StrategicRISK finds out what’s on the agenda for this year’s conference exhibitors


Who will be there?

Stephen Parsons AIG

Stephen Parsons, deputy chief executive, AIG, Hong Kong (pictured); Rebecca Harrison, head of client and broker engagement, AIG, Hong Kong; Carol Barton, president, AIG Multinational; Tony McHarg, head of multinational and AIG network partner practice, Asia Pacific; and Daniel Koepfer, head of multinational, AIG, SE Asia & Korea.

What’s on their agenda?

“We are focused on helping clients predict, plan and navigate a complex world while achieving their risk, governance, and contract certainty objectives,” a spokesperson said.

What AIG thinks should be on risk managers’ radars?

Multinational insurance programmes designed to keep their companies safe, compliant and protected across borders.



Who will be there?

Mark Mitchell Allianz

Mark Mitchell, regional chief executive Asia, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) (pictured); Chin Feng, chief executive AGCS HK and GC; Damian Lynch, regional head of financial lines, AGCS Asia; and Clemens Philippi, regional head of market management, AGCS Asia

What’s on their agenda?

AGCS will speak at the PARIMA conference on M&A related risks, products and underwriting. They are also looking to deepen their Asian footprint and focusing on their global ‘True Customer Centricity initiative’ to better service clients.

What Allianz thinks should be on risk managers’ radars?

Cyber and changes to the local insurance regulations in Asian growth markets.


Aon Risk Solutions

Who will be there?

Paul Young Aon

Paul Young, chief executive, Hong Kong (pictured); Jane Drummond, regional head of sales and marketing, Asia; Owen Belman, chief executive, North Asia; James Wong, director and associate head of global accounts; and Ellen Fung, director and head of global and corporate accounts.

What’s on their agenda?

“Taking time to really understand our clients’ needs across risk and people, their unique challenges and delivering solutions that help our clients stay ahead of tomorrow,” a spokesperson said.

What Aon thinks should be on risk managers’ radars?

Assessing if they have the right insights to make informed risk decisions for their business.



Who will be there?

Doug White Chubb

Doug White, country president, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau (pictured); and Mumtaz Ali, chief financial officer, Greater China


What’s on their agenda?

Investing in resources to enhance and develop underwriting platforms to extend its geographical reach. New products will include comprehensive cover for cyber, freight forwarders’ and fully integrated property damage/business interruption risk exposure. Chubb is also targeting the SME segment and industries such as life sciences and entertainment.

What Chubb thinks should be on risk managers’ radars?

A ‘big picture’ mentality to recognise correlations of risks in the ever-changing technological and regulatory landscapes.


FM Global

Johnell Holly FM Global

Who will be there?

Johnell Holly, operations VP and area manager, SEA (pictured); Daniel Juneau, regional sales manager; Beh Hiang Joo, senior client learning specialist, Asia operations; Chang Chia Howe, business development executive; and Jolin Tan, underwriter.

What’s on their agenda?

Celebrating its first-ever investment outside of the US, with its new Asia-Pacific headquarters and ‘simulation zone’ in Singapore. The seven-storey facility will provide loss prevention and risk management training for clients, prospects, brokers, and local government and education institutions. Off the back of this, FM Global is focused on growing its indigenous book of business and providing new services to its existing clients.

What FM Global thinks should be on risk managers’ radars?

Cyber risks. The gaps between what companies need, what they currently have, and how the many different policies claiming to provide cyber coverage work together during a loss seems woefully misunderstood.



Who will be there?

Isabelle Clausner Generali

Isabelle Clausner, global head of client relationship management, Generali Global Corporate & Commercial (GC&C) (pictured); Hayden Seach, head of global corporate & commercial Asia; Ken Lai, chief underwriting officer Asia; Giovanni di Meo, head of client and broker relationship management Asia; and Joe Venetico, head of property Asia

What’s on their agenda?

Asia remains an area of growth for GC&C. “Satisfying our clients’ needs and expectations is even more important when the competition is fierce and financial environment is tough,” a spokesperson said.

What Generali thinks should be on risk managers’ radars?

Climate change, cyber, and reputational risks.


HDI Global

Joachim Ten Eicken HDI Global

Who will be there?

Joachim Ten Eicken, member of the HDI Global SE executive board (pictured); Daniel Lau, chief executive of Hong Kong; Kai Brüggemann, head of marine department; Danh Duong, region manager of global department; and Stefan Feldmann, managing director of Australasia/ASEAN.

What’s on their agenda?

Expanding their footprint in all continents; broadening its product lines (in cyber liability, single project professional indemnity) and strengthening its risk consulting team.

What HDI Global thinks should be on risk managers’ radars?

Increasingly sophisticated global environments including political risks, fast technological development, and stringent compliance.



Who will be there?

Andrew Barrowman JLT

Tony Langridge, chairman, JLT Asia; Andrew Barrowman, chief executive, JLT Hong Kong (pictured); Tom Birbeck, director, new business and marketing, JLT Hong Kong; Kelly Outram, director, construction division, JLT Hong Kong; and Sara Garland - director, strategic risk solutions, JLT Hong Kong.

What’s on their agenda?

Further enhancing their client-first strategies built around focused specialisms.

What JLT thinks should be on risk managers’ radars?

Increased risk transfer pricing – whilst the macro catalysts don’t appear to be there, we can see the early signs of markets feeling the margin and profitability squeeze.



Who will be there?

Kent Chaplin Lloyd's

Kent Chaplin, chief executive officer, Lloyd’s Asia Pacific (pictured); Thomas Haddrill, country manager, Hong Kong, Lloyd’s; and Pavlos Spyropoulos, senior market development manager, Lloyd’s Asia.

What’s on their agenda?

Lloyd’s will be running its Lloyd’s-Parima Professional Development Programme before the conference: a two-day masterclass to build knowledge and expertise for risk managers. The programme provides an overview of the Lloyd’s market, insights into emerging risks, an understanding of the underwriting process, an understanding of international insurance regulations and their impact on insurance programmes, and how claims are handled.

What Lloyd’s thinks should be on risk managers’ radars?

Cyber insurance; political risk; and supply chain impacts. Additionally, although we know that Asia-Pacific is highly exposed to natural catastrophes, the Lloyd’s City Risk Index also shows that some local economies have high exposures to manmade threats.



Who will be there?

Peter Jackson Lockton

Peter Jackson, Asia region MNC director (pictured); Alex Yip, chief executive Greater China; and Irene Tong, head of business development, Greater China.

What’s on their agenda?

Developing more innovative solutions to clients emerging risks; encouraging the development of new insurance markets in Asia both geographically and for new insurance classes; and expanding the role of broker with different client risks.

What should be on risk managers’ radars?

A constant evaluation of emerging risks, particularly how cyber risk is evolving; understanding of how local regulation is changing; and raising the profile of risk management, particularly in strategic decision making.



Who will be there?

David Jacob Marsh

David Jacob, regional chief executive officer, Asia (pictured); Douglas Ure, managing director, head of Marsh Risk Consulting, Asia; Christelle Poh, head of business development, Hong Kong; and several members of their Asia and Hong Kong teams.

What’s on their agenda?

Key Marsh spokespeople are on the PARIMA programme: Ure will speak about cross border third party risks, while Jacob will join the industry leaders panel discussion on the state of the market.

What Marsh thinks should be on risk managers’ radars?

Harnessing data and analytics for decision making; a rigorous review of the existing risk framework to counter cyber breaches; and an assessment of the gaps and costs in employee benefits and human capital risks.



Who will be there?

QBE Ben Graham

Ben Graham, head of risk Asia Pacific (pictured), and several other members of the Asia Pacific team.

What’s on their agenda in the next 12 months?

The insurer is focusing on four key areas of business “where we see the highest potential for profitable growth and where our group’s core strengths are best utilized”, including speciality, commercial, SME and personal lines.

What QBE thinks should be on risk managers’ radars?

A continued focused on embedding enhanced quantitative risk management; an increased focus on emerging risks – in particular, cyber; and on regulatory changes related to risk.


Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Who will be there?

Nick Garrity SRCS

Dylan Bryant, chief executive Hong Kong; Nick Garrity, head sales Asia Pacific (pictured); Didier Bélot, head non-standard solutions Asia-Pacific; Peter Newall, head of claims Asia-Pacific; and Stanley Cochrane head property Asia-Pacific.

What’s on their agenda?

Meeting corporate clients and broking partners to understand more about their specific risk management and insurance challenges; and speaking about their new general insurance license in Hong Kong and their expanding operations in China, Australia, Japan and Malaysia.

What Swiss Re Corporate Solutions thinks should be on risk managers’ radars?

Climate change. The rise of global average temperatures is resulting in more severe and frequent catastrophic events such as floods, storms, excessive rainfall and droughts, which could cost nations up to 19% of their GDP by 2030 according to a recent Swiss Re report.


Willis Towers Watson

Who will be there?

Willis Towers Watson

A number of executives from its risk and people team. Shatrunjay Krishna - director, rewards, talent and communication (pictured)- will be present to talk about talent risk management.

What’s on their agenda?

Helping clients look at people and risk on an integrated basis as the two disciplines become more closely linked. They also expect geo-political volatility to be a continuing theme, along with globalization (including reverse globalization), the interconnectedness of risk, and business agility.

What Willis Towers Watson thinks should be on risk managers’ radars?

Disruptive technologies, digitisation, and talent risk management. “Each of these themes are rapidly evolving and this will necessitate flexibility in how they are addressed,” a spokesperson said.


XL Catlin

Who will be there?

Philippe Gouraud XL Catlin

Philippe Gouraud, global head of strategic client and broker management; David Guest, country manager, Singapore – insurance and regional product leader, crisis management, Asia Pacific; Jonathan Mead, head of client and broker management, insurance, Asia Pacific; and Jamie Chambers, country manager, Hong Kong – insurance and regional product leader, aerospace, Asia Pacific (pictured).

What’s on their agenda?

Bottom-line underwriting and top-line discipline. The insurer said it was focused on optimizing its portfolio mix, expanding in existing markets, growing in new geographies and creating new innovative solutions for clients.

What XL Catlin thinks should be on risk managers’ radars?

Cyber security, reputation risk, data security and protection of intangible assets, as well as understand the growing interconnectivity of risks.



Who will be there?

Fernando Denes Zurich



Fernando Denes, head of international sales and distribution, global corporate Asia-Pacific (pictured); Sean Welsch, head of captive management and business development, global corporate in Asia Pacific; Philip Chiu, head of global corporate Hong Kong; Chelsea Jiang, underwriting director, global corporate Hong Kong; and Steve Robertson, global broker relationship leader, global corporate Asia Pacific.

What’s on their agenda?

Zurich is looking to adjust its business model to reflect the market environment with slower growth and low to negative investment yields. Tough decisions are being made as to what risks are underwritten and what is not. “We’re going to continue to look at how our customers are managing their cost of risk,” a spokesperson said.

What Zurich thinks should be on risk managers’ radars?

Risk managers need to do more within their business to manage risks because there is now less capacity in the marketplace. They need to embrace data – both within their own business or from external parties – to help better manage risk.