INSURANCE CONFERENCE - MAY SPEAKER NEWSLETTER

We have just over two months to go to the start of the Insurance Conference 2016. Our comprehensive programme is now complete and we introduce to you the rest of our speaker line up.

Seats are filling up fast; we already have in excess of 900 attendees booked from 266 organisations from 19 countries. Click here to register.

Read further to find out more about some of the topics and presenters at the 2016 Insurance Conference

SOUTH AFRICA IS TAKING ITS MEDICINE

Sizwe Nxedlana is Chief Economist at First National Bank. Prior to that he was a Senior Economist in FNB’s Wealth segment where he was involved in macroeconomic and investment research and is a member of the investment and asset allocation committees.

He began his career at the Bureau for Economic Research in Stellenbosch followed by a stint at Kagiso Trust Investments.

He completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Cape Town and a Master of Commerce degree in economics from the University of KwaZulu Natal.


THE WHOLE TRUTH

Justice Malala is an award winning journalist and most respected television host, political analyst, commentator and columnist, having written for The Times, Financial Mail and the Guardian.

Always being up to date with the evolving trends in Africa; Justice has a “no-holds-barred” approach to the truth and telling it like it is with an often humorous take on the world that surrounds us.

His work has been published internationally in newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Telegraph, The Independent, Forbes, Institutional Investor, The Age, The Observer and the Toronto Globe and Mail. He has also contributed to BBC Online, CNN Online and Deutsche Welle.

Justice has given talks and rendered political advice to international and local institutions such as JP Morgan, Liberty, Standard Chartered, Old Mutual, Investec, Edcon, Nedbank and many others.


CYBER THREATS – FROM RISKS TO CHANCES

Martin Kreuzer is a specialist in the field of information security. Having studied at the German Federal University of Applied Administrative Sciences and Law, Martin worked for governmental structures in the sector of international public security and intelligence for more than a decade.

Within a smart, digital, connected and interdependent world, business, industries, sciences, governments and people have to adapt to fast moving changes. Therefore answering the following questions is essential to all of us:

  • What are the current and the future cyber threats and the major actors?
  • How can we manage these risks?
  • Are there international particularities?
  • How is the insurance sector affected?
  • How can we participate in that race?
A smart world needs smart solutions – the insurance industry will be part of that solution!


CHANGING RISK LANDSCAPE?

In July 2009 Andreas Berger was appointed as Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Chief Executive Officer Regional Unit London. His responsibilities included UK, Ireland, South Africa, Middle East and the Benelux countries.

In 2011 Andreas joined AGCS Board of Management as Chief Regions & Markets Officer. Andreas mentioned that as insurers there is a need to work together with our corporate clients to help them address these new realities in a comprehensive manner.

Businesses face a changing risk landscape with fierce competition and cyber incidents are major new threats.

  • The corporate risk landscape is changing as many industrial sectors are undergoing a fundamental transformation.
  • New technologies, increasing digitalization and the ‘Internet of Things’ are changing customer behaviour, industrial operations and business models, bringing a wealth of opportunities, but also raising awareness of the need for an enterprise-wide response to new challenges.
  • Macro economic developments, market developments and changes in legislation and regulation are leading risks across Africa.
  • Globally Business interruption (BI) remains the top risk, with cyber-attacks, geo-political instability and technology failure new potential drivers of BI losses.
  • Companies are worried about increasing sophistication of cyber-attacks, but tend to underestimate technical IT failure as cause of costly outages.


INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN AFRICA AND SOUTH AFRICA

Alassane Ba is currently Acting CEO of Africa50. Previously he held top positions at the African Development Bank – including Advisor to the Vice-President for Infrastructures, Private Sector and Regional Integration and Head of Division for Industries and Services at the Private Sector Department.

Alassane holds various Masters in Banking from Paris I Sorbonne and Université de Dakar.

  • He will briefly cover Africa50, its modus operandi, who the investors are in Africa, and its value proposition.
  • Trend of large project finance for the next 5 years.
  • Evolution of investments in infrastructure and the trend.
  • What insurance policies lenders are interested in: fire; construction site; liability; maritime; terrorism and sabotage and political risk, sometimes partial credit risk and partial risk guarantee.
  • Process and timing: When to select the insurance Advisor.
  • How to select Lenders Insurance Advisor and when to do the selection
  • When the insurance policies are placed?
  • What should be the minimum credit rating of the insurance company: Investment grade or higher from Moody’s, S&P and Fitch
  • The requirements on the reporting on the policies: Half year or annual reporting?


FROM INVISIBLE TO INVINCIBLE : A PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION JOURNEY

Frank Magwegwe in November 1993 was celebrating the adoption of the "interim" constitution. It was a time of great hope with ordinary people optimistic about the imminent arrival of the “new” South Africa. Amongst these ordinary people was a young man who through selling fruit & vegetables in downtown Johannesburg had just “beat the odds” and “escaped” homelessness.

In his journey from an unemployed homeless young man to CEO, Frank defied the million to one odds against him. Not only did he go on to earn multiple diplomas, degrees, and professional qualifications, Frank recently completed the Advanced Management Programme at the Harvard Business School, in Boston, USA.

Frank enjoys nothing more than the challenge of helping people revise their Life-GPS and move “from invisible to invincible.” He is driven by the idea that people when seen and acknowledged for who they truly are, emerge as powerful, creative and invincible human beings.

Be inspired by Frank’s deeply personal story of setbacks, challenges, adventure, success and triumph. Frank takes you on an amazing journey through his life experiences as a barman, unemployed and homeless young man, fruit & vegetable vendor, entrepreneur and most importantly, the lessons learned. Motivate your audiences to get out of the shadows and go from invisible to invincible with Frank’s 5 SMART steps from Obstacles to Opportunities™ Model. The proven, actionable, real-life and practical SMART steps show how Frank “beat the odds” and “escaped” homelessness in his transformation from an invisible homeless young man to an invincible leader. The 5 SMART steps can be harnessed by anyone with determination, drive and desire to excel.