Corporate Solutions participates at 2014 DVS Symposium

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' delegation joined a record number of over 700 in-house brokers, risk managers and insurers at the 2014 Deutscher Versicherungs-Schutzverband (DVS) Symposium. DVS Symposium is the annual event for the German speaking commercial insurance market and provides risk managers and other market participants a platform for specialist exchange, dialogue and networking. Held in Munich on 10-12 September, the market event provided Corporate Solutions a solid platform to showcase its expertise, broad product offerings and local teams from Client Management, Property, Casualty, Energy, Aviation, Engineering & Construction, Specialties as well as D&O.

Rudolf Flunger, Head of Regions and Kuno Linder, Country Manager Germany, led the Corporate Solutions delegation at the two-day gathering which combined a busy exhibition stand and dozens of interactions with clients and brokers. The conference also featured a number of interactive panel discussions on topics such as business continuity planning, D&O, flood risk management, international insurance markets and many others. Corporate Solutions demonstrated expertise in the area of credit risk management with Davide Guidicelli, Global Head Credit Underwriting, participating on a panel discussion on the topic, which was chaired by Edwin V. Meyer from ArcelorMittal.

"The DVS Symposium is the most significant annual meeting of the German commercial insurance market," said Mr. Flunger. "It represents a prime opportunity to reinforce our commitment and growing local presence in this key market, while raising awareness of our extensive range of commercial insurance products and services."  

Mr. Linder added: "DVS provides an excellent occasion to interact with many of our clients. Not only the in-house brokers but all major broker networks participate; and we get valuable feedback which helps us to further our efforts to enhance our capabilities and presence in the German market."

The conference ended on a 'high' as Dr. Bertrand Piccard, pilot and co-founder of Solar Impulse, gave a keynote address and motivated risk managers with tales of his aviation and ballooning adventures, explaining how he managed risks and uncertainties along the way. He encouraged the audience to 'change altitude' in order to find innovative ways to manage risk, and acknowledged Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' support for his project. After his speech, Dr. Piccard attracted a large number of visitors to the Corporate Solutions stand as many clients and brokers were interested to meet him and find out more about Solar Impulse.

The DVS Symposium has grown in reputation since commencing over 12 years ago and attracts delegates from many insurance markets in Europe. The 2015 DVS Symposium will take place from 9-11 September in Munich.  

Photos by Stefanie Graul

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