All talks will be held at the Granville headquarters at Madison 36th, New York City.

This two-day event will include a number of interactive sessions featuring several of the insurance industry's leading chief executives and underwriters leading discussions on industry trends.

More than 250 representatives from the entire Re/Insurance and financial scope will hear from market leaders deliver the very latest industry news on Re/Insurance, bringing a Latin American regional assessment and many other hot topics such as the Rise of Agriculture and Crop Insurance. This is your opportunity to make contact with industry leaders and network with decision makers.

We encourage you to register and secure your ticket today. 


Este evento de dos días incluirá una serie de sesiones interactivas con varios de los principales ejecutivos y aseguradores líderes de la industria de seguros y reaseguros que debatirán sobre las tendencias de la industria. 

Más de 250 representantes de todo el ámbito de re / aseguros y finanzas escucharán a los líderes del mercado proveer las últimas noticias de la industria sobre seguros y reaseguros, aportando una evaluación regional latinoamericana y muchos otros temas de actualidad como el aumento de los seguros de agricultura y cultivos. Esta es una oportunidad para hacer contacto con los líderes de la industria y establecer lazos con los máximos responsables del sector.

Le alentamos a registrarse y asegurar su ticket hoy. 


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Goran Pandzic ( / +1 212 224 3711). 


Join us and participate in insurance networking with over 200 delegates from over 100 companies.

Únase a nosotros y participe en un círculo exclusivo de aseguradores con más de 200 delegados de más de 100 empresas.


Four Seasons Hotel Miami

1435 Brickell Ave | Miami, FL 33131


Sponsorship:  Goran Pandzic  E:  P: 212-224-3711

Speakers:  Elizabeth Wu  E:  P: 212-224-3713

Editorial:  Shawn Moynihan  E:  P: 212-224-3474



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Day One, May 21, 2020

8:00am-8:55am               Registration and Refreshments 

8:55am-9:00am              Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Shawn Moynihan, Editor-in-Chief, Reactions

9:00am-9:30am              Keynote Presentation 

9:30am-10:15am            Panel: Re/insurers in Times of Social Unrest – Lessons Learned 

The turmoil seen in several Latin American countries in 2019 has proven one thing for certain: chaos is contagious – and for re/insurers, expensive. Public outcry and demonstrations over socioeconomic inequality and governments accused of corruption have turned violent, most notably in Chile, where the insurance industry continues to count its losses to the tune of more than $2 billion USD. Several the key players in LatAm discuss this phenomenon, including insurers’ reassessment of their exposures in this region.    


Mario Gazitúa Swett, CEO, BCI Seguros

Mario Vela Berrondo, President and CEO, Prudential Seguros Mexico

Napoleon Montes, Head of MGA – Miami, Hiscox

10:15am-11:15am           Panel: Cross-Border Healthcare: An Opportunity for Insurers Across the Region

  • Harnessing the growth of medical travel within the Latam middle-classes (and not just to the US)
  • Designing sustainable products with built-in cost containment features
  • Partnering with US network access providers and regional centres of medical excellence across the continent


Laurent Pochat-Cottilloux, Global Head – Health Reinsurance Partnerships, AXA Global Healthcare


Edison Vallejo, Head of Partnerships Development – Latin America & Caribbean, AXA Global Healthcare

Agustin de Freitas, CEO Latin America, Ed Broking

Hermann Girón, Chief Executive, Seguros el Roble

Victor Navarro, President Global Excel Latin America, Global Excel Management

11:15am-11:30am          Morning refreshments and networking break

11:30am-12:15pm          Panel: Confronting Climate Change in Latin America

In Latin America and the Caribbean, the impact of climate change is very much on the minds of insurers and reinsurers alike. Higher temperatures, changing rainfall patterns and increased incidence of extreme weather events such as droughts and floods endanger agricultural production, threaten property and put lives at risk. Executives and environmental experts will discuss the ongoing effects of climate change in LatAm, how the insurance industry’s risk profiles are changing, and what further risk management practices may be put in place to help mitigate the effects of a warming planet.


Sergio Gómez, Managing Director, Latin America, Analytics, Aon

12:15pm-12:45pm          Q&A

12:45pm-1:45pm            Networking lunch

1:45pm-2:15pm              Keynote: Jean-Paul Conoscente, President and CEO, SCOR Global P&C

2:15pm-2:30pm              Afternoon refreshments and networking break

2:30pm-3:15pm              Panel: Hot Topic: The Rise of Agriculture and Crop Insurance

Agriculture insurance remains a product not exploited to its potential by traditional insurance markets, in part due to the issue of affordability. Brazil’s government is financing a multi-billion dollar hybrid public-private partnership that involves crop insurance for farmers: by helping to implement risk-management practices that reduce losses, insurers will be able to help farmers to stabilize their operations. Panelists will discuss how crop insurance will likely achieve deeper penetration in Brazil, as well as how ways in which take-up might also be improved in other Latin American nations.


Victor Roldan, Vice President, Head of Latin America and Caribbean, RMS


Bruno Camargo, CEO, Fairfax Brasil

Navin Peiris, Senior Director, Model Development RMS

3:15pm-4:00pm               Panel: Facultative & Treaty Reinsurance: Striking a Balance

As Latin America’s Treaty reinsurance market continues to grow, some say this is occurring at the expense of the Facultative market. How are reinsurers writing business, and might one suggest that Treaty has truly become the preferred type of cover? Are fewer clients seeking policy-specific coverage, or are reinsurers more inclined to offer broader agreements with certain exclusions? Brokers and reinsurance executives weigh in.

4:00pm-5:30pm              Panel: Insurance Penetration 2.0: The Promise of InsurTech 

While the lack of widespread insurance penetration in Latin America remains an issue, broader mindsets and innovative products and services offered by InsurTechs could solve the riddle of how to efficiently serve populations that remain underinsured. Brazil, for example, is currently the largest market for InsurTech in Latin America, with more than 50 start-ups active in Brazil including Bidu and Youse, two digital platforms that provide accessibility to purchasing insurance. An expert panel will discuss how technology is being leveraged by InsurTechs with the goal of accomplishing what their predecessors have found so challenging: making insurance affordable and easy to buy for millions of uninsured individuals in LatAm.


Hermann Girón, Chief Executive, Seguros el Roble

Andres Cordovez Davalos, CEO, Seguros Equinoccial

5:00pm                            End of Day One


Day Two, May 22, 2020

9:00am-9:45am              Panel: The Rise of the MGAs

The past year has seen some re/insurers close their Miami operations and a new crop of MGAs emerging in their wake. How is this affecting the playing field in Miami? What are the benefits of working with an MGA for those re/insurers without offices in Miami, and how are established players responding?

9:45am-10:30am           Panel: The Key to Selling Microinsurance 

Microinsurance penetration in Latin America has grown over the past several years, most notably in Brazil, Nicaragua and Peru. However, distribution faces roadblocks to reach billions of uninsured parties. While take-up is higher in countries such as Guatemala and Ecuador, much potential exists for life and accident microinsurance products elsewhere in LatAm. Panelists discuss the challenges and opportunities involved as well as best practices for offering and selling in this largely underserved market.


Eduardo Fabrega, CEO, ASSA Compañia de Seguros SA, and Board of Directors, Blue Marble Microinsurance

10:30am-11:00am         Morning refreshments and networking break

11:00am-11:45am         Panel: The Future of Investment Banks in the LatAm Re/insurance Market 

The largest banks in Latin America are concentrated in Mexico, Colombia and Brazil. As those financial institutions seek to further their fortunes by creating and investing in insurance companies, how do these players influence an already highly competitive market?


Eduardo Montenegro, President, Seguros e Inversiones SA (SISA)

11:45am-12:30pm        Panel: Miami’s Evolution in Serving in the LatAm Market 

As established re/insurers in Miami continue to balance their business against the high price of doing business in Latin America, a new wild card has come into play as Lloyd’s is set to open its Miami office this year — seeking to extend its specialist reach further into Latin America. How do seasoned players view the playing field in Miami in 2020? What does it take for companies to remain competitive in serving Latin America? What are the greatest challenges to serving – and keeping – clients, and what do executives believe the Miami insurance market will look like five to 10 years from now?


Daniel Revilla, Regional Head, Latin America and the Caribbean, Lloyd’s

12:30pm-12:35pm        Chairperson’s Closing Remarks 

Shawn Moynihan, Editor-in-Chief, Reactions


12:35pm-1:35pm          Networking lunch

1:35pm                          End of Day Two

Vice President, Head of Latin America and Caribbean


Victor Roldan


Anthony Mirabal

Latin America Head

Guy Carpenter

Bruno Camargo


Fairfax Brasil

John-Paul Conoscente


SCOR Global P&C

Eduardo Montenegro


Seguros e Inversiones SA (SISA)

Evan Glassman

Co-Founder, President and CEO

New Paradigm Underwriters


Seguros Equinoccial

Andres Cordovez Davalos

Napoleon Montes

Head of Hiscox MGA – Miami


Eduardo Fabrega


ASSA Compañia de Seguros SA

Board of Directors

Blue Marble Microinsurance

Gold Sponsor:

Silver Sponsors:


BCI Seguros

Mario Gazitúa Swett

Navin Peiris

Senior Director, Model Development


Hermann Girón

Chief Executive

Seguros el Roble

CEO Latin America

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Angelo Colombo


CCRIF SPC (formerly the Caribbean Catastrophe Insurance Facility)

Isaac Anthony


CEO Latin America

Ed Broking

Agustin de Freitas

Daniel Revilla

Regional Head, Latin America and the Caribbean


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Hotel Booking

Sergio Gómez

Managing Director, Latin America, Analytics


Head of Partnerships Development –Latin America & Carribean

AXA Global Healthcare

Edison Vallejo

Laurent Pochat-Cottilloux

Global Head – Reinsurance Partnerships

AXA Global Healthcare

Victor Navarro

President Global Excel Latin America

Global Excel Management


Prudential Seguros Mexico

Mario Vela Berrondo


                      UPDATES TO FOLLOW.