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Insurance Risk in the Sharing Economy

10/21/2015 - 10/22/2015
Marines’ Memorial Club & Hotel

609 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA

Tyler Gerking, moderator, "Insurance Risk in the Sharing Economy"

The sharing economy continues to grow at a rapid rate with thousands of companies and organizations in all parts of the world participating in this popular concept. From sharing houses and cars to equipment and skills, the collaborative consumption model is transforming many industries. The potential for high profile losses has necessitated the shared sector to pursue better risk management. Join us for this unique panel discussion and identify how insurers are innovating in response to the sharing economy. Points of discussion include:

  • Why underwriters cover or do not cover certain sharing economy businesses
  • What start-ups need to plan for when seeking coverage
  • Risk management strategies

See the conference website for more information and registration: Collaborative Economy Conference

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