That’s a wrap!

Thanks to everyone who joined us in Chicago on May 23 for the inaugural CFC Summit. Stay tuned for updates regarding 2020 Summit dates and locations.

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300+ attendees
5 hrs of CE credits
10 speakers

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Our delegates said...

The Summit had the feel of a concert or ballgame event. The stage, lighting and music were outstanding!

I have been to dozens of summits and conferences over the past 2 decades and I felt this one was one of the best! I will certainly be at any subsequent meetings you hold.

I had a great time meeting my underwriters, very valuable for relationship building.

You can always count CFC for top notch speakers, cutting edge topics, and great networking fun. Thanks for giving back to the industry.

Finally a carrier that actually brought something to the table.

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One day. Ten sessions. Everything you need to know.

The talks

Get down to business

Change, change, chaaaange… or more of the same? It’s time to get real about distribution models, the value chain, insurtech and who’s actually being ‘disrupted.’

The next big thing

If you were selling cyber before it was cool, then this is the track for you. Get the skinny on the new risks on the block – from AI to IP and all things tech. You heard it here first.

Cyber, of course

We have a particular set of skills. Skills acquired over a very long time selling cyber. Let our specially trained cyber experts walk you through the latest trends, techniques and tools of the trade.

State of play

Dave Walsh, CFC

09:30 CFC’s fearless leader will take us on a whistle-stop tour of the biggest questions facing insurance providers today. Opportunities abound, but are we up to the task? You’re here to find out.

It’s all artificial

Jonathan Fletcher, CFC

11:20 We're in the middle of a revolution that is going to change society and industry. Find out how the digital revolution, specifically AI, will impact you and your business.

It’s all about the data

Graeme Newman, CFC

15:40 Cyber has undergone just a few transformations in the past twenty years - what will the next one be? Here’s our twenty-minute take on the road ahead for cyber insurance, cyber insurers and you.

What lies ahead

Steve DeCarlo, AmWINS

10:00 As Chief Executive Officer of AmWINS Group, Inc., Steve witnessed his fair share of change in the market over the past two decades. Now Executive Chairman of AmWINS, Steve will share his perspective on the challenges and opportunities facing the insurance industry.

On the pulse

Tori Lallemont, 98point6

11:40 AI is making waves in digital health so what does the future hold? What does the regulatory and legal landscape look like and will people embrace it?

Unchartered territory

James Burns, CFC

16:00 Explore the shifting patterns in cyber losses which mirror the shifting trends in global criminal behaviour, and why the ability to spot trends quickly and respond rapidly will be a critical component in offering a sustainable proposition.

We will rock you

Graeme Newman, CFC

14:00 We’re on a mission to radically simplify the way business insurance is bought and sold (read: make your life sooo much easier). Here’s a sneak-peak at the magic you can expect from our tech innovation team this year.

IP, the next cyber?

Nigel Swycher, Aistemos

12:00 Businesses are way behind in insuring their most valuable assets, leaving them seriously exposed in a critical area. The insurance industry is missing a massive opportunity. It begs the question why intellectual property is so massively under-insured?

You’ve been compromised

Tom Bennett, CFC

16:20 CFC’s resident whitehat takes you inside the head of a hacker as he commits a common cyber attack – business email compromise – against one of our own. Will it be you? Watch and learn.

Combat ready for insurance?

Carey Lohrenz, World’s 1st Female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot

14:30 In aviation, complacency kills. The same is true in business. Carey shares lessons learned from the cockpit at Mach 2 – the importance of remaining relevant, staying agile and adaptable.

Banking on AI?

Ahmed Badr, GoCardless

12:20 Fintech brings together technology and finance - neither traditionally ‘risk free’ sectors. So what happens when you throw a little machine learning in the mix? How can AI help fintechs reduce risk, and is it safe?

All this content –
for free!

You heard us. FREE.

But space is limited, so request your seat ASAP. Be there or be square.

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Industry rockstars, tech geniuses and a fighter pilot!

The speakers

Carey Lohrenz
Fighter Pilot

As the world’s 1st female F-14 Tomcat fighter Pilot, Carey overcame enormous obstacles in a male-dominated environment by pushing forward with unwavering dedication. Her experiences enable her to help companies harness fear and leverage risk to reach the next level of performance.

Jonathan Fletcher

As Chief Technology Officer, Jonathan leads the 40-person technology team supporting CFC’s proprietary trading platforms. Before CFC he was Group CTO at Hiscox.

Steve DeCarlo

Steve is executive chairman of AmWINS Group, Inc. Previously, he was CEO of AmWINS for 17 years, leading the business through the merger of several specialty wholesalers. He has served on the AmWINS Board of Directors since he joined the company in December 2000.

Dave Walsh

As founder and CEO, Dave has been at CFC’s helm for twenty years and operating in the London insurance market even longer.

James Burns

As Cyber Product Leader, James ensures CFC’s cyber products and services lead the market.

Graeme Newman

As Chief Innovation Officer, Graeme oversees CFC’s cyber, tech and media underwriting teams, and drives our technology strategy.

Tom Bennett

As Cyber Incident Specialist, Tom uses digital forensics and intelligence analysis to help CFC’s clients survive a cyber attack. He used to work in Cyber Crime Special Operations with a Regional Organised Crime Unit.

Nigel Swycher

As founder and CEO, Nigel is an IP veteran and recognised by the IAM Strategy 300 as an expert in his field. Prior to Aistemos, Nigel had an extensive legal career and led the intellectual property practice at leading law firm Slaughter and May.

Tori Lallemont

As General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Tori oversees all legal, regulatory and compliance matters. She spearheaded the legal function during the company’s recent fundraising efforts and was named to the "40 Under 40" class of 2018 by the Puget Sound Business Journal.

Ahmed Badr

As GC at GoCardless, Ahmed is working to take the pain out of getting paid. He’s worked as a lawyer in Fintech, big tech (Microsoft) and banking (Allen & Overy). He became a lawyer accidentally, and is a geek at heart.

It’s not a CFC event without a few drinks, now is it?

The party

The CFC clan are excited to get the party started with you - that’s right, we’ll be representing in full force!

Top off an invigorating day of insurance innovation with mouth-watering grub, free flowing drinks and groovy tunes under the stars.

Stick around for cocktails, dinner and top secret, top-of-the line entertainment. High fives, fist pumps and funky moves required on the dance floor!

Revel Motor Row

The place

Built in 1936 and previously home to the Illinois Automobile Club and the Chicago Defender building, Revel Motor Row is a city landmark rich in Chicago history.

With sleek art-deco interiors and a to-die-for courtyard, you can see why Revel Motor Row was the original spot for the city's first Cadillac dealership, and why we chose it to host CFC’s inaugural broker summit!

2400 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

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The fineprint


  • The essentials
    • What does it cost?

      CFC Summit is FREE! Yeah, you heard that right. But space is limited and you’ve got to request an invite. Don’t wait, do it now!

    • When does the action take place?

      Summit: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 08:45 - 17:15

      Dinner and party: Thursday, May 23, 2019, 17:15 - late

    • Where do I need to be?

      Revel Motor Row - 2400 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60616, USA

    • What’s it all about?

      CFC is a pioneer in emerging risk so it’s no surprise this will be a major focus at our summit. Whether its cyber insurance, artificial intelligence, digital healthcare, IP or big picture state of the industry ‘stuff’, you’re sure to be inspired and have FUN!

    • Who should attend?

      Wondering if CFC Summit is right for you?

      We’ve designed this event for our partners – wholesale and retail brokers in the US – who want to know about the biggest trends and topics in insurance that will impact their clients and their jobs.

      We also welcome attendees from across the insurance industry. So, if our hot topics tickle your fancy, come along and join the fun.

    • And importantly, why should I attend?

      If you’re not sold by now, we can only say:

      • You’ll be inspired by visionary and thought leading topics
      • You’ll network with passionate and innovative folks, including your favorite CFCers!
      • You’ll have lots of fun… away from your desk
      • You’ll leave with a bunch of new contacts, new knowledge and loving insurance more than ever (is that even possible?!)

      Oh, and we’re CFC. Can you say, P.A.R.T.Y?!

  • How can I be a part of the action?
    • What does my registration include?

      You’re in for a treat! Your registration provides access to:

      • an innovative, irreverent conference program
      • all day refreshments, to keep you recharged and energized
      • dinner and a party, to end the summit on a fabulous note!

      The only thing we ask is that delegates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements. See our accommodation options in the travel tips

    • What happens after I’ve requested an invite?

      Once we’ve received your request, we will respond within a week. If you’ve scored a place, you’ll get another email with your invite!

    • What if I get a place, and later can’t go?

      That would be unfortunate, indeed! But if it happens, please tell us as soon as possible so that we can cancel your registration.

      If you have a colleague who can attend in your place, we can accept substitutions up to three working days before the event…but you have to let us know in advance!

    • Can I bring a colleague?

      Yes, you can…as long as they have a confirmed registration for the event. Please ask them to complete the invitation request here

    • When does registration close?

      Tickets to this exclusive event are limited and we’ll close registration once we’re sold out!

    • Are there any sponsorship opportunities?

      Interested in sponsoring CFC Summit? Please contact to discuss further

    • I’m a member of the press, can I get press package/seat?

      Yes, we do have limited spaces reserved for press. Please contact for more information.

  • Program – the road to enlightenment…
    • Who will be speaking at the Summit?

      We’ve got a stellar line up of speakers confirmed to get you thinking, talking, debating and reflecting! Speakers will be a mix of industry experts and CFC luminaries.

      Check out our amazing speakers here

    • When will the agenda be released?

      Good news: the CFC Summit agenda is already available for you to access here. Keep checking back for any updates or changes

    • Will we be notified of event changes?

      We’ll be in regular contact regarding event updates and changes. However, to keep up to speed with the latest and greatest, we recommend you visit our event website on a regular basis to remain in the loop!

    • Can I get CE credits?

      YES you can! We have a whopping 5 hours of CE credits approved for the following states so far:

      • Arkansas
      • Colorado
      • Florida
      • Georgia
      • Illinois
      • Kansas
      • Oklahoma
      • Texas
      • Washington
      • Wisconsin

      More states on the horizon – keep checking back in or email us for the latest list.

  • Travel tips
    • How do I get to Motor Row?

      If flying into Chicago, you can choose from either Midway International Airport (MDW) or O’Hare International Airport (ORD).

      We recommend getting a taxi or an Uber to Revel Motor Row. This would be the simplest and fastest option.

    • Is there parking for my ride?

      If you plan on driving, there is free street parking available around Revel Motor Row, but spaces are limited and subject to availability.

      We suggest grabbing a taxi or an Uber instead.

    • Are you paying for my hotel?

      We aren’t, but we have negotiated some competitive rates with two hotels in Chicago. See below for instructions on how to book and secure these awesome deals!

      Better be quick before they run out!

    • Where can I lay my head?

      We have negotiated a special conference rate at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and Hyatt Regency Chicago. Please book with the hotels directly using the details below:

      Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (12min walk from Revel Motor Row)
      2233 S. Martin Luther King Dr.
      Chicago, IL 60616
      $189 per night plus taxes

      Book online via or call +1 (402) 593-6018 or +1 877-803-7534 and quote CFC Summit

      Hyatt Regency Chicago (10min drive from Revel Motor Row)
      151 E. Wacker Dr.
      Chicago, IL 60601
      $189 per night plus taxes

      Book online via or call +1 888-421-1442 and quote CFC Summit

      All rooms are subject to availability, so hop to it before they sell out!

  • What else?
    • What should I wear?

      Insurance is serious business, but we don’t take ourselves too seriously. Ditch the suit and let’s get business casual (or smart casual as we say in jolly ol’ England).

      The weather can be unpredictable in Chicago, so we recommend a light jacket for outdoors (and rogue air-conditioning).

    • I have more questions about the summit – who can I ask?

      We’re here to help! Please contact our team at or call +44 (0) 207 220 8500