Patrick G. Ryan

Founder, Chairman & CEO

Ryan Specialty Group

Peter Wilson

CEO, Insurance

AXIS Capital

David Brown

Senior Partner, Regional Insurance Leader

EY Bermuda

Bruce Kelley

President and CEO

EMC Insurance 


Evan Glassman

President and CEO

New Paradigm Underwriters

Gregory Crabb

President and CEO

Amerisure Companies

Jean-Paul Conoscente


SCOR Global P&C

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All talks will be held at the Granville headquarters at Madison 36th, New York City.

Reactions North America Re/Insurance Conference returns in the fall of 2019.

Acceleration Ahead: “Future Proofing” in a Transforming Industry 

Speakers and panelists at Reactions’ North America Re/Insurance Conference blaze the trail to improved profitability by leveraging A.I., ever-evolving InsurTech solutions, enhanced underwriting and other essential solutions to remain competitive in a rapidly changing world.

CEOs reveal their strategies for future-proofing their organizations; mutual insurers share best practices in employing new tools for accelerating their business; behavioral experts discuss the science behind buying patterns and combating claims fraud; and other thought leaders share knowledge on the path forward to streamlined processes and greater gains in market share.

Panel Topics Include: 

  • 'Future-Proofing' Your Business 
  • Disrupting the Disruptors: opportunities in the Sharing Economy 
  • How Artificial Intelligence Will Soon Change Everything
  • Empowering Mutuals: New Tools to Accelerate Business
  • Place Your (InsurTech) Bets: The Investor Perspective

Steve Levy

President and CEO, Reinsurance

Munich Re America

Chris Maiato


EY Bermuda

Rick Parks

President and CEO

Society Insurance

Jed Rhoads

President and Chief Underwriting Officer

Markel Corporation

Ty Sagalow

Founding Member


Martin Welch


Hawaii Employers' Mutual Insurance Company

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Why attend?
● Join us and participate in networking with over 300 delegates from over 200 companies
● Hear from expert speakers and experience one-on-one networking opportunities with key industry figures from the re/insurance world
● Attend interactive sessions that will encourage a frank and open exchange of opinions, ideas and information on the current opportunities and challenges emerging in the market

Insurers, Reinsurers and Brokers attend for free. Service providers (law firms, asset managers, consultants, risk modelers, etc.) and others pay $295.


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25 Broadway | New York, NY 10004


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Acceleration Ahead: 

“Future Proofing” in a Transforming Industry 

September 26, 2019 | New York City



Reserve your table at Reactions North America Awards Dinner 2019, set for September 26 at Ciprani 25 Broadway.

We invite you to join us on in honoring the industry’s leading underwriting companies, broking firms and service providers for their achievements in the past year.

Additionally, we also recognise prominent industry figures for their accomplishments in the North America re/insurance market over the same time period. 

Spaces are limited, and available on a first come, first served basis. To reserve your table today, please contact Goran Pandzic.

Richard Whitt


Markel Corporation


8:00am-9:00am                 Registration and refreshments 

9:00am-9:05am                 Opening Remarks


9:05am-9:35am                 Keynote: Patrick G. Ryan, Founder, Chairman & CEO, 

                                           Ryan Specialty Group


9:35am-10:30am               Panel: ‘Future-Proofing’ Your Business

CEOs reveal their forward-looking best practices for safeguarding their position in an ever-evolving 



David Brown, Senior Partner, Regional Insurance Leader, EY Bermuda


Jean-Paul Conoscente, President and CEO, SCOR Global P&C

Pete Wilson, CEO, Insurance, AXIS Capital 

Steve Levy, President and CEO, Munich Re America

Jed Rhoads, President and Chief Underwriting Officer, Markel Corporation


10:30am-10:45am            Morning Coffee and Networking Break 


10:45am-11:30am            Panel: Disrupting the Disruptors: Opportunities in the Sharing Economy

As emerging technologies continue to disrupt the insurance market, from ride sharing and Airbnb to

 automated vehicles and beyond, how can insurers respond by crafting timely, equally innovative 

coverage solutions?  


Jean Vernor, Head of Incubator, New Strategic Markets, Munich Re America

11:30am-12:15pm            Panel: Head Games: Behavioral science’s lessons for insurers 

Experts in behavioral science explain how insurers can enhance the process of purchasing coverage, cut

down on the number of falsified claims and build more long-term relationships with insureds.


12:15pm-12:45pm            Keynote: Mark Watson III, CEO, Argo Group


12:45pm-1:45pm              Lunch


1:45pm-2:15pm                Keynote: Richard Whitt, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Markel Corporation


2:15pm-3:00pm                Panel: How Artificial Intelligence Will Soon Change Everything


Chris Maiato, Principal, Advisory Leader, Advisory Services, EY Bermuda 


Richard Whitt, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Markel Corporation

Truett Tate, Chairman of the Board, QBE North America

Ty Sagalow, Founding Member, Lemonade


3:00pm-3:45pm                Panel: Empowering Mutuals: New Tools to Accelerate Business

Learn how mutual insurers are leveraging new policy-binding and claims solutions to improve customer

 experience and offer greater speed to market.


Alan J. Levin, Partner, Locke Lord


Bruce Kelley, President and CEO, EMC Insurance Companies

Rick Parks, President and CEO, Society Insurance

Martin Welch, CEO, Hawaii Employers' Mutual Insurance Company

Gregory Crabb, President and CEO, Amerisure Companies


3:45pm-3:55pm                Afternoon Coffee and Networking Break


3:55pm-4:40pm                Panel: Place Your (InsurTech) Bets: The Investor Perspective

Investors discuss which InsurTechs offer the greatest promise, and exactly what makes a specific 

company an attractive bet. Which start-ups are getting funded, and why?  


Partner, Sidley Austin


Steven Ueng, VP, Principal Investments & Acquisitions, Swiss Re 

4:40pm-4:45pm                Closing Remarks

Steven Ueng

VP, Principal Investments & Acquisitions

Swiss Re

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Truett Tate

Chairman of the Board

QBE North America

Jean Vernor

Head of Incubator, New Strategic Markets

Munich Re America