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VIII Congreso Latinoamericano de Seguros Marítimos 2020

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The most important Marine Insurance Conference in Latin America


Attend the most relevant Marine Insurance Conference in the region, this time in a virtual format. Update your knowledge in Cargo, Hull and Marine Liabilities accompanied by (re)insurers, brokers, risk managers, adjusters, maritime lawyers and insureds from the Americas and Europe.

Given the historical turning point caused by the coronavirus due to the restrictions on the possibility of making trips and meetings, this virtual space will provide participants with new tools to face the new challenges posed by these realities.




Conference objectives

As it has been the rule in previous versions, this year the event will feature the participation of world-class speakers who will share their vision on technical and environmental factors, which will determine the course of the marine insurance business over the next five years.

Without a doubt, the main point that will guide much of the discussions and reflections throughout the next Virtual Congress will be the COVID-19 and its impact on underwriting, risk management, and compensation practices, as well as on the business environment: the economy, trade flows, shipping companies, ports, logistics operators and the reinsurance market.

Evidently, as a result of the Pandemic, digital transformation accelerated, consumption patterns changed, the fragility of global supply chains was revealed, and awareness of several unnoticed or underestimated risks was raised. In this context, the eighth ALSUM Conference becomes the best opportunity for those who accept marine risks, their allies, customers, and suppliers can prepare to face the challenges that new normal imposes on the branch in its different dimensions.

The Technical Committees of Cargo and Hull of our Association, made up of outstanding professionals of different nationalities and connections of the insurance chain, have identified the most relevant topics of discussion in such rough seas. The data science at the service of the underwriting, the emerging risks that will shape the claims, the evolution of the underwriter’s talents, the business opportunities during and after the pandemic, the challenges of assuring delays in supply networks and the risks arising from the massive boat lay-up are some of the sharing conferences that will take place throughout the three days of the event.

Based on previous years and given the ease of the virtual connection, ALSUM awaits the registration over 500 attendees who will be able to interact with each other, including (re)insurers, brokers, adjusters, risk managers, cargo agents, logistics and port operators, maritime lawyers, trade associations, universities and authorities.

Finally, in the virtual trade fair, the showrooms, and the networking rooms, attendees will be able to know the value proposition and the solutions of our sponsors.

Join us!



Tuesday, October 27 (GMT-5, Bogota, Lima, Panama)
9:00 am Lessons left by the pandemic for the insurance industry: a vision of shared value
Juana Francisca Llano – President at Suramericana, Medellín
10:00 am Impact of new realities on Marine Insurance: balance and future priorities
Sean Dalton – Head of Marine Underwriting North America / Munich Re, New York
11:00 am Panel discussion: Transforming consumer habits and global supply chains: impact on Marine Insurance
Moderator: María Fernanda Alonso, Swiss Re – Panelists: to be confirmed
02:00 pm Virtual commercial spaces. Learn about the value offer and solutions from our sponsors, through interactive commercial shows
Wednesday, October 28 (GMT -5)
9:00 am Outlook and prospects for the shipping industry: business volume, regulatory risks and challenges
Ismael Cobos Delgado – Maritime Safety Division – International Maritime Organization, IMO
10:00 am Techonolgy and efficiency in Marine Insurance
Howard Kingston: Global Head of Marine / Zurich, London
11:00 am Data science at the service of Marine Insurance underwriting: Big Data, AI and Machine Learning
Concirrus: to be confirmed
Vessels stopped by the pandemic and the economic crisis: the challenges of Lay-up
Speaker: to be confirmed
02:00 pm Virtual commercial spaces
Thursday, October 29 (GMT-5)
9:00 am Global vision of the challenges of the insurance industry in the face of new realities
Antonio Huertas Mejías: CEO MAPFRE, Madrid
10:00 am Underwriting and Risk Management elements in package insurance
Jorge Mario Gómez, Cargo Insurance Manager / Seguros del Estado, Bogotá: to be confirmed
Panel Discussion: Impacts of COVID-19 on Hull and Marine Liability insurance
Panelists: Jonathan Spencer – The Spencer Company, Arturo Posada – Liberty Mutual, others to be confirmed
11:00 am Resilience and evolution of human resources in the insurance industry
Alejandra Martínez / Leadership Coaching, CDMX
Panel Discussion: Emerging risks and claims trends in Marine Insurance
Panelists: to be confirmed
02:00 pm Virtual commercial spaces
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