The final countdown to IUMI annual conference in Tokyo

IUMI’s event of the year – the 2017 Annual Conference – is just around the corner and looks set to be another huge success with delegates from all over the world travelling to Tokyo to take part. Top industry leaders have been lined up to present on this year’s common theme “Disruptive times – opportunity or threat for marine insurers?”

This year the event will be held in the magnificent city of Tokyo, at the Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba. The area of Daiba, known for its beautiful scenery and one of the most popular entertainment and dining areas. Tokyo is a city with deep rooted history in marine insurance and is the perfect backdrop for the conference.

This year’s theme encompasses the current difficult market conditions and unsettled political environment in which marine insurers must operate. Marine insurers must tackle emerging risks such as autonomous vessels, cyber risks and the continuing depressed market state, to name a few, in order to continue to provide high quality underwriting provision for their clients.

One of the most anticipated sessions, IUMI’s Facts & Figures Committee 2016 world statistics will be delivered on the first day of the conference (18 September). IUMI’s Technical Committee Chairs have also been very busy organising highly topical workshops to cover topics such as fires on roro vessels, theft prevention, places of refuge, and arctic sailings.

For further information and to register for the conference, please visit – IUMI President Dieter Berg, the IUMI Technical Committee Chairs and the IUMI Secretariat look forward to welcoming you in Tokyo for what will be a hugely topical event.