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    Casualty  - Legal system abuse - Market and claims impact, proactive underwriting and advocacy topics

    Today, verdicts, settlement amounts and loss adjustment expenses are skyrocketing. Join us for an overview of the various factors shaping the current legal environment in the US and their potential impacts on our industry.

    Engineering  - Contingent Business Interruption (CBI) - supply chain resilience

    Supply chains for manufacturing companies in various industries are facing continuously growing and newly emerging challenges. Numerous factors have a weakening impact on the resilience of supply chains, which causes a higher frequency of disruptions and more complexity in claim scenarios under CBI. The seminar will take a closer look at some of the supply chain challenges and their impact on CBI coverage, including ways to overcome them.

    Casualty  - The “forever chemicals” PFAS – Claims perspective

    Claims involving Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) are rapidly expanding throughout the U.S. and Europe. From long-tail environmental exposures to false advertising claims, the universe of PFAS-related litigation presents an array of challenges for insurers and reinsurers. In recent years, underwriters have sought to remove PFAS liability from coverage through PFAS-specific exclusions, but legacy policies remain unclear as to with whether PFAS-related claims are covered, in a rapidly changing regulatory landscape. 

    Cyber  - Lessons learned from cyber claims

    Understanding cyber claims is key to managing cyber risk. This seminar combines claims data analysis with practical insights into cyber claims management. Participants will learn about claims trends and common causes of loss, and receive hands-on examples of how to manage cyber claims.

    Cyber  - Cyber insurance: A best practice approach to Cyber Risk Assessment

    Find out details about Munich Re’s Risk Assessment Process in cyber insurance with the latest findings from cyber underwriting. 

    Capital Solutions - Parametric Insurance

    Natural catastrophes such as hurricanes or earthquakes can cause losses to property that are in some cases not or only partially covered by traditional property insurance policies. At the same time, in our increasingly digitalised world, more digital information, including that from new sensor technologies, is becoming available with regard to geo hazards. As a result, Parametric Insurance is increasingly being used to protect against risks otherwise considered to be uninsurable.

    The fact that independent third parties provide data for Parametric Insurance offers the parties involved good transparency and serves to offset potential conflicts of interest. Additionally, Parametric Insurance supports fast and lean claims processes, which makes the concept attractive for insureds and insurers alike.

    Data Analytics - The future of commercial motor underwriting and pricing

    Commercial motor is a challenging line of business for many insurers, during this session we will explore how data and technology help to improve insurer fortunes in this market segment.

    The level of vehicle connectivity and availability of data is increasing for commercial motor insurers. Insurers are able to more accurately predict future risk performance and differentiate their commercial motor offering by leverage new data streams and utilising technology to enhance their value propositions, pricing approach and underwriting capabilities. 

    Casualty - Public nuisance: An emerging tort litigation strategy in the US

    An examination of the US plaintiff bar’s efforts to use public nuisance tort liability theory to recover damages and address broad societal harms. 

    Engineering  - Bridges ‒ Technology and insurance

    The seminar will give participants an overview of the technologies used for constructing various types of bridges. It will address methods, but also hazards that can arise during construction. The final section will discuss loss examples and underwriting guidelines, and provide tips for underwriting

    Cyber  - Tackling systemic cyberwar exposure: Challenges and Solutions for Insurers and Reinsurers

    Today’s cyber landscape is highly dynamic and of ever-increasing importance for the global economy. Insurers (and reinsurers) need flexibility and agility to respond to existing and evolving challenges. It is vital for a sustainable cyber market to limit systemic risks, the foremost of these being cyber war. In this context, in the light of the current geopolitical situation, and considering several “near misses” in the past, the introduction of robust and future-proof war and cyber war exclusions is key.

    The development of war and cyber war exclusion clauses represents a great step forward for the insurance industry regarding the ability to control potential systemic accumulation from what is essentially an uninsurable risk. The seminar focuses on the fundamental considerations that led to the development of such clauses, the main systematic approaches, and the clauses’ contents (especially those clauses based on the concept developed by LMA), while also addressing the balancing effect on insurance books.

    Cyber  - Munich Re Global Cyber Risk and Insurance Survey 2024: Findings and conclusions for commercial and private lines

    The cyber survey was conducted for the third time together with one of the world’s largest statistic portals, Statista. It targets more than 7,000 respondents in 14 countries. The results are representative both globally and for the selected countries. The survey covers the most important industries such as banking/finance and healthcare. The breakdown into C-level and employees makes the results representative of the commercial and private sectors.

    Casualty - Greenwashing: Regulation and litigation
    Regulations and civil-law litigation regarding misleading statements by companies regarding the environmental friendliness of their products and services.

    While companies are eager to present themselves as environmentally conscious to appeal to clients and investors alike, there is an increasing concern among regulators and NGOs that statements made in disclosures and advertisements might be misleading or not based on verifiable facts. Plaintiffs use allegations of greenwashing as a preferred litigation strategy against corporations with a large environmental footprint.  

    Engeneering - Renewable energies - Implications for insurance

    In line with the goals of the Paris Agreement, the energy system is undergoing a fundamental transition, which is even going to accelerate over the years to come:

    • New power production capacity will mainly come from on- and offshore wind power and from solar PV.
    • Battery energy storage systems (BESSs) will be added at a larger scale to balance out power production with power demand over time.
    • Decarbonisation of sectors that cannot be electrified will require large amounts of green fuel to be produced (e.g. hydrogen, e-fuels, green ammonia).
    • To use these new energy sources, existing technology needs to be modified or redeveloped (e.g. to make gas turbines hydrogen-ready)

    Economy and sustainability  - Sustainable construction: A selection of current technologies and their impact on the environment

    This seminar introduces participants to a selection of current technologies intended to improve several sustainability aspects in construction, like CO2 emissions or the impact on biodiversity. We will touch upon methods which are already used as well as concepts still in the research phase. The goal of this seminar is to provide an overview of current developments in the construction sector and to discuss their implications for construction insurance.

    Data Analytics  - Electric vehicles: The way ahead

    In recent years, e-mobility has achieved a breakthrough in many markets around the world. The question is no longer if electric vehicles (EVs) are coming and will replace traditional powertrains, but rather how they are coming and when they will take over the largest share of the global powertrain mix.

    The rise in EV adoption globally brings challenges and opportunities for many different market segments, including (re)insurance. Our industry is playing a vital role in this equation, by being able to address new customer risks and deliver state-of-the-art solutions.

    The challenge for (re)insurance is to identify and adequately manage these risks, despite a potential lack of historical data and a quickly evolving landscape.

    In this seminar, Munich Re will discuss latest developments and potential solutions to tackle the challenges mentioned above.

    Economy and sustainability - The world economy in 2024 – leaving crisis mode behind, but structural changes ahead?

    The global economic order is about to change. Two major crises in just three years – the pandemic-related recession in 2020 and the energy price shock in 2022 – have demonstrated the fragility of the world economy and the (geo-)political order. Geopolitics will likely grow in relevance over the coming years, affecting businesses, financial markets and the overall economy alike. As globalisation seems to have peaked and new models of international trade and investment linkages are emerging, the positive effects of both higher growth and lower inflation from global economic integration will likely wane.

    Cyber - Cyber risks and trends – 2024 and beyond

    Risk management and cyber insurance perspective on the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape

    While digital interdependencies are increasing, cyber security has become fundamental for every risk owner. The seminar describes how vulnerabilities could be exploited by various cyber threat actors and provides an outlook on the near- and mid-term future of cyber security and the implication on cyber insurance. 

    Climate  - Why non-peak perils deserve more attention

    It is no secret that tropical cyclones or earthquakes cause high losses year after year. But what about non-peak perils, sometimes referred to as secondary perils? Cumulative losses from these events – including severe thunderstorms, floods and wildfires – are on the rise in many regions around the world. This trend is influenced by both socioeconomic factors and climate change. The changing frequency and intensity of these events can have an economic snowball effect, which warrants more attention from our industry.

    This seminar will therefore focus on non-peak perils. How are they developing? Which factors are driving non-peak perils? What should insurers keep in mind when dealing with them?

    Casualty  - Climate change litigation: Liability and coverage aspects of recent litigation developments

    Climate change litigation is on the rise; in addition to ongoing attempts to establish liability for a company’s direct contribution to climate change, more and more claims are being brought against companies for alleged “greenwashing”. Although liability and coverage is questionable, insurers may have to bear defence costs, and there is a risk of case-law change, too.

    Casualty  - Psychedelics and cannabis: Regulatory risks, claims, and underwriting considerations

    As the social acceptance and tolerance of psychedelics and cannabis continue to grow in many parts of the world, and for both medical and recreational use, corresponding regulatory, claims and underwriting risks are rapidly emerging. This session will explore how some of these drugs are being studied to treat mental illness and how the regulatory landscape is very much in flux, particularly in the US, where there are conflicts between state and federal laws.