DLA Piper 2016 Insurance Symposium

Insurance Update


The DLA Piper's 2nd Annual Insurance Symposium took place on Wednesday 24 February 2015 in Sydney.

The program covered the following:

Welcome and opening remarks
Samantha O’Brien, Partner, Corporate, DLA Piper

SESSION 1: Now and when: Digital disruption, social media and the insurance industry

  • The current state of social and digital media in the industry
  • What’s changing that we need to pay attention to (demographics, conversations, distributions, customers)
  • What’s coming – examples of digital disruption already happening
  • What should insurers be doing
Dr Amy Gibbs, Digital Communications and Content Strategy Manager, ANZIIF

SESSION 2: Insurance M&A by Asia Insurers and Investors

  • Is this a short term opportunistic play or a longer term development?
  • How is this impacting the regional and global insurance sector?
  • Challenges in negotiating with Asia buyers
Paul Chen, Partner, Head of Corporate, Asia, DLA Piper

SESSION 3: Reflections on 2015: key regulatory, industry and claims developments in Australasia

  • The impact of ASEAN economic community on the insurance industry
  • The changing regulatory landscape
  • Australasia – 2015 in review – Top business risks and experiences

John Goulios, Head of Litigation and Regulatory, Singapore and Co-Head Insurance Sector – Asia Pacific, DLA Piper
James Berg, Partner, Litigation and Regulatory, DLA Piper

SESSION 4: Has product disclosure been effective?

Michael Gill, Consultant, DLA Piper
Ravi Dutta, Advisor, The Behavioural Insights Team (BIT)
Ben Honan, Senior Public Policy Advisor, Suncorp Group

SESSION 5: The Role of EQ and IQ in Disaster Recovery. Lessons from Christchurch NZ.

  • Understanding the event and impact
  • Understand the system you are working in
  • The role of leadership
Jacki Johnson, Group Executive, People, Performance and Reputation, IAG