DISCLAIMER: Current agenda is subject to changes upon confirmation of presentations, speakers and panel experts.
Conference participants registration
Welcome coffee: Meetings colleagues, getting acquainted with specialists and experts from CIS, Europe & Asia.
Official conference opening ceremony.
Welcome notes from organizers, public officials.
Section: Regional agricultural insurance markets overview.
1. Georgian experience of developing agricultural insurance programs: challenges and solutions. — Levan Maghradze (Head of Agricultural Insurance Program, Project Manager, Agricultural Project management Agency (Georgia))
2. Agricultural Insurance Market in Ukraine. History of development, current status and prospects for future development. — Viktoria Yakubovich (Agricultural Insurance Specialist at IFC (Ukraine))
3. Agricultural Insurance Market in Russia. — Vadim Lupalo (Head of Reinsurance and Strategy Development Department, National Agroinsurers Union of Russia)
4. Overview of global PPP programs in Agricultural Insurance. Comparative analysis of state support for programs and definition of key success factors. — Ian Shynkarenko (CEO at AgroInsurance Internatioanl LLC)
Section: Challenges and solutions in agricultural insurance programs.
1. The problems in agricultural insurance development in Georgia from the private market perspectives. — Ksenia Semiokhina (Deputy CEO, IC Group Insurance Company (Georgia))
2. Bundling agricultural insurance with input suppliers products. An example of a pilot project with Syngenta Company in Ukraine. — Leah Ann Soroka (Program Manager, ECA Agricultural Financial Services, IFC (World Bank Group))
3. Development of agricultural insurance market in Australia and new initiatives on multi-peril crop insurance. — Roman Shynkarenko (Founder of AgroInsurance International LLC)
Panel Discussion: Challenges and specifics of MPCI & CAT insurance programs.
Roman Shynkarenko (Founder of AgroInsurance International LLC)
David Ginzburg (General Director at KANAT (Israel))
Hans Both (Underwriter Agriculture at Munich Re (Germany))
Final setup for the Panel Board will be announced upon confirmation from experts.
First day’s closing remarks and conclusions. Key problems to tackle with, when introducing and developing national-scale programs on developing markets.
Conference official reception — Zurab Tsereteli Museum of Modern Art.
Morning coffee & snacks for conference delegates and guests.
Section: Technical aspects of agricultural insurance underwriting.
1. Key technical aspects of livestock insurance programs in Israel. History of development and reasons for changes. — David Ginzburg (General Director at KANAT (Israel))
2. Forestry Insurance — technical details important for building effective insurance products — Marcel Andriesse (Agriculture Reinsurance underwriter for CEE & CIS, Swiss Re (Switzerland))
3. Claims handling in Agricultural Insurance in Turkey. — Necati Icer (Technical Manager, TARSIM (Turkey)).
Section: The Use of satellite technologies in agricultural insurance, crop monitoring and loss-adjustment.
1. Experience in yield index insurance for small-holder farmers. Challenges and successful cases in various countries. — Alexa Mayer-Bosse (Manager Business Development at MunichRe (Germany))
2. Regional NDVI-based drought insurance scheme: Example of Kenya’s livestock insurance program. — Mark Rueegg (CEO at CelsiusPro (Switzerland))
3. Innovation as a breaking change for the ag-insurance industry: what digital transition bundled with satellite technology can bring. — Cecile Tartarin (Head of Products, GEOSYS (France))
Section: Research and portfolio management for agricultural insurance products.
1. Agricultural Insurance approaches for the KfW Development Bank. Experience of several projects in Eurasia region. — Constantin Geyer (Project Manager — KfW (Germany))
2. Modeling of Crops Portfolio. Tool for calculation of sales commission, loss adjustment spendings, amount and number of losses, etc. — Konrad Rojewski (Product Manager — Agriculture, Polish Re (Poland))
3. Managing agricultural insurance portfolio: highlights on important technical details. — Olena Sosenko (Partner at AgroInsurance International LLC)
Working sessions closing remarks.
Field Trip to Kakheti region: «Georgian Wine: Learning the way of grapes cultivation, history of coping with natural risks, and old traditions of wine-making in the region.»
Opportunity to participate in a Study Tour is provided to all Conference Delegates, as a part of Conference Participation Package, with no additional fee charged. However, confirmation for participation would be required separately.
Georgians are known to be one of the oldest wine-making nations in the world. At a time of this Study Tour, all participants will have an opportunity of learning the vine growing traditions, ways of making the wine, that were brought to our times through the centuries. First references to wine-making in Georgia dates back to about 6th millennium B.C. More about a history of Georgian wine will be provided during the Tour. One may also refer to additional information to learn more details in advance.
Study Tour’s program will include visits to various wine producers and their vineyards, as well as entering the facilities for winemaking and storages. Participants will have an opportunity to visit producers’ traditional wine cellars (Marani) and experience tasting the exclusive boutique wines, produced by farmers visited.
Risk-management talks and discussions would be an integral part of the Tour. Purchase of the exclusive Georgian Wine from farmers directly would be possible.
About the trip:
Participants board the bus near the main entrance of the Marriott Courtyard Tbilisi Hotel. Departure for Kakheti region.
Visit to Manavi Wine Cellar. Presentation of traditional Georgian wine-making process specifics and important details. Communication with winemakers, questions and answers. Tasting white wine made according to traditional Georgian technology of winemaking.
«City of Lovers» — Sighnaghi. Walk through the city streets. Brunch, tasting of organic wines produced in the «Pheasant Tears» winery. Participants will learn about experience and technologies of unique organic wine production.
Private Ethnographic Winery — Museum «Numisi». Tour participants will explore a large private collection of various exhibits aged from 50 to 5000 years. Visit the ancient wine cellar (Marani), have a brief excursion on the history of Georgia. Homemade wine tasting.
Georgian Dinner at the restaurant on mountain’s hillside with spectacular views on Alazani Valley. Presentation of Georgian ethnic culture — traditional music and dancing.
Return to Tbilisi — Marriott Courtyard Hotel.