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DRAFT PROGRAM

Day 1: Thursday October 20 2022

Part 1:

08:00-09:00 Official registration
09:00-09:45 Session A1: Welcome speeches*
Chair/Moderator: Prof. Simon Grima

  • Minister – Miriam Dalli (10 min)
  • Minister – Clyde Caruana (10 min)
  • The Maltese Insurance Industry (MIA president) (10 min)
  • Dean of FEMA UOM (10 min)
  • President of ISMA (5 min)

*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”, FERMA Valentina Paduano – Chief Risk & Sustainability Officer, Sogefi Group – FERMA Board Member – ANRA Board Member (30 min)
  • Questions & Answers (15 min)

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

11:30-13:00 Session A3: Keynote speeches*
Chair/Moderator: Prof. Simon Grima

  • “Alternative Risk Transfer Mechanisms Climate Change”, (Reinsurer – Swiss re.) (30 min)
  • “ESG & Climate Change: trends and risk management best practices”, Federico Vagnoni (MARSH) (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:

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:
  • Speaker 3: Prof. Ramona Rupeika-Apoga, University of Latvia, Latvia
    Title:
  • Speaker 4: Prof. Emeritus Ali T. Akarca, University of Illinois Chicago, USA
    Title:
  • Speaker 5: Prof. Mirela Cristea, University of Craiova, Romania
    Title: ESG Drivers for Financial Services Sector: Empirical Evidence for European Countries
  • Speaker 6: Dr Ioannis Tachmatzidis, Malama Institute for Psychological Applications, Greece
    Title:


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

14:00-15:30 Parallel sessions E1-E4 (break out rooms)
Chairs/Moderators: TBA
Themes:
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: TBA
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)