It is a great pleasure to present to you the programme for the 2017 General Assembly in San Francisco. Our annual meeting, now in its 44th edition, brings together members of The Geneva Association and some of the world’s leading experts in topics of strategic importance to the (re) insurance industry.
Few events in the sector can rival our General Assembly in terms of strategic focus, agenda relevance, depth of knowledge and participants’ decision making capacity. The programme has been designed to prompt questions that have no easy answers. We will also look at topics that may sound familiar but we shall inspect their implications from novel perspectives.
Through a combination of keynote speeches, plenary panel sessions and side discussions, we will cover topics such as geopolitics, the effects of low interest rates, cyber risk, disruptive innovation and the impact of technology, as well as genetics and life insurance. I trust that when the event concludes you will have an enriched overview of the long-term strategic landscape of our industry and take with you practical and forward-looking ideas for solutions to some of the pressing issues your companies face in the short- to medium-term.
We have a busy programme ahead of us but we have put time aside for you to connect with your fellow Geneva Association members. The social activities, which include a gala dinner at the de Young Museum and a helicopter tour of the Bay, will also certainly leave a lasting and warm impression.
I would like to thank our members who will chair the panel discussions for their commitment and involvement in organising the sessions that will surely become some of the highlights of our General Assembly, not least due to the excellent roster of speakers and panellists that they have brought together.
Let me also take this opportunity to thank our U.S. members for their generosity in hosting us. In particular, please join me in thanking our Chairman, Mike McGavick, for his leadership and for taking such an active role in the preparation and realisation of our event in this wonderful city. And definitively our gratitude also to you, our Geneva Association members, for your participation and engagement.
Anna Maria D’Hulster, Secretary General, The Geneva Association
- General Information booklet
- Discussion Sessions and Speaker Biographies
- Participant Biographies and Who's Who
- Statutory Assembly booklet
Selected presentations from the speakers and panel sessions are available below.
Panel session 3 – The Insurability of Cyber Risks
Presentation by Michael Coden and Stuart Madnick
Keynote speech: Hal Gregersen, Executive Director, MIT Leadership Center