Agricultural and Natural Catastrophe Insurance Forum

13 - 15 Oct 2016

Location: Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland

About the event

Natural disasters occur frequently in China and are widely scattered. Those affected by natural disasters include individuals, businesses and governments. However, we cannot predict the timing and scale of the damage that natural disasters cause to them. Thus, these groups largely ignore the potential financial impact of natural disasters when accounting for their financial and fiscal liabilities. Moreover, they do not set aside contingent capital to hedge against such liabilities. Such contingent liabilities related to natural disasters, particularly government fiscal liabilities, are highly significant in the context of the Chinese economy and could exponentially expand in coverage and scale.

Swiss Re hosted government officials and insurance professionals from China to discuss the financial and fiscal mechanisms for disaster prevention and relief, as well as the disaster-insurance systems.

Participants at this event had the opportunity to dig deep into the key challenges they face, assess possible solutions and share experience in arranging parametric solutions to guard against natural catastrophe risks.

Presentations

 

Thursday 13 October 2016

19.30

Welcome Dinner
Hosted by Matthias Weber, Group Chief Underwriting Officer, Swiss Re

 

Friday 14 October 2016

09.00

Welcome address
Gary Wei, Head Global Partnerships China, Swiss Re

09.10

Opening speech
Moses Ojeisekhoba, Chief Executive Officer Reinsurance, Swiss Re

09.30

Guest of Honour remarks
Ma Wentong, Party Committee Member of Finance Bureau of Heilongjiang Province

09.40

Public Private Partnerships: the view of Global Partnerships
Ivo Menzinger, Client Executive, Global Partnerships, Swiss Re

10.00

Public Private Partnerships: agricultural insurance
Beat Schnegg, Head Agriculture Reinsurance, Swiss Re

10.20

Coffee break and group photo Session

10.50

Public Private Partnerships: the experience of German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ)
Matthias Range, Senior Advisor and Head of Agriculture and Climate Risk Insurance Unit, GIZ

11.10

Public Private Partnerships: experience in Heilongjiang
Heilongjiang Representative and Chairman of Sunlight

11.50

Public Private Partnerships: experience in Guangdong
Guangdong Representative

12.10

Introduction to the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue (CGD)
Remo Steinmetz, Head Client Executive Programmes, Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue

12.30

Luncheon

14.00-17.00

Breakout session 1: Heilongjiang case study

14.00

Flood Index Structures
Markus Konz, Expert Flood, Swiss Re

14.30

Solution design for public interest risks
Vincent Eck, Head Global Partnerships Asia Pacific, Swiss Re

15.30

 Aquaculture Solutions
Kleoniki Afentoulidou, Product Manager Agriculture, Swiss Re

15.50

 Coffee break

16.20

Insurance Linked Securities Solutions
Andy Palmer, Senior ILS Structurer, Swiss Re

16.40

Closing the protection gap
Pavel Huerta Uribe, Expert Property EMEA Business Generation, Swiss Re

17.00

Summary
Gary Wei

18.00

Dinner

 

Saturday 15 October 2016

09.00-12.00

Breakout session 1
Deep dive for Heilongjiang delegation

09.00

Breakout session 2
Natural Catastrophe  Insurance Systems in China
Gary Wei, Head Global Partnerships China, Swiss Re

09.15

Design of the Heilongjiang solution
Junbo Wang, Senior Client Manager, Global Partnerships China, Swiss Re

09.45

Design of the Guangdong solution
Cindy Zhang, Head Property Treaty Underwriting China, Swiss Re

10.15

Coffee break

10.45

Discussion
Gary Wei, Head Global Partnerships China, Swiss Re

11.45

Closing remarks
Beat Schnegg and Vincent Eck


This event may be photographed, filmed and/ or recorded. A summary of the event, pictures and/or a video of the event in which you may appear may be posted and made available on Swiss Re’s and the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue’s internal and external websites and in printed materials.

Speakers

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Photos by Stephan Tuor

Summary

Parametric solutions are innovative and effective ways to narrow the protection gap in China, where natural catastrophe risk is significant. It is especially true when it comes to agriculture.

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