CATASTROPHE AND REINSURANCE SYMPOSIUM

Building knowledge for a strong future.

23rd February 2023 • manly sydney

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Program

Event program

9:30am

Registration and Morning Tea

10:00am

Opening Address: Allegra Spender and Zali Steggall

In this opening address, Allegra and Zali will set the scene for the day's discussions.

10:30am

Keynote Address: Jacki Johnson

In this keynote presentation, Jacki will discuss how climate change is accounted for in future job and housing infrastructure targets.

11:15Am

Morning Tea

11:30am

Future Climate Scenarios: Prof. Jason Evans

This presentation will focus on the latest in Global Climate Models, climate scenarios and what they are telling us (or not telling us) about the future of catastrophes in Australia.

12:00Pm

Climate Panel Discussion: Moderator - Darryl Pidcock

Jason Evans, Rade Musulin, Matt Weaver.

12:45pm

Lunch

1:45pm

Fighting Fire with Fire: Scott Allen

In this presentation, Scott will provide insight into how traditional land management knowledge and techniques are being used together with modern science and technology to reduce future bushfire risk.

2:15pm

Dammed if you do, Flooded if you don't: Mark Babister

Mark will provide an overview of his work in floodplain management and analysis, including the effectiveness (or not) of raising the Warragamba Dam to prevent flooding.

2:45pm

Flood Mitigation Panel Discussion: Moderator - Phil Conway

Mark Babister, Andrew Gissing, Kylie Macfarlane, Nicholas Miller

3:30pm

Afternoon Tea

3:45pm

Too Much Thunder Down Under?: Moderator - Wes Roy

This panel discussion will provide insights into the international perspectives of Australia's (re)insurance risk and perils.

Panelists: Andrea Dry, Adam Szakmary

4:30pm

Drinks and Conversation

Keynote Speaker

jacki johnson

Climate, sustainability & resilience

Jacki is currently the Commissioner for Illawarra-Shoalhaven – Greater Cities Commission NSW, a Non Executive Director of Community First Mutual Bank, a PhD candidate at UOW and a faculty member of the Cambridge Institute of Sustainable Leadership Programme – Australian and New Zealand.


Jacki is passionate about the role leaders can play in ensuring a sustainable and resilient Australia. She has dedicated 25 years to the insurance industry, 17 of those in executive roles with IAG.


Conference Hall

Speaker Line-up

RADE MUSULIN

Principal, Finity Consulting

Matt weaver

Head of Climate Analytics, Munich Re

kylie macfarlane

COO, Insurance Council of Australia

Andrew gissing

CEO, Natural Hazards Research Australia

Zali StegGall

OAM, Federal Member of Parliament

Allegra Spender

Federal Member of Parliament

Prof. Jason evans

Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW

wesley roy

Head of Reinsurance, Hollard

Mark Babister

Managing Director, WMAwater

ANdrea dry

Head of Property & Casualty ANZ, Swiss Re

Scott allen

Managing Director, Nallawilli Group

Nicholas miller

Director, Verisk

Adam szakmary

CUO, AlphaCat Managers

darryl Pidcock

Head of PERILS Asia-Pacific

View Of Thunder In The Storm

About

the Event

The Catastrophe and Reinsurance Symposium is a free event created by the industry, for the industry.


Join us to hear from leading business thinkers, scientists, policy makers and industry professionals on the latest in managing and understanding catastrophic events.


The event is open to reinsurance buyers, brokers, underwriters, fund managers, catastrophe modellers, claims specialists, risk scientists, actuaries and government professionals working in the Australian insurance market.

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Email Address

catastrophe.reinsurance@gmail.com

VENUE

Manly Pacific Hotel

55 N Steyne, Manly NSW

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Meet The Committee Behind This Event

Ryan Springall (Chair)

STEADFAST RE

Simone Collins (Vice-Chair)

PICNIC

Rob Fortune (Treasurer)

GUY CARPENTER

Ines Glas (Secretary)

MUNICH RE

Jack Cheng (Member)

GUILD INSURANCE

Calum Thornhill (Member)

SWISS RE

Philip Conway (Member)

IAG