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Dubai Technical Conference & President’s Networking Event

Wednesday 28th February 2024

1:30pm – 6:30pm

Sofitel, Downtown Dubai

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13:30 – 14:00
Early Bird CILA Educational Framework Discussion
Engage in an insightful discussion about the CILA educational framework. This session includes a Q&A with recent candidates from the Dubai market, providing a unique opportunity to hear about their experiences and insights. Speakers: Claire Luckhurst (CILA), Aston Picardo (Crawford & Co), Toni McCoy (Zurich Insurance) and Jane Dando (Howden).


14:00 – 14:10
Formal Event Opening
Opening remarks by CILA President, Steven Wallace. A warm welcome and an overview of the event’s objectives and what attendees can expect throughout the day. 


14:10 – 15:00
Technical Session #1: Business Interruption Case Scenario
Dive deep into the complexities of business interruption cases, exploring various scenarios and solutions. Speakers: Ollie Waterman (Crawford & Co) and Clive Burrows (Baker Tilly). 


15:00 – 15:30
Networking Break
A dedicated time for attendees to mingle, connect, and discuss the day’s topics in a relaxed setting. Refreshments will be served. 


15:30 – 16:15
Technical Session #2: Construction Case Scenario
This session, led by Niall Metcalfe (MatthewsDaniel), will cover intricate construction case scenarios, shedding light on challenges and strategies for effective management. Speakers: Austen Smith (Hawkins) and Rishi Sengupta (Kennedys). 


16:15 – 17:00
Panel Discussion: Claims Issues Affecting the Middle East Market
Moderated by Chris Wylie (GRS), this panel discussion will feature insights from Etienne Heaume (Marsh), Kenneth B Gray (Zurich) and Kunjummen Thomas (Al Ain Ahlia). Engage in a dynamic conversation about the evolving landscape of claims issues in the Middle East market. 


17:00 – 18:30
The evening concludes with an extended networking session. A perfect opportunity to foster new relationships, exchange ideas, and unwind after a day full of learning and discussion. 


Enjoy a day of insightful discussions, valuable networking, and knowledge sharing at the CILA Technical Seminar in Dubai. We look forward to welcoming you!