Insuring the buildings of today and tomorrow: adapting to overcome changing risks and future claims - part 1

Recorded: 16/06/2021

Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes

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Property insurance protects millions of household and businesses across the UK from a range of perils and risks, paying out over £11 million per day to customers when the worst occurs. However, the perils and risks customers face are continually evolving and changing, in particular as the effects of climate change become more prominent. It is vital that the industry understands current and future risks customers face and adapts and innovates to this changing landscape.

With the UK hosting COP26 in November, the Government having committed to spending £5.2billion to combat flooding, the increasing usage of more sustainable and efficient construction techniques, building regulations reform reaching its final stages and the recovery from Covid-19 ongoing, it is imperative that the UK property insurance market leads the way in preparing customers for the buildings and risks of the future and collaborates with Government to secure the best possible outcomes for customers. Similarly, the way customers behave and engage with insurance is changing, driven by digitisation and customer demands and needs. With an evolving regulatory landscape, fast-paced technological change and innovation, insurers must continue to adapt to meet customers’ demands.

The ABI’s 2021 property conference brings together senior representatives from insurers, government, the construction industry and the wider property industry. Viewers have the opportunity to consider the challenges facing property owners and builders in the face of climate change and the changing nature of risks, the impacts of Government actions such as the independent flood insurance review and building regulations reform on the sector, and the importance of collaboration in combating these risks. How the sector can harness new technologies and initiatives to help the sector meet future claims and overcome changing risks, as well as how the sector rebuilds trust with customers after a difficult 2020 are also covered.

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Keynote speakers:

  • Sir David Amess MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Fire Safety and Rescue 


  • Dan Daly, Head of Protection Policy and Reform Unit, NFCC
  • Neil O'Connor CBE, Director of Building Safety Policy, Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government 
  • Jonathan O'Neill OBE, Managing Director, The Fire Protection Association
  • Hayley Robinson, Group Chief Underwriting Officer, Zurich Insurance Company
  • James Dalton, Director, General Insurance Policy, ABI
  • Laura Hughes, Manager, General Insurance, ABI

Why watch?

  • Learn about the challenges and opportunities facing property insurers as a result of climate change and the impact on flood risk
  • Analyse what insurers can do to meet those challenges and seize the opportunities
  • Understand the impact building regulation reform will have on the built environment and what these reforms mean for property insurance
  • Explore the future of building design and construction, and how insurers, government and stakeholders can work together to improve property protection
  • Hear from leading speakers from the Government, insurance industry, business community, Fire Service and construction sector
  • Gain 3.5 CPD hours by watching both parts 1 and 2 of this CII accredited webinar event

What will delegates learn?

By watching this webinar, delegates will be able to… 

  • Understand the impacts of climate change on property insurance risks and how to ensure resilience for the future against changing risks, in particular flood risk
  • Explain how insurers can ensure the benefits of building regulation reform are felt by and passed onto customers
  • Explore how modern methods of construction will enable the sector to evolve


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