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07:15 - 08:00

QBE - Rise and Shine Yoga Flow, Wellness Centre

08:15 - 09:15

‘Leadership in, during and out of crisis’ The Business Excellence Breakfast

By invitation only

08:30 - 15:45

Explore the Festival Floor

09:30 - 09:45

Welcome by John Ludlow, Airmic CEO

Live on the main stage, watch the Airmic Seminars

09:45 - 10:40

The Brexit clock is ticking - what the final months of negotiations will mean for the insurance market

With just over three months to go until the Brexit transition period ends on 31 December 2020, what are the big issues and challenges facing the insurance industry? Between now and the end of the year, the conditions of the UK’s new relationship with the EU will be redefined and agreed, with wide-ranging impact on the entire economy and business sector. With the insurance industry already in the midst of the pandemic-induced storm, this panel will debate the challenges posed by Brexit and what we can expect from the last leg of negotiations.

Hosted by:

Suzy AwfordFlora HamiltonNickolas ReinhardtNeil Sherlock CBEKeith SternRoy White
09:45 - 10:45

The Pandemic: crisis management lessons learned for high impact, low probability risks

As the first phase of the pandemic crisis recedes, it reveals opportunities.  Fresh, painful experiences produce a rare degree of political will to prevent future crises; the exaltation of survival spurs high morale and hopefulness. However, the flaws in preparedness and responsiveness that this pandemic has exposed in our supply chains, political leadership, healthcare public policy, among others, should not be forgotten. This panel will review what every business needs to know as we prepare for the ‘next normal’. 

Hosted by:

Rachel ElliottFrederick GentileJulia GrahamDavid LanfranchiPhilip SonghurstLudo Van der Heyden
10:45 - 11:30

Comfort Break and explore the Festival Floor

Watch the Airmic Seminars

11:30 - 12:30

Reputational risk: why traditional techniques are failing and how to respond

With reputation, the stakes are high: in a social media obsessed world, even the most respected companies can see their reputations crushed in moments. It is not surprising that reputational risk continues to vex boardrooms and risk professionals alike, and yet the tools and processes used by companies remain primitive and inadequate. How can this gap be closed and what is the role of the risk professional? This panel will discuss what the problem is and how to solve it.

Hosted by:

Carol FoxJohn LudlowMatthew McEwanKasper Ulf Nielsen

The future of catastrophe risk financing: a lethal cocktail or the perfect tonic?

The insurance industry faces challenges of technological and structural change and competition from new disruptors, fuelled by a context of increasingly intangible and difficult to quantify business risks. This cocktail is topped up by a financially lethal mixer of high impact, low frequency risks that the industry is struggling to cope with.  We stand at a crossroads. This panel will consider which way next?

Hosted by:

Mark DawsonJulian EnoiziSarah McNallyJohn NealJulie Page ACIITracey SkinnerDirk Wenger
12:45 - 14:00

Lunch & Explore the Festival Floor

12:50 - 13:00

7min Fitness Challenge, Core, Wellness Centre

13:00 - 13:10

7min Fitness Challenge, Cardio, Wellness Centre

13:10 - 13:20

7min Fitness Challenge, Meditation, Wellness Centre

13:30 - 14:00

Airmic Member Special Interest Group Meetings

By Invitation only

14:00 - 15:00

Live on the main stage - Headline speaker- Rt Hon Ruth Davidson MSP

Rt Hon Ruth Davidson MSP
15:00 - 15:15

Closing note by Julia Graham, Deputy CEO and Technical Director, Airmic



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