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CYBER RISK, DRONES AND THE CHALLENGES OF GLOBAL INSURANCE MARKETS UP FOR DEBATE IN THE 25TH MAPFRE GLOBAL RISKS CONFERENCE
More than 500 attendees from 30 countries gathered in Granada at one of the world’s leading insurance events
From June 7 to 9 MAPFRE GLOBAL RISKS held its 25th International Conference, in which more than 500 experts from 30 countries discussed the challenges facing the insurance industry in the current environment of economic recovery and the new opportunities opening up, with emerging businesses such as cyber risk or the use of drones, in a meeting that has become a benchmark for the international insurance industry.
The program was divided into two parallel blocks, with roundtables, speeches and presentations specifically on Insurance and Security, respectively. The agenda includes topics such as cyber risk in global companies, the application of drones to risk management, and the global model of aviation and air safety, among other things.
The Vice Chairman of MAPFRE and CEO of MAPFRE GLOBAL RISKS, Ignacio Baeza, inaugurated the conference with a discussion on the importance of knowing and recognizing the obstacles and challenges that insurers face in order to be flexible enough when providing solutions tailored to the needs of its clients. He also stressed that MAPFRE GLOBAL RISKS, which is the leading global risk insurer both in Spain and Latin America, is committed to continue to strengthen its competitive position in the coming years, especially in Europe, with a focus on profitability and searching for excellence in client focus.
The Chairman and CEO of MAPFRE, Antonio Huertas, closed this event, which for is duration turned Granada into the capital of the insurance industry.
Below you will find all the information about the 25th MAPFRE GLOBAL RISKS International Conference, which was held in Granada on June 7, 8 and 9.
During this event, topics were dealt with in relation to the new challenges facing global risk markets.
The program of social events began on Wednesday, June 7 at 8 pm, with a visit to the Alhambra and later a welcome drinks party at the Parador. On Thursday, June 8, the traditional gala dinner was held at the Ave María College, and finally, on Friday, June 9, the conference was closed with a closing drinks party at the Palacio de Congresos de Granada.
FIRE PROTECTION COMPETITIONS
In addition to the Technical Conference, they were able to take part in the Fire Extinguishing Competitions Program held at the FORTEM El Casar Comprehensive Emergency Training Center (Guadalajara), which was attended by more than 50 professionals from different business sectors.
Marsh celebrated its 13th annual Forum on Industrial insurance in Wiesbaden
Once again, on 22nd March the meeting between Marsh and the industrial insurance market took place in Wiesbaden
Once again, on 22nd March the meeting between Marsh and the industrial insurance market took place in Wiesbaden, which is a highly recognized professional event in the annual calendar for all the big players in the German market.
The Kurhaus in Wiesbaden, an old spa of European royalty, was the elegant setting for the event, which was attended by 120 collaborators of Marsh Germany. For their part, the most important insurance companies of the German, Austrian and Swiss market were represented by about 250 guests. Central acts were a series of talks on insurance today and parallel round tables, while at the same time a fair took place with stands by the insurance companies with greater weight within the market.
For the fifth time MAPFRE Global Risks Cologne participated in that forum with a stand, where we reinforced MAPFRE’s image, presented ourselves, expanded our contacts, and exchanged views on industrial insurance.
10th New Year’s Reception of MAPFRE GLOBAL RISKS German Branch in Cologne
The German branch held its tenth New Year’s reception in Cologne. Manfred Alsdorf, Director of the German branch, was pleased to welcome 80 external guest, compromising clients, brokers and other business partners, in the venue with a picturesque view at the Cologne cathedral.
The management committee of MAPFRE GLOBAL RISKS was represented by Bosco Francoy, COO, José María del Pozo, CFO, Chris Smith, CRMO, Juan Luis Roman, CTO, and José Carlos Nájera, CUO.
Chris Smith talked in his welcome speech about the way of doing business in the shadow of the Brexit.
Bosco Francoy gave an overview about last year and reiterated the long term commitment of MAPFRE GLOBAL RISKS to the German market, although this is one of the most challenging markets in Europe.
A highlight of the event was the guest speaker. Gerd Kaiser, Managing Director of Daimler Insurances Services, gave a lecture about the mega claim, the explosion in Tianjin/China. Gerd Kaiser mentioned some impressive details: 3,000 tons of illegally stored toxic chemicals caused an explosion with the power of 21 tons TNT dynamite. More than 7,000 cars of Daimler were affected. The claims management process took more than 14 months.
The guests appreciated the opportunity to meet the management of MAPFRE GLOBAL RSIKS and the casual talks.