Risk Talk on public-private partnerships to finance catastrophic risks in India, Vietnam, Mexico and the Caribbean

30 Aug 2012

Organised by: Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd

Information

The Risk Talk series organised by the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue brings together international experts and practitioners to discuss current and future economic, political and societal risks as well as opportunities.

The costs of natural disasters, agricultural shortfalls and health risks represent a growing burden for governments and societies, particularly in developing countries and emerging economies. Governments are increasingly concerned about the costs of these risks and have started to take a closer look at new forms of risk financing.

The governments of India, Vietnam, Mexico and the Caribbean are leaders in implementing new insurance solutions on both the macro and micro insurance levels in collaboration with the private sector, as a means to protect public budgets and those of low-income households alike. Representatives from these countries will discuss how these kinds of public-private partnerships contribute to making their societies more resilient, sharing first-hand insights and experiences.

The discussion will be moderated by Ivo Menzinger, Head Asia & Emerging Markets Strategy, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re and Reto Schnarwiler, Head Americas & EMEA, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re.

 

This event will be broadcasted live, photographed, videotaped, filmed and/ or recorded. A summary of the event, pictures and/or a video of the event in which you may appear may be posted and made available on Swiss Re’s and the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue’s internal and external websites and in printed materials.

Agenda

17.30

Registration

18.00

Moderators

  • Ivo Menzinger, Head Asia & EM Strategy, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re
  • Reto Schnarwiler, Head Americas & EMEA, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re

Panelists

  • Dario Luna, Head of Insurance, Pensions and Social Security Units, Ministry of Finance, Mexico
  • Pankaj Bansal, Additional Secretary to Government, Health and Family Welfare Department & Project Director, Tamil Nadu Health System Project
  • Simon Young, CEO, Caribbean Risk Managers Ltd (CaribRM)
  • Dang The Vinh, Deputy CEO, Vietnam National Reinsurance Corporation (VinaRe)

19.30

Networking and refreshments


This event will be broadcasted live, photographed, videotaped, filmed and/ or recorded. A summary of the event, pictures and/or a video of the event in which you may appear may be posted and made available on Swiss Re’s and the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue’s internal and external websites and in printed materials.

Speakers

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