BDA Bermuda Risk Summit captives panel announced

15-02-2022

BDA Bermuda Risk Summit captives panel announced

Leaders from Marsh, Willis Towers Watson and KPMG will be among the speakers on a captives panel at the first Bermuda Risk Summit, hosted by the Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA).

The summit will be the island’s first major in-person industry event since 2019. Topics covered will include climate risk, life insurance, cyber, InsurTech, ILS and ESG, a Florida legislative update, and captive insurance.

The Association of Bermuda Insurers and Reinsurers (ABIR) and EY have been named sponsors.

The captives panel, entitled “Standing the Test of Time – Bermuda Captive Sector: 60 Years Strong”, will feature a broad range of speakers: Kiki Oyemhen, VP insurance executive at Marsh Captive Solutions; Sarah Demerling, partner at law firm Walkers; Leslie Robinson, SVP and head of underwriting and claims and Willis Towers Watson; and Mark Allitt, managing director and sector lead for insurance at KPMG. Christopher Schaper, CEO of AIG RE, is also confirmed to speak.

Other speakers already announced for the summit include Christopher Schaper, chief executive officer of AIG RE; Elizabeth Dwyer, superintendent, banking & insurance at the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation; and Leslie Robinson, SVP and head of underwriting & claims at Willis Towers Watson. There will also be “a fireside chat” with Bermuda’s premier, The Hon David E Burt, JP, MP.

The BDA has welcomed changes announced by the island’s government to arrival protocols taking effect a week before the event begins on March 14. Visitors with up-to-date COVID vaccinations will require just a supervised antigen pre-departure test within two days of departure, with no further testing on arrival in Bermuda.

David Hart, BDA CEO, said: “The BDA is thrilled to begin hosting major in-person events again on-island and is extremely pleased the new arrival protocols will come into effect one week before the start of our Risk Summit. I am also pleased to announce that the Risk Summit will receive support from Florida, one of Bermuda’s largest trading partners, in the form of the Florida Insurance Council, who, in addition to its president, Cecil Pearce coming to speak on our Florida legislative update panel, is co-sponsoring a networking breakfast with Meenan PA.”

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