Terrorism Webinar Event: 9.11: Two Decades of Disruption
The International Forum of Terrorism Risk (Re)Insurance Pools, in collaboration with the US Treasury, presents ‘9.11: TWO DECADES OF DISRUPTION’ marking the 20th anniversary of the catastrophic 9.11 attacks.
This timely event will stream on Thursday 9th September 2021 at 2pm (GMT+1)
‘9.11: Two Decades of Disruption’ is a special webinar event that will feature a special docufilm ‘minisode’ that gathers a variety of significant and impactful speakers including, former security and intelligence experts, industry leaders, academics and government officials who will all share their memories, experiences and insights into the attack, the consequences that have shaped global events since and how the (re)insurance industry has evolved over the last 20 years to deal with catastrophic events.
The impressive line-up of speakers featured in the docufilm includes:
- Sir Richard Dearlove (Former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service)
- Douglas H. Wise (Former Deputy Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency in the U.S.)
- Suzanne Raine (Former Director, Counter Terrorism, Foreign & Commonwealth Office)
- As well as more industry experts, leaders, academics and government officials.
The docufilm speakers will analyse, discuss and question the intelligence shortfalls that existed at the time of 9.11, how the threat manifested itself, how similar terrorism threats are managed and mitigated today and what role the insurance industry and business has to play to ensure the resilience of our economies and societies to terrorism.
To book your place for this free event CLICK HERE
About Pool Re
Pool Re’s purpose is to enable the UK insurance market to offer terrorism cover to any commercial property that requires it. Central to this is the integration of Pool Re’s cover with the underlying property policy which ensures that there is no gap in the cover provided.
Pool Re was designed to insulate the taxpayer from potential financial losses arising from acts of terrorism. It has achieved this effectively, to date paying £635m in respect of 13 claims arising from certified terrorism events in the UK since our establishment. It has never called on the Government’s guarantee.
By providing foundational stability at a reinsurance level, Pool Re has created an environment for the commercial market to re-establish itself, following the market failure in 1992. This stability creates and sustains access, liquidity and confidence to generate the conditions for the private market to gradually write a growing portion of terrorism risk.
Helping UK businesses build resilience against terrorism risk is a priority for Pool Re who have developed SOLUTIONS an in-house centre of excellence created to support Members and policyholders better understand risk awareness, modelling, and management. They have also invested in a range of initiatives with Government security and intelligence agencies to provide tools such as an information sharing platform.
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