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Changing gear - adapting to autonomous vehicles


Where: Association of British Insurers - UK Head Office - London, One America Square, 17 Crosswall, London, EC3N 2LB

Registration: from 09:15. A networking lunch will take place during this event.

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With the automated and electric vehicles bill progressing through parliament, insurers are actively preparing for the first wave of automated vehicles coming onto the roads in a few years’ time.

A panel of senior figures from Government, the insurance industry, vehicle manufacturers and legal experts will discuss what the safety benefits from this technology will mean for insurers, while also considering the new risks that they pose. In particular, a key outstanding question is how insurers access sufficient technical information and data to set competitive premiums and settle claims efficiently. 

In addition, this will also be an opportunity to consider what role the wider expertise of insurers at managing complex technological change can play in incentivising the update of automated driving – in particular, looking at the role of product liability and cyber insurance cover in protecting users of automated technology.

Keynote speakers

  • Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Secretary of State for Transport, Department for Transport
  • Andy Briggs, Chief Executive Officer, UK Insurance, Aviva plc and Chairman of the ABI
  • David Williams, Technical Director, AXA Insurance 
  • Matthew Avery, Director of Insurance Research, Thatcham Research 

Confirmed speakers:

  • Tim Marlow, Head of Autonomous & Connected Vehicle Research, Ageas
  • Gus Park, Managing Director, Motor Insurance and Business Development, Direct Line Group
  • Dr Sachin Suchak, Head of the Regulatory Programme, Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles
  • Michael Hawes, Chief Executive, The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders  
  • Nigel Goodall, Assistant Vice President, Liability Claims & Risk Management, Europe, Enterprise Rent-a-Car  
  • Professor Sarah Sharples, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research & Knowledge Exchange, University of Nottingham
  • Andrew Parker, Partner, DAC Beachcroft
  • Alexandra Foster, Head of Insurance, Finance, Payments & Post Trade, Global Banking & Financial Markets, BT
  • Paul Merrey, Partner, Global Strategy Group, KPMG


Members Price: £149.00 + VAT

Associate members Price: £149.00 + VAT

Non-members Price: £199.00 + VAT

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