Liability Summit 2015: Risks of today, needs of tomorrow

14 - 15 Oct 2015

Organised by Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue
Location: R├╝schlikon/ Zurich, Switzerland

About the event

The liability landscape is changing at breakneck speed. Exciting new technologies such as cognitive computing and a growing focus on casualty accumulation and forward-looking modelling are revolutionizing our industry.

At this select gathering, the most influential global Casualty insurance leaders are invited to exchange views and engage on today's and tomorrow's liability insurance markets needs and opportunities.

The Liability Summit 2015: Risks of today, needs of tomorrow will be held on 14 and 15 October at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue in Rüschlikon, Switzerland. This year's summit will focus on:

• Technological advancements and their impact on liability
• Key trends in liability claims
• Liability needs of tomorrow

Day 1

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

THEME

CLAIMS, CLAIMS, CLAIMS

08.00

 Registration and welcome coffee

08.45

Welcome and introduction
Jayne Plunkett, Division Head Casualty Underwriting Reinsurance, Swiss Re 

09.00

The global economic and re/insurance market outlook
Geoffrey Bell, President, Geoffrey Bell and Company; Executive Secretary, Group of Thirty

10.00

Coffee break

10.30

Claims trends affecting casualty
Theo Bachmann, Head Key Case Management, Swiss Re

11.30

Decoding the US liability system
Daniel Knüsli, Head Liability Centre, Swiss Re

12.30

Lunch

THEME

TECHNOLOGY: INCREASING OR DECREASING OUR LIABILITIES?

13.50

Introduction
Eric Schuh, Head Casualty Centre, Swiss Re

14.00

Cognitive computing and risk management
Julian Selz, Managing Consultant, IBM

15.00

Applications of technology on liabilities
Jayne Plunkett, Division Head Casualty Underwriting Reinsurance, Swiss Re

16.00

Coffee break

16.30

Predictions for 2020: A journey into the near future
Nick Sohnemann, Founder and Managing Director, Future Candy

17.30

Networking reception and innovation laboratory

18.30 

Dinner

Day 2

Thursday, 15 October 2015

THEME  

WHAT'S NEXT FOR CASUALTY?

08.00

Welcome coffee

08.30

Introduction
Jayne Plunkett, Division Head Casualty Underwriting Reinsurance, Swiss Re

08.45

A new science-based approach to casualty clash
Robert T. Reville, President and Chief Executive Officer, Praedicat

09.45

Managing the casualty accumulation risk
Andrea Scascighini, Head Large Underwriting Desk US, Swiss Re
Sabrina Wulf, Treaty Underwriter, Swiss Re

10.45

Coffee break

11.15

Liability Risk Drivers: A forward looking approach to liability modeling
Salomon Billeter, Head Casualty Model Development, Swiss Re

12.15

Wrap-up
Jayne Plunkett, Division Head Casualty Underwriting Reinsurance, Swiss Re

12.30

Lunch

14.00

End of event

Speakers