Bringing together industry leaders, regulators, and commentators from the insurance industry and related fields, the ICA's conference took a deep-dive into the key opportunities and challenges facing our sector. 

Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor for this event, Johns Lyng Group.

For any enquires, please email ICA events.

Our Program

8:30 amRegistration open
9:00 amWelcome
9:15 amPresident’s speech
9:35 amGlobal Risk Perspective 
– Misha Zelinsky, Fulbright Scholar and National Security Expert
– Darren Lim, Geoeconomics and International Relations Academic
– Nicki Hutley, Economist and Climate Council Councillor
Session sponsored by ANZIIF
10:25 amMorning tea
10:45 amMinisterial Address, The Hon. Stephen Jones MP, Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services
11:20 amInsurance Affordability
– Estelle Pearson, Finity
Dr Antonia Settle, University of Melbourne
Jason Flanagan, Chief Claims and Customer Officer, Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation
Session sponsored by The Bridge International 
12:10 pmRegulators’ Perspective
– Karen Chester, Deputy Chair, ASIC
– Suzanne Smith, Executive Board Member, APRA
1:00 pmLunch

In the afternoon, the session will be divided into two streams: Stream A and Stream B. Participants should make their way to the session they have registered for.

1AI and Insurance – session fully subscribed now.
Elayne Grace, CEO, Actuaries Institute
– David Baker, CTO & Technology Strategist, Microsoft
– Professor Nicholas Davis, Co-Director, UTS Human Technology Institute
Session sponsored by Insurtech Australia
2Innovation and Risk in the Face of Climate Change
– Geoff Summerhayes, Chair, Zurich Australia and New Zealand
– Karen Hardy, Managing Director, Redicova
– Sam Kernaghan, Director of Resilience Program, Committee for Sydney
Session sponsored by Risk Frontiers
3Commercial Lines Affordability and Availability
– Melina Morrison, CEO, Business Council Cooperatives
– Bruce Billson, Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
– Stephanie Schutte, Marsh McLennan
Session sponsored by Clyde & Co
2:50 pm Afternoon tea
1Cyber Risk
– Win-Li Toh
, Principal, Taylor Fry and Vice-President, Actuaries Institute
– Troy Filipcevic
, CEO, Emergence Insurance
– Paul Kallenbach
, Partner, MinterEllison Consulting
Session sponsored by The Bridge International  
2Attracting Talent and Skills in the 21st Century
– Corene Strauss, CEO, Australian Network on Disability
– Prue Willsford, CEO, ANZIIF
– Yolanda Beattie, Founder, Future IM/Pact
Session sponsored by weploy
3Lessons from Floods – session fully subscribed now.
– Emma Curtis, Lead Ombudsman, AFCA
Paul Holmes, Principal Lawyer, Legal Aid Qld
– Andrew Hall, Executive Director and CEO, Insurance Council of Australia
Session sponsored by Restoration Industry Consultants
4:00pmWrap up and post networking drinks and canapes

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ICA Event Cancellation Policy*

Refunds are not available, however in the event a registrant is no longer able to attend, they may elect another person to attend in their place as outlined below.


  • If, after booking an event you are unable to attend, you may nominate someone else to attend in your place at no additional cost.
  • Please advise any substitutions via email to [email protected] at least 48 hours prior to the event so all necessary changes can be made.
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