Opening Ceremony: Introduction to Surety Week – Monday, 21 February, 10:00 CET
An introduction & welcome message and an overview of the market and latest developments.
Kay Scholz, President of ICISA, Divisional Chief Underwriting Officer at R+V Re
Richard Wulff, Executive Director of ICISA
Sean McGroarty, Head of Surety and Guarantee at Euler Hermes
Technology in Surety Business – Monday, 21 February, 15:00 CET
This webinar features one of our members who pioneered IT in surety as well as a blockchain initiative for surety.
Susan Kearney, Director of Engagement & Product Lab Exploration for The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative
Gustavo Krieger, President of Afianzadora Latinoamericana
Sustainability in Surety Business – Tuesday, 22 February, 10:00 CET
A panel to discuss the role sureties can play in supporting green investments and the transition to a more sustainable future.
Moderator: Daniel de Burca – Head of Public Affairs at ICISA;
Azman Noorani, Director – Global Head Surety, Swiss Re
Giel Linthorst, Executive Director of Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF)
Pamela Schuermans, Principal Expert on Insurance Policy at the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA)
Future expectations in Surety market – Tuesday, 22 February, 15:00 CET
A presentation on expectations on surety in 2022 based on a recent ICISA state of the industry survey followed by a presentation of the Suretypedia, an international glossary of terms and products.
Marlène Hertel, Chair of Surety Committee of ICISA, Head of Surety International at AXA Switzerland
Magdalena Cano, Senior Reinsurance Underwriter & Head of Specialty Lines at Euler Hermes
Surety vs. Guarantees
A panel discussion about differences between surety bonds and guarantees from banks, corporates and surety companies’ perspective.
Moderator: Jos Kroon, Managing Director EMEA at Liberty Mutual.
Speakers confirmed so far:
Juan Jose Montez, Director de Caución, Solunion
Use of the Ontario model in European markets – Wednesday, 23 February, 15:00 CET
A panel discussion on what lessons can be learned from changes in bonding practices in Ontario, Canada, and how these can be applied in Europe.
Moderator: Steve Ness, President of Surety Association of Canada
Richard Hazzard, Head of Surety – Europe, Travelers.
Dave Smith, National VP for Intact Insurance
International Underwriting Association
Surety in Emerging Markets – Thursday, 24 February, 10:00 CET
This panel discusses the advantages and issues around introducing surety in new markets for this product. Participants will focus on sub-Saharan Africa, India and other Asian economies.
Adrian Kaerle, President of Asociación Panamericana de Fianzas
Vikash Khandelwal, Chief Executive Officer at Equaro Surety Private Limited.
Johnny Symmonds, Director: International Bonding at Insurety
Thomas Kessler, Principal Disaster Risk Insurance & Finance Specialist, Asian Development Bank
Women in Surety – Thursday, 24 February, 15:00 CET
Three women will share their story of their experience of working in surety. The challenges, benefits and lessons learned.
Annet de Grooth, Head of Surety Europe at Credendo.
Jennifer Klein, Senior Surety Underwriter at Swiss Re
Marita Kraemer, Member of the Board of Euler Hermes.