Managing the financial and physical impacts of catastrophes: Lessons from Mexico

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Ahead of the UK’s Global Resilience Summit in June, please join us for a public seminar to explore emerging global trends in catastrophe risk management. The Government of Mexico will share their experiences in overseeing the country’s renowned public sector risk management strategy. This includes managing the physical and financial risks associated with storms and earthquakes. The Government of Mexico makes extensive use of financial instruments, like ‘CAT Bonds’, and more specific insurance programmes such as their Natural Catastrophe Fund (FONDEN). The seminar will examine how Mexico and the UK have successfully influenced global trends in catastrophe risk management, how this is being achieved in the context of other budgetary pressures, and the increasing role the private sector is playing in helping to deliver this.


  • Carlos Noriega, Head of the Insurance, Pensions and Social Security Unit, Government of Mexico
  • Alexander Milne, Head of Financial Services, Department for International Trade
  • Sophie Evans, Head of Country Programmes, Centre for Disaster Protection
  • Ekhosuehi Iyahen, Secretary General, Insurance Development Forum
  • Eva Myers, Department for International Development 



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Date and Time: 

Start: 09:00am for 09:30am

End: 11:00am

Tuesday 10th March 



BEIS Conference Centre

1 Victoria St



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