Island of Ireland Forum to open with Republic’s Minister of State for Financial Services

Published on Tue, 26/07/2022 - 16:51

Seán Fleming TD, Minister of State with responsibility for Financial Services, Credit Unions and Insurance, will be the opening keynote speaker at Airmic’s first Island of Ireland Forum, to be held in Dublin on Tuesday, 25 October.

The theme of the Forum is Navigating the Perfect Storm, and it will have three educational streams on Risk, Insurance and Captives. There will also be panel discussions on the challenges facing Ireland’s commercial market, the risk managers’ perspective on the economy and the importance of ESG to the sector.

The Forum, which is supported by Brokers Ireland and Insurance Ireland, is open to all Airmic members, wherever they are based, as well as risk and insurance managers on either side of the border in Ireland.

“Airmic already has members based in both Northern Ireland and the Republic and we are tremendously excited about organising our first risk and insurance gathering in Dublin,” Airmic CEO Julia Graham said.

“We are honoured that Minister of State Seán Fleming will be opening our Forum and welcome it as a strong signal as to the importance of risk and insurance in the community.”

With many large businesses headquartered in Ireland, and Dublin positioned as the EU’s second-largest captive domicile, the Forum will provide sessions addressing risk management, risk financing and captive utilisation.

In the captive stream, delegates will hear from new captive owners in Dublin, debate prospective reforms to Solvency II, and discuss how technology, tax and talent will shape the future of captive insurance.

“While the UK and Ireland’s risk and insurance landscape share many similarities, those doing business on the island of Ireland also face many unique challenges,” Julia Graham added. “We believe Airmic is well placed to facilitate valuable learning and networking opportunities for the risk profession on both sides of the border.”

For more information and to register for the Island of Ireland Forum 2022, visit here.