Agenda

25 Oct 9:45 am - 11:00 am

Panel 1 – Operating in a highly volatile world

Navigating a world in disruption is the key challenge faced today by global stakeholders. From Brexit to emerging markets’ economic growth and commercial tensions, political and economic risks intertwine and evolve in terms of complexity, becoming the most prominent concern for insurers. How can insurers tackle these challenges living with volatility as a new norm?

Chair of the panel
Speakers
25 Oct 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Break

25 Oct 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

Panel 2 – Insurance, a safe refuge in an uncertain world?

While economies have barely recovered from the effect of the financial crisis, business strategy has been distressed by a global economic and political instability. New threats are shaking the insurance sector, from cybercrime to natural disasters. Which business strategies can insurers adopt to deal with an uncertain world?

Keynote speech
Chair of the panel
Speakers
25 Oct 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Lunch

25 Oct 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Panel 3 – From low to negative interest rates: How to keep insuring in a sustainable way?

The long-lasting low interest rates’ environment maintained by the ECB may carry negative effects and lead to news risks and vulnerabilities for the EU financial stability. What are the challenges and opportunities for investors and insurers offered by a low interest rate environment?

Keynote speech
Chair of the panel
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25 Oct 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm

Panel 4 – European regulation from Solvency II to GDPR: a model for the world or a barrier to competition?

In a world facing technological, digital, environmental and political disruptions, where the multilateral practices are increasingly replaced with unilateralism and protectionism, the EU model is confronted with multiple challenges. How to maintain a level-playing field in a world where standards are challenged? Are EU strong regulations a disincentive to business expansion and economic growth?

Keynote speech
Chair of the panel
Speakers