• The most important Marine Insurance Conference in Latin America

    Attend the most relevant Marine Insurance Conference in the region, this time in a virtual format. Update your knowledge in Cargo, Hull and Marine Liabilities accompanied by (re)insurers, brokers, risk managers, adjusters, maritime lawyers and insureds from the Americas and Europe.

    Given the historical turning point caused by the coronavirus due to the restrictions on the possibility of making trips and meetings, this virtual space will provide participants with new tools to face the new challenges posed by these realities.

    3 mornings of conferences

    15 interactive conferences

    4 networking strategies*



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    Gold Sponsors

    Silver Sponsors

    Media Partners

    As it has been the rule in previous versions, this year the event will feature the participation of world-class speakers who will share their vision on technical and environmental factors, which will determine the course of the marine insurance business over the next five years.

    Without a doubt, the main point that will guide much of the discussions and reflections throughout the next Virtual Congress will be the COVID-19 and its impact on underwriting, risk management, and compensation practices, as well as on the business environment: the economy, trade flows, shipping companies, ports, logistics operators and the reinsurance market.

    Evidently, as a result of the Pandemic, digital transformation accelerated, consumption patterns changed, the fragility of global supply chains was revealed, and awareness of several unnoticed or underestimated risks was raised. In this context, the eighth ALSUM Conference becomes the best opportunity for those who accept marine risks, their allies, customers, and suppliers can prepare to face the challenges that new normal imposes on the branch in its different dimensions.

    The Technical Committees of Cargo and Hull of our Association, made up of outstanding professionals of different nationalities and connections of the insurance chain, have identified the most relevant topics of discussion in such rough seas. The data science at the service of the underwriting, the emerging risks that will shape the claims, the evolution of the underwriter’s talents, the business opportunities during and after the pandemic, the challenges of assuring delays in supply networks and the risks arising from the massive boat lay-up are some of the sharing conferences that will take place throughout the three days of the event.

    Based on previous years and given the ease of the virtual connection, ALSUM awaits the registration over 500 attendees who will be able to interact with each other, including (re)insurers, brokers, adjusters, risk managers, cargo agents, logistics and port operators, maritime lawyers, trade associations, universities and authorities.

    Finally, in the virtual trade fair, the showrooms, and the networking rooms, attendees will be able to know the value proposition and the solutions of our sponsors.

    Join us!

    Juana Francisca Llanos
    Antonio Huertas Mejías
    Ismael Cobos Delgado
    Maritime Safety Division
    International Maritime Organization

    Howard Kingston
    Global Head of Marine

    Sean Dalton
    Head Marine Underwriting North America
    Munich Re
    Erika Schoch
    Regional Head Transportation &
    Agriculture LatAm
    Swiss Re
    Arturo Posada
    Head Marine VP LatAm
    Liberty Mutual
    José Luis Anselmi
    Jonathan Spencer
    The Spencer Company

    Juan Carlos Martínez
    CargoCorp UW

    María Fernanda Alonso
    Senior Marine Uw VP 
    Swiss Re
    Efraín Sorá
    Vice President Marine, LAC
    The Hartford
    Cristina Mujica 
    Clyde & Co
    Rene Ellis 
    Director LatAm
    Mita Chavda
    Head of Technical Sales 
    Alejandra Martínez
    Leadership Coaching

    Andrés Rodríguez
    Director General 
    Grupo OET 

    Christian Hidalgo
    Recursos Humanos

    Omar Mendonza
    Director of Marine & Specialties, North LatAm

    Tuesday, October 27 (GMT-5, Bogota, Lima, Panama)

    9:00 am

    Lessons left by the pandemic for the insurance industry: a vision of shared value
    Juana Francisca Llano – President at Suramericana, Medellín

    10:00 am

    Impact of new realities on Marine Insurance: balance and future priorities
    Sean Dalton – Head of Marine Underwriting North America / Munich Re, New York

    Panel: Xavier Pazmiño – Regional VP Marine Chubb LatAm

    11:00 am

    Round table: Transforming consumer habits and global supply chains: impact on Marine Insurance
    Panelists: María Fernanda Alonso (M), Swiss Re – Carlos Plasencia, Kuehne Nagel – José Agustín Hernández, Grupo Aldía Logística – Róbinson Velásquez, Grupo Suppla (DHL)

    12:00 pm

    Data science at the service of Marine Insurance underwriting: Big Data, AI and Machine Learning
    Mita Chavda – Head of Technical Sales, Concirrus – London

    Panel: Janna Ceballos, Marine Underwriter, Liberty Specialty Markets

    02:00 pmVirtual commercial spaces. Learn about the value offer and solutions from our sponsors, through interactive commercial shows
    Wednesday, October 28 (GMT -5)
    9:00 amOutlook and prospects for the shipping industry: business volume, regulatory risks and challenges
    Ismael Cobos Delgado – Maritime Safety Division – International Maritime Organization, IMO

    Risks in transport and handling of vaccines, drugs and chemical supplies associated with the pandemic: underwriting precautions
    Theoric introduction: Erika Schoch – Swiss Re

    Panelists: Federico Peraza – ASSA Panamá (M), José Luis Anselmi – AssistCargo, René Ellis – Buonny

    10:00 am

    What are marine insurance customers expecting? Underwriting challenges and technology uses in rough seas
    Howard Kingston: Global Head of Marine / Zurich, London

    Panel: Charlotte Warr, Managing Director, Sarnia Training

    11:00 am

    Explosion and spontaneous combustion of goods in Latin America: antecedents and vulnerabilities
    Theoric introduction: Miguel Velasquez, Hannover Re

    Panelists: Paul Cáceres (M), Pacífico Seguros – Andrés Rodríguez, Grupo OET – Puerto de Valparaíso

    Vessels stopped by the pandemic and the economic crisis: the challenges of entry and exit from Lay-up
    Darren Webb, Underwriting Manager; Carri Woodburn, Head of Loss Prevention – The Shipowners Club
    12:00 pmPanel Discussion: Beirut, Chronicle of a Death Foretold: trachings for underwriting
    Theoric introduction: Efraín Sora (M) – The Hartford. Panelists: Cristina Mujica – Clyde & Co, César Salerno – Fidens Group, José A. Harfuch – GFHK
    02:00 pmVirtual commercial spaces
    Thursday, October 29 (GMT-5)
    9:00 am

    Diagnosis and prospects of the insurance business: the opportunity to be more relevant
    Antonio Huertas Mejías: CEO MAPFRE, Madrid

    Panel: Jorge Claude, Asociación de Aseguradoras de Chile AACH

    10:00 am

    Underwriting and Risk Management elements in package insurance
    Jorge Mario Gómez, Cargo Insurance Manager / Seguros del Estado, Bogotá

    Panel: Omar Mendoza, Director of Marine & Specialties North LatAm, Chubb

    Panel Discussion: Impacts of COVID-19 on Hull and Marine Liability insurance
    Panelists: Rosa Morán (M) – Swiss Re, María Grazia Blanco – Bolina Gay Blanco, Jonathan Spencer – The Spencer Company, Arturo Posada – Liberty Mutual
    11:00 am

    Cargo accumulation: improvements in estimation processes in storage main nodes
    Juan Carlos Martínez, CEO CargoCorp UW

    Panel: Fernando Barrio, Director General Ejecutivo, Names

    12:00 pm

    And now who do we blame? Reflections on Leadership and Resilience Today
    Alejandra Martínez, Consultant

    Panel Christian Hidalgo, Chubb – Manuel Fronciani, Seguridad Seguros – Andrea Silva, Nación Seguros

    02:00 pmVirtual commercial spaces
    03:30 pm

    Panel de Clausura

    Panelists: Xavier Pazmiño, Presidente de ALSUM, Regional VP Marine Chubb – Henrique Cabral, Munich Re – Leonardo Morales, Helvetia – Luis Nuñez, La Monumental Seguros

    Contact amongst attendeesShowroomsTrade FairALSUM Café

    Access the list of participants and contact them through the Congress website (inbox)Learn about the value offer and solutions from our sponsors, through interactive trade showsCome to the virtual stand of our sponsors and explore business opportunitiesExplore contacts randomly by connecting to our group chats (general and thematic)