WEEK PLANNER

Program

Join us at 2012 The World Space Risk Forum where space business leaders from around the world will exchange ideas and develop solutions of mutual interest in the risk management and insurance of space risks. Industry experts will debate and discuss the following Agenda topics during panel sessions:

  • Future Space Activities and Risk Management Implications
  • Capital for Space Insurance
  • How to Improve Coverages Provided
  • Space Environment and Liabilities
  • New Technologies and Markets

Draft Program Overview

Event location is The Ritz Carlton Dubai International Finance Centre
DAY 1 – Tuesday 28th February 2012
9.00 WSRF Registration Desk opens  
11.00 Buffet Brunch: Outside Court area of Ritz Carlton DIFC Hotel  
12.45 Welcoming Coffee  
13.30 Introduction Speech Jeff Cassidy, Chairman, WSRF
13.35 Welcome Speech Abdulla Mohammed Al Awar, Chief Executive Office, Dubai International Financial Centre Authority
13.40 Key Note Opening Speech John Celli, President, Space Systems/Loral
14.10 View From The Leading Edge, Introduction Chris Kunstadter, Senior Vice President, XL Insurance
14.35 Coffee Break  
14.55 Session 1 – Future Space Activities and Risk Management Activities:  
  Moderator, Introduction Chris Kunstadter, Senior Vice President, XL Insurance
  Future Hampton Chan, Vice President, Chief Architect, Space Systems/ Loral
  Regulatory Environment Mark Posen, MD and Principal Consultant, RPC Telecommunications Ltd
  New Technologies Philippe Francken, Vice President, Risk Management and Innovation, SES
  Presentation TBC Zhiheng Fu, Vice President, CGWIC
  Presentation TBC Dr. Sima Adhya, Head of Space, Torus Insurance
  Russian Market Taras Fouzik, General Director, Malakut Insurance Brokers
  Questions & Answers  
17.00 Lifetime Award  
17.05 Closing Remarks and Housekeeping Jeff Cassidy, Chairman, WSRF


DAY 2, Wednesday 29th February 2012
08.30 Welcoming Coffee  
08.50 Strength in Numbers – Insuring a Constellation Steve Collar, CEO, O3B
09.20 Session 2 – Capital for Space Finance, Part 1:  
  Moderator, Introduction Peter De Selding, Paris Bureau Chief, Space News
  Impact of Financial Crisis on Space Finance and Insurance Wim Steenbakkers, Managing Director, ING Bank
  Flexibility and Agility Win in Challenging Capital Markets David Williams, Chief Executive, Avanti Communications
  Global Reinsurance: Current Challenges and Outlook Nikolaj Beck, Managing Director, Swiss Re
    Mike Nolan, Litigation & Arbitration Partner, Millbank, Tweed
  Impact of Financial Crisis on Space Finance and Insurance Martin Benatar, Managing Consultant, Benatar and Co. Limited
10.40 Coffee Break  
11.00 Session 3 – How to Improve Coverages:  
  Moderator, Roundtable, Introduction Simon Clapham, Hd. of Marine, Class U/W Space, Liberty Syndicates
    Maureen Offord, VP Insurance, SES
    Christian Riedl, Senior Space Underwriter, Munich Re
    Roger Bathurst, CEO, Willis Inspace
    Bruno Ritchie, Managing Director, Argo Assurances
    Yamin Mustafa, Managing Director, Marsh
    Jeff Poliseno, CEO, Aon ISB
    Vic Pino, Senior Partner, Pino & Associates
12.30 YAHSAT Buffet Lunch – Outside Court area of Ritz Carlton DIFC  
13.30 Session 4 – Space Environment and Liabilities, Part 1:  
  Moderator, Introduction Jan Schmidt, Head of Space, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions
  The Space Debris Environment and its Associated Risks Dr. Klinkrad, Head of Space Debris Office, ESA/ESOC
  Satellite Vulnerability to Space Debris Risk Denis Bensoussan, Space Underwriter, Hiscox
  Satellite Vulnerability to Space Debris Risk Philippe Cotelle, Head of Insurance Risk Management, EADS Astrium
  Liability Convention Nick Hughes, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
  Space Liability Insurance John Horner, Managing Director, Marsh Space Projects
  Questions & Answers  
15.15 Coffee Break  
15.35 Session 4 – Space Environment and Liabilities, Part 2:  
  Hacking Risks for Satellites Felix Lindner, Head, Recurity Labs GmbH
  Errant drifters: Satellites Loss of Control Risk Denis Bensoussan, Space Underwriter, Hiscox
  Product Liability Insurance Akiko Hama, Space Underwriter, Global Aerospace
  Question & Answers  
17.00 Closing Remarks  


DAY 3, Thursday 1st March 2012
8.30 Welcoming Coffee  
09.00 Session 5 – New Technologies and Markets:  
  Moderator, Introduction David Wade, Space Underwriter, Atrium Space Insurance Consortium
  Innovation in Satellite Services Stephane Chenard, Senior Associate Consultant, Euroconsult
  NASA’s COTS and CRS Program Kurt Eberly, Antares Deputy Project Director, Orbital Sciences Corporation
  A Satellite Manufacturer’s Perspective Toru Yonuki, Deputy GM, MELCO
  Commercial Crew Developments Russ McMurray, Boeing Law Department, The Boeing Company
  An Underwriter’s Perspective Pascal Lecointe, Space Underwriter, Hiscox
  Question & Answers  
10.40 Exceptional Achievement Award  
10.45 Coffee Break  
11.05 Session 6 – Capital for Space Finance, Part 2:  
  Moderator, Introduction Peter De Selding, Paris Bureau Chief, Space News
    Willy Chow, CFO, Asia Broadcast Satellite
    Kjell Karlsen, President, Sea Launch
    Barry Matsumori, SVP – Commercial Sales & Business Development, SpaceX
  The Insurance Community Investing in Space Peter Elson, Partner, JLT
  Market Capacity & Financial Environment: An Odd Situation Marco Ramadoro, CEO, Satec srl
12.45 Closing Remarks elseco limited
13.00 Elseco Buffet Lunch – Outside Court area of Ritz Carlton DIFC Hotel  





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