FAO/DOF Workshop on the Options for a Potential Insurance Scheme for Aquaculture in Thailand
23 – 25 September 2009 Bangkok, Thailand

Speakers & Papers
Day 2 - Thursday 24th September 2009
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15.30 - 15.50
The Concept of Creating a Superior Risk Pool
Speaker: Mark Vos, Director of Client Services, Crawford & Company, The Netherlands

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Background and Objectives of the Workshop.
Speaker: Susana V. Siar, Fishery Industry Officer, FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department

Dr Siar's slide presentation.

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Opening of the Workshop. Welcome by Department of Fiheries, Thailand
Speaker: Dr Somying Piumsombun, Director-General of the Department of Fisheries, Thailand

Welcoming Address

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Day 3 - Friday 29th September 2009
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17.00
CLOSE OF WORKSHOP

 
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16.45 - 17.00
Wrapup

  • Summary of key points of the day.
  • Conclusions and next steps.

 
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16.15 - 16.45
Next Steps
Speaker: Moderator

 
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15.45 - 16.15
Summary and Conclusions drawn from breakout session
Speaker: Moderator

 
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15.30 - 15.45
Coffee Break

 
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14.30 - 15.30
Plenary session - Breakout groups report back
Speaker: Moderator

 
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13.00 - 14.00
Lunch Break

 
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11.00 - 14.30
Breakout session

Working groups supported by the panel - Setting up the industry mutual.

  • Brief to groups and tasks to work through.
  • Key stages of setting up a mutual.
  • What a mutual for the Thai shrimp industry would look like, and what would make it happen.

 
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10.45 - 11.00
Coffee Break

 
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10.30 - 10.45
International Co-Operative Mutual Insurance Federation
Speaker: To be arranged

 
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10.15 - 10.30
Aquaculture Claims
Speaker: Mark Vos

  • Applicable cases.
  • Lessons to be learned for the Thai shrimp industry

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09.45 - 10.15
Reinsurance Limits and the Role of Government
Speaker: Erich Kastens

  • Programme design and limits of protection.
  • Risk gap - insurable risk v systemic risks.
  • Government role in handling the risk gap.

 
 
Day 2 - Thursday 24th September 2009
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17.00 - 18.30
Meet the Panel and Q & A

 
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16.50 - 17.00
Wrapup of the Day by the Moderator
Speaker: Ake Olofsson - FAO

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15.50 - 16.50
Mutual Company Start Up and Operational Procedures, Part One
Speaker: Paul Koronka

  • Critical Mass Issues
  • Steering Committee
  • Determine scope and protection
  • Membership
  • Determine funding
  • Reinsurance

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15.15 - 15.30
Coffee Break

 
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14.45 - 15.15
Reinsuring Mutuals
Speaker: Erich Kastens

Pooling of individual risks into a larger pool can create a basket of risks attractive to reinsurers.

    * Attractive risk characteristics to reinsurerrs.
    * Reisnurance structure supporting a mutual.
    * Reinsurance programme design.

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14.00 - 14.45
The Structure of a Mutual
Speaker: Paul Koronka

  • Corporate structure.
  • Risks to be protected.
  • Finance structure.

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13.00 - 14.00
Lunch Break

 
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11.25 - 11.45
International Reinsurance Market
Speaker: Erich Kasten, Managing Director, Agriculture Reinsurance Consultants GmbH, Switzerland

Market Overview Presentation.

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11.05 - 11.25
International Aquaculture Loss Experience
Speaker: Mark Vos, Director of Client Services, Crawford & Company, The Netherlands

Loss Experience Slides

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10.45 - 11.05
The Hybrid Approach to Aquaculture Insurance
Speaker: Philip A.D. Secretan, Managing Director, AUMS Ltd, United Kingdom

An outline of developments since the Bali Workshop and the place of the Hybrid Concept in aquaculture insurance.

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10.00 - 10.30
Department of Fisheries, Thailand. The Thai Shrimp Farming Industry
Speaker: Dr Phhut Department of Fisheries Thailand

  • Facts about the Thai shrimp industry
  • Government objectives for handling the risks of shrimp industry.

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09.00 - 09.30
Welcome to delegates by FAO
Speaker: Mr Hiroyuki Konuma, Deputy Regional Representative, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Text of Mr Kohuma's remarks.

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Day 3 - Friday 29th September 2009
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09.00 - 09.15
Welcome session
Speaker: Moderator

  • Recap

  • Plan for the day

 
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09:15-09:45
Mutual Company Start Up and Operational Procedures, Part Two -
Speaker: Paul Koronka

  • Management of the mutual
  • Finance structure
  • Marketing and communications
  • Timelines

 
 
Day 1 - Wednesday 23rd September 2009 - DoF Seminar
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All day.
DOF Seminar
Speaker: Various

The first day consisted of a seminar for shrimp farmers from across Thailand, run by the Department of Fisheries, Thailand.

 
 
Day 2 - Thursday 24th September 2009
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11:45 - 12:30
Introduction to Mutual's
Speaker: Paul Koronka, Director & CEO, Regis Mutual Management Ltd., United Kingdom

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Introduction to Mutuals Presentation

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