Registration and Coffee in the Pre-Function Area


Welcome Address: Daniel Creasey, Managing Director, Cannon Events


Opening Keynote: Mike Tholen, Upstream Policy Director, U.K Oil & Gas

Mike Tholen, Upstream Policy Director OGUK, the leading representative body for the UK offshore oil and gas industry, will give insight into how industry is supporting the UK’s move to a net-zero future and the challenges and opportunities presented by Carbon Capture Usage and Storage for industry’s supply chain.


Keynote Address: Christopher Guith, Acting President, U.S Chamber of Commerce, Global Energy Institute

Global Energy Overview : How are quickly shifting policies and operations affecting global energy markets?  Innovation and technology have transformed where and how energy is produced as well as how it is used.  Concurrently, concerns about climate change are also shaping the policies in which the energy industry operates.  This keynote will discuss what these dynamic variables mean and how will they impact the energy industry.


Panel Discussion: Broking, Underwriting and Claims for the Future

In an ever-changing environment, how can the market meet the needs of clients and shareholders alike? This panel of seasoned experts will give their assessment of how the sector will meet these requirements.

Moderator: TBC

James Straker-Nesbit, Senior Executive, Underwriting, Lloyd’s Market Association

Paul Braddock, Head of Upstream, Willis Towers Watson

Nick Jay, Deputy Head of Global Marine & Energy, Guy Carpenter

James Mcdonald, Global Head of Marine and Energy, Talbot Underwriting


Coffee Break and Networking


Panel Discussion: What Does the Future Hold for the Next Generation of Experts?

Hear members of the Under 35’s Energy Club discuss how they are finding current market conditions, how they have adapted to improve in their roles and where they see the future of the market.

Moderator: TBC

Jake Hannath, Adjuster, Matthews Daniel

Alex Otoka, Deputy Class Underwriter, Chaucer

Adrian McAndrew, Major Loss Claims Adjuster, AIG

Joshua Cantwell, Energy Class Underwriter, Talbot


Keynote Address: TBA  



Lunch and Networking


Panel Discussion: How the Rapid Development of New Technologies in the Oil and Gas Sector is Creating a New Risk Environment for Insurers

With the plunge in oil and gas prices, companies have invested heavily in their research and development departments in order to ensure their survival. With the adoption of new technologies come new risks. This panel will discuss how the market is dealing with these unknowns.

Moderator: TBC

Thomas Upton, Energy Claims Manager, Markel

John Swann, Underwriter, Upstream, CNA/Hardy

Joe Brennan, Senior Consultant, INDECS


Keynote Address: TBA 



Coffee Break and Networking


Panel Discussion: Placing Business in the London Market

What do current risk experts think of the current state of play when it comes to doing business with the London market? Are there any pain points? An invaluable chance to hear clear, honest actionable feedback straight from energy insurance buyers.

Moderator: TBC

Rosalia Charitos, Risk and Insurance Manager, INEOS Oil & Gas (Invited) 

John Prowting, Risk Manager, Chevron

Sigurd Willoughby, Insurance Advisory, Equinor (Invited)


Panel Discussion: Dismantling Offshore Structures – Allocation of Contractual Risks and Liabilities


Moderator: TBC

Jim Clark, Marine Manager, Matthews Daniel

Grant Hunter, Head of Contracts and Clauses, BIMCO

Ursula O’Donnell, Divisional Director Claims, The Standard Club


Closing Remarks: Daniel Creasey, Managing Director, Cannon Events


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