Expert Forum on the US Elections: Implications for the Global Insurance Industry

06 Jun 2017

Location: Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland

About the event

The election of Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman who never before held elected office, surprised much of America and the rest of the world. After emerging victorious from a contentious and divisive race that featured explosive tweets, mass rallies, and bold campaign promises, President Trump began his term in office with just as much controversy. While facing allegations of Russian hacking of the election results, he attacked mainstream media outlets for reporting "fake news", and signed executive orders on immigration that created confusion and prompted immediate court challenges.

As governments around the world adjust to the new leader of the free world, they are closely monitoring his positions on foreign trade and taxation, as well as just what "Make America Great Again!" means for them. Meanwhile, the private sector is taking note of his tough stance on companies that send jobs overseas and his plans to loosen regulations in order to stimulate economic growth. The insurance industry never anticipated that the first major legislature initiative of the new administration, the repeal of Obamacare, would evaporate before it was even put to a vote.

Swiss Re Institute is pleased to host this event at the Centre for Global Dialogue, where experts on presidential politics, media, regulation and economics will share their views on how President Trump's policies are likely to play out on the world stage. Swiss Re experts will weigh in on how the insurance industry might fare under President Trump. 

Agenda

 

Tuesday 6 June 2017

14.00

Welcome address and opening remarks
Jeffrey Bohn, Director Swiss Re Institute

14.10

Analysing the developments since the US election: implications for US domestic and foreign policy
Elaine Kamarck, Director of the Center for Effective Public Management, Brookings Institution and Lecturer, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University  

14.50

The power of fake news: Navigating a world where misinformation runs rampant
Jonathan Albright, Research Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University

15.30

Coffee break

15.50

Financial services sector reform in the US: Are happy days here again?
Michael Bacon, Regional Head Americas, Principal Investments & Acquisitions, Swiss Re

16.10

Scenarios for the global insurance industry
Kurt Karl, Chief Economist, Swiss Re

16.30

Panel discussion
Moderator: Jeffrey Bohn

Panellists:
Jonathan Albright
Michael Bacon
Elaine Kamarck
Kurt Karl

17.10

Wrap up and end

17.15

Apero


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 Institute's internal and external websites and in printed materials.

Speakers

Registration/Hotel Accommodation

This event targets Swiss Re employees and selected clients.

Participation is by invitation only.

In case you have a question concerning the registration, please contact Sabina_Fahrni@swissre.com.

Hotel accommodation at the Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue

A limited number of rooms are available at the Centre.

In order to reserve a hotel room we kindly ask you to send us an email to: FrontOffice_Rueschlikon@swissre.com indicating your arrival and departure date.

The rate is CHF 300 per night/person including breakfast.

 

 

General information

Conference

Expert Forum on the Trump Presidency: "Making America Great Again"

Date

6 June 2017

Venue

Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue
Gheistrasse 37
8803 Rüschlikon
Switzerland
Telephone +41 43 285 8100

Conference language

English

Conference fee

There is no conference fee for this event.

Target audience

The event targets Swiss Re employees and selected clients.
Participation is by invitation only.

Dress code

Business casual

Accommodation

Please refer to the separate registration/accommodation tab.

Transportation to and from the Centre

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Airport transfers will be the responsibility of the participants.

Click here for travel directions to the Centre.

Meals and refreshments

Coffee and refreshments will be served on 6 June 2017.

If you have a special meal or dietary requirement, please note it on the registration form.

Cancellation

For cancellation, please contact Sabina_Fahrni@swissre.com or +41 43 285 8852.

Disclaimer

This event may be photographed, videotaped, 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 Institute's internal and external websites and in printed materials.

Antitrust statement

We would like to draw your attention to the fact that Swiss Re conducts its business according to applicable Competition and Antitrust Laws. Please bear this in mind while attending the conference. For more details, please contact the organiser.

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