Why a Pricing & Innovation Summit?

Never in the long history of insurance have we seen innovation at the pace we are seeing today. Insurance companies are grappling with a proliferation of new distribution channels. They must compete and deliver value to customers that have unprecedented access to information. And they must adjust to new regulations and financial market realities that are more dynamic and volatile than ever before.

Who should attend the Summit?

This is an invitation-only event for senior insurance executives, with attendees including heads of business line, chief actuaries, heads of pricing / product, and other related positions from leading insurance companies worldwide.

What is the Summit programme?

The Summit programme is designed to provide attendees with the outmost experience, combining lectures from distinguished insurance innovators and an opportunity to socialise with industry peers during evening activities, including an interactive wine tasting with celebrity food & wine expert and TV host Jilly Goolden.

Jilly Goolden

Programme as of today

Tuesday, October 23

1500 Reception & Refreshments
1530 Opening Remarks
David Schapiro, CEO, Earnix
1600 Lessons Learned from Insurance Companies Using Price Optimisation
David Schapiro, CEO, Earnix
Reuven Shnaps, VP professional services, Earnix
1645 Break
1700 Pricing in a Multichannel Environment
Peter Hubbard, Former Chief Executive Officer, AXA
1800 The Best Use of Customer Data and Intelligence for Decision Making
Rudi Van Delm, Director of Pricing & Underwriting, Direct Line Group
1900 Break
1915 Interactive Wine Tasting with Jilly Goolden
Jilly Goolden presented television’s top rated food and drink series, Food & Drink, for nearly two decades, becoming nationally famous as the most widely-known wine expert in the country.
2015 Dinner


Wednesday, October 24

0800 Breakfast
The Insurance Leadership Frontier – Emerging Trends
Alan Bauer, Former Direct Group President, Progressive Insurance
1000 From Direct to Multichannel Distribution
Michal Kwiecinski, Chief Executive Officer, Liberty Direct, Poland
1100 Break
1115 Pricing Sophistication in Adjacent Industries
Peter Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Travelex
1145 Pricing Software Evolution: Challenges and New Horizons
Sammy Krikler, CTO, Earnix
1215 Lunch
1315 Risk Validation and the Combat of Fraud
Darren McCauley, Director of Personal Lines Pricing and Underwriting, Zurich Insurance Group
1400 Break
1415 Panel Discussion:
Managing Innovation in General Insurance
1445 The Changing Distribution Landscape in P&C Insurance
Nick Hoffman, Partner, McKinsey & Company
1545 Closing Remarks
David Schapiro, Chief Executive Officer, Earnix

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Who are the speakers?

The speaker line-up is filled with renowned insurance innovators that will be sharing their experiences with summit attendees.

The keynote address will be given by Alan Bauer, former direct group president at Progressive Insurance who was recently honoured as one of the Top 10 Innovators of the Decade by Insurance & Technology Magazine.

Alan Bauer

Additional notable speakers include Michal Kwiecinski, CEO, Liberty Direct Poland; Peter Hubbard, former CEO, AXA; Darren McCauley, Director of Personal Lines Pricing & Underwriting, Zurich; Rudi Van Delm, Director of Pricing & Underwriting, RBS Insurance; Nick Hoffman, Partner, McKinsey; and other prominent insurance leaders.

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Where does the event take place?

The Summit will take place at the Andaz Hotel, located in the heart of London. This 5-star luxury hotel is one of the original London railway hotels, housed in a beautiful redbrick Victorian building dating back to 1884. Once inside, it transforms into a 21st century masterpiece, with beautifully appointed modern bedrooms, conference facilities and five restaurants.

Your Summit registration fee includes one night stay at the Andaz.

What is the registration fee?

Registration is £650.

Registration fees include one night stay at the Andaz and all meals.