Location: Southeastern Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Ukraine
Climate: temperate; cold, cloudy winters with frequent snow and fog; sunny summers with frequent showers and thunderstorms
Natural hazards: earthquakes, most severe in south and southwest; geologic structure and climate promote landslides
Currency: Leu (RON) Currency conversions were calculed for an average exchange rate of: RON 4.4446/EUR - in 2014 RON 4.4190/EUR - in 2013 RON 4.4560/EUR - in 2012 RON 4.2379/EUR - in 2011 RON 4.2099/EUR - in 2010
"After a trial period, the Romanian insurance market is reaching its maturity, in my opinion. I believe in this market. As proof of my belief, I took on my shoulders to lead the insurance-reinsurance sector in ASF - The Financial Supervisory Authority during the most difficult moment in the insurance market's history in the past years", Cornel COCA-CONSTANTINESCU, First Vice President, ASF - The Financial Supervisory Authority, during the Brokers' Conference at FIAR 2017.
The specialists who participated at the Brokers' Conference at FIAR 2017 pointed out that the revision of insurance legislation plays an important role for companies, but its main objective is regaining the consumers' trust.
"We see a lot of technology developments coming up: robots, AI, telematics - all are coming into our [insurance] market as well. We see more and more often a customer centric approach, the customer is placed in the front of this process", Cees WERFF, President, Claims Corporation Network, pointed out during the Motor Insurance Conference at FIAR 2017.
"There is a wide variety of pricing parameters used on the motor insurance market today - in many cases it is doubtful if their validity is statistically proven. For fleets, there is a 'disconnection' between needed and available information", Michael THEILMEIER, Senior Vicepresident, GEN Re, explained during the Motor Insurance Conference at FIAR 2017.
In the context of digitalization and its role in improving the claims assessments processes, Richard NATHSCHLAEGER, Region Manager Austria & Italy, Vice Chairman CEE Advisory Board, AUDATEX, presented, during the Motor Insurance Conference at FIAR 2017, a solution for digital claims self-assessment launched by Audatex.
"I think that stability is essential for insurance and reinsurance companies alike and, in order to be active in the market, we need a transparent and stable legislative framework, otherwise the rules are not clear and it is hard to plan business activities in the market with too many uncertainties", Evgeny POTOKOV, Senior Underwriter SEE, SCOR, explained during the Motor Insurance Conference taking place at FIAR 2017, presenting the company's perspective, as reinsurer, on the MTPL market in Romania.
"I wish all of you good luck in the following months, because the next period will not be easy for the Romanian insurance market", Florin GOLOVATIC, Director, ASF - The Financial Supervisory Authority, declared during the Motor Insurance Conference at FIAR 2017, speaking to the professionals present at the event.
BAAR - the Romanian Motor Insurance Bureau has paid, in total, claims of nearly RON 200 million lei for more than 10.000 claim files of the bankrupt companies ASTRA Asigurari and CARPATICA Asig, stated Madalin ROSU, BAAR's President, at FIAR 2017.
The most recent report published by the European Commission, "The ageing of the EU - implications for pensions", has a bleak conclusion: Europe's population is ageing and, as far as pension costs are concerned, their share in GDP will reach 11.2% in 2060, compared with 11.3% in 2013, Falco VALKENBURG, Chairperson Pensions Committee, Actuarial Association of Europe, OPSG Member EIOPA, declared during the Private Pensions Workshop at FIAR 2017.
The US commerce secretary has backed a bid by an American-Dutch consortium to buy the insurance arm of Greece's National Bank, Ethniki Insurance, saying a deal could help US investment flows to the troubled Mediterranean country.
The Department of Consular Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has confirmed that citizens of Ukraine suffered in a road accident in Turkey; they were sent to a hospital. "A road accident in Turkey. The injured Ukrainians were taken to the hospital. The embassy, an insurance company and a tour operator are providing assistance," the ministry said on Twitter. At the same time, the number of victims is not indicated.
12 July 2017 Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace Organizer: All-Russian Insurance Association Co-organizer: Informational Group "Insurance Today" Media Partner: XPRIMM Publications For details:www.insuranceconference.ru
Risk Assessment and Loss Adjustment 20 September 2017 Moscow, Russian Federation Metropol Hotel Organizer: NAIA - National Association of Insurance Adjusters Co-organizer: Informational Group "Insurance Today" Media Partner: XPRIMM Publications More details:www.naia-rus.ru