Marine Insurance London 2020: Roadmap for a Sustainable Future



Registration and Coffee in the Pre-Function Area




P&I Club Breakfast Briefing

A look at the last 12 months for the clubs and what lies ahead for the next year. This briefing will look at how the recent results from many P&I Clubs could see the need for improved rates. Five high profile leaders from the sector will also examine the need for sharing data and discuss the recent view from some quarters of the market that there are too many clubs and they are sitting on too many reserves.

Moderator: Jason Waguespack, Managing Director, Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith

Speakers: Ian Gooch, Chief Executive, London P&I Club

Ståle Hansen, President and Chief Executive Officer, SKULD

Andrew Taylor, Chief Executive Officer,UK P&I Club

Stephen Hawke,Managing Director, P.L. Ferrari & Co. Srl

Paul Jennings, Chief Executive, North of England P&I Club (Group Chairman IG Group)


Welcome Address: Jos Standerwick, Chief Executive Officer, Maritime London


Opening Keynote Address: Lloyd’s of London

The Performance Director of Lloyd’s of London will review developments in the marine insurance sector at Lloyd’s, followed by a 10-minute Q&A with the audience.

Jon Hancock, Performance Director, Lloyd’s of London


Panel Discussion: The Future at Lloyd’s

This session will examine how marine insurance needs to change to fit in with the ‘Future of Lloyd’s Blueprint’. Delegates will hear views from the Chief of Staff at Lloyd’s, an experienced underwriter, a claims broker and a member of the marine insurance Under35’s group. Is the blueprint viable?


Speakers: Simon Schnoor, Chief Exectutive Officer, Starstone Insurance

Hugh Selka, Underwriter, Tokio Marine Kiln

Melis Otmar, Claims Director, BMS Group

Hannah Kate Smith, Chief of Staff, Lloyd’s of London


Keynote Address: ESG Sustainability

Based on the many initiatives and expectations concerning environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and how these are handled by marine insurers, in this session we look at how the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) will play a role by facilitating a dialogue within the IUMI membership and address IUMI members’ positions on ESG issues towards public stakeholders, authorities and industry partners.

Lars Lange, Secretary General, International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI)


Keynote Address: A Pragmatist’s Guide to Behavioural Analytics and Digitalisation

A virtual tour of the world of marine insurtech 2020, exploring the technology adopted by key players in the market and understanding how they’re using it to improve efficiency, reduce loss ratios and develop new products and services.

Mark Phillips, Head of Sales, Concirrus


Coffee Break and Networking





Case Study Session

Case Study Session

11.20-11.40: Case Study: Brillante Virtuoso

11.20-11.40: Technology Trends Affecting Marine Insurance the Most in the Next Five Years

Described by some of the parties involved ‘as a once in a lifetime case’, an in-depth review of the Brillante Virtuoso, from those with first-hand involvement.

Entering 2020, most agree that the industry will change rapidly in the next five to seven years. Technology trends such as automation, analytics and IoT and business trends such as insurance on demand and ecosystem distribution will all affect the industry, but it’s when you put them together it becomes really interesting.

Speaker: Chris Zavros, Partner, Kennedys

Speaker: Ronny Reppe, Chief Executive Officer, Noria Insurance Solutions




The threat of sanctions looms large over the marine insurance industry. Windward will talk about how behavioural analytics and the creation of vessel operational profiles not only provides a deeper understanding of casualty risk, but also enables insurers to stay on the right side of the law in 2020 and beyond.


Speaker: Nick Maddalena, Head of Insurance Business, Windward




The presentation will demonstrate how space technology such as satellite tracking, Earth observation and other emerging technologies are transforming the insurance industry. Skytek will provide a demonstration of its space-adapted Marine Aggregate Tool suite, designed to provide near real-time data to enhance underwriting and risk management practice within the re/insurance industry.


Speaker: Sarah Bourke, Chief Executive Officer, Skytek


Panel Discussion: Political and War Risk

Panel Discussion: Aggregation

This panel of experts will discuss some of the recent tensions around the world and the impact they might have on insurers and their clients.

How will the industry deal with a major loss that has an impact on numerous lines? This discussion will look at what the current trends in exposure aggregation are and how it can better assessed.

Moderator: Neal Croft, Global Client Relationship Director, Willis Towers Watson

Speakers: Freddy Furulund, Director of Security and Contingency, DNK

Neil Roberts, Head of Marine Underwriting, Lloyd’s Market Association

Richard Young, Head of Hull and War, Beazley


Speakers: Sylvain Gauden, Chief Underwriting Officer for Marine and Energy, SCOR SE

Dominick Hoare, Chief Underwriting Officer, Munich Re Syndicate Ltd

Howard Kingston, Global Line Business Leader, Marine, Zurich Insurance Company


Lunch in the Pre-Function Area





Panel Discussion: Emerging Risks

Panel Discussion: Climate Change

What is on the horizon for the marine insurance sector and how to prepare for it? We’ll evaluate undeclared cargo, future environmental claims and cyber threats, amongst other risks.

How much responsibility should the industry take and what will the impact be on the business? How will this affect ship financing and insurance, the future of ships (2030 decarbonisation targets) and ship recycling?


Speakers: Kristof de Bremme, Global Head of Marine, AIG

Charles Fernandez, Head of Marine Liability and Hull, Canopius

Lee Meyrick, Chief Executive Officer, Global Marine, AON Risk Solutions


Speakers: Helle Hammer, Managing Director, Cefor

Ronald Spithout, Chief Executive Officer, Inmarsat

Paul Taylor, Global Head of Shipping and Offshore, Societe Generale (i)


Panel Discussion: The World of Claims is Evolving Exponentially

Panel Discussion: Sulphur 2020

An in-depth look at marine claims and how they are currently evolving. We will cover how talent is being managed, how politics is affecting claims, changing freight rates and oil prices as well as the impact of artificial intelligence on claims and more.

Three months into the dawn of Sulphur 2020, what impact has it had? How is it being enforced in different jurisdictions? Have there been many claims? Is there enough low-sulphur fuel available? How are scrubbers being maintained?


Speakers: Katherine Birchall, Global Director (FD&D), North of England P&I Club

Paul Cunningham, Marine and Energy Claims Manager, Talbot Underwriting

Amy Dallaway, Senior Marine Claims Adjuster, MS Amlin

Fiona Sperry, Head of Complex Claims, QBE (i)


Speakers: Capt. Ayse Asli Basak, Port Captain, Mid-Ship Group

Daisy Rayner, Claims Manager for Europe and Africa, The Shipowners’ Club

Sean Murphy, Engineer, Surveyor, Naval Architect, Atlantic Marine Associates Ltd




Coffee Break in the Pre-Function Area




Fireside Chat

Is the International Group providing a product that meets the current demands of all  the ship owning community?

Participants: Marcus Baker, Global Head Marine and Cargo, Marsh JLT Specialty

Nick Shaw, Chief Executive Officer, International Group of P&I Clubs


Panel Discussion: What is the Role of the Broker in the 21st Century?

This panel will focus on how brokers will add value in the new world of digitalisation and ask if marine insurers are currently providing appropriate products for their clients. Also touching on what skills should brokers attain to improve their client interaction.

Moderator: James Livett, Associate Director, London and International Insurance Brokers’ Association

Speakers: Michael Burle, Global Head of Marine Division, Liberty Specialty Markets

Iain Henstridge, Head of Hull, Apollo Underwriting

Alistair Rivers, Global Head of Marine and Transportation, Lockton Companies LLP

Louise Neville, Chief Executive Officer, U.K Marine and Cargo, Marsh JLT Specialty

Patrick Jordan, Head of Marine, Ed Broking


Fireside Chat:

With the implementation of various technologies in the market, business is being conducted differently. These two experienced professionals will discuss some of the most cutting edge technology being utilised.

Participants: Lars Henneberg, Vice President, Head of Risk Management, A.P. Møller-Mærsk

Capt. Rahul Khanna, Global Head of Marine Risk Consulting, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty


Closing Remarks: Jos Standerwick, Chief Executive Officer, Maritime London


Drinks Reception


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