The Institutes Learning Hub

All you need to know about everything that matters…in just 20 minute sessions.

Anyone can attend, both delegates and exhibitors.

Are you up to date with all the latest trends and emerging hot topics? As a risk manager, staying on top of current developments, even those that may seem outside your direct field of expertise, is an important part of the job. After all, how can a business spot new threats without a full understanding of its environment?

With this is mind, Airmic has this month launched its conference Learning Hub, sponsored by The Institutes. Back for the second year, the Hub will host a series of punchy talks on key topics. Each 20 minute session is designed to give just the right amount of information to leave you feeling informed and in a position to ask the right questions.

The topics are deliberately diverse, covering subjects such as Brexit, dementia, driverless cars, workplace health, social media risks and many more.

Monday 3 June Hub Session Presented by
1.00pm – 1.20pm Brexit implications explained in 20 minutes
You’ve probably heard it all by now – but we know that there will always be some twist or turn in life after transition in March 2019. Interested to know more? Come along and listen to our expert, Jonathan Askin, Partner at BLM.
1.30pm – 1.50pm The Changing Landscape of Claims Management
An overview of recent changes in claims management and horizon scanning to stay ahead of the curve.
Gallagher Bassett
3.30 – 3.50pm Predictive analytics – the smart data to inform smart risk-management
I believe in loss prevention, and all these recommendations are important, but how do I prioritise them?
In a world where allocation of funds for risk management is often tightly controlled, predictive analytics can be invaluable for understanding and prioritising the most probable and severe risks. It provides the ability to compare, with greater certainty, the relative likelihood and potential damage from events such as fires, floods, and machinery breakdown.  But as with all data driven tech, the value and effectiveness of predictive analytics for risk management is dependent on the quality and consistency of the input data.  That is what enables this big data to be smart data.  Come and learn how a systems approach to risk evaluation can deliver the smart data which informs smart risk management decision-making.
FM Global
4.15 – 4.35pm Key risk & insurance indicators: building a dashboard
One of the most frequently asked questions of Airmic by our
members is “how do I demonstrate the value of insurance to my organisation?” Tools and techniques for developing a dashboard of key risk financing indicators will be shared in this interactive session.
5.15 – 5.35pm Become a Dementia Friend
The Dementia Friends initiative aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about dementia. Join this short session and help to create a more dementia friendly society. Over the course of 20 minutes, you’ll learn about dementia – what is it, what it isn’t and the small ways in which we can all help. From being more patient in the supermarket queue to committing to visit a loved one with dementia, everyone can take small actions to make big changes for people with dementia.
Alzheimer’s Society 
5.45 -6.05pm No Crisis Too Small
With well documented rising crime statistics and increasing pressure on the UK’s police forces, small and medium sized business owners can seek greater support from their insurer by considering Crisis Concierge.Come and learn more about our new approach for helping business resilience
Tuesday 4 June
9.30 – 9.50am Professional Indemnity for Contractors: why is the market broken and how can it be fixed?  The past 12 months have seen significant increases in the premiums paid by UK contractors for their professional indemnity insurance. Policy coverage has tightened with some exposures now completely uninsured. This isn’t just an insurance issue, so what’s been going on within the construction industry and what needs to change? This session will help to answer some of those questions. Beazley
10 – 10.20am The Illusion of Control. Many organisations have developed increasingly sophisticated means of managing the risks to their business. They exercise control over these risks via corporate risk registers, dashboards displaying indicators and trends, and governance structures through which risks are reported and apparently dealt with.   Increasingly complex (and time consuming) arrangements are required to keep pace with emerging threats. But, is this sense of control just an illusion?   Afterall, threats can and do manifest in unexpected loss events. Our talk argues that organisations would benefit from embracing real world complexity in how they manage risk, and looking to ‘sense and respond’ to emerging threats. Arthur D Little
11.30 – 11.50am Workplace Health: How significant is the risk to your people and your business?
This session will consider the three key areas of workplace health – musculoskeletal, mental health, wellbeing, and the potential impact on your employees and your business. We will share key findings on the link between each area of workplace health, and why it really does matter to businesses to have an effective health-management strategy in place.In sharing insights of the tools needed to promote positive changes in each area to benefit both employee and employer, we will highlight quantitative evidence of the outcomes you can expect by implementing a health-management strategy.
1.30- 1.50pm Crisis management: building great teams
No two events are identical and no plan can anticipate or address every possible circumstance. A good crisis management team has the ability to unite, pool resources, engender confidence among each other and work together toward common goals. Understand the difference between what makes a good team and what makes a great team.
Clyde & Co
2.00 – 2.20pm Social media – friend or foe?
Whether your business aggressively uses social media platforms to reach potential or existing customers, or simply maintains a minimal social media presence, social media can trigger a wide variety of risks to your organisation. Protect your business from risks of social media.
2.30 – 2.50pm Blockchain The insurance industry is embracing blockchain with open arms as it strives to meet the needs of digitally savvy customers. However, customers might believe that blockchain only applies to the internal market processes. The Institutes will outline how insurers are embracing this technology and describe the practical ways that insureds, brokers and insurers will be changing their ways of doing business, facilitating stronger relationships between all. The Institutes
4.15 – 4.35pm Letters of Credit – using Security Interest Agreements as an alternative
Managing captive insurance company liquidity and collateral has long remained the staple of Letters of Credit, but increasingly a Security Interest Agreement is becoming more appealing to captives and their (re)insurance partners. A desire for flexibility is a key driver of this shift and the team at Ravenscroft Cash Management, specialists in managing segregated portfolios in money market instruments, are excited to explain more.
4.45 – 5.05pm Captive Evolution & Growth: The Monetisation of Corporate Risks
This session explores the newest, creative uses for captives employed by captive owners across the world as they seek enhanced profitability in their captives through the monetisation of corporate risks.
5.15 – 5.35pm Helping members manage the uninsured liabilities on their balance sheet.
R&Q Legacy discuss the options available for addressing uninsured liabilities on the corporate balance sheet along with how to effectively manage and dispose of liabilities in captives or other self-insured vehicles.
Wednesday 5 June
9 – 9.20am D&O Insurance  – when directors run for cover
This session will cover the types of claims directors can face and how D&O policies work in dealing with those claims.  It will also examine some of the peculiarities of D&O insurance, some of the issues that arise in the making of claims, how to get insurers to engage with the claims process and how to resist insurers’ attempts to chip away at the legal costs incurred by directors in defending themselves. Presented by John Curran, Fenchurch Law.
Fenchurch Law
10 – 10.20am Demystifying Supply Chain Risk
Globalization of supply chains and adoption of cloud technologies have exposed businesses to a wider range of interconnected risks than ever before. In this session, find out how innovative modelling approaches are being used to help organizations quantify and mitigate their value chain risk from natural catastrophes, economic forces, and cyber incidents.
11 – 11.20am The Autonomous and Electric Vehicles Act: what you need to know
The UK took a major step in its electric vehicle revolution
when the Automated and Electric Vehicles Act passed through Parliament in July 2018. The act is a significant step towards improving air quality, cutting congestion, boosting road safety and the creation of thousands of jobs across the UK. A quick guide to the Act will explain how this might affect your organisation.
11.30am – 11.50am The rise of temporary intelligence & its importance for open source claims investigation
There has been an exponential growth in temporary social media and with many claims teams placing a heavy emphasis on profiling claimants through their online presence, an understanding of temporary platforms and the pitfalls of accessing them is essential. 
Netwatch Global



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