In order to ensure the safety and well-being of our business partners, Reactions’ Latin American Re/Insurance Conference will be transformed from an in-person event into a series of live webinars to be hosted on September 8-11, 2020.

Join us for Reactions Latin American Re/Insurance Week as leading panels of experts gather virtually over four days to discuss the issues, trends and challenges impacting the Latin American insurance and reinsurance industry.

Additionally, we will still gather to honour LatAm’s best & brightest on September 10, 2020 when Reactions Latin American Re/Insurance Awards will be broadcast live via our web portal.

Virtual Awards:
Since its inception, the Reactions Latin American Re/Insurance Awards have honoured the industry’s top companies and individual figures. During this unprecedented disruption, Reactions still believes the winners deserve a special moment to celebrate their landmark year of achievements.

Reactions Editor-in-Chief Shawn Moynihan will host the awards ceremony live online on September 10, announcing this year’s top insurers and reinsurers in Latin America.

Reactions has developed a range of opportunities for your company to maximize on its success. Please click here for more details.


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


Join us live and participate in connecting with over 200 delegates from over 100 companies.


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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Reactions Latin American Re/Insurance Week - Webinar Series

September 8-11, 2020


Tuesday, September 8, 10:00am-1pm EST:

  • 10:00am-11:00am           Panel: LatAm in 2020: The Executive’s Perspective

Reactions’ Latin American Re/insurance Week kicks off with an exclusive panel showcasing the insight of several industry leaders on the Latin American re/insurance market and its continued evolution. Participants will discuss with Editor-in-Chief Shawn Moynihan their strategies for doing business in specific lines and specific countries in the region; how LatAm will be shaped by the pandemic and how re/insurers’ approach might change as a result; which countries still present the greatest share of opportunity; and how changing appetites among re/insurers will affect competition for market share.

Shawn Moynihan, Editor-in-Chief, Reactions 


Bronek Masojada, CEO, Hiscox

Peter Hearn, President and CEO, Guy Carpenter & Company

John Jenkins, CEO P&C Reinsurance Operations, SCOR

  • 11:00am-12:00pm           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


  • 12:00pm-1:00pm             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


Wednesday, September 9, 10:00am-1:30pm EST: 

  • 10:00am-10:30am           Keynote: Jean-Paul Conoscente, CEO, SCOR Global P&C

  • 10:30am-11:30am           The Evolving Role of the 21st Century Broker

In years past, clients’ interactions with their broker, while generally positive, relied heavily on relationships, camaraderie and the reinsurance program placement itself. Now, that relationship has changed as brokers (in LATAM/Caribbean as well as elsewhere) are evolving and have moved from being pure placement-focused into a role of consultant and trusted advisors in areas expanding well beyond the purchase of reinsurance.

While transactional capability in securing cover is a must, the broker must now add value at every step of the way by providing insight and consultation with every instance of risk transfer. In this exclusive Reactions roundtable webinar, cedents, reinsurers and brokers share their perspective on how the role of the broker has greatly expanded, how relationships will continue to evolve in step with the requirements of each client, and the kind of service that customers value most.


Anthony Mirabal, Head of Latin America North and Caribbean, Guy Carpenter & Company

Kaspar Mueller, President of Reinsurance for Latin America, Swiss Re

 Ronald Diaz, EVP, International Operations, Everest Re


  • 11:30am-12:30am           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

  • 12:30am-1:30pm             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

René Kunz, CUO, Agriculture, SCOR Global P&C

Thursday, September 10, 10:00am-12:00pm/6:00pm-7:00pm EST: 

  • 10:00am-11:00am           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

Hilario Itriago, Managing Director, Rokk3r

  • 11:00am-12:00pm           Panel: Miami’s Evolution in Serving 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

Angelo Colombo, CEO Latin America, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions


  • 6:00pm-7:00pm               Virtual Awards


Friday, September 11, 10:00am-12:45pm EST:       

  • 10:00am-10:45am           Fireside Chat: Juan Andrade, President and CEO, Everest Re in Coversation with Shawn Moynihan, Editor-in-Chief, Reactions


  • 10:45am-11:45am           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

Carlos Boelsterli, CEO, Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation (MiCRO)


  • 11:45am-12:45pm           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)


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


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