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Industry heavyweights Stephen Catlin, Albert Benchimol and Marc Grandisson will be among the speakers at the inaugural Bermuda Risk Summit next month.

A global CEO panel at the event will feature Mr Catlin, chairman and CEO of Convex; Mr Benchimol, president and CEO of Axis; and Mr Grandisson, CEO, Arch Capital Group.

The panel will be moderated by Craig Swan, CEO of the Bermuda Monetary Authority.

Two hundred delegates are expected to attend the March 14-16 conference hosted by the Bermuda Business Development Agency, the first major on-island, in-person risk event to be held since 2019.

Also included in the summit’s line-up of speakers over three half-days at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club are Christopher Schaper, chief executive officer, AIG RE; Elizabeth Dwyer, superintendent, banking and insurance, Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation; and Leslie Robinson, SVP, head of underwriting and claims, Willis Towers Watson.

David Hart, BDA CEO, said: “We greatly appreciate the generous support of our industry partners and are so pleased that the Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers and EY have come forward as our first diamond level sponsors for our inaugural Bermuda Risk Summit.

“We are thrilled to be able to provide a conduit through which Bermuda’s risk industry, after a two-year absence, can meet face to face with their overseas clients prior to the upcoming June 1 policy renewal season.

“As we enter our third year of learning to live with Covid-19, it is so important that we offer opportunities for industry to return together safely to dialogue and chart a new direction forward together.”

John Huff, president and CEO of Abir, said: “The Bermuda Risk Summit will be the first, large in-person risk event on island since late 2019. As Bermuda’s leading insurers and reinsurers continued long-term commitment to our international market, Abir and its member companies are proud to support the Bermuda Risk Summit.

“As the world’s most innovative and responsive re/insurance market, our aim is to support this event to provide our members and stakeholders an ideal opportunity to meet new and existing clients, to share ideas and best practices in person and to foster customer-driven solutions to close the global protection gap.”

Jessel Mendes, partner and markets leader, EY region of the Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands, said: “We are thrilled to be sponsoring the Bermuda Risk Summit.

“The BDA’s vision for this inaugural event really resonated with us and we applaud them for providing a platform to showcase Bermuda’s prominence, importance and attractiveness.

“We, at EY, look forward to reconnecting and collaborating, in person, with local and international participants. We are committed to the summit’s success and supporting Bermuda and the growth of its risk related industries.”

The BDA said confirmed panels include a fireside chat with David Burt, the Premier, as well as a panel of local and overseas regulators entitled Navigating Complex Risks: A Regulatory Perspective, as well as Insights from the World’s Leading Rating Agencies.

Other topics and lines of business up for discussion include climate risk, life insurance, captive insurance, cyber, insurtech, ILS and ESG, and a Florida legislative update.

Also included in the registration price of $295 are keynote breakfasts, networking breaks and lunches, an island boat cruise and an evening seaside soirée at the Hamilton Beach Club.

To register, visit the event webpage at www.bda.bm/events/bermuda-risk-summit/

Sponsorship opportunities — including the one remaining diamond sponsorship package — are still available, the BDA said.

E-mail bermudarisk@bda.bm to participate.

For details, see https://www.bda.bm/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/BDA_Bermuda-Risk_Sponsorship.pdf.

Stephen Catlin, chairman and CEO of Convex (File photograph)
Albert Benchimol, president and CEO of Axis (File photograph)
Marc Grandisson, CEO, Arch Capital Group (File photograph)
David Hart, CEO of the Bermuda Business Development Agency (File photograph)
John Huff, president and CEO of Abir (File photograph)
Jessel Mendes, partner and markets leader, EY region of the Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands (File photograph)

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Published February 08, 2022 at 7:58 am (Updated February 08, 2022 at 7:58 am)

Senior executives join industry panel at risk summit

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