The 2011 film Contagion made for some pretty scary viewing as a virus spread across the world wiping out the population.
But is this purely fiction or could it become fact? That was one of the questions posed during a live webinar held last week by Post in association with the Chartered Insurance Institute's Future Risks Covered campaign.
As faster air travel continues to make the world a smaller place, the expert panel was asked which business classes could be affected, what insurers are doing to help risk managers mitigate a future pandemic, and whether the population will become more susceptible to disease as lifestyles and diets change.
Richard Waterer, UK and Ireland leader, Mark Risk Consulting
Elaine Heyworth, non-executive director, AIRMIC
Malcolm Hyde, executive director, the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters
Martin Dockrill, sssociate, JLT Speciality Ltd.
Moderator: Jonathan Swift, editor-in-chief, Post
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