BI risks? Coverage varies and in this session we will consider examples of policy wordings and identify, with the assistance of illustrative calculations, the practical and monetary effects of those wordings. At the conclusion of the session, delegates should have a better understanding of the grey-areas and black holes of cyber BI coverage.
12.10pm
Keynote 12
Managing Litigation Risks in the USA
Meryl Liebermann, Partner, Traub Lieberman Straus & Shrewsberry
Meryl will lead us through the current litigation risks in the USA and how underwriters and claims can best prepare.
1.00pm
Lunch, networking
2.00pm
Keynote 13
Marine Claims Across Asia
Iain Anderson, RPC Legal
Mark McGurran, LOC Singapore
Our speakers will cover current developments in the Marine sector including current claims environment, competitive pressures and consequences and the legal environment
2.30pm
Claims Update
Ben Nicholson and Andrew Cook. Kennedy’s SingaporeInsurance Claims across Asia Pacific. An update on recent cases and developments focusing on financial lines and the property and energy sectors.
3.00pm
The Panel Wrap
Ian Roberts - Clyde & Co
Ben Chin - Chubb
Gary Clark - SMEC
Peter Newall - Swiss Re
Chay Wilkinson - Markel
Managing Claims Across APAC - How do Claims Managers ensure service excellence across such a diverse region?
3.30pm
Conference Finish