Increasing regulation and public awareness of environmental issues have amplified the legal, financial and reputational risks of pollution. Companies across a diverse range of industries are now exposed to significant risks arising from environmental accidents.
On the 29 June 2017, The Environmental Liability and Risk Masterclass will bring together the UK’s leading insurance authorities to discuss the complexities, challenges, coverage gaps, risks and opportunities in the environmental impairment liability (EIL) insurance market.
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Thursday 29 June 2017
Registration and Networking breakfast - Brought to you by Aspen Group
Opening remarks from the Chairperson
Legislative and regulatory update: Environmental laws and their impact on you
This session will discuss recent developments in environmental laws and how regulatory bodies have applied them. How have these laws impacted the calculation of risk across various industries?
Aidan Thomson, Partner, Planning & Environment, BLP Law
Insurance coverage for brownfield land projects
Brownfield sites can present a range of environmental exposures for owners, buyers, sellers, developers, lenders and investors. A solid insurance solution can provide certainty for parties entering into to joint venture agreements and mergers. This session will provide guidance on navigating this notoriously complex area of insurance.
Duncan Spencer, Director, EDIA Limited
Morning refreshment break
PANEL: Identifying gaps in mainstream coverage
Many clients are still unaware of the risks of relying on mainstream commercial insurance when it comes to pollution and damage to the environment. What is the best way to educate clients about these gaps in coverage?
James Alexander, Practice Leader Environmental, Willis Towers Watson
Cliff Warman, Practice Leader, Environmental, Marsh
Chris Gregor, Managing Director, Partner ESI
Comparisons of the type of environmental impairment liability insurance available: UK and worldwide
Brought to you by Chubb
This session will provide an overview of coverage options for environmental liabilities, including business interruption, remediation costs, legal costs, transportation, damage to a third party's property or injury to a third party.
Karl Russek, Senior Vice President, Environmental Risk, Chubb Overseas General
Calculating the cost of environmental risks and liabilities
Environmental liabilities are difficult to estimate due to the high degree of uncertainty and contingent nature of environmental exposures.
PANEL: Communicating risks, requirements and rates to clients
Hear from expert brokers and risk managers on how you can overcome client barriers to better protect them against environmental risks and maintain your environmental client base.
Stephen Sykes, Solicitor Managing Director, Ashfield Risk Transfer Solutions
Mathew Hussey, Environmental Director, Arthur J. Gallagher
Afternoon refreshment break
PANEL: The future of environmental liability, regulation and insurance cover
Thought leaders will share differing predictions for the future of environmental liability and insurance. How will insurers respond to the evolving market?
Stephen Andrews, Head of Environmental Europe, Aspen Group
Peter Jarvis, Head of Environmental Product, AIG Europe Limited
Chris Strong, Head of Environmental Impairment Liability – Regional Unit London, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
Clive Walker, Senior Environmental Underwriter, Zurich Global Corporate UK
Conference close and networkign drinks - Brought to you by Chubb
Head of Environmental Impairment Liability - Regional Unit London
Allianz Corporate & Specialty
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One pass admits one person to the event and cannot be split between multiple delegates. If you are unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge. Cancellations received in writing 14 or more days in advance will incur a £200 administrative fee. The remaining balance will be refunded to you or issued as credit valid for use towards another Key Media event within 12 months of the date of issuance. The company regrets no refunds will be made less than 14 days prior to the event. Should Key Media cancel or postpone the event, delegates will receive a full refund. Key Media is not responsible for any loss, damage or additional costs incurred as a result of alteration, cancellation or postponement. Please note all speakers and content are confirmed at time of publication, however we reserve the right to modify or alter the program including advertised speakers without notice. Key Media is not liable for the content of any speaker presentations.
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