By: The Consort Team
The South African Association of Engineering Insurers (SAAEI) Conference was hosted 13th of October – the 14th of October at the beautiful venue, Kloofzicht Lodge and Spa. Besides the stunning views and sipping a morning coffee while watching the sunrise, the conference as a whole was a huge success and of great benefit to our team. We received invaluable and insightful information on various relevant topics from all of the inspirational speakers who participated.
Amongst the topics were the impact of COVID-19, the Riots and Strikes in South Africa and the Russian – Ukraine war on insurance (Ms. Lisa Swaine). Reinsurance (Mr. Kevin Stanley & Ms. Hayley Schell) and the importance of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) as well as what has happened in engineering insurance over the past 12 months (Ms. Manuela Baroncini).
Our Managing Director, Chris Charlton had the opportunity to provide feedback on the IMIA 2022 conference held in Dublin which he attended in September along with the market industry stats. Our Senior Underwriter, Kobus van Niekerk participated in the panel of discussion on the proposal of the Engineering Academy.
On the final day of the Conference, after all the speakers had finished, everyone was assigned to 1 of 4 breakaway sessions where they were given the opportunity to discuss in more detail their specific topic, as well as provide their insight and opinions on what is happening in the market.
A huge acknowledgement to all the organisers as well as to our sponsors for putting a valuable conference together.
We are heading towards innovative and exciting times ahead, hope you are looking forward to it as much as we are.