The Grace Hotel
The Grace Hotel, 77 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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Event Date Tue Aug 27 AEST - Wed Aug 28 AEST (about 2 years ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Mon Aug 26 7:00pm - Wed Aug 28 3:10am
Location The Grace Hotel
77 York St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Region APAC

Delivered by the industry’s leading CAT risk thought leaders, the 5th Annual CAT Risk Management & Modelling Summit Australasia 2019 brings together leading international and local CAT risk experts to address the challenges that the re/insurance industry faces today.

2018-2019 has seen a number of outlying events hit the Australasian market with the recent Townsville floods and the Sydney Hail Storm costing insurers an estimated $2.4 billion. Though modelling technology has progressed dramatically, the most critical aspect of these increasing, inclement weather patterns remains unaddressed: Climate Change. For this reason, climate change will be taking centre stage during the conference and full day workshop to ensure the event can leave delegates in a better position to answer the following:

• How can insurers keep up to date with advancements in Cat modelling to better evaluate model effectiveness and risk to find the right model for them?
• What tools do re/insurers have at their disposal to evaluate climate change and other non-modelled cat risks?
• How do re/insurers consolidate their CAT risk knowledge through effective pricing methods?

Reasons to attend:
• Run by the industry’s leading CAT risk thought leaders
• Assess the impact and evolution of Climate Risk
• Qualify potential industry standards and quantify climate risk
• Check-up on your pricing standards for model developments
• Quantify the 2019 changes to Geoscience Australia’s (GA) cyclone hazard map
• Learn how updated NZ Quake Models have fared against recent events
• Overcome challenges in flood risk modelling in the region
• Improve modelling structures for convective storms and bushfires
• Update your ILS focus and latest developments in the sector


2019 Speakers

Dr Will Gardner
Managing Director, Combus

Nick Hassam
Chief Commercial Officer, Reask

Simone Collins
Head of Reinsurance & Appointed Actuary, Youi Insurance

Sharanjit Paddam
Head of ESG Risk, QBE

Craig Arthur
Atmospheric Hazards Activity Team Leader, Geoscience Australia

Dr Andy Casely
Senior Catastrophe Risk Analyst, Willis Re

Iain Willis
Managing Director, JBA Risk Management

Andrew O’Donnell, PhD
Senior Engineer, AIR Worldwide

Rob Fortune
Senior Vice President - GC Analytics, Guy Carpenter

Tim Andrews
Principal, Finity Consulting

Paul Newland
Director, Network Capital Economics

Andrew Sullivan
Bushfire Behaviour Scientist, CSIRO

Senior Representative
NESP Earth Systems And Climate Change Hub

Senior Representative
CSIRO Climate Science Centre

Senior Representative
UNSW Climate Change Research Centre

David Taylor
Principal, Baird

Dr Matthew Mason
Senior Lecturer, The University Of Queensland

Tom Davies
Special Risks Climate Change, Insurance Council Of Australia

Kate Simmonds
Catastrophe Analyst, Willis Re

Jeremy Waite
SVP, Guy Carpenter

Tony Antonucci
Chief Underwriting Officer, TOWER Insurance

Ashish Jain
Vice President and Managing Director, AIR Worldwide

Paul Looker
CEO, Cybassurance

Alison Drill
Head P&C Structured Solutions Asia, Swiss Reinsurance Company

Marta Yebra
Research Fellow, ANU College Of Medicine, Biology And Environment

Jacki Johnson
Group Executive, People, Performance & Reputation, IAG

Paul Somerville
Deputy Director, Risk Frontiers

Nick Hartry
Executive Manager, Reinsurance Operations, IAG

Simon Smith
Chief Cyber Security Forensic Investigator, Official Intelligence Pty. Ltd

Mark Smink
Chief Information Security Officer - Asia Pacific, Jones Lang LaSalle

Ines Glas
Property/Engineering Manager Australasia, Munich Re

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsor

• Kovrr