Friday 8th October


(All times are in British Summer Time – BST)



Registration sponsored by International General Insurance



Pre-Conference Focus Session: New Kids on the Block – Hydrogen Revolution

Renewables may be the fastest growing energy industry, but hydrogen is following closely behind. Is the insurance market ready for an increase in demand for insurance for construction of and operation of plants for hydrogen production?

Moderator: Charley Rattan, Chief Executive Officer, Rattan and Associates

Panellists: Andrew Herring, Chief Executive Officer, Energy and Power, Marsh Specialty

Andrew Threadgold, Executive Director, Price Forbes & Partners Ltd

Michel Krenzer, Global Leader – Onshore Energy, SCOR


Welcome Address

Presenter: Daniel Creasey, Managing Director, Cannon Events Ltd



Panel Discussion: Sustainability Update

An Update on the Joint Rig Committee’s latest thoughts on sustainability initiatives.

Moderator:Amy Barnes,  Head of Climate and Sustainability Strategy, Marsh

Panellists: Rachel Sabbarton,Head of Energy,  Canopius Group

Julian SamuelHead of Natural Resources, MS Amlin

Michel Krenzer, Global Leader – Onshore Energy, SCOR

Dr. Bronwyn Claire, Senior Programme Manager, Climatewise, The Cambridge University Institute for Sustainability Leadership



Panel Discussion: Energy Transition, Threats and Opportunities

With a fast changing energy landscape, how is the insurance market responding? Are energy underwriters pivoting to follow trends?

Moderator: Chris Zavos, Partner, Kennedys

Panellists: Hanne Aaboe, Senior Director, Ørsted Insurance A/S

Joshua Cantwell, Senior Offshore Wind Underwriter, G-Cube Insurance

Tom Sexton, Partner, McGill and Partners


Networking Break 



Panel Discussion: Energy Cyber Threat

Cyber threat is becoming a growing global security and financial risk, with the Colonial Pipeline attack highlighting the breadth of threat such attacks pose. How prepared is the insurance market to cover the increased threat?

Moderator: Leo Dixon, Chief Executive Officer, Integra TechnicalServices

Panellists: Matthew Lane, Director and Co-Founder, X Cyber Group

Georgina Williams, Senior Cyber Underwriter, Munich Re Syndicate

Daniel Leahy, Senior Account Executive – Cyber & Technology Solutions, Howden Group



Panel Discussion: ESG in Practice – How Will this Growing Movement Impact the Energy Sector? How Will it Affect Your Day-to-Day Business Operations?

The insurance industry is all about spotting and managing risks. A lot is being said about the fact that environmental, social and governance (ESG) profile of risks is starting to be considered. What changes will this bring about when insuring risks in the energy sector?

Moderator: George Lugrin, President, Hall Maines Lugrin

Panellists: Alison Clarke, Insurance Specialist, BP

Kristina Nielsen, Lead Risk and Insurance Manager for Offshore Wind, Ørsted A/S

William Lynch, Energy Business Leader – Global Broking Centre, London, Aon

Radmil Kranda,Vice President, Energy Underwriting, Gard


Lunch sponsored by Hall Maines Lugrin







Keynote Address: How is the Oil and Gas Sector Going to Navigate Energy Transition? How Clean Can Oil Get?



Keynote: Is ESG a Friend or Foe for Renewables?

How will the oil And gas industry compete in an environment where low-carbon sources lead the way? A look at the ‘greening’ of oil and gas.

Key developments in ESG; an overview of the rising impact of climate change litigation.


Presenter:Mhairidh Evans, Principal Analyst, Energy Transition, Wood Mackenzie

Presenter: Chris Kidd, Head of Shipbuilding and Offshore Constructions, Joint Head of Energy and Infrastructure, Partner, Ince



Presentation: Decommissioning Update



Presentation: The Rise of Offshore Floating Wind from a Technical Point of View

Decommissioning insurers need to take in to account the existing contractual regime and related long-term ownership issues when providing cover. With no existing examples of claims to follow, this session will highlight some of the complications that insurers should consider when insuring these risks.

An update on class rules, design specifications and what the future looks like.

Presenter: Tim Taylor, Consultant, Clyde & Co LLP

Presenter: Captain Stephen Norman, Senior Business Development Manager Energy Systems, DNV



Presentation: ESG Topics-Oil Spill and Pollution Mitigation



Panel Discussion: How Clean is Green?

This session will discuss incident management work and what technology is available to enable the validation and containment of costs and managing third party claims in response to environmental and oil spill incidents. An informative session from the people on the ground. 

Green energy is immediately associated with clean, low risk activities. Is that true? How clean is ‘green’ when it comes to insurance? An inside conversation…

Presenter: Kip Radigan, Group Chief Executive Officer, Global Risk Solutions Group, Inc.

Moderator: David Cox, Chief Executive Officer, MatthewsDaniel

Panellists: Ben Kinder, Global Head of Energy Casualty, Zurich Insurance Company Ltd

Mamoon Alyah, Managing Director, Principal Engineer, CEERISK Consulting Limited

Frederic Verbeeck, Renewables Executive, Van Breda Marine


Networking Break



Keynote Address: Carbon Capture



Panel Discussion: Renewable Energy and Weather

While the current focus on achieving global climate targets is aimed at reducing CO2 emissions through renewables, a rapidly emerging solution is the carbon capture and storage (CCS). This session will give a brief introduction of the process, updates on how the upstream oil and gas industry is gearing up to this challenge by utilizing the existing knowledge, resource, expertise and infrastructure, and also delve into some of the risks associated with this process.

People using umbrellas always seem to be under the weather. A look at the effect weather phenomena have on this book’s risk profile.

Presenter: Abhimanyoo Kohok, Head of Subsurface, INEOS

Moderator: Paul McGonagle, Senior Consultant, Rimkus Consulting Limited

Panellists: Roy Munoz, Global Head of Claims, G-Cube Insurance

George Pooley, Director, Head of Renewables, GRS

Daniel Stevens, Renewables Risk Engineer, AXIS Capital



Panel Discussion: Private Equity Investment Trends



Panel Discussion: Offshore Wind Insurance – A Busy Arena

With the continuing trend of private equity firms buying out the big guys, how is insurance demand changing? Are available insurance solutions still fit for purpose?

Listen to our experts share their views on a plethora of subjects including the continuing hardening market, losses plaguing the industry, wording developments regarding MWS and how the OFTO regime compares to the offshore windfarm regime.

Moderator:Simon JacksonPartner, Clyde & Co

Panellists: Nick Coffey, Director, INDECS Consulting

Catherine Foster, Energy Underwriter, Sompo International

Tom Dickson, Chief Executive Officer, New Energy Risk

Jonathan Cowan, Senior Vice President, Lockton Global Energy

Moderator: Michael Brooks, Senior Executive Contacts, 4C Offshore

Panellists: Robert Bates, Head of Claims, Nardac Insurance Services

Jamie Fleming, Renewable Energy Senior Underwriter, AXIS Capital

Jan Pagan, Renewables Manager, MatthewsDaniel

Jonas Dalsgaard, Chief Commercial Officer, Sustainable Energy, Howden Specialty


Drinks and Networking


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