Workshops

Delegates can choose from a choice of 30 diverse workshops based on Risk Management or Insurance related topics.

Please click on the below dates to view the content for each workshop. Workshops are for delegates only. In order to guarantee your place at your preferred workshop, you will need to select your workshop during the time of booking onto the conference.

A - Monday 12th June - 2:15pm - 3.30pm

A1: LESSONS FOR CORPORATE GOVERNANCE LEARNED FROM RECENT FINANCIAL LINES CLAIMS ACTIVITY

This interactive session will provide an overview of the challenging claims environment impacting business, corporate governance and boardroom risks.

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A2: Digital developments – the internet of things and Cyber in the digital-physical world: disrupting risk and insurance strategies

Cyber remains the most rapidly evolving, yet largely mis-understood risk topic for many businesses. Much of this has to do with the pace of transformation through digital developments within an enterprise, and inconsistencies in how cyber risk is measured and mitigated across HR, Legal, IT, Security, Finance, and operational departments. As digital and physical risks… Read more »

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A3: The issue of standards: Embedding loss prevention standards in large organisations

By inviting risk managers to share their own challenges, this workshop will consider ways to develop, disseminate and maintain property and casualty loss prevention standards in large and complex organisations. Common questions include: What are appropriate standards: compliance or best practice? How can penetration be maximised? What are the right tools and techniques? RSA will… Read more »

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A4: The critical contribution of a risk manager in mergers and acquisitions

This interactive Chubb workshop will demonstrate the variety of ways in which risk managers can add value by being involved in any company’s M&A process.

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A5: Cyber Breach – Not If, But When

Cyber Breach – Not If, But When With the news filled with bank hacks, extortion demands and intellectual property thefts, this workshop addresses the likelihood of a breach, ransomware-associated operational risk and insider and outsider threat; reviewing how businesses can help themselves to identify and reduce cyber risk using their existing capabilities and an anatomy… Read more »

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A6: Understanding the pitfalls and peculiarities of multi-national programmes

QBE, the specialist in business insurance, will take AIRMIC delegates through the common (and less well known) challenges of developing and running a multi-national programme. QBE offers a new alternative to established multi-national programmes and in this workshop will have technical experts on hand to answer delegates questions.

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A7: Human rights & labour risks – are you compliant?

Large businesses with a commercial presence in the UK now need to comply with the Modern Slavery Act legislation. This is the first regulatory time companies are required under the law to state how they are dealing with human rights (specifically labour risks) in their business, and builds on a wide range of other ‘soft law’ standards that are changing the global risk landscape for all multinationals.

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B - Monday 12th June - 4:15pm - 5:30pm

B1: Product liability, Product recall & Loss Control

Exploding car airbags, overheating mobile phones and salmonella in ice cream – all situations that have recently led to safety alerts and, in some cases, recalls. As regulatory requirements become more stringent and pressure to reduce costs more demanding, the likelihood of product recalls will only increase – with the potential for not just financial… Read more »

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B2: Motor Risk Management: Now and In the Future

In this interactive workshop, Gill Milner, Technical Account Manager Motor – Corporate and Specialist Risk, from the Aviva Risk Management Team will discuss Motor Risk Management, vehicle technology and share case studies. Areas covered in the workshop will include: Effective strategy and performance of work related road safety (WRRS) Creating a company risk culture that… Read more »

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B3: Liability Risks in North America

To gain global brand recognition, a large number of UK companies are setting their sights on US expansion and starting to export products or set-up operations there. In 2015, 32% of FTSE350 companies had operations in the US, which may increase as the UK looks to exit the single market. Whether companies have operated in… Read more »

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B4: 10 months of the Insurance Act – top 10 issues for placements and policy wordings to maximise claim recoveries

Herbert Smith Freehills will take you through some key issues on placements and policy wordings that have arisen in the 10 months since the Insurance Act 2015 came in to force.

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B5: An interactive focus on natural catastrophe threats and how to build a more resilient business

The aim of this session is to be able to identify and quantify the natural hazards exposures to your company and examine the key property loss prevention and insurance measures to mitigate those exposures. Participating in this will enable you to build a business that is more resilient to natural hazards. The session will include:… Read more »

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B6: The future of risk and insurance management technology: Connection, convergence and collaboration

An in-depth exploration into the future of technology within Risk and Insurance and the disruptive impact technology has had on the industry. This session will discuss the use and impacts of mobile, big data, location & connectivity services, social & community collaboration, and advanced analytics.

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B7: Penetration Testing and scenario exercising

In this workshop we will discuss best practices in the management of cyber security risk, particularly in relation to the mitigation of current and emerging threats. With reference to the stated goals of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), this session will: Address the development and expansion of an organisation’s information security policy and… Read more »

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C - Tuesday 13th June - 10.00am – 11.15am

C1: Using scenario planning crisis simulations to model risk exposures

In today’s dynamic environments analytical planning is vital to identify a company’s risk appetite – most companies have developed a risk register but how prepared are they for potential risk exposures?

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C2: The challenges of dealing with international property and business interruption claims

This workshop is designed to explore what can be done to protect your company’s corporate reputation before and after physical and non-physical crisis.

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C3: The FRC Corporate Governance Code (Risk Appetite, Culture and Behaviours)

The UK Corporate Governance Code sets out an expectation that companies will: “determine the nature and extent of principal risks they are willing to take in achieving their strategic objectives” (2014 guidance defines this as determining its risk appetite) and; “will maintain sound risk management and internal control systems” (2014 guidance defines these systems to… Read more »

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C4: Are you ready for 2018? what lies ahead for data protection, cyber-hacks and director’s liabilities. A legal update in the land of Brexit

The workshop will deliver a concise update on legal issues of concern to all Airmic members and the impact of Brexit. BLM will consider contractual issues, changes to the regulatory environment, changes to the Disqualification of Directors regime, the availability of defence costs, hacking and cyber issues (including GDPR) and gaps in D+O coverages. And… Read more »

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C5: Compliance lifecycle of a captive

Compliance lifecycle of a captive FiscalReps works through various case studies to identify and interrogate the responsibilities of Captive Manager, Risk Manager, broker and other service providers throughout the first annual cycle of a captive’s underwriting.   Workshop will consider the entire process with focus on: Collation of Risk Management Information Defining cover requirements Licensing –… Read more »

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C6: Cyber Insurance – Growth & Development..Where will it be in the next five years?

The cyber insurance market has grown exponentially in the last 5 years, and most stakeholders are predicting this growth to continue, driven by evolving legislation and increasing losses.  However as the mystique of Cyber insurance disappears, will more traditional lines increasingly include the cover, thereby stifling the growth of the standalone products?  This workshop will… Read more »

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C7: Opportunities and Obstacles in Insuring Non-Tangible Assets

This workshop will present some of the real risk issues facing today’s corporation and explore how far, if at all, traditional risk transfer can provide a suitable solution. The workshop will elaborate on new and existing solutions for the corporate risks which are not typically protected by traditional insurance.

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C8: How efficiently are you managing your travel risk?

Travel risk is an often overlooked area of risk management, but International SOS advise that the majority of cases they handle could actually have been prevented.

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D - Tuesday 13th June - 12.00am – 1.15pm

D1:Terrorism risk: Managing and mitigating the impact of fast-evolving global threats

The risk presented to your organisation’s people and assets — from shifting global terrorism threats and the unpredictable nature, frequency and potential severity of man-made attacks  — cannot be underestimated. These wide-ranging security crises demand an equally dynamic response from those specialising in, and responsible for, risk management and risk transfer. But how confident are… Read more »

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D2: Why insurance should be key to managing cyber risk

The workshop will cover topics including: the cyber readiness of UK organisations, where organisations should be focusing their attention, and the benefits of examining cyber risk through the lens of insurance. Peter will also challenge several of the myths associated with cyber insurance. Attending this workshop will provide you with a clearer picture of why… Read more »

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D3: Future-proofing your risk culture

As risks constantly change and evolve, Risk Managers play a pivotal role in helping to guide and lead progress. This is particularly relevant now at a time when organisations are placing a growing emphasis on innovation.  Risk Managers are facing the ever evolving challenge of foreseeing risks never before seen and understanding them with no… Read more »

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D4: Innovation – Developments which may disrupt the insurance industry

Presented by Mark Platten (Chief Underwriting Officer, AXA Corporate Solutions UK) and Matt Reeves (Business Development Manager, AXA Corporate Solutions UK). This interactive workshop will focus on four key areas of change which are fuelled by innovation– big data, artificial intelligence, emerging risks and demographics. The session will begin by looking at the macro effect… Read more »

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D5: Innovation in data sharing: Are you ready to share your digital risk footprint?

Technology is rapidly changing the business environment in which we all operate and insurance is not excluded from that in terms of how its customers can access data and new products whilst also managing Risk. Innovation in data sharing: Are you ready to share your digital risk footprint? is an opportunity to discuss how we can… Read more »

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D6: Anatomy of a D&O claim

Very few boards of directors face litigation or criminal prosecution. So when a D&O claim is brought against them, it’s usually their first time.

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D7: Complex claims disputes in the Insurance Act 2015 era – What insurance and risk managers need to know

The changing dynamic of large / complex claims in the Insurance Act era: Why did the Insurance Act happen? A recap What has changed / what remains the same? The reasons why claims fail? Are there common mistakes that prejudice a successful claim? Who is responsible for Claims Governance? What do advisers contribute? What proactive measures… Read more »

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