On 6 and 7 February 2023, IUMI's annual Winter Meeting took place in London again, this time in-person after two years of virtual / hybrid meetings due to the COVID pandemic. The Executive and Technical Committee Chairs discussed IUMI's future priorities and set up under the "IUMI 2030" strategy debate. The busy agenda also included updates and discussions about the ongoing policy and advocacy work as well as the education and qualification programmes, such as the new Masterclass in Cargo Insurance. The group also debated this year's annual conference theme, diving into the many issues which keep marine insurers on their toes. Ultimately, it was agreed to run IUMI 2023 in Edinburgh under the header Strength and stability in turbulent seas.
The Winter Meeting was followed by a press conference in which IUMI President Frédéric Denèfle, Facts & Figures Committee Chair Jun Lin, Cargo Committee Chair Isabelle Therrien and IUMI Vice Chair Sean Dalton provided updates on recent developments in the marine insurance market, the impact of inflation and the challenges marine insurers face due to the Ukraine war.
Many thanks to Neil Roberts and his Lloyd's Market Association team for hosting us at the iconic Lloyd's building!