Programme

Tomorrow’s risks today

Monday 3 June

11:00

Registration Open

11:45 - 12:45

101 Sessions and Insurance covers workshop

Four sessions are targeted for delegates who are in the earlier years of their professional journey, those who want to gain knowledge on subjects they are less familiar with, or subjects in which they want to update their knowledge. These sessions are not lectures and presenters are encouraged to run these at a pace with delegates invited to interact to help foster active collaboration and shared learning.

1. The challenges of managing High Impact, Low Probability (HILP) risks
Aon

2. Horizon Scanning and Scenario Analysis
Barnett Waddingham

3. Cyber
Marsh

4. How to engage your C-Suite
Sompo International

11.45 – 12.45

Insurance covers workshop

5. Cover Wordings Workshop
International Underwriting Association (IUA) & HSF

As the representative body for companies providing international and wholesale insurance and reinsurance coverage, the International Underwriting Association (IUA) is at the forefront of market initiatives, promoting the design and implementation of modern processes and electronic interfaces to enable a more efficient marketplace. Legislation, regulation, and compliance obligations are continually changing and the association assists members by monitoring and responding as necessary to authorities both in the UK and internationally. Airmic members support the IUA Clauses Committee which develops clauses to provide greater clarity and certainty. A panel of insurance and legal professionals from international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) will explore the emerging changes in policy wordings including the impact of AI. The session will not assume a detailed understanding of the subject and is intended for delegates at all stages of their professional journey.

13:00 – 14:30

Partner Lunches

1. Business Excellence
(Invitation Only)
AXA XL

2. Lessons in Leadership
FM Global

3. Crisis Management
Gallagher

4. AI
Marsh

5. Women in Business – Finding Your Feet
WTW & Rushton

13:00 – 14:15

Exhibition Hall opens

Stands offer light catering

14:45 – 14:45

Welcome Address

Julia Graham
Airmic CEO

14:45 - 15:15

Plenary Global CEO keynote

Martin South
Marsh Global CEO

15:15 – 16:30

Our Strange New World – Exploring Tomorrow’s Risks Today

The blurring of the boundary between human and digital is gathering pace. Daniel Hulme is the CEO of award-winning AI solutions company Satalia, Chief AI Officer for WPP, and Director of UCL’s Business Analytics Master’s degree. Working at the intersection of technology, innovation, organisation, and ethics, he looks at how emerging technologies can solve the most challenging problems. Having set a context, three Industry leaders will explore their visions for future risk challenges and responses.

16:30 – 18:00

Welcome Drinks Reception

Welcome Reception and entertainment

Tuesday 4 June

07:00

Registration Open

07:30

5k Wellbeing Run

08:00 – 09:30

Exhibition Hall opens

Networking and light breakfast

08:15 – 09:30

Leadership Breakfasts

With a full Scottish breakfast – by invitation

1. What will the UK election mean for business and risk
AIG (Tim Shipman)

2. Risk Management and Technology
Sompo International

08:30 - 09:30

Breakfast HUBs

x2 in each HUB space (Cyber and ESG)

With hot breakfast rolls

9:45 – 10:00

Formal Conference Opening

10:00 – 10:15

The Clive Myrie Perspective

10:15 – 11:00

Plenary – Geopolitics – Leaders consider the Year of Elections

Elections are no guarantee for democracy, but democracy doesn’t exist without elections. In 2024, around half the world’s population will go to the ballot box – 4.2 billion people across over 60 countries in what appears to be a spectacle of self-government. Looking more closely, is this the case? Warning lights are flashing as so many countries now have empowered leaders or parties with antidemocratic leanings. The results of these elections for many will prove consequential for years to come. Our panel will scan this horizon and consider what businesses can be doing to risk manage different scenarios.

11:00 – 12:00

Exhibition Hall, refreshments and networking

11:00 – 12:00

HUBs

x2 in each HUB space (Cyber and ESG)

11:45 – 12:45

Seminars

S1. Climate risk – the insurance industry supporting the transition to lower carbon business models.
Partner Lead: Zurich (Advanced, Insurance)

S2. International programmes – achieving end to end globally consistent customer experiences.
Partner Lead: FM Global (Advanced, Insurance)

S3. Supply chain resilience – measuring and assessing supply chain resilience and the impact on business strategy.
Partner Lead: Marsh (Advanced, Risk)

S4. Future Risk – daring to look over the horizon and using the scenarios you can see. Partner Lead: Riskonnect (Advanced, Risk)

S5. Anticipating Disorder – ensuring business operations are prepared for fast-evolving security conditions.
Partner Lead: RSA (Advanced, Risk)

S6. Cyber
Partner Lead: QBE

12:45 – 14:15

Exhibition Hall, Lunch, and networking

12:45 – 14:15

HUBs

x4 in each HUB space (Cyber and ESG)

13.00 – 14.00

Press Conference

Including a light lunch

14:15 – 15:15

Seminars

S7. Natural Catastrophes – hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.
Partner Lead: Lloyd’s (Fundamental, Risk and Insurance)

S8. Captives – collaborating to create a UK Captive Regime – taking a slice of the growing captives’ cake.
Partner Lead: Allianz (Advanced, Insurance)

S9. Cyber risk and insurance twelve months on – considering what has changed and what has remained the same since Manchester 2023.
Partner Lead: AIG (Fundamental, Risk and Insurance)

S10. Strategic Risk – releasing opportunities risk management can be part of the strategic planning process.
Partner Lead: AXA XL (Advanced, Risk)

S11. Parametric covers – coming of age or failing to mature?
Partner Lead: Aon (Fundamental, Insurance)

S12. Mental Health and Employee Wellbeing – Future Risks of the Workplace
Partner Lead: Aviva

15:30 – 16:15

Plenary – Climate Change – This World is on Fire

Climate change is here but it’s not game over.  2024 might yet be a breakthrough year for sustainability but there is tough competition from other strategic risks for leadership attention and budgets. Anti-ESG legislation in the US and a potential surge of populist and often climate skeptic parties in 2024 in the Year of Elections might limit further impact, although many sectors and companies are staying the course and sustainability transformation might be resilient and even accelerate. The panel will discuss global shifts toward sustainability including new reporting and regulations requirements, supply chain and stakeholder engagement and workplace diversity drivers. In this context, will the insurance sector and their investors remain determined?

16.15 – 17.00

Plenary – Technology – The Future is AI – but is it friend or foe?

17:00 – 18:00

Networking in the exhibition hall

Wednesday 5 June

07:45

Registration Open

08:15

Exhibition Hall, refreshments and networking

08:15 – 09:30

Leadership Breakfast Meetings

With full Scottish breakfast by invitation

9:45 – 10:45

Seminars

S13. Claims – transforming the anatomy of claims management from back-office support to strategic partner.
Partner Lead: Liberty (Advanced, Insurance)

S14. D&O – rising challenges
Partner Lead: Gallagher (Advanced, Risk)

S15. Future of the planet – developing big ideas for big risks.
Partner Lead: Howden (Fundamental, Risk)

S16. AI arousing fear and excitement – worrying wisely about Artificial Intelligence.
Partner Lead: Lockton (Fundamental, Risk)

S17. Risk Management – driving business performance and value with risk professionals using technologies and risk intelligence
Partner Lead: Sompo International (Fundamental, Risk)

11 00 - 11:45

Exhibition Hall, refreshments and networking

12:00 – 12:45

Underwriting the Future – The Roads to Relevance

The insurance industry is at an inflection point. It faces a continuing cycle of uncertainties including geopolitical storms, environmental challenges, and capital constraints. What does this changing nature of risk mean for tomorrow’s insurance industry? Industry leaders will discuss business critical headwinds and tail winds. Whilst there are internal and external pressures, there are also clear opportunities for the Industry to reassert its relevance.

12:45 – 13:15

Plenary

13:15

Close, see you in Liverpool

Exhibition Hall, Grab and Go Lunch and Networking

Testimonials

  • Attending the Airmic conference since 2015 has been an invaluable investment in my professional development. Each year, I've found unparalleled opportunities to network with industry leaders, gain insights into emerging risks, and stay abreast of the latest trends in risk management. The high-quality workshops and presentations have consistently equipped me with actionable strategies to enhance my organisation's risk management practices.

  • The Airmic conference is one of the highlights of my year. It provides me with a chance to re-connect people, develop new relationships and hear the latest thinking on a wide variety of topics. It provides something for everyone and hits that right balance of serious debate, education and a chance to socialise.

  • I attend the Airmic conference every year for three key reasons: to join seminars and workshops covering current/ emerging risk topics, taking new thinking/ risk management ideas back with me; to meet likeminded people and share ideas to improve risk maturity within our businesses, and finally to meet Airmic partners to understand what risk management services they are able to offer”