Asia Forum 2022

Marine Insurance in Asia – today and tomorrow

The General Insurance Council of India (GIC) and its member general insurance companies are delighted to welcome you to the IUMI Asia Forum 2022. We are privileged and honoured to have been offered this opportunity to host the prestigious IUMI Asia Conference in Mumbai on June 1-2, 2022.






Our luxury Trident Hotel at Nariman Point is situated at the heart of the vibrant and bustling

city of Mumbai. This top address is among the highest ranked and best accommodation in the city. It rises to a height of 35 stories as an iconic Mumbai landmark, with its 555 rooms and suites affording panoramic views of the beautiful promenade Marine Drive, referred to affectionately as the Queen’s Necklace, as well as of the ocean and the five-star Mumbai cityscape. The spacious rooms with attentive and discreet service are well-equipped with all modern amenities, including complimentary high-speed Internet for up to four devices.

The hotel boasts two award-winning restaurants, Frangipani and India Jones, whose cuisine ranges from European to Indian and Asian. The quiet Trident Spa is the ideal setting for relaxing and recharging your batteries. Alternatively, you can boost your energy with a revitalizing workout at the fitness center.

The location of Trident at Nariman Point is an ideal starting point for discovering the multifaceted city that never sleeps. Our concierge is available around the clock should you require assistance with planning your stay. Art galleries, museums, fashion boutiques, clubs and dining hotspots are all in the vicinity of the hotel, which is situated just 32 kilometers from the international airport and 28 kilometers from the domestic terminal. One of the highlights will undoubtedly be to take a stroll down the promenade in the early morning or late evening, feeling the sea breeze and absorbing the atmosphere of this pulsating five-star city.


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Time Event Speaker
07:30 – 09:30 Breakfast
09:30 – 09:35 Ceremony: “Lighting the lamp” All guest speakers of the opening session
09:35 – 09:40 Welcome by the General Insurance Council MN Sarma, Secretary General, GI Council
09:40 – 09:50 Welcome &Introduction by IUMI Richard Turner, IUMI President and International Head of Marine, Victor Insurance
09:50 – 10:05 India on the way to become a 5 trillion USD Economy Mr Shailesh Haribhakti
10:05 – 10:15 Address by Special Guest Mr Saurabh Mishra, Jt Secretary, Dept of Financial services, Govt of India
10:15 – 10:30 Address by Chief Guest Mr Amitabh Kumar, DG Shipping
10:30 – 11:00 Introduction of the Common Theme Richard Turner, IUMI President and International Head of Marine, Victor Insurance
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:00 Seaborne Trade, World Fleet & Shipping Market Update & Outlook Trevor Crowe, Director, Clarksons, UK
12:00 – 12:15 Report on the Indian Marine Insurance Market Sibesh Sen, EVP – Marine Underwriting & Broking Relations, HDFC ERGO
12:15 – 12:45 War in Ukraine: Impact for Marine and transport insurers Frédéric Dénèfle, Managing Director, GAREX
12:45 – 13:15 Sanctions in light of the Ukraine war Mike Roderick, Partner, Clyde & Co
13:15 – 14:15 Lunch Break
14:15 – 14:40 Vulnerability of Supply Chains Manas Vaid, Head Claims, Maersk
14:40 – 15:05 Technical challenges and opportunities in the digital transformation journey Vinod Singh, Chief Technology Officer, Concirrus
15:05 – 15:30 Project cargo: A client’s perspective of risk management Upendra Sharma, Head Logistics, Thermax
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 16:25 Indian Maritime Vision 2030 Anil Devli, CEO, INSA
16:25 – 16:50 General Average Michael Hird, Director WK Webster, UK
16:50 – 17:45 Panel discussion on education in marine insurance Moderator: Richard Turner

18:00 – 22:30 Drinks Reception and Dinner Venue: Regal Room Foyer
Time Event Speaker
09:30 – 10:00 Climate change and energy transition: Impacts on the offshore industry and its insurers Jan-Hugo Marthinsen, Vice President, Head of Offshore Energy Claims, Gard
10:00 – 10:45 Panel on Cyber risks

  •  Threats and cases
  • Mitigation and risk assessment
  • Lobbying and regulation
  • Clauses and Insurance solutions
Moderator: R Balasundaram, SG, IBAI, India


10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 11:45 IUMI at the IMO Lars Lange, IUMI Secretary General
11:45 – 12:15 H&M Claims- Managing Expectations Capt. Zarir S. Irani, Constellation Marine Services LLC. Dubai
12:15 – 12:45 New Fuels in shipping – risks and opportunities Dr. Shahrin Osman, DBA, Regional Head of Maritime Advisory, DNV
12:45 – 13:15 The growing importance of sustainability and ESG in marine insurance Moderator: Praveen Gupta, former CEO exploring Climate Action, Diversity, Governance, Risk, Tech

13:15 – 13:30 Closing the Conference Anjan Dey, Chairman GI Council, IC + Lars Lange, IUMI Secretary General






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