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DRAFT PROGRAM

Day 1: Thursday October 20 2022

Part 1: “Climate Change and Sustainability Standards: The Impact on the Insurance Industry”

08:00-09:00 Official registration
09:00-09:45 Session A1: Welcome speeches*
Chair/Moderator: Prof. Simon Grima
President ISMA, Prof. El Thalassinos
*TBC

09:45-11:00 Session A2: Keynote speeches*
Chair/Moderator: Vanessa MacDonald

  • “Climate change effects in Malta”, Professor Simone Borg (30 min)
  • “Climate Change Risk Scenarios and Assessment”
  • Questions & Answers (15 min)

11:00-11:30 Break-networking (coffee & tea – biscuits)
*TBC

11:30-13:00 Session A3: Keynote speeches*
Chairs/Moderators: Prof. Simon Grima, Dr. Rebecca Dalli-Gonzi

  • “Alternative Risk Transfer Mechanisms Climate Change”, (30 min)
  • “ESG & Climate Change: trends and risk management best practices”, (30 min)
  • Panel Discussion – Panel (MFSA, MIA, etc.) (30 min)

13:00-14:30 Networking Lunch
*TBC

Part 2:

14:30-15:30 Session B1: Students’ theses presentation
Chair/Moderator: TBA
Four theses presented (15 min each)
15:30-15:45 Break-networking (coffee & tea – biscuits)
15:45-16:45 Session B2: Students’ theses presentation
Chair/Moderator: TBA
Four theses presented (15 min each)
16:45-17:00 Session B3: Questions and answers
17:00 Close of Day 1
19:30-22:00 Dinner place TBA

Day 2: Friday October 21 2022

Part 1: “Climate Change and Sustainability Standards: The Impact on energy, banking, investing, financing, business models, education, society”  

08:00-09:00 Official registration
09:00-11:00 Session C1: Invited speakers (20 min each)
Chair/Moderator: Prof. El Thalassinos

  • Speaker 1: Prof. Gratiela Georgiana Noja, West University of Timisoara, Romania
    Title: “Sustainability Measures for Firms’ Financial Performance in the Renewable Energy Industry”
  • Speaker 2: Prof. Emeritus George Bitros, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
    Title: “Time to Question the Wisdom of Active Monetary Policies”
  • Speaker 3: Prof. Ramona Rupeika-Apoga, University of Latvia, Latvia
    Title: ΤΒΑ
  • Speaker 4: Prof. Mirela Cristea, University of Craiova, Romania
    Title: “ESG Drivers for Financial Services Sector: Empirical Evidence for European Countries”
  • Speaker 5: Dr. Ioannis Tachmatzidis, Malama Institute for Psychological Applications, Greece
    Title: TBA


11:00-11:30 Break – networking (coffee & tea – biscuits)
11:30-13:00 Parallel sessions D1-D4 (break out rooms)

Chairs/Moderators:
D1: Prof. Inna Romanova
D2: Prof. Theodore Stamatopoulos
D3: Prof. Dimitrios Maditinos
D4: Prof. Diego Norena-Chavez


Themes: AEA codes A-Z and
“The role and impact of/on insurance in tackling climate change”
“The ESG Strategy: Culture, Coordination and Understanding the Next big Sustainable Lever Opportunities in the Green Revolution”
“Climate Change: Present and Future Expectations”

13:00-14:00 Networking Lunch

Part 2: “Climate Change and Sustainability Standards: The Impact on energy, banking, investing, financing, business models, education, society” 

14:00-15:30 Parallel sessions E1-E4 (break out rooms)
Chairs/Moderators:
E1: Prof. Emeritus Spyros Vliamos
E2: Prof. Emeritus Ali Akarca
E3: Prof. Pierpaolo Morano
E4: Prof. Ileana Tache

Themes: AEA codes A-Z and
“The Impact of Climate Change on the role of the Risk Manager, the Actuary and Internal Audit”
“The Impact of Climate Change and Sustainability Measures on Compliance and Regulation”
“Case studies from leading insurance companies on sustainable, Net Zero, futureproof operations”

15:30-15:45 Break – networking (coffee & tea – biscuits)
15:45-17:00 Parallel sessions F1-F4 (break out rooms)
Chairs/Moderators:
F1: Dr. Vassilis Zakopoulos
F2: Dr. Inz. Marta Kadlubek
F3: Prof. Konstantinos Liapis
F4: Dr. Hab. Malgorzata Latuszynska

17:00-17:15 Conference’ Remarks and Conclusions
17:00 Close of Day 2

Day 3: Saturday October 23, 2022

Online presentations*
Walking tour of Valetta with guide 30EUR per person (registration required)