Wednesday 11 September
 
6.00pm to 9.00pm
2024 AILA Welcome Reception
Isoletto Prive
Lvl 6, Tower 1, The Dorsett Hotel 1 Casino Dr, Broadbeach Connect with industry colleagues and friends on 6th level of Tower 1, The Dorsett positioned to take in the Gold Coast’s vibrant and sparkling skyline to the water.
Dress code: Smart casual.
 
Thursday 12 September
 
7:00am
REGISTRATION
1st Floor Foyer, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC)
2684 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach
 
PLENARY SESSION ONE - 1st Floor, Rooms 5-7, GCCEC
 
8:30am
Conference welcome Welcome to country
Monique Moloney
Senior Associate, Jensen McConaghy Lawyers
Qld AILA 2024 National Conference Chair
 
8:45am
Keynote Address
The Honourable Chief Justice Helen Bowskill
The Honourable Chief Justice Helen Bowskill was sworn in as Chief Justice
 
9:45am
Future Focus: Insurance Market Outlook
The insurance market outlook provides comprehensive insights into both casualty and financial lines risks as we look beyond 2024.
Steve Carey, Director and Co-Founder, Delta Insurance
Selous Nyakunu, Senior Casualty Underwriter, Chubb
 
10:30am
Morning Tea
1st Floor Foyer Exhibition area
 
PLENARY SESSION TWO - 1st Floor, Rooms 5-7, GCCEC
 
11:00am
Managing Disaster – The Short Game
Communities and insurers across Australia have grappled with unprecedented storm, flood, and fire events.This session explores what happens when nature strikes – the consumer experience, the insurer response, and managing the impacts on cover.
Ben McKinnie, Account Director, BMS Group
Daniel Sirone, Executive General Manager, Sedgwick
Kylie Macfarlane, Chief Operating Officer, Insurance Council of Australia
 
12:00pm
Managing Disaster – The Long Game
An expert viewpoint on the future risks and opportunities around climate, and an analysis of their impact on insurance cover and investment.
Sharanjit Paddam, Principal, Finity
 
12:45pm
Lunch
1st Floor Foyer Exhibition area
 
PLENARY SESSION THREE - 1st Floor, Rooms 5-7, GCCEC
 
1:30pm
Hiding In Plain Sight: Pure Economic Loss
A claim for pure economic loss is not always what it seems, would you know it when you see it? A review of the decision of Mallonland Pty Ltd & Anor v Avanta Seeds Pty Ltd and what can be expected from its consideration by the High Court.
Gareth Beacham KC, Barrister
 
2:10pm
Green Challenges: Environmental Impairment Liability Insurance
This session will identify emerging environmental risks, the role of specialist cover for these losses, and insights on issues that arise with understanding, underwriting and managing claims in this field.
Emma Davies, Underwriting Manager, Environmental Liability, AXA XL
James Tucker, Senior Claims Specialist and Technical Lead, Liberty Specialty Markets Australia
 
3:00pm
Afternoon Tea
1st Floor Foyer Exhibition area
 
3:30pm
Ron Shorter Award - Winners Presentation
The winner of the 2024 Ron Shorter Award for Public Speaking will share their winning presentation.
 
3:45pm
Eyes Wide Open: Non-Disclosure Following The Revised Obligations
Changes to the Insurance Contracts Act 1984 in late 2021 with respect to the insured’s obligations of disclosure were intended to modernise and clarify the obligations. This session discusses the effect, continued uncertainties, and recent judicial consideration, of the revised duty of disclosure.
Katie Clark, Partner, Minter Ellison
Ken Horsley, Barrister
 
4:30pm
Closing Comments
Monique Moloney
Senior Associate, Jensen McConaghy Lawyers
Qld AILA 2024 National Conference Chair
 
6:30pm to 10:30pm
2024 AILA National Conference Dinner
The Marquee, The Star Gold Coast
Broadbeach Island, Broadbeach
Dress code: Coastal Cocktail/lounge suit
 
Friday 13 September
 
7:45am
REGISTRATION
1st Floor Foyer, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC)
2684 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach
 
PLENARY SESSION FOUR - 1st Floor, Rooms 5-7, GCCEC
 
8:55am
Welcome Day Two AILA 2024 National Conference
Sarah Tuhtan, Head of Legal and Claims, BMS Risk Solutions AILA QLD Branch President
 
9:00am
Insuring Excellence: Elevating Client Experience in the Insurance Industry
The client experience is critical to the success of insurance. From legal panel and loss adjusters, to insurer claims teams, intermediaries and underwriters, everyone needs to understand what is important to their client to be successful.
Dallas Campbell, Manager Legal Injury, Strategic Partnerships Strategy & Performance, Suncorp
Nicola Mason, National General Lines Claims Leader, WTW
Pete Diskin, Chief Client Officer, Gallagher Bassett
 
9:45am
Minds on Trial: Navigating Psychiatric Injury Claims in Australia
The number of mental health claims continue to rise with studies showing that both primary and secondary injury claims are increasing, and that they result in significantly greater time off work and, consequently, greater cost to insurers than primary physical injuries. This session will consider that in the context of managing psychiatric injury claims.
Kylie Horton, Executive Manager Qld CTP Claims, Suncorp
Janine Reid, Chief Legal Officer & Company Secretary, WorkCover Qld
 
10:30am
Morning Tea
1st Floor Foyer Exhibition area
 
PLENARY SESSION FIVE - 1st Floor, Rooms 5-7, GCCEC
 
11:00am
Trends, Tensions and Triumphs in Australian class action litigation
Class actions continue to dominate both legal and insurance news headlines. From class actions, court intervention, to recent shareholder actions and what they mean for the future, the expert panel will discuss the need to know issues in class action litigation.
Rebecca Jancauskas, Director, JGA Saddler
Amanda Beattie, Partner, Wotton + Kearney
 
12:00pm
High Court Horizon
A wrap up of those matters impacting insurance that remain before the High Court, and what issues and matters are ripe for consideration by the High Court.
Dr Katrina Kluss, Barrister
Peter Dunning KC, Barrister
 
12:45pm
Closing Comments
Sarah Tuhtan, Head of Legal and Claims, BMS Risk Solutions, AILA QLD Branch President
 
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Lunch
1st Floor Foyer Exhibition area
 
CONCLUSION OF 2024 AILA NATIONAL CONFERENCE


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