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A “virtual” welcome to Stockholm 14-25 September

For the fourth time, IUMI is returning to the great maritime city of Stockholm but – for the first time in its history – this conference will be held online.

The current challenging global conditions where social distancing and international travel is restricting our normal daily lives have led us to re-format this year’s annual IUMI conference.

Taking advantage of technology, we are moving the conference online and widening its reach. In doing so, we hope to embrace a broader cross-section of marine insurance participants than ever before and, in particular, we hope that younger underwriters will also choose to attend.

The conference is well known for its comprehensive and high-quality agenda and IUMI’s Technical Committees remain committed to developing relevant and topical workshops and securing expert speakers. We will soon be announcing the detail of this year’s conference programme. COVID-19 and its consequences for our business will be on the agenda as well as discussions on the impact of sustainability and digitalization on marine insurance. Many other topical issues will complement this core debate. The common theme this year is “Navigating changing climates – delivering expertise to shape the future”.

We are planning to hold one workshop each day over a 90 - 120 minute session. Each session will run twice a day to ensure all time zones are able to participate. Sessions will comprise a mix of presentations, discussion and online Q&A.

To ensure all participants are able to attend all workshops – and to avoid extended time away from the “office” – this year’s conference will be spread over a two-week period: Mon, 14 – Fri, 25 September. 

In addition, the conference website www.iumi2020.com and the conference app will be available allowing all participants to plan their attendance, view background information and interact with the speakers, panellists and each other.

This year’s conference fee is significantly reduced and without travel and accommodation costs, the event represents excellent value for money. The fee, which includes access to all ten workshop sessions, is €500 net for IUMI members. This year, we are welcoming non-members (including, for example, insurance brokers, agents and related service providers) for a fee of €600 net.

Further details will be made available shortly on this website and registration will open in early June.

We would have preferred to have welcomed you in person to the magical maritime city of Stockholm. Sadly, that’s not possible this year. However, we are excited to be the first organising team to stage the conference in a revolutionary new format and we sincerely hope that you will embrace the change and support the event. We are confident that you will learn a lot and meet (virtually) a wide range of new friends and colleagues – and all with a Swedish flavour! We look forward to you joining us.

Agenda:

12-13 September:
Committee meetings at Scandic Continental

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13 September:
Welcome Reception at Vasa Museum

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14-16 September:
IUMI 2020 Conference at Stockholm City Conference Centre (STOCCC)

16 September:
Swedish Evening at City Town Hall

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Stockholm City Conference Centre

IUMI 2020 will take place in Stockholm City Conference Centre. STOCCC is located in central Stockholm, placed in two historic buildings. It is one of Europe´s largest conference and convention facilities with great experiences of hosting large conferences and making them memorable. The whole premises is also environmentally certified by Svanen - in order to contribute to sustainable meetings and events.  

Vasa Museum

Stockholm’s iconic Vasa Ship was built as a symbol of Swedish power at sea in the 17th Century. The Vasa Museum has been placed top ten of the best museums on the planet. We want you to embrace the presence of history, therefore we are excited to host the welcome reception at this significant site. When the last visitors leave, the museum will be transformed to a unique meeting venue exclusively for IUMIinvitees.

(Photo: Åke E:son Lindman.)

Stockholm City Hall

The Swedish evening will take place in one of the most famous silhouettes in Stockholm – The City Hall. We will dine in the magnificent Blue Hall, right where the famous Nobel banquet is held. After dinner, festivities will continue in the Golden Hall with its 18 million gold mosaic tiles. Dancing in the very same room as Nobel Prize laureates and royalty from all over the world.

Accommodation

 

Scandic Continental Preferred hotel

Scandic Continental is the preferred hotel during IUMI 2020. Located right next to Stockholm Central Station and the Airport Train you are right in the heart of the city. You are as well within walking distance from Stockholm City Conference Centre and buses during the conference will depart from here. Starting on Sunday the 13th of September there will be a hospitality desk for IUMI delegates located at this hotel, where you can register and get all information needed for your stay, and you will also have the opportunity to participate in different activities organized at Scandic Continental. The committee meetings will also take place at Scandic Continental September 12th and 13th.

The hotel opened in 2016 and the Roof Top Bar Capital with views over the city has since been a popular destination for locals as well as guests at the hotel. Apart from the skybar, there is a restaurant and a bar, and you can also visit the hotel gym before relaxing in the sauna. You are within walking distance from popular destinations such as the Old Town, the Opera, City Hall and the Royal Palace, and also close to some of the best restaurants, cafés and bars that Stockholm has to offer.

Read more about the rooms offered here!

Haymarket

Haymarket by Scandic opened in 2016 after the historic PUB building was renovated and transformed into the 1920s themed hotel that it is today. Located at Hötorget, one of Stockholm's oldest farmers markets and right across from the city's concert hall you are right in the middle of central Stockholm.

Read more about the rooms offered here!

Grand Central

Located at the corner of Vasagatan and Kungsgatan, you are in the middle of one of the most urban parts of Stockholm where city life continues around the clock. The building from 1885 draws inspiration from the theaters and stages around this part of town. The hotel is within walking distance from Stockholm Central station.

Read more about the rooms offered here!

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