For the first time in Brazil, International Global Risks Day, a biennial event sponsored by MAPFRE GLOBAL RISKS, brought together insurance and risk management professionals from large Brazilian companies to discuss the challenges and opportunities that are opening to the Major Risks sector of the Brazilian market.
This is a high-level forum for technical, political, environmental and economic discussions, featuring this important segment that has been growing significantly in Brazil. "In a country with territorial dimensions like ours, with large climatic and geographical differences as well as international visibility, on the eve of hosting the greatest sporting event in the world, 'Major Risks' constitute an extensive niche that insurance and reinsurance companies can explore in the coming years," asserts Marcos Eduardo Ferreira, president of GRUPO BB E MAPFRE for the areas of Auto, General Insurance and Affinities.
The program is focused on the discussion of strategic issues with the presentation of international cases and current issues that can be seen in the country and in different markets around the world. The risks and challenges facing the current economic context for the sectors of Oil and Gas, Aviation, Industry and for the electric power sector are some of the topics that were discussed during the event.
"The global energy industry is undergoing profound changes. The expansion of renewable energy sources, increasing environmental pressures, the current situation of instability (in the oil and gas industry), as well as great uncertainty and price volatility, have been giving rise to significant structural changes in the energy sectors," emphasized André Fortino, general manager of Major Risks for GRUPO SEGURADOR BANCO DO BRASIL E MAPFRE.
Bosco Francoy, COO of MAPFRE GLOBAL RISKS, highlights the importance of discussing the topic in Brazil. "This country is one of the most promising markets for the development of insurance. Moreover, the exchange of experience among Brazilian professionals will help in the promotion and dissemination of policies for major risk management," he pointed out.
Global Risks Day also encouraged the exchange of experiences among executives who are responsible for the areas of business, know-how and management for insurance companies, major brokers of insurance and reinsurance, and other segment players.
Marcelo Gusmão Arnosti, chief economist for BB DTVM, Juan Jose de la Colina, energy director for MAPFRE GLOBAL RISKS, and representatives of companies such as Eletropaulo, Neoenergia, Eletrosul, Petrogral, IRB RE, Avianca Airlines, Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional, Brazil Foods, among others, participated in the panels.