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Motor Conference 2018


Where: Grange Tower Bridge Hotel - Tower Bridge, Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, 45 Prescot Street, London, E1 8GP

Registration: 08:15. The event will be followed by a networking drinks reception.

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The ABI’s 2018 Motor Conference will take place on Tuesday 20th November, in partnership with DAC Beachcroft – Motor and Liability Partner for 2018.

This conference will bring together senior representatives from Government and the insurance industry with legal experts and the wider motor industry supply chain to consider the long-term prospects of the motor insurance market. A key agenda item will be the impact of the Government’s work to reform how the Discount Rate is set and the ongoing compensation culture reform agenda.

This will also be a chance to assess progress with tackling insurance fraud and consider what still needs to be done and to look ahead to the impact of rapidly evolving vehicle technology on the industry. There will also be a detailed discussion about the development of conduct regulation. As the official date for Britain’s withdrawal from the EU approaches, industry experts will also assess what impact this will have on the future of the motor market.

Keynote speakers

  • The Rt Hon Lord Keen of Elie QC, Ministry of Justice Spokesperson for the Lords

  • Paul Geddes, Chief Executive Officer, Direct Line Group
  • David Smith, Futurologist and Chief Executive, Global Futures and Foresight

Conference chair

  • Joanna Gosling, Presenter and Broadcaster

Confirmed speakers

  • Craig Tracey MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Insurance and Financial Services
  • Andy Watson, CEO, Ageas UK 
  • Phil Bayles, Managing Director, Intermediaries, Aviva
  • Neil Ingram, Head of Motor Product Management, Direct Line Group
  • Cecile Fresneau, Executive Director, UK Insurance, QBE
  • David Parkin, Deputy Director for Civil Justice and Law, Ministry of Justice
  • Clare Lunn, Director of Fraud, Liverpool Victoria General Insurance Group
  • David Williams, Technical Director, AXA Insurance
  • Iain Forbes, Head of the UK Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles 
  • Michael Sicsic, Head of Retail General Insurance, Financial Conduct Authority
  • Craig Mullish, T/Detective Chief Inspector of Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department, City of London Police
  • Craig Dickson, Chief Executive, DAC Beachcroft Claims Solutions Group
  • Karen Maguire, Finance Director, Confused.com
  • Ben Fletcher, Director, Insurance Fraud Bureau
  • Matthew Avery, Director of Insurance Research, Thatcham Research
  • Andrew Parker, Partner – Head of Strategic Litigation, DAC Beachcroft 
  • Catherine Burt, Partner, DAC Beachcroft  
  • David Miller, Financial Services Partner, KPMG 
  • Donna Scully, Director, Carpenters Group
  • John Hyde, Deputy News Editor, Law Society Gazette
  • James Blackham, CEO, By Miles
  • David Stubbs, CEO, RightIndem
  • Matt Chalk, EMEA Sales Director, The Floow
  • Huw Evans, Director General, ABI
  • James Dalton, Director, General Insurance Policy, ABI
  • Raluca Boroianu-Omura, Assistant Director, Head of Conduct Regulation, ABI 
  • Matt Cullen, Assistant Director, Head of Strategy, Data and Analytics, ABI
  • Mark Allen, Manager, Fraud and Financial Crime, ABI

Why attend

  • Understand the long-term prospects of the motor insurance market
  • Learn how evolving vehicle technology is changing the industry 
  • Gain an insight on how the Discount Rate is set and the ongoing compensation culture reform agenda.
  • Take advantage of 5 hours worth of CPD with this CII accredited conference


Member price: £349.00 + VAT

Platform member price: £349.00 + VAT

Associate member price: £349.00 + VAT

Non-member price: £499.00 + VAT

  • Morning sessions
    • Breakout A: Are motor insurers ready for a revolution in vehicle technology? [more details]
      The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill has put in place a framework for settling claims when the first wave of fully automated cars come to market. This panel will consider how this framework can be used to build a competitive insurance market. It will also look at other challenging issues that the development of connected vehicles raises, including the effect of changing driver behaviour, growing disparity between different vehicles and road networks, cyber risks and the operational challenge of adapting to new underwriting criteria and incorporating a substantial increase in vehicle-generated data. What effect will these changes have on customer journeys, claims handling and the industry’s relationship with its supply chain?
    • Breakout B: Key developments in the 2018 regulatory landscape for motor insurers [more details]
      The combined impact of GDPR and the Insurance Distribution Directive have made this a time of considerable change for motor insurers. This session will assess how these regulations change things for motor insurers, as well as how motor insurers have responded to and implemented them. It will also consider what insurers will need to do to retain the trust of consumers and demonstrate their value at a time when expectations of transparency and fair customer treatment have risen sharply.
  • Afternoon sessions
    • Breakout C: Tackling insurance fraud – what next? [more details]
      The insurance fraud landscape is constantly evolving, with insurers evolving innovative new methods to use intelligence to combat fraud, but with fraudsters also seeking new opportunities. With the industry having reviewed its approach to fraud and committed to continued funding for IFED, this session will review the progress made on the longstanding challenges of cash for crash and inflated personal claims, while also assessing the industry’s capacity to tackle potential fraud at policy inception.
    • Breakout D: Technology and the future of motor insurance [more details]
      Beyond the development of autonomous vehicles, technology presents a wide range of opportunities for motor insurance. Insurers, working with their tech partners, are increasingly looking to use actual driving behaviour to inform pricing, create propositions that work for customers with flexible lives, and make the experience of claiming less stressful. With telematics maturing, and constantly increasing in sophistication, how will this impact fleet and personal motor insurance? How can technology be used to simplify claims journeys and improve customer engagement and satisfaction? What are the prospects for usage-based motor insurance becoming widespread in the coming years? How can InsurTech firms help motor insurers gain an edge?

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