Marine Insurance Issues Seminar

Wednesday 10 May 2023, 09:45am - 05:00pm


The seminar is offered every other year to share important marine insurance issues that affect the industry. The 25th seminar will be held at 180 Maiden Lane, 3rd, New York City. We look forward to an exciting and well-attended educational event!

Registration Fee:  $220 (member) / $440 (nonmember) (includes breakfast, lunch and cocktail hour)

Cocktail Reception Only: $125  (from 5 to 7pm)

Location: 180 Maiden Lane, 3rd floor, New York City

Attedance: in-person 

Registration & Continental breakfast starts at 9 AM.

Continuing Education Credits: NAMS and SAMS - 6 credits

State Insurance Departments: Approved for 6 CE credits in NY, NJ, and TX

Please support the industry, connect with colleagues, and promote your business through one of the varied and exciting sponsorship opportunities!


Matt Puzio - Chair 
Berkley Offshore
Max Meltzer
Guy Carpenter
Shane Tutass
Sammy Constantinou
RLI Insurance Company    
Alexander Porter
J. H. Blades & Co., Inc.       
Ben Wyatt
Ascot Group
Tom Losquadro
Andrew Smith
McGill and Partners
Eileen Monreale    
Tessa Lucero
Adrienne Sozansky
The Hartford


9:45AM Welcome and Opening remarks   John Miklus
President, AIMU

Matt Puzio
Assistant Vice President – Marine Underwriting
Berkley Offshore 
10:00AM - 11:00AM Pre & Post Claim Surveys: A Day in the Life
A glimpse into a day in the life of a marine surveyor, ranging from the appointment process to the ins and outs of an actual survey: establishing proximate cause, assessing resulting damages, managing multi-party interests, and more.

Sean Murphy
Senior Surveyor and Naval Architect, ABL

Chris Law
Senior Vice President – Loss Control Specialist, Aon

11:00AM - 12:00PM Excess Marine Liability: Evaluating “The Working Layer” 
A panel discussion focusing on underlying coverages, attachment points, inflationary concerns, capacity and coverage forms as respects excess marine liability.

John Moy
Underwriter – Marine, Beazley     
Christian Platusich
Head of Marine Hull and Liability North America, AIG

Gordon Lewis
Divisional Vice President, Great American

Richard Geiger
Senior Vice President, North American Marine Industry Practice Leader, Marsh Specialty

12:00PM -12:15PM  Break  
12:15PM - 1:00PM

Maritime Legal Landscape: The Tides They Are A-Changin’ 
An overview of recent changes in maritime legislation, including the Small Passenger Vessel Liability Fairness Act, Choice of Law Clauses, Ocean Shipping Reform Act (OSRA) of 2022 and Louisiana Department of Insurance Advisory Letter 2023-01 regarding defense costs within the limits of a policy of liability insurance.

Laura Ann K. Froning
Counsel, Wiggin and Dana
1:00PM - 2:00PM Lunch  
2:00PM - 3:00PM

Hot Topics: An update on Cyber Security and Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Dangers 
A look behind the scenes at how the First Coast Guard District is developing an innovative, holistic approach to MTS Cyber safety and security.

A summary of current knowledge and thinking on the loss exposures presented by shipping of lithium-ion batteries either being transported as independent cargo or installed in various consumer devices being shipped.

Kevin K. Adams
Marine Transportation System Cybersecurity Specialist,
District Prevention,
U.S. Coast Guard First District

Captain Rahul Khanna
Global Head of Marine Risk Consulting, AGCS

3:00PM - 4:00PM

CAT: Changing the Insurance and Capital Markets and its Impact on Marine Insurers 
Viewing how (Re)Insurance companies evaluate their exposure from natural catastrophes and the impact of increases in volatility and severity in their capital planning.

A discussion into the expanding nature of secondary perils alongside the traditional Wind, Flood and Earthquake exposures.
Evaluating a Marine portfolio’s exposure to CAT events from a modelled and non-modelled basis.

Steve Guijarro
U.S. Chief Risk Officer & Group Head of Exposure Management, Ascot Group

Tim Brockett
EVP, Head of Specialty Lines, Munich Re
4:00PM - 4:10PM Break  
4:10PM - 5:00PM

Emerging Leaders Panel
A panel of emerging leaders will provide their insights on the marine insurance industry and career development. Interactive session that will feature facilitated questions and audience Q&A.

Laura Block
Vice President, Marine Claims

Alex Porter
Marine Underwriters
JH Blades

Max Meltzer
Vice President, Global Marine and Energy Specialty
Guy Carpenter

Kelsey Rowland
Partner, McGill and Partners

Yaakov Adler
Partner, Freehill Hogan & Mahar.

Moderated by:
Tony Cowie
Senior Vice President | Head of Ocean Marine Americas | Global Specialty
Swiss Re America

5:05PM Closing Remarks John Miklus
President, AIMU
5:05PM - 7:00PM Cocktail Reception   Atrium


Refunds/Cancellations/Substitutions: Refund  requests will be honored if received in writing by 15 days prior to  scheduled start date. All refunds will be subject to a processing fee of  $25. Cancellations received after the refund deadline, "no shows" are  subject to the full registration fees. Substitutions may be made by  notifying the conference registrar in writing or in person at the  on-site registration desk.

Location 180 Maiden Lane, New York City

Contact Elvira Rodin at 646-499-0313 or

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