AM Best's
CEE Insurance Market Briefing - Vienna

Market participants from across the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) insurance markets gathered at AM Best’s CEE Insurance Market Briefing – Vienna on Wednesday, 17th April 2024. 

Under the conference theme of Insurers "Navigating Geopolitical and Emerging Risks," AM Best analysts and other leading industry practitioners in the Central and Eastern Europe shared their insights on trends and challenges in the industry and how firms are navigating them. 

AM Best's CEE Insurance Market Briefing - Vienna
Wednesday, 17 April 2024
08:30–14:00 CET

Vienna Marriott Hotel, Parkring 12A, 1010 Wien, Austria

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08:30Registration & Welcome Coffee 
09:00Welcome Remarks

Nick Charteris-Black
Managing Director, Market Development - EMEA

Joint Moderators
William Mills
Senior Director, Market Development - EMEA

Riccardo Ciccozzi
Director, Market Development – Europe


Keynote Presentation:

A Changing Landscape for Insurers / Reinsurers in the CEE

Tobias Sonndorfer
Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, VIG Re


Thematic Session: Dealing with the Permacrisis/Polycrisis

  • Navigating a heightened operating environment in a world with greater uncertainty and increased inter-connectivity of risks
  • Mitigation strategies and the industry's response
  • Preparedness for future events

Dr. Angela Yeo
Senior Director, Head of Analytics - Amsterdam

Morgane Hillebrandt
Senior Financial Analyst

10:20Coffee Break 

Panel Discussion: Cyber - Developing an Appropriate Approach to the Cyber Risk Threat

Daniela Ghetu
Editorial Director, The XPRIMM Publications
President, PIA-Presse Internationale des Assurances

Todor Kitin
Senior Financial Analyst, AM Best

Matt Harrison
Casualty Head of Technical Sales, Gallagher Re

Tom Johansmeyer
Global Head of Index Classes, Inver Re

Thierry Murté
CEO, CyQuant


Benchmarking EMEA Ratings

  • Latest benchmarking analysis and deep dive into rating building blocks
  • Key observations and trends
  • Higher Country Risk versus Lower Country Risk Economies

Stanislav Stoev
Senior Financial Analyst

Andrea Porta
Financial Analyst


Workshop – How the Rating Process Works

  • Outlining the preliminary administrative process steps
  • Considerations for obtaining a rating
  • Why companies get rated

William Mills
Senior Director, Market Development - EMEA

Riccardo Ciccozzi
Director, Market Development – Europe


Networking Lunch

14:00Closing Remarks 

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