Clem Booth (ACORD Chair and Member of the Management Board of Allianz) and I hosted the ACORD London Forum on October 17 and 18 attended by 500 industry participants in Gibson Hall. We held a Forum back in 2005 and the responsiveness for the event continues to increase even though ACORD has now become a well known part of Market Reform.
Dennis Mahoney (Chairman of Aon Global) was our keynote speaker. He spoke about the challenges we face as an industry and the need for better progress in automating the business. He stressed that e-failure will eliminate some players in the future. "They will be taken out" he said "unless they get on with it."
Peter Arbenz (Swiss Re) joined Clem and Dennis on the wrap-up panel on the closing day. The ACORD staff was hard at work in background, answering questions and providing updates. But I love these events because the people on stage are ACORD members and industry observers and they are all talking about Standards and ACORD.
I will be posting more updates on London and you will soon see all the speakers and sessions on the ACORD website.