PROGRAM agenda

 Sunday, July 21
 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Early Arrival Reception 
Welcome to Ireland!  Start your conference experience by joining other early arrivals in the heart of Dublin at Market Bar on historic Fade Street.  For more than 300 years, this area’s coffee houses, restaurants, and pubs have extended hospitality to tradespeople, artists, and visitors alike.  We’ll meet inside the Black Market, a private space located on the mezzanine level, for drinks and appetizers.   Preview the event venue at
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 Monday, July 22
  8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Golf Outing
Continue to begin your conference networking experience by participating in part of our golf outing event held at The Golf Course at Luttrellstown Castle Golf. This is a championship golf course befitting a country in the top tier of global golfing destinations. Learn more about the course at Separate registration is required.
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 3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Registration Open
 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
 6:30 p.m. Dinner on Your Own

 Tuesday, July 23
 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration Open
 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
 9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks and Program Preview


Mike Ferguson
Conference Program Chairman
President & CEO
Self-Insurance Institute of America, Inc.

Greg Arms 
Conference Program Chairman
Senior Advisor

 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. What’s New and Around the Corner for Global Employee Benefits

The pace of change continues to accelerate for how global employers are managing their various employee benefits programs.  We’ll take this opportunity to highlight some of the most impactful solution innovations including AI capabilities, international provider networks, digital health platforms, chronic disease/behavioral health management, advanced analytics, and more.


Chris Burns
Artemis Risk Solutions, LLC 


Dieter Gistelinck 
Managing Director, Global EB Alliance
Multinational Benefits & HR Consulting Practice
Gallagher Risk & Reward, LLP         

Bill Fitzpatrick 
Senior Vice President
Granite Management Limited

 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break

 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Preparing for the Next Era of Captive Insurance

It seems like captives have been around forever, but we may be entering an important new area for these important risk management vehicles with at least some of these developments having international implications.  Our expert panel will dive into this subject with expected discussion topics to include: captive solutions for the “gig” economy, cyber captives, cell captives, property captives and the potential demise of “offshore” domiciles.


Mike Matthews 
International Commercial Director
Artex Risk Solutions     

Lorraine Stack 
Managing Director
Risk Management Leader, Europe
Marsh Captive Solutions

Rob Geraghty 
International Captive Consulting and Sales Leader
Marsh Captive Solutions

Georgia Price-Hunt
Global Head of Sales, Global Cyber Risk Management

  11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Employee Assistance Plans – The International Evolution

Employee assistance plans, commonly known as EAPs, have evolved from the original US models to very distinct applications in the EU and UK/Ireland.  The newest trend is called “Implied Support Theory” where safety managers at companies are taking the lead for a more holistic, inclusive solution to “prove” the effectiveness of EAPs – and being viewed as a critical component of a comprehensive self-funded risk management approach.  This session will cover US EAP partnerships with international EAPs, and also focus on what is fresh and new in the UK/Ireland market.


Dani Kimlinger, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Mines and Associates  

Andrew Maher, MIACP, BACP, NAPCP
Director of Clinical Services Delivery - EUROPE
Workplace Options  

 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Hosted Networking Luncheon

  1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Dublin’s Story as a Leading Captive Domicile…and Related Commentary

We are honored that a leading official from the Central Bank of Ireland will join us to detail how the country became a leading captive domicile and how it has positioned itself for the future.  The session will then provide commentary on developments related to Brexit and Solvency II (captive carve-outs, etc.)  as well as challenging technical issues of captive structures.    


Mike Matthews 
International Commercial Director
Artex Risk Solutions


Teresa Ready
Resolution Planning Manager
Resolution & Crisis Management Division
Financial Stability Directorate 
Central Bank of Ireland

Doug Butler                        
Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP

  2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break

 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Perspectives from Lloyd’s - New Ways to Deliver Value for the US, UK, and Ireland Insurance Marketplace
For nearly 350 years, Lloyd’s grew into the world’s leading market for specialist insurance with a rich and colorful history.  We have seen a sharp rise in new risks from COVID and recent super-charged geopolitics that has led Lloyd’s to rethink their approach.  How is Lloyd’s addressing the current marketplace and security issues?  Did you know that over 50% of Lloyd’s business originates from the US? How is Lloyd’s transitioning to a paperless e-trading environment when traditionally “paper slips” and in-person negotiations were the cultural norm?   Also, what is the new “Lloyd’s Lab” that uniquely incubates and accelerates start-up businesses?  

Michael Feighan 
Global Head of Technical Underwriting     


Adrian Williams 
Legal Director – Head of Corporate and Regulatory Insurance
Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Eamonn P. Egan, CIP, CID
Country Manager Ireland
General Representative for Ireland
Lloyd’s Insurance Company 

 3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break

 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. International Healthcare Macro Trends and Tactics
As populations age and the world deals with the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, access to quality, cost-effective healthcare is as big a challenge as ever for national health systems as well as private self-funded plans.  What are the “hot button” issues that can make a positive impact across the continuum of international healthcare delivery?  What are tactical ways to deliver care for specialty and rare diseases, including cell + gene therapies, infusion therapy, obesity, diabetes, and chronic care management?  What is the role of telemedicine and AI to better enable the healthcare journey and education?   The unique drivers of the dramatic growth in US medical stop-loss and what comes next will also be presented and debated. 
Greg Arms 
Senior Advisor

Sumanth Reddy 
Chairman & CEO
Quantify Health

Kirstin Coppola
Vice President of Sales
Medical Stop Loss
Liberty Mutual Insurance 

Jaqueline Oliveira-Cella 
Harvard Medical School-Global Health Leaders Program

Jonathan Wiesen, MD
Chief Medical Officer

 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception

 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Guinness Storehouse Tour & Reception

Situated in the middle of Dublin, in the legendary St. James’s Gate Brewery, Guinness Storehouse is the “Home of Guinness”!  Upon arrival, attendees will be invited to undertake a self-guided tour of the ground and first floors of the Guinness Storehouse. This section of the tour includes the ingredients of Guinness, the brewing processes, and the interactive Arthur Guinness Gallery. We’ll then be directed to Arthur’s Bar for a reception and to learn how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness. Don’t miss this uniquely Ireland experience!
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 Wednesday, July 24
 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Closing Networking Breakfast
Don’t skip breakfast this morning!  We’ve arranged for an extended “Irish Breakfast” to allow one more opportunity to meet other conference attendees and/or continue discussions from those you have already connected with during the conference.

 10:00 a.m. Conference Concludes


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