DVS – GERMANY Deutscher Versicherungs-Schutzverband e.V.More than 720 participants represented a new record participation at German
DVS Symposion 2014. From 10th to 12th September the most important congress for industrial insurance in the German-Speaking area took place in Munich. Since 17 years the DVS holds this annual meeting of risk managers and insurance industry, since nine years the Symposion takes place as a congress.

The Symposion started with its traditional informal Bavarian night at 10th September. Dr. Alexander Mahnke, President of DVS opened the congress officially on 11th September and welcomed DVS members and insurance buyer, insurers and brokers. For the next two days more than 55 speakers offered in presentations and discussion forums a variety of topics with current key and future issues concerning mostly the Germany market for industrial insurance. Two international highlights were a discussion forum about the ASEAN-Insurance market and about Lloyd’s of London.

The agenda offered more than 20 sessions and presentations, for example about geopolitically risks, the value added of industrial insurance in the company and new developments in Financial Lines, as well as topics as 3D-print-technologie and flood risk management.

The sessions were hosted by top-class speakers and moderators. Thomas Hürlimann from Zurich Insurance Group delivered the opening remarks on the first day, John Nelson from Lloyd´s addressed the keynote on day two and Bertrand Piccard from Solar Impulse allowed the attendees to think outside the box. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Werner Weidenfeld showed how political risks are developing to be a new threat.

For the first time the event was completely translated into English and some of the discussion forums were held in English. Despite this trend, the DVS Symposion is the congress for the German-speaking market with an aim to offer a forum to industrial insurance buyers and other participants to ensure communication, exchange and networking.

A conference report will be published in the magazine „Die VersicherungsPraxis“ beginning of October.

DVS Symposion 2015 will take place from 9th September to 11th September in “The Westin Grand” Munich. More information:

For more information please contact:
Miriam Metzmacher
Public Relations Manager, Events
Tel.: 0049 / 228 / 98 223 24