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POSTPONED: 2020 Digitalisation Specialists Meeting, Como, Italy

Oct 2020
Como, Italy

The Berne Union Digitalisation Specialist Meeting in Italy has been postponed

Due to the ongoing epidemic of coronavirus (COVID-19), and in particular an acute increase in the number of positive infections identified in Northern Italy, the decision to postpone was taken following consultation with hosts, SACE, and based on guidance from the regional Italian authorities.

Please note that the meeting is postponed, and not cancelled and we anticipate rescheduling to a new date in late OCTOBER. We are currently working with SACE to determine the most suitable date and venue.

Meeting Fees, Hotel Accommodation and Flights

•            We advise all delegates to enquire with their booking agents, airlines or providers of travel insurance at their earliest convenience regarding refund or compensation of cancelled flights

•            We are currently conferring with the Hilton Lake Hotel on the policy conditions for cancellation or transfer of room reservations and will revert to you with further guidance as soon as possible

•            In the event that any registered delegate is unable to attend on the rescheduled dates (once these are known), please contact us to arrange transfer to a colleague, or refund of fees paid where necessary

 

Other Berne Union Meetings

The Claims and Recoveries Specialist Meeting planned for 15-16 April, hosted in London by UKEF, has also been postponed. We are looking to make further announcements regarding the Spring Meeting, due to be hosted in Budapest by Exim Hungary from 10-14 May, shortly. 

We are closely watching the developments of the coronavirus epidemic with regards to the potential impact on international travel and meetings. We will continue to keep members informed of any changes and will maintain our Corona virus information page on the Berne Union Web Platform.

We would like to apologise for the disruption caused by this postponement, amid these unusual circumstances, and thank you for your understanding.

If you have any questions not addressed in this email, please do not hesitate to contact the Berne Union Secretariat: bu-sec@berneunion.org or our reference contact at SACE, Emma Vita (e.vita@sace.it).

Agenda

Wednesday, 04 March

Welcome Reception Download meeting agenda
19:00-22:00

Welcome Reception

Thursday, 05 March

Day 1 Download meeting agenda
08:30-09:00

Registration open

Hilton Lake Como Hotel
09:00-10:30

INTRODUCTION

09:00 - 09:15 Welcome and opening remarks

09:15 - 10:30 How to start digital transformation

10:30-13:00

PART 1: ORIGINATION/OUTREACH

10:30 - 11:30 Digital marketing and communication tools

11:30 - 11:45 Break

11:45 - 13:00 Optimize customer journey

13:00-14:00

LUNCH

14:00-14:10

PART 2: UNDERWRITING

Introduction to the two streams of discussion

14:10-15:10

Stream A: Automated assessment and scoring

Stream B: Automated credit and claims processes

15:10-16:10

Stream A: Document management/workflow

Stream B: Applicability of blockchain technology

16:10-16:45

Report back from the discussion streams

16:45-17:00

Conclusions of Day 1

19:30-22:30

Dinner @ Ristorante Imbarcadero, Como

Friday, 06 March

Day 2 Download meeting agenda
09:00-09:15

Recap of Day 1 and introduction to Day 2

Hilton Lake Como Ballroom
09:15-12:45

PART 3: DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS

09:15 - 10:30 Customers' Portal and online services

10:30 - 11:30 Cooperation with Fintech companies / external providers

11:30 - 11:45 Break

11:45 - 12:45 E-commerce platforms providing credit insurance (e.g. Alibaba): threat or opportunity?

12:45-13:00

Conclusions and final remarks

13:00-14:00

Lunch

15:00-17:00

Optional Excursion: Lake Como Boat Tour

This is an optional excursion for those with time to spare following the meeting, and an opportunity to take a short tour of Lake Como. The cost will E25 per person, invoiced separately to your meeting participation fees.

We are asking delegates to indicate an expression of interest upon registration. If insufficient numbers for a group-booking are achieved we will inform those interested of the details for private booking.