June 7-9th, Paris, France

Preliminary Programme


CONFERENCE AGENDA—AT A GLANCE (May 27 version)

 

Conference Venue

SCOR SE HEADQUARTERS

 Address: 5, Avenue Kléber

                               75795 Paris Cedex 16

         Paris, France

Pre-Conference Reception & Gala Dinner

Le Bistrot de Paris (Restaurant)

Address: 33 rue de Lille

   75007 Paris, France

 

Wednesday June 7, 2017

Time

Room

Event

18:00-20:00

Le Bistrot de Paris

Conference Registration & Pre-conference Reception

 

Thursday June 8, 2017

Time

Room

Event

08:00-08:30

Foyer

Coffee and Light Breakfast Snacks;

Conference Registration

08:30-09:00

Auditorium

Level -2

Opening Ceremony

09:00-10:00

Auditorium

Level -2

Keynote Address #1 and #2

10:00-10:10

 

Photo

10:10-10:40

Foyer

NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENT BREAK

10:40-12:00

A: Auditorium

B: L2K2A & 2B

C: GOP1 – La Pérouse

Breakout Session I

12:00-13:30

Brasserie

Level 6

LUNCH

13:30-14:00

Auditorium

Level -2

Keynote Address #3

14:00-15:15

 

Discussion Panel #1

15:15-15:45

Foyer

NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENT BREAK

15:45-16:45

A: Auditorium

B: L2K2A & 2B

C: GOP1 – La Pérouse

Breakout Session II

19:30-22:00

Le Bistrot de Paris

Gala Dinner

 

Friday June 9, 2017

Time

Room

Event

08:30-09:00

Foyer

Coffee and Light Breakfast Snacks;

Conference Registration

09:00-10:00

 

A: Auditorium

C: GOP1 – La Pérouse

Breakout Session III

10:00-10:30

Foyer

NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENT BREAK

10:30-12:00

Auditorium

Level -2

Keynote Address#4. #5. #6

12:00-13:30

Brasserie

Level 6

LUNCH

13:30-14:45

Auditorium

Level -2

Discussion Panel #2

14:45-15:00

Auditorium

Level -2

CLOSING CEREMONY

 


 

CONFERENCE AGENDA—DETAILED

 

 

Wednesday June 7, 2017

Time

Room

Event

18:00-20:00

OFF SITE

Conference registration & Reception will be held at

Le Bistrot de Paris

 

 

Thursday June 8, 2017

Time

Room

Event

08:00-08:30

Foyer

Coffee and Light Breakfast Snacks

08:30-09:00

Auditorium

Opening Ceremony

 

Level -2

Welcome Remarks

·         Lysa Porth, Assistant Professor and Guy Carpenter Research Chair in Agricultural Risk Management and Insurance, Warren Centre for Actuarial Studies and Research, University of Manitoba, Manitoba, CANADA

  • Junsheng Li, Deputy President and Professor, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, CHINA
  • Ken Seng Tan, Sun Life Chair in International Actuarial Science, University of Waterloo, CANADA
  • SCOR

09:00-09:30

Auditorium

Level -2

·         Keynote Address #1

  • Lysa Porth, University of Manitoba, CANADA.
  • Bruce Stephen, Director AgriRisk Initiatives, Agricutlure and Agri-Food Canada, CANADA.

·         “Satellite-based Forage Insurance – Canada”

09:30-10:00

Auditorium

Level -2

·         Keynote Address#2

  • Steven Frey, Senior Scientist, Aquanty, Waterloo, CANADA.

“Applying advanced hydrologic simulation technology towards the prediction and quantification of water related risks to agriculture”

 

10:00-10:10

TBA

·         Photo

10:10-10:40

Foyer

NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENT BREAK

 

10:40-12:00

 

Breakout Session I (Research Presentations)

 

Session A

 

Auditorium

Level -2

 

 

Moderator: G. Cornelis van Kooten

1.      “How does a fraud mitigation program influence insured farmers’ claims behavior? Evidence from the “Spot Check List” approach in US crop insurance”

·         Roderick M. Rejesus, Xiaoyong Zheng, Barry K. Goodwin, North Carolina State University, U.S.A.

2.      “Exploring the extent of risk balancing behavior: Evidence from European agriculture”

·         Yann de Mey, Xudong Rao, Wageningen University and Research Center, NETHERLANDS.

3.      “Theory and empirics of formal savings, adoption of nondivisible production technologies, and agricultural income growth”

·         Isai Guizar, University of Guadalajara, MEXICO

·         Mario J. Miranda, Abdoul Sam, Ohio State University, U.S.A.

4.       “Calibration of agricultural risk programming models using positive mathematical programming”

·         Sheri Liu and G. Cornelis van Kooten, University of Victoria, CANADA.

 

 

Session B

 

L2K2A &2B

Level -2

Moderator: Ulf Roemer

1.      “Resilience of agricultural Microfinance Institutions to rainfall shocks”

·         Adriana Abrego, Tecnológico de Monterrey, MEXICO

·         Isai Guizar, University of Guadalajara, MEXICO.

2.      “Formal and informal credit markets and rural credit demand in China”

·         Sai Tang, Harbin Institute of Technology, CHINA.

3.      “The expectations of agricultural bankers”

·         Todd H. Kuethe, University of Illinois, U.S.A.

·         David B. Oppedahl, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, U.S.A.

·         Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois, U.S.A.

4.      “Can agricultural credit scoring for microfinance institutions be implemented and improved by weather data?”

·         Ulf Roemer, and Oliver Musshoff, University of Gӧttingen, GERMANY.

 

Session C

 

GOP1 – La Pérouse

Ground Floor

Moderator: Jeffrey Pai

1.      “Is the hedging efficiency of weather index insurance overrated? A farm-level analysis in regions with moderate natural conditions”

·         JulianeDoms, Norbert Hirschauer, Michael Marz, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, GERMANY

·         Falk Böttcher, German Weather Service, GERMANY.

2.      “Analyzing weather derivatives based on remotely sensed Vegetation Health Indices”

·         Johannes Möllmann, Matthias Buchholz, Oliver Musshoff, Georg-August-UniversitätGöttingen, GERMANY.

3.      “Using technology to develop crop insurance … is the tail wagging the dog?”

·         Marie-Christine Bélanger, Financièreagricole du Québec - Développement international (FADQDI), CANADA.

4.      “Evaluating hedging effectiveness of weather derivatives – Perspectives from crop insurance provider”

  • Rui Zhou, University of Manitoba, CANADA
  • Johnny Siu-Hang Li, University of Waterloo, CANADA
  • Jeffrey Pai, University of Manitoba, CANADA

12:00-13:30

Brasserie

Level 6

LUNCH – ON SITE

13:30-14:00

Auditorium

Level -2

Keynote Address #3

CalumTurvey, Professor and W. I. Myers Professor of Agricultural Finance, Cornell University, USA.

“Catastrophe bond and sovereign debt sustainability”.

14:00-15:15

 

Discussion Panel #1:“Big Data”

Moderator: TBD

Discussants:

1.     HirbodAssa, Assistant Professor and Program Director, Financial Mathematics MSc, Institute for Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, University of Liverpool, U.K.

2.      Robert Finger, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, Technology and Economics and Environmental Systems Science, ETH Zürich. SWITZERLAND.

3.      Joseph Russo, President and Lead Scientist, ZedX, U.S.A.

4.      Josh Woodard, Assistant Professor and the Zaitz Family Faculty Fellow of Agricultural Business and Finance, Cornell University, U.S.A.

 

15:15-15:45

Foyer

NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENT BREAK

 

15:45-16:45

 

Breakout Session II (Research Presentations)

 

Session A

 

Auditorium

Level -2

·         Moderator: Vincent H. Smith

1.      The development of a weather-based crop disaster program”

  • Eric Belasco, Montana State University, U.S.A.
  • Joseph Cooper, Economic Research Service, USDA, U.S.A.
  • Vincent H. Smith, Montana State University, U.S.A.

2.      “Market Risks, Integration, and Government Policies”

·         Holly Wang, China Academy of Agricultural Sciences, CHINA, and Purdue University, U.S.A.

·         Kaiyan Chen, Purdue University, U.S.A.

3.      “The evolution and economic implications of the United States agricultural insurance industry”

·         Vincent H. Smith, Montana State University, U.S.A.

·         Joseph W. Glauber, International Food Policy Research Institute, U.S.A.

 

Session B

 

L2K2A &2B

Level -2

Moderator: Jaclyn D. Kropp

1.      “Structural change in agriculture the impact of utilizing human resource management tools on farm business financial performance”

·         Sheila Marshman, NY FarmNet, U.S.A.

·         A. Edward Staehr, Cornell University, U.S.A.

2.      “Analyzing the commercial insurance holding behavior in China—based on CHFS survey data”

·         Yajuan Lu,Jingjing Zhang, Nanjing Audit University, CHINA.

3.      “How much of the change in concentration of the agricultural balance sheet can be explained by farmland values?”

·         GulcanOnel, Jaclyn D. Kropp, Olufemi D. Bolarinwa, and Charles B. Moss, University of Florida, U.S.A.

15:45-15:05

Session C

 

GOP1 – La Pérouse

Ground Floor

Moderator: Brock Porth

1.      “Pricing of rainfall insurance using generalized linear modelling of daily rainfall process”

·         Anand Shah, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), INDIA.

2.       “Design and validate weather index-based insurance contracts of rice in China”

·         Yan Sun, Central University of Finance and Economics, CHINA.

3.       “Factor forecasting for agricultural production processes”

·         Hong Li, Wenjun Zhu,Nankai University, CHINA

·         Ken Seng Tan, University of Waterloo, CANADA

·         Lysa Porth, University of Manitoba, CANADA.

4.      “Designing frost insurance for apple packers in Ontario, Canada”

·         Daniel Turenne,Lysa Porth,Milton Boyd,Brock Porth, Universityof Manitoba, CANADA.

 

19:30-22:00

OFF SITE

Gala Dinner  - Le Bistrot de Paris



Friday June 9, 2017

Time

Room

Event

08:30-09:00

Foyer

Coffee and Light Breakfast Snacks

09:00-10:00

 

Breakout Session III (Research Presentations)

 

Session A

 

Auditorium

Level -2

Moderator: Wenjun Zhu

1.      “Optimal agricultural insurances: A financial engineering approach”

·         HirbodAssa, University of Liverpool, U.K.

2.      “Adaptive local parametric estimation of crop yields: Implications for crop insurance ratemaking”

·         Zhiwei Shen, Martin Odening and OstapOkhrin, Humboldt University of Berlin,GERMANY

3.      “Systemic weather risk and agricultural insurance pricing”

·         Wenjun Zhu, School of Finance, Nankai University, CHINA

·         Wing Yan Lee, Siu Kai Choy, Shu Yan Lam, Kwok Wai Yu, Hang Seng Management College, Hong Kong.

 

 

Session B

 

No presentation

 

Session C

 

GOP1 – La Pérouse

Ground Floor

Moderator: Tobias Dalhaus

1.      “Partial relative risk aversion and agricultural insurance demand in China” 

·         Yong Xie, Central University of Finance and Economics, CHINA.

2.      “Agricultural producer perceptions regarding risk management”

·         Mitch Roznik, Milton Boyd, Lysa Porth, Brock Porth, University of Manitoba, CANADA.

·         Ken Seng Tan, University of Waterloo, CANADA.

3.      “Behavioral weather insurance”

  • Tobias Dalhaus, Robert Finger, Agricultural Economics and Policy Group - ETH Zurich, SWITZERLAND
  • Barry J. Barnett, Mississippi State University, USA.

10:00-10:30

Foyer

NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENT BREAK

 

 

 

10:30-11:00

Auditorium

Level -2

Keynote Address #4

Ron Weber, Principal Sector Economist, Sector Policy Unit Financial Systems Development & Insurance, KfW Development Bank, GERMANY

“A new era? The aftermath of COP21 for the scaling up of the (index) insurance and risk financing market in climate vulnerable countries”

11:00-11:30

Auditorium

Level -2

Keynote Address #5

SriniSundaram, Founder and CEO, AGVESTO, London, U.K.

“Agricultural insurance risk management platform

 - A commercial perspective”

11:30-12:00

Auditorium

Level -2

Keynote Address #6

Antoine Roumiguie,Airbus Defence and Space, FRANCE.

 

12:00-13:30

Brasserie

Level 6

LUNCH – ON SITE

 

13:30-14:45

Auditorium

Level -2

Discussion Panel #2: “International experience regarding implementation of crop insurance”

Moderator: TBA

·         Pierre Rolland, Director, GEOSYS EUROPE

·         Leah Soroka, Program Manager, ECA Agricultural Financial Services, IFC/WORLD BANK, UKRAINE.

·         Andrew Trotter, Chief Executive Office, Latevo International, AUSTRALIA.

14:45-15:00

Auditorium

Level -2

CLOSING CEREMONY

 

Current conference: 2017         Past conferences: 2015 2014  2013 2012