GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, Langhaldenstrasse 21, 8803 Rüschlikon, Switzerland

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Event Date Tue Aug 31 CEST (about 2 months ago)
In your timezone (EDT): Tue Aug 31 2:15am - Tue Aug 31 11:20am
Location GDI Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute
Langhaldenstrasse 21, 8803 Rüschlikon, Switzerland
Region EMEA

Insurance creates stability, and insurance brokers are its guarantors. But how will the industry and the professional field change in the next few years, what challenges, but also what opportunities will they face?

The situation in Switzerland is also a special one for brokers compared to other European countries. What Switzerland can learn from the market structures of other countries and how other countries benefit from looking at Switzerland is becoming increasingly important as an international exchange of expertise.

Insurance Contract Act (VVG), Insurance Supervision Act (VAG) and Financial Services Act (Fidleg) have brought some changes in the last few months that will shape the industry in the years to come.

Not only legal but also digital changes will characterize the brokerage market. Customer needs are more demanding and extensive. Adapting to newly created conditions will be the challenge in the coming years when it comes to asserting oneself in the competition for customers who want to take advantage of the increasingly flexible pension options.

In order to survive in all of these special tasks, it is more important than ever to have a strong and, above all, the right team behind you. Brokerage is top performance.


2021 Speakers


Dr. Peter Hsu
Partner, Bär and Karrer AG

Birgit Rutishauser
Deputy Director and Head of Insurance Business Unit, Federal Financial Market Supervisory Authority Finma

Laurent Schlaefli
CEO, Profond Pension Fund

Hans-Joachim Watzke
Chairman of the Board of Management, Borussia Dortmund

Prof. Dr. Klaus W. Wellershoff
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Wellershoff & Partners Ltd.


Camillo Baratta
Manager EMEA Industry Development Financial Services, Salesforce

Jasmine Sandra Forster
Managing Director, Advantis Insurance Consulting AG

Armand Hoftijzer
Director, MarshBerry International

Adrian ILL
Delegate of the Board of Directors, Sobrado AG

Christian Kessler
Managing Partner, Kessler & Co AG

Markus Lehmann
President, SIBA Association of Swiss Insurance Brokers

Prof. Dr. Peter Maas
Professor of Insurance and Service Management, University of St. Gallen

Andri Mengiardi

Peter Philipp
CEO CRB Switzerland, Willis Towers Watson

Martin Rast
Head of Insurance, Salesforce

Michel Schaft
Managing Director, MarshBerry International


Marco Balzarini
Consulting Director and Partner, Zühlke

Rieke Bundt
Client Development Manager, Generali Employee Benefits

Thomas Dolder
Senior Underwriter, Property Large Customers Company Basler Insurance

Dr. Christoph Lauterwasser
Managing Director, AZT Automotive GmbH Allianz Center for Technology

Daniel Mutz Head of Sales and Marketing and member, Pax management

Prof. Dr. Volker Nürnberg
University Professor and Partner, BDO AG


Thomas Hengartner
Business Editor, Finance and Economics

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Partners

• Allianz Suisse Group
• Basler Versicherungen and Baloise Bank SoBa
• elipsLife
• Generali Switzerland
• Pax, Schweizerische Lebensversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG
• Profond

• Salesforce

• thebroker

• Hochschule Luzern - Wirtschaft, Institut für Finanzdienstleistungen Zug IFZ