The conference theme “Landfall of the Tech Storm” focuses on the impact of technology upon the insurance industry and the changing client interaction, discussing the legal issues in distribution, claims and insurance services which technology is bringing. A special focus of the conference will also be issues related to insurance distribution (incl. the new EU Insurance Distribution Directive 2018. This has been the subject of an AIDA Europe Call for Papers, the results of which will also be featuring in the up-coming conference.
Further relevant topics for the Lisbon Conference include Artificial Intelligence in insurance business; Autonomous vehicles and the EU law where the particular ADIA Working Party covering this topic has entered into a cooperation with ASTIN (the International Actuarial Association); Issues on the international insurance programs, including Brexit and Hot-topics on the legal and regulatory front, currently facing the industry. Furthermore, a number of AIDA Working Parties have announced their presence in Lisbon addressing conference matching but also non-matching topics.
The conference will also follow the developments since the last AIDA Europe Conference in Warsaw and look at the developments on matters debated in Warsaw, notably the InsurTech related developments and a progress review on the project of Principles of Reinsurance Contract Law (PRICL) .