Australasia's Definitive and Independent CAT Risk Event

Sydney | 22-23 August 2018     View Full Programme Here

 Delivered by the industry's leading CAT risk thought leaders, the 4th Biennial CAT Risk Management & Modelling Australasia 2018 brings together leading international and local CAT risk experts to address the challenges that the re/insurance industry faces today.

2017 was the second most costly year on record for natural catastrophes. Coming in at a staggering US$134 billion in insured losses, the series of disasters across the globe from Australia to China, Philippines, Mexico, Vietnam, USA and the Caribbean has driven the need for the re/insurance industry to improve its risk management and modelling capabilities.
Though modelling technology has progressed vastly, the overwhelming array and complexity of known and unknown perils create a critical need for the re/insurance industry to keep up with market demand and anticipate future changes through the advancement of technology.
  • How will embracing new technologies and approaches drive the industry’s development?
  • How did the models stand up against recent catastrophic events?
  • How have the models progressed?
  • What are the challenges in modelling and what more can be done? 

CAT Risk Management & Modelling Speakers

Dickie Whitaker


Oasis Loss Modelling Framework

Andrew Hulme

Head of Analytics, Australia & New Zealand


Michael Barkhausen

Executive Director, Head of Catastrophe Analytics, Australia and New Zealand

Willis Re

Peter Cheesman

Head of Analytical Services

Aon Benfield

Rob Fortune

Senior Vice President Analytics

Guy Carpenter

James Basman

Head, Capital Management

Allianz Australia

Kate Lyons

Executive Manager Reinsurance Strategy and Operations


Irene Lai

Senior Manager, Underwriting and Insurance Risk, Group Risk

QBE Insurances

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  • Assess the impact and evolution of 2017 major CAT events (Mexico Earthquake, California Wildfires, and Hurricanes Harvey, Imra and Maria) within CAT models with JLT Re.
  • Learn how updated Australia Cyclone models from CoreLogic, RMS and COMBUS stack up against each other as they go under the microscope in our now industry renowned in-depth model comparison session.
  • Hear the latest updates on Geoscience Australia’s (GA) new 2018 earthquake model from GA’s Leader of the National Seismic Hazard Assessment Project before assessing the impact of changes on re/insurers with Willis Re, Guy Carpenter and Aon Benfield.
  • Learn about the benefits and opportunities of open loss modelling platforms from the Co-Founder and Chairman of Oasis Loss Modelling Framework
  • Improve flood risk modelling in the region and overcome challenges in exposure data resolution with Aon Benfield, Guy Carpenter, Catholic Church Insurance and IAG.
  • Compare models with experts from Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, CSIRO, Finity Consulting and Risk Frontiers to gain the latest insights on bushfire risk management and modelling
  • Learn how Finity Consulting overcomes the shortcoming of pricing for climate risk with insurance data 
  • Uncover how reinsurance buying is changing the focus of risk management with Allianz Australia, Munich Re, Suncorp and Youi Insurance.
  • Assess the cyber accumulation threat with Willis Re, Marsh, Sparke Helmore Lawyers, Gen Re and Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance.s
  • Maximise the potential of ILS in the re/insurance industry and rethink alternative ways to match risk to capital with Arbor Partners. 


Professionals and government officials who are responsible for risk management functions related to catastrophe risk, including:
  • Re/insurers
  • Reinsurance & Insurance Brokers
  • Underwriters & Claims Managers
  • Government Officials involved with Catastrophe Exposures, Environmental Planning & Climate Change
  • Actuaries & Consultants
  • Climate Change Experts & Agencies
  • Catastrophe & Seismology Experts
  • Catastrophe Modelling Agencies
  • Risk Managers
  • Regulators
  • Capital Market Players
  • Service Providers to the Insurance Industry

Who Should Sponsor CAT Risk Management & Modelling

Over 1,250 key stakeholders have attended the CAT Risk Management & Modelling conferences in Australia, London and Singapore over the last 4 years. In each location, the event consistently brings together the major segments of the industry including insurance, reinsurance, brokers, modelling companies, technology providers, regulators and institutional investors.
  1. Put your business front and center - sponsoring a CAT Risk Management and Modelling event gives your organisation authority in the industry and boosts your credibility. Your brand will be seen throughout the event and attendees ill be eager to learn more about your business.

    Sponsoring a CAT Risk Management and Modelling event can mean a lot more than displaying your logo. We offer sponsorship packages that include a speaking spot. This is a fantastic way to showcase your expertise to a large and engaged audience.

  2. Get in front of your target market - if you choose to sponsor a CAT Risk Management and Modelling event, you will have direct access to people in your target market, who you can build relationships with.

  3. Brand awareness & media exposure – a CAT Risk Management and Modelling event sponsorship gives your brand the opportunity to generate awareness and boost the image of your organisation.

  4. Increase your reach and exposure to new clients, customers and businesses in the lead-up to the CAT Risk Management and Modelling events. At Aventedge we spend months marketing and promoting the event. As a sponsor your name and logo can be used during these outreach campaigns.

  5. Reconnect with customers and engage with an audience - if you’re in a relatively small industry there’s a chance you will have the opportunity to speak with some of your current customers by sponsoring an event. You can also use the event as an opportunity to educate your customers about any upcoming upgrades or releases.

  6. Generate strong leads – a CAT Risk Management and Modelling event is a great way to generate quality leads because they’re full of people actively interested in learning and improving aspects of their business operations.

  7. Deliver great ROI - sponsoring a CAT Risk Management and Modelling event can often be cheaper and have a higher ROI than other advertising methods. This is because events have a very specific and highly engaged target market.
To find out how we can help you meet your marketing goals you can download the sponsorship prospectus below, email or call +61 2 9188 8982.


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CAT Risk Management & Modelling Venue

Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel 


Address: 30 Pitt Street Sydney Australia 2000
Conference Room: Thomas Keneally