Construction risk management - insurance market outlook

After more than a decade of softening market conditions, the construction insurance market has taken a hard turn and risk and insurance managers face increasingly challenging market conditions in coming renewals.

Gaining C-Suite Commitment

Date of Webinar: 7 May 2019
Time: 2.00pm – 2.30pm BST / 3.00pm – 3.30pm CET


With the current global political and economic landscape changing at an unprecedented rate, the role and responsibility of the risk manager when it comes to structuring a successful global programme is becoming more and more significant. However, communicating this to the highest level can often be more difficult than it should be.

Commercial Risk’s editor-in-chief hosted a discussion with highly respected and experienced risk managers and association heads Julia Graham (Airmic technical director and formerly Ferma president) and Franck Baron (Parima chairman), to find out their views on the best way to bring these key issues directly to the c-suite and ultimately the board.

To find out their thoughts on this topic, watch the video below.


Julia Graham and Franck Baron will be continuing this conversation at our Global Programmes conference, which takes place in London on 12 June 2019. To register for this event, or for more information, please click here.


Webinar Host

Adrian Ladbury, Editor-in-Chief, Commercial Risk


Julia Graham, Technical Director and Deputy CEO, Airmic

Franck Baron, Group Deputy Director Risk Management and Insurance, International SOS and Chairman, Parima

Claims insights - from data to information to action

Date of Webinar: 29 November 2018
Time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm GMT

Data is omnipresent and has never been as easily accessible, collectible and comparable as it is today. The insurance industry disposes of large amounts of data, however very few players know how to create value for customers from in-depth data analysis – i.e. leverage the outcome to generate concrete business impact.

This webinar, brought to you by Zurich and Commercial Risk, showcased relevant methods and approaches of effective data analysis and how to make data understandable and actionable. In addition, it brought the results into a business context in order to define risk improvement actions which have a concrete impact on the company’s balance sheet. To access the webinar presentation click the link below.

Panelists and Agenda

Welcome and introduction – Helene Westerlind, Global Head of International Programs, Commercial Insurance, Zurich Insurance Company and Adrian Ladbury, Editor in Chief, Commercial Risk


Claims analytics – beyond data – Roger Zopfi, Claims Relationship Director, Commercial Insurance Switzerland, Zurich Insurance Company

Achieving business impact thanks to risk improvement actions – Björn Hartong, Senior Risk Engineer & Corporate Centre Practice Leader Marine and Security, Commercial Insurance, Zurich Insurance Company

The customer perspective – Adrian Sommerhalder, Country Insurance Risk Manager, ABB Switzerland

Conclusion – Helene Westerlind, Global Head of International Programs, Commercial Insurance, Zurich Insurance Company and Adrian Ladbury, Editor in Chief, Commercial Risk