The future is now – Airmic 2018, Liverpool

Jake Algar, Head UK & Ireland, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and a team of delegates from our UK business enjoyed an intense few days at #AIRMIC 2018 in Liverpool recently. The AIRMIC annual conference is the highlight of the risk management calendar in the UK providing a great opportunity to meet with risk managers, captive owners, brokers and insurers – over 1,800 delegates across three days, 70+ exhibitors, 30+ workshops, 15+ Hub sessions, 4 keynote sessions, 3 breakfast events, 2 fitness activities, 2 drinks receptions, and 2 panel debates.

The theme of the 2018 conference - "The future is now!" - encouraged the industry to stop talking about tomorrow’s risks since our world has already changed. Over the course of the event, Airmic urged boards to give more time to business risks and management systems and to view insurance in a more strategic light.

Despite the busy agenda for the risk managers in attendance, members of our Property, Casualty, D&O, Innovative Risk Solutions and Claims teams managed to secure valuable facetime with some of our most important client's and brokers in the UK.

In addition, Christian Wertli, Head Innovative Risk Solutions and Martin Hotz, NatCat Parametric Expert hosted a well-attended workshop on the topic of Parametric Solutions which prompted several follow up discussions and trigged new risk protection possibilities for the risk managers in the audience.

We also supported Airmic in launching a concise white paper on Parametric Solutions – Overcoming the challenges and are following up on several enquiries that were raised. The team were run of their feet networking, as well as running demonstrations of CatNet™, our online natural hazards tool and PULSE, our client portal, at our exhibition stand. Numerous business cards were exchanged, new contacts made, old contacts rekindled - we were certainly not walking alone in Liverpool.

Highlights from the conference