Tomorrow’s risks today

Monday 3 June


Registration Open

11:45 - 12:45

101 Sessions

Four sessions are targeted for delegates who are in the earlier years of their professional journey, those who want to gain knowledge on subjects they are less familiar with, or subjects in which they want to update their knowledge. These sessions are not lectures and presenters are encouraged to run these at a pace with delegates invited to interact to help foster active collaboration and shared learning.

M1. The challenges of managing high impact,
low probability (HILP) risks.

This 101 session will cover the following key themes:

  • How HILP events are characterised and whether this is this the same as a ‘black swan’
  • Sources of data and insight on HILP events
  • Interrogation of conventional enterprise risk management theory such as the problem with risk maps
  • The role of scenario planning and ‘expert’ judgement when exploring HILP risks
  • Risk interdependence
  • Quantitative versus qualitative considerations
  • Risk mitigation versus risk transfer, including the rise of ‘risk resilience’ and Crisis Management
  • Practical examples of managing HILP events e.g. the pandemic, volcanic ash clouds and cyber risk.

Eddie McLaughlin, Global Leader, Actuarial & Analytics
Enterprise Client Leader

M2. Horizon scanning and scenario analysis
– challenging assumptions.

A practical workshop introducing the concept of horizon scanning which enable participants to consider how to implement the practice within their own organisation and discuss potential challenges and solutions with peers and experts. Participants will engage in a practical exercise and be ready to take their learnings directly into their workplace.

Harshil Shah, Head of ERM, Barnett Waddingham
Nick Websdell, Senior Risk and Resilience Consultant, Barnett Waddingham
Keith Smith, Senior Risk Consultant, Barnett Waddingham

M3. Cyber risk and insurance
– building resilience and strengthening the response.

This 101 session will cover the following themes:

  • Cyber explained – understand cyber risks and their consequences
  • Cyber insurance explained – what does it cover
  • Brief of 2024 cyber risk landscape
  • Overview of the cyber insurance market
  • Overview of the basic principles of cyber risk management
  • Cyber incident management, improved crisis management and claims experience

Kelly Butler, CEO Cyber, Media & Technology Practice, Specialty UK, Marsh
Yue Yang, Head of UK Retail Cyber, Marsh

M4. How to engage your C-Suite.

As the threat landscape becomes ever more complex, engagement from senior leaders has never been more important. This session will help you to better understand the c-suite agenda and how to engage the board, with insights, advice and practical guidance from across the career spectrum, including Google’s Alison Quinlivan and Sompo’s UK CEO Bob Thaker.

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11.45 – 12.45

Insurance covers workshop

T1. International Underwriting Association and Herbert Smith Freehills – Policy Wording Masterclass:

Policy wordings developments and the role of AI

As the representative body for companies providing international and wholesale insurance and reinsurance coverage, the International Underwriting Association (IUA) core objective is to secure an optimal trading environment for London insurance companies. That comprises delivering knowledge and expertise for innovative underwriting and claims handlingpromoting the design and implementation of modern processes and electronic interfaces to enable a more efficient marketplace and engaging regulators and government. Airmic members support the IUA Clauses Committee which develops clauses to provide greater clarity and certainty. A panel of IUA members and legal expertise from the international law firm Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) will explore the emerging changes in policy wordings including the impact of AI. The session will not assume a detailed understanding of the subject and is intended for delegates at all stages of their professional journey.”

Christopher Jones, Director of Legal & Market Services, IUA

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13:00 – 14:30

Partner Lunches

L1. Lessons in leadership.
FM Global

L2. Crisis management.

L3. Harnessing the power of AI – reskilling for growth.

L4. Women in business – finding your feet.
WTW and Rushton International

L5. Business Excellence Alumni – How Business Will Power the Energy Transition.
(Invitation Only)

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13:00 – 14:15

Exhibition Hall opens

Stands offer light catering

14:45 – 14:45


Julia Graham
CEO, Airmic

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14:45 - 15:15

Global CEO fireside discussion - Global forces driving change: a future outlook

Martin South
President and Chief Executive Officer

Penny Randall Seach
Group Chief Underwriting Officer
Zurich Insurance Company

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15:15 – 16:30

Our Strange New World

The blurring of the boundary between human and digital is gathering pace. Daniel Hulme is the CEO of award-winning AI solutions company Satalia, Chief AI Officer for WPP, and Director of UCL’s Business Analytics Master’s degree. Working at the intersection of technology, innovation, organisation, and ethics, he looks at how emerging technologies can solve the most challenging problems. Having set a context, three Industry leaders will explore their visions for future risk challenges and responses.

Daniel Hulme, CEO, Satalia & Chief AI Officer, WPP

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16:00 – 16:45

Exploring Tomorrow’s Risks Today

Peter Carter
Head of Climate Practice, WTW

Marc Scheidegger
Global Chief Claims Officer, Swiss Re

Joe Peiser
Global CEO for Aon Commercial Risk, Aon

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16:30 – 18:00

Welcome Drinks Reception

Welcome Reception and entertainment

Tuesday 4 June


Registration Open


5k Wellbeing Run

Sponsored by Aviva

08:00 – 09:30

Exhibition Hall opens

Networking and light breakfast

08:15 – 09:30

Leadership Breakfasts

With a full Scottish breakfast – by invitation

Politics, elections, and risk – Tomorrow’s Risks Today.

Beyond borders – tech-powered risk management in a globalised world.

Back to the future… of digital risk services a journey from risk management to risk mastery.
Liberty Specialty Markets

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08:30 - 09:30

Breakfast HUBs

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9:45 – 10:00

Conference Opens

Angela Iannetta
Airmic Chair

Julia Graham
CEO, Airmic

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10:00 – 10:15

The Clive Myrie Perspective

Our Moderator for the day:
Clive Myrie

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10:15 – 11:00

Geopolitics – Leaders consider the Year of Elections

Elections are no guarantee for democracy, but democracy doesn’t exist without elections. In 2024, around half the world’s population will go to the ballot box – 4.2 billion people across over 60 countries in what appears to be a spectacle of self-government. Looking more closely, is this the case? Warning lights are flashing as so many countries now have empowered leaders or parties with antidemocratic leanings. The results of these elections for many will prove consequential for years to come. Our panel will scan this horizon and consider what businesses can be doing to risk manage different scenarios.

Claudine Fry
Partner, Global Issues, Control Risks

Jerome Jean Haegeli
Group Chief Economist, Swiss Re

Sir Richard Shirreff
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Strategia Worldwide

Tim Shipman
Chief Political Commentator, The Sunday Times

Sam Wilkin
Director of Political Risk Analytics, WTW

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11:00 – 12:00

Exhibition Hall Networking Break and HUBs

11:00 – 12:00


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11:45 – 12:45


S1. Climate risk – the insurance industry supporting the transition to lower carbon business models. (Advanced, Insurance)

S2. International programmes – achieving end-to-end globally consistent customer experiences. (Advanced, Insurance)

S3. Supply chain resilience – measuring and assessing supply chain resilience and the impact on business strategy. (Advanced, Risk)

S4. Future risk – daring to look over the horizon and using the scenarios you can see. (Advanced, Risk)

S5. Anticipating disorder – ensuring business operations are prepared for fast-evolving security conditions. (Advanced, Risk)

S6. Demystifying the cyber underwriting process. (Fundamental, Insurance)

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12:45 – 14:15

Exhibition Hall Lunch and HUBs

13.00 – 14.00

Press Conference

Including a light lunch

14:15 – 15:15


S7. Natural catastrophes – hoping for the best but preparing for the worst. (Fundamental, Risk and Insurance)

S8. Captives going mainstream – new risks, new strategies, new domiciles. (Advanced, Insurance)

S9. Cyber risk and insurance twelve months on – considering what has changed and what has remained the same since Manchester 2023. (Fundamental, Risk and Insurance)

S10. Strategic risk – how proactive risk management vs. reactive improves resiliency in face of dynamic challenges. (Advanced, Risk)

S11. Parametric covers – coming of age or failing to mature? (Fundamental, Insurance)

S12. Mental health and employee wellbeing – future risks of the workplace. (Fundamental, Risk)

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15:30 – 16:15

Climate Change – this world is on fire

Climate change is here but it’s not game over.  2024 might yet be a breakthrough year for sustainability but there is tough competition from other strategic risks for leadership attention and budgets. Anti-ESG legislation in the US and a potential surge of populist and often climate skeptic parties in 2024 in the Year of Elections might limit further impact, although many sectors and companies are staying the course and sustainability transformation might be resilient and even accelerate. The panel will discuss global shifts toward sustainability including new reporting and regulations requirements, supply chain and stakeholder engagement and workplace diversity drivers. In this context, will the insurance sector and their investors remain determined?

Amy Barnes
Head of Climate and Sustainability Strategy, Marsh

Tobias Grimm
Head of Climate Advisory and NatCat Data, Munich Re

Charlie Heathcote
Head of Sustainability, Lloyd‘s

Roger Jackson
Global Insurance ESG Lead, KPMG International

Scott Toland
Chief Underwriting Officer EMEA, Zurich

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16.15 – 17.00

Technology – the future is AI – but is it friend or foe?

Kelly Butler
Head of Cyber – UK, Marsh

Pedro J Silva
Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Jim Wetekamp
Chief Executive Officer, Riskonnect

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17:00 – 18:00

Exhibition Hall Networking

Wednesday 5 June


Registration Open


Exhibition Hall, refreshments and networking

08:15 – 09:30

Leadership Breakfast Meetings

1. Tomorrow’s risks financed today
Swiss Re

2. Innovation – a candid look behind the scenes
Howden Ventures and Landsec

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9:45 – 10:45


S13. Claims – transforming the anatomy of claims management from back-office support to strategic partner. (Advanced, Insurance)

S14. D&O – rising challenges. (Advanced, Risk)

S15. Future of the planet – developing big ideas for big risks.
(Fundamental, Risk)

S16. AI arousing fear and excitement – worrying wisely about Artificial Intelligence. (Fundamental, Risk)

S17. Risk management – driving business performance and value with risk professionals using technologies and risk intelligence. (Fundamental, Risk)

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11 00 - 11:45

Exhibition Hall Networking Break

12:00 – 12:45

Underwriting the future – the roads to relevance

The insurance industry is at an inflection point. It faces a continuing cycle of uncertainties including geopolitical storms, environmental challenges, and capital constraints. What does this changing nature of risk mean for tomorrow’s insurance industry? Industry leaders will discuss business critical headwinds and tail winds. Whilst there are internal and external pressures, there are also clear opportunities for the Industry to reassert its relevance.

Joe Peiser
Global CEO for Aon Commercial Risk, Aon

Nadia Côté
Commercial Managing Director UK, Allianz

Wesley Hyatt
Chief Client Officer, Global Risk Solutions, Liberty Specialty Markets

Julian James
Chief Executive Officer, Global Markets, Sompo

Mark Roberts
Division President for UKI and South Africa, Chubb

Frank Streidl
Head of Commercial Insurance UK, Zurich

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12:45 – 13:15

Now that I have your attention: 7 lessons in leading a life bigger than they expect

Nic Hamilton

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Airmic Conference 2024 Close, see you in Liverpool!

Exhibition Hall, Grab and Go Lunch and Networking


  • Attending the Airmic conference since 2015 has been an invaluable investment in my professional development. Each year, I've found unparalleled opportunities to network with industry leaders, gain insights into emerging risks, and stay abreast of the latest trends in risk management. The high-quality workshops and presentations have consistently equipped me with actionable strategies to enhance my organisation's risk management practices.

  • The Airmic conference is one of the highlights of my year. It provides me with a chance to re-connect people, develop new relationships and hear the latest thinking on a wide variety of topics. It provides something for everyone and hits that right balance of serious debate, education and a chance to socialise.

  • I attend the Airmic conference every year for three key reasons: to join seminars and workshops covering current/ emerging risk topics, taking new thinking/ risk management ideas back with me; to meet likeminded people and share ideas to improve risk maturity within our businesses, and finally to meet Airmic partners to understand what risk management services they are able to offer”