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Agenda Overview

Day 1, Thursday May 19th

8:15am Registration and morning refreshments9:00am Chairperson’s opening remarks 9:15am Adapting to challenging macroeconomic conditions: What does the future hold for Latin America?
  • How are insurers and reinsurers being impacted by the drop in commodity prices and how are they responding?
  • Adjusting business models to changing variables in local economies and seizing new opportunities
  • How will insurers and reinsurers develop and evolve with forecasted low GDP growth?
  1. Rodrigo Salas, Senior Director, Co-Head of Latin American Insurance Group, Fitch Ratings
9.45am How can the insurance industry embrace innovation and revolutionise the Latin American market?
  • Transforming innovation into new insurance business generation and capitalizing on emerging lines of business: What has been achieved so far and what is still needed?
  • Will the Latin American market deploy insurance telematics in the near future?
  • Assessing the impact of new technology on risk management and claims handling
  1. Jose E. Torres Llosa V., Executive Vice President, IT & Operations, RIMAC Seguros
  2. Antonio Cassio, Americas Regional Officer, Generali
  3. Juana Francisca Llano, Vice President of Insurance, Latin America, Suramericana
  4. Marcelo Ramírez Galeana, Chief Information Officer, HDI Seguros
  5. Moderator: Ronald Diaz, Senior Vice President, Latin America, Caribbean, Africa and Middle East Operations, Everest Re
10:35am Morning refreshments and networking break 11:15am Lloyd's 2025 Vision: How is this impacting the Latin American market?
  • Understanding the effect of Lloyd's syndicate’s collective risk sharing and diversification initiatives on underinsurance
  • Will more local reinsurers participate via Special Purpose Syndicates or alternative methods at Lloyds?
  • Which countries are Lloyd’s eyeing up next for Latin American expansion?
  1. Daniel Revilla, Head of Operations & Strategy, Global Markets, Lloyd’s of London
11:45am Addressing the continued fall of reinsurance rates: How low can we go?
  • Will reinsurers continue to accept further reduction of rates? What is needed to rebalance pricing and competition in the reinsurance market?
  • Managing technical pricing analysis and underwriting results in an accelerating softening market 
  • Capturing value: How can reinsurers grow with excess capacity in the short and medium term?
  1. Ingrid Carlou, Chief Executive Officer, Patria Re
  2. James Grieve, Senior Vice President, Chief Underwriting Officer Latin America & Caribbean, SCOR Reinsurance
  3. Carlos Caputo, Chief Executive Officer, Markel Latin America
  4. Javier Vijil, President & Chief Underwriting Officer, TransRe
  5. Moderator: Humberto Cabrera, Chief Commercial Officer – Latin America, Aon Benfield
12:30 Lunch and networking1.45pm Capturing the true value of Microinsurance and penetrating uninsured risks
  • Will parametric products be catalysts for market growth?
  • Overcoming coverage inhibitors and closing the protection gap
  • What new microinsurance products will we see entering the market in 2015/2016?
  1. Carlos Boelsterli, Chief Executive Officer, MiCRO
2:15pm Minding the analytics gap: What advances are needed to encourage the development and acceptance of data analytics?
  • What analytics tools are available in Latin America and who is utilizing them?
  • Is catastrophe modelling now seen as a comparison tool in Latin America?
  • Moving the market forward and opening up new opportunities in Latin America through ‘big data’
  1. Eduardo Reinoso, Chief Executive Officer, ERN
  2. Rodrigo Botti, Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Terra Brasis
  3. Bobby Soni, Executive Vice President, Global Sales & Chief Services Officer, RMS
  4. Chris Lefferdink, Managing Director, Head of Analytics, Aon Benfield
  5. Moderator: Emmanuel Nere, Head of Engagement, Data Innovation Lab, AXA Corporate Solutions 
3:15pm Exploring Latin America’s response to an increase in professional liability insurance claims
  • How are insurers and reinsurers adjusting their policies to reflect increasing demand?
  • Scrutinizing the rise in compliance requirements, instances of corruption and the subsequent implications for the insurance industry
  • Analysing the demand for Directors & Officers and Errors & Omissions lines
  1. Herman Weiss, Andean President Latin America, Chubb
3:45pm Afternoon refreshments and networking break 4.15pm Champagne roundtables *NEW FOR 2016*
  • Led by an expert moderator, the roundtables will create an informal environment to discuss and debate sectorial, regional and thematic issues over a glass of champagne. Delegates will be able to move around tables, maximizing networking and learning opportunities.
  1. Argentina - Host: Herman Weiss, Andean President Latin America, Chubb
  2. Brazil - Host: Bruno Camargo, Chief Executive Officer, Fairfax Brasil
  3. Mexico - Host:  Ingrid Carlou, Chief Executive Officer, Patria Re
  4. Chile - Host: Lionel Soffia, Chief Executive Officer Latin America, Arthur J. Gallagher
  5. The Miami Market - Host: Ronald Diaz, Senior Vice President, Latin America, Caribbean, Africa and Middle East Operations, Everest Re
  6. Catastrophe Modelling - Host: Michelle Soto, Assistant Vice President, AWAC Services
  7. Colombia - Host: Juan Fernando Serrano, Executive President, LatinoInsurance

17:15 Chairperson’s closing remarks followed by drinks reception 19:30 Separately bookable Reactions Awards Dinner

Day 2, May 20th 2016

8:45am Morning refreshments 9:15am Chairperson’s opening remarks
9:30am Scrutinizing recent swings in M&A activity across the region
  • Will we see more multinational companies selling their Latin American insurance operations to local players?
  • The race to be regional: How are the strategies of local players evolving to changing dynamics in the M&A environment?
  • Will Latin American re/insurers capitalize on M&A activity through transactional risk solutions?
  1. Juan Fernando Serrano, Executive President, LatinoInsurance
  2. Eduardo Fábrega, Chief Executive Officer, ASSA Compañía de Seguros
  3. Diógenes Gonçalves, Partner, Pinheiro Neto
  4. Ronald Diaz, Senior Vice President, Latin America, Caribbean, Africa and Middle East Operations, Everest Re
  5. Moderator: Peter Hirst, Partner, Clyde & Co
10:15am Looking beyond the soft cycle: Discussing the potential of ILS and alternative capital as re/insurance penetration grows and regulation increases
  • Will more sovereigns follow Mexico in its purchase of insurance-linked securities?
  • Opening up the re/insurance industry to the efficiencies of the capital markets
  • Would a major catastrophe event change re/insurers’ risk management strategy and increase their appetite for alternative capital?
  1. Avery Michaelson, Vice President, Insurance & Pension Solutions, Société Générale
10:45am Morning refreshments and networking break 11:15am How will re/insurers react and adapt to increases in regulatory frameworks?
  • Overcoming the challenges of increasing transparency requirements and the need for improved operational efficiencies
  • Evaluating the long-term benefits of Solvency II to risk management in Latin America
  • What tailored solutions will reinsurers offer insurers to capitalise on capital adequacy?
  1. Carlos Varela, Technical Vice President, Fasecolda
  2. Alex Guillamont, Head of Latin American & Caribbean Practice, Kennedys
  3. Carlos Berguido, Executive Director, APADEA
  4. Angelo Colombo, Chief Executive Officer, South America, Allianz Global & Corporate Specialty
  5. Moderator: Eduardo Recinos, Senior Director, Head of Insurance Latin America, Fitch Ratings
12:00pm Capitalizing on evolving distribution channels and the shift towards digital platforms
  • Understanding the need for establishing a diversified distribution strategy
  • To what extent are partnerships with established aggregators the best route to expanding distribution?
  • Is mobile distribution the way forward for Latin America?
  1. Carlos Murguia, Member Development Director, LIMRA
  2. Viriato Leao, Vice President, General Manager – Latin America, EIS Group
  3. Moderator: Fabio Cabral, Head of Distribution, AIG Brasil
12.30 Strategies for attracting new human capital to the Latin American re/insurance market 
  • How will the market attract new and local talent to the re/insurance industry?
  • Organisational and skill-set changes required to revolutionise the industry
  • Moving underwriting off-site and looking towards company infrastructure changes
  1. Tomas San Vicente, Senior Vice President, Latin America, Head of Human Resources, Chubb
1:00pm Chairperson’s closing remarks followed by lunch and close of conference