European Insurance Forum 2013 to be held in Dublin in May
The European Insurance Forum (EIF) 2013 is taking place in Dublin on 9 and 10 May, bringing together the industry and regulatory community to address major issues facing the sector.
The Dublin International Insurance & Management Association (DIMA) is holding the conference, which is themed ‘Face the Future’.
International re/insurers in Ireland have continued to provide on-going stability to their policyholders for almost 25 years, most recently against a background of events such as Superstorm Sandy, the Costa Concordia sinking and devastating US droughts last summer, whilst at the same time dealing with the market turmoil created by the on-going crisis of confidence within the Eurozone.
DIMA is calling on the sector across Europe to identify the new landscape of risks and discuss solutions for the major challenges facing the industry as well as highlight innovations such as research and development centres in Ireland and determine future structures and activities for European and global business.
Sarah Goddard, CEO of DIMA, said, “The fact is that the nature of risk is changing, and the re/insurance sector is adapting to provide a secure base for its clients to progress and evolve. Europe, and Ireland as one of its major insurance hubs, is in the midst of great change, and needs to identify and manage the shifting challenges such as risk, reputation and regulation.
“EIF 2013 is more important than ever as the Irish government is making progress on its presidency of the European Union. This gathering is a key opportunity to reflect Ireland’s leading position in the international arena and shine a light on progress in the sector.”
Speakers will include John Bruton, president of IFSC Ireland and former Taoiseach; Matthew Elderfield, deputy governor of the Financial Regulator; and Fiona Muldoon, director of insurance and credit institutions, Central Bank of Ireland.