45th General
   Assembly

The 2018 General Assembly, held on 30 May–2 June
  in Paris, summoned leading voices of the insurance
    industry and thought leaders, academics, agenda setters
      and other key stakeholders to debate the role of
        insurance in finding solutions to some of the world’s
          most pressing and complex issues.

45th General
   Assembly

The 2018 General Assembly, held on 30 May–2 June
  in Paris, summoned leading voices of the insurance
    industry and thought leaders, academics, agenda setters
      and other key stakeholders to debate the role of
        insurance in finding solutions to some of the world’s
          most pressing and complex issues.

45th General
 Assembly

The 2018 General Assembly, held on 30 May–2 June
  in Paris, summoned leading voices of the insurance
    industry and thought leaders, academics, agenda
      setters and other key stakeholders to debate the
        role of insurance in finding solutions to some
          of the world’s most pressing and complex issues.

45th General Assembly

The 2018 General Assembly, held on 30 May–2 June in Paris, summoned leading voices of the insurance industry and thought leaders, academics, agenda setters and other key stakeholders to debate the role of insurance in finding solutions to some of the world’s most pressing and complex issues.


Geopolitics

Precarious international trade relations, diplomatic tensions, Brexit drama in Europe and rising populism globally—these and other threats to global security impact international trade and business. It is imperative to reinforce the rules-based world order and update the foundations upon which it was built.

Panel on geopolitics, trade and security - Thomas E. Donilon, BlackRock Investment Institute; Lord Jonathan Hill, former European Commissioner; and Joaquim Levy, former World Bank CFO


Insurance in the 21st Century

Is insurance meeting societal expectations? Macroeconomic, technological and societal trends challenge the insurance industry in new ways. Insurers need innovative approaches to stay relevant and enhance their value proposition, for example by adapting their products to cater to digitally savvy generations.

Panel on societal expectations for insurance - Oliver Bäte (chair), Allianz; Inmaculada Martinez, Deep Science Ventures; Lee Howell, World Economic Forum; Mathilda Ström, BIMA


Future of Health

Increases in ageing populations and chronic diseases, as well as evolving customer needs and behaviours, are putting pressure on government-funded health systems. Insurance should leverage the potential of digitalization and big data to deliver high-quality care on a long-term basis and build relationships with customers.

Panel on the future of health - Thomas Buberl (chair), AXA; Milena Pavlova, Maastricht University; Jonathan Larsen, Ping An; Francesca Colombo, OECD; Agnès Soucat, World Health Organization


Data and Technology in the Context of Insurance

Digitalization could enable insurers to improve their risk assessment, offer bespoke products and encourage policyholders to embrace more prudent risk behaviours, ultimately increasing insurability and benefiting society. It is important, however, to assess the limits of the value that data and technology can create.

Panel on data and technology in insurance - Jonathan Larsen, Ping An; Joachim Wenning (chair), Munich Re; Bernhard Kotanko, McKinsey; Carlo d’Asaro Biondo, Google


‘Climatonomics’: Embedding Climate Risk in Economic Analysis and Decisions

Understanding the relationships between climate change and economic growth is critical to developing economic policies that take climate considerations into account. The private sector, particularly the (re)insurance industry, plays a key role in mitigating climate risk and promoting action from stakeholders.

Panel on climate risk analysis - Tsuyoshi Nagano (co-chair), Tokio Marine; Masahide Kimoto, University of Tokyo; Christian Gollier, Toulouse School of Economics; Thomas Sterner, University of Gothenburg; Denis Kessler (co-chair), SCOR


Insurance industry should change business models to prepare for carbon-free economy: Oliver Bäte

Insurance firms are set to be at the centre of future health ecosystems: Thomas Buberl

Health systems challenged by growing demand for care, ageing population and fiscal pressure: Francesca Colombo

Insurance customers’ expectations are greatly impacted by technology: Mathilda Ström

Main challenge for Latin American insurance markets is to develop risk awareness: Alejandro Simón

Price on carbon emissions key to ensuring businesses contribute to climate change goals: Thomas Sterner