ABS EQECAT to Hold 2003 European Catastrophe Management Summit in Barcelona

March 26, 2003

Oakland-based EQECAT, Inc. a subsidiary of Houston’s ABS Consulting, announced that its 2003 European Catastrophe Management Summit will take place on June 24-27, 2003 at the Hotel Princesa Sofia InterContinental in Barcelona, Spain.

“This year the European Summit will address solutions to the challenges faced by insurers, reinsurers and the financial markets of managing extreme risks,” said the bulletin. Topics will include:
— The latest breakthrough in European Windstorm modelling
— The impact of the recent world-wide earthquake research findings
— Quantifying and managing terrorism risk – How it can be done effectively
— New CAT Reinsurance alternatives – Swaps, index bonds, CAT bonds
— Climate Change – why insurers are concerned and how CAT models can help to quantify the financial impact
— The latest innovations in catastrophe management models

“Speakers will include leading researchers, insurance industry experts, as well as EQECAT scientists and engineers. A mixture of lectures, panel sessions, workshops and networking opportunities will ensure that participants reap maximum benefit from this event,” it continued.

The announcement added that the cost of attending the conference is 895 Euros (around $950), and that reservations are required as space is limited. For more information contact Riccardo Ciccozzi at +44 20 7377 4501, Neil Catford at +49 6192 979104 or email requests to eqecat@absconsulting.com.

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