4th Asia Marine Insurance Conference to open in Hong Kong 24 October

Dieter Berg
Dieter Berg, president of IUMI will address the conference on International Trends in Marine Insurance

The most important marine insurance conference in Hong Kong this year opens at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel on 24 October.

The 4th Asia Marine Insurance Conference, with the theme of “Managing New Risks While Ensuring Sustainability” will reveal an insurance industry acutely aware of the difficulties its customer base is going through by examining such questions as:

  • Shipping in the current recession: How much worse can it get?
  • Where are the signs of a turnaround in freight rates and oversupply in the main shipping sectors?

Experts in the field will also address some of the most urgent concerns facing the marine insurance industry. Look out for:

Climate Change and its Impacts

Fires, Explosions and Pollution: Issues with Mis-declared Cargo

The Insurance Act 2015 – How has the Marine Insurance Market in Asia Reacted?

Maritime Cyber Risks – Addressing the Real and Current Threats

Places of Refuge – Should Underwriters be More Pro-active?

Lessons from Hanjin’s Bankruptcy and its Impact on insurance

Other compelling sessions will explore the influence of the media on maritime casualties, cargo loss investigation and risk prevention, and salvage capability versus risk profile.

The afternoon sessions devoted to panel discussions on P&I, Hull & Machinery, Marine Claims and Marine Cargo, will be led by some of the biggest names in the Asian marine insurance including Lars Lange, secretary general and Dieter Berg, president at the International Union of Marine Insurance, Andrew Bardot, secretary and executive officer at the International Group of P&I Clubs, and our very own Arthur Bowring, managing director of the Hong Kong Shipowners Association.

In recognition of the importance of marine insurance in a maritime hub such as Hong Kong, professor Anthony Cheung, secretary for Transport and Housing will give the official keynote address.

Hongkongmaritimehub.com has been told that there are just a few places left for the 4th Asia Marine Conference. To book a place contact: Alda@asiainsurancereview.com

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