Speakers Lined Up For Re-Insurance Conference

August 12, 2018

Fintech, diversity and mergers and acquisitions in the re-insurance industry are just some of the topics on the agenda for a major annual conference taking place later this year.

The XL Catlin Bermuda Insurance Marketplace Conference will be held at O’Hara House, on Bermudiana Road, on October 11, with the keynote speech being given by Patrick Tannock, Managing Director, XL Catlin Leadership Council & Chief Executive Officer, Insurance, XL Bermuda Ltd.

It is being organized by the Bermuda Insurance Institute [BII] and the CEO Malcolm Butterfield said the theme of the conference this year is ‘Bermuda Affirms Its Relevance in a New Reinsurance Era’.

“The re-insurance sector is facing a range of challenges,” said Mr Butterfield. “This conference will look at the emergence of fintech, diversity and inclusion, mergers and acquisitions, corporate social responsibility as well as the views of the Bermuda Government.”

Malcolm Butterfield

Malcolm Butterfield Bermuda August 2018

He added: “Some of the top business people in Bermuda will be speaking at this conference and people need to save the date.”

Mr Tannock said XL Catlin is proud to be the title sponsor for this year’s BII conference, adding: “The Bermuda market is a dynamic and solution-oriented marketplace that has fostered an entrepreneurial culture based on innovation and calculated risk.

“The Bermuda market’s ability to continue its track record of innovation and adaptability to ensure that we remain relevant and provide value in a period of intense disruption has never been more important to our sustainability as a jurisdiction.”

Matthew Irvine, Chief Underwriting Officer Professional Liability, Insurance, XL Bermuda Ltd, said: “We see the re-insurance industry undergoing tremendous change globally. Its stakeholders are looking at the jurisdictions they operate in, the way they will transact business, the products needed for the clients of tomorrow, the working environment of the future and the new responsibilities of a re-insurance company in this new era.”

Mr Irvine, who is chairing the conference, added: “Once again the BII is excited to host a conference that brings together industry leaders and experts to discuss these important issues and how Bermuda maintains its relevance during this period of change.”

The conference will consist of stand-alone speakers, fireside chats and CEO and Corporate Social Responsibility panels.

Speakers will include the Minister of National Security the Hon. Wayne Caines MP, Brian O’Hara, Chairman of Front Street Advisors, Naz Farrow CEO of Colonial Group International, Michael Krefta CEO of Hiscox, Kim Wilkerson Regional Head of Claims, XL Bermuda Ltd, Mike Morrison the CEO of KPMG Bermuda, Matthew Britten a Partner at PWC, Joe Rego, CEO at Aon [Bermuda] Ltd, and Katherine Cupidore, Director of Consulting, Deloitte.

Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorship packages are available – for more information on these, contact Mr Butterfield at the BII on 441-295-1596 or email info@bii.bm.

Individual registration fees are: $300 per person for a BII member and $375 for non-members. There is also a group registration fee. The fee for member companies with five or more people attending is $275 per person and for non-members is $350 per person.

People can register at www.bii.bm.

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