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MetSwift Are Attending North American Contingency Association Conference 2022!

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Katie Edwards
MetSwift Are Attending North American Contingency Association Conference 2022!

Venue:            Kimpton Epic Miami Hotel, Miami, Florida

Dates:             Tuesday, May 10 to Thursday, May 12, 2022


Flights & hotel booked, suits (Jamie only), shorts and sun cream soon to be packed… This year we are on our way to Miami...Finally!!!


No section of the insurance market has continued to see as catastrophic an impact due to the continued Covid-19 virus, on again, off again mandates and changing government health guidelines as the Contingency market.  With that being said, we are excited to welcome all to Miami this spring to discuss where we are today, how we can go forward tomorrow and what to expect in the future given the ever-changing “realities” of a post-pandemic world and market. 


Proud sponsors for the second year running but also very excited to announce that our Founder and CEO, Jamie Banasik, will be joining a panel of industry experts on Wednesday 11th May to discuss the challenges of our ever-changing environment when it comes to pricing a weather risk, notably in contingency with short-time policies in quickly changing weather windows.  


They will be discussing new technologies that look to the future to understand weather patterns in a changing climate and the impact on risk and risk pricing. Jamie will be joined by leading contingency underwriters Martin Lawson (Dale Underwriting) and Francis Hernandez (Cincinnati Global) and from the broker side, Alan Norris (Marsh) to discuss interesting facts, figures and new innovations – the session will be hosted by the Man himself – Mike Frimet.  


This looks to be an amazing event, to chat with old friends and meet new friends. Jamie will be on hand to answer weather related questions, talk about climate change, bust some myths, shock with some truths about extreme weather events and more….


Here at MetSwift we have a saying ‘There is no such thing as a silly question’ especially when it comes to weather and risks. Join Jamie and the panel on Wednesday for a fun, yet informative talk or book a ‘Weather Chat’ for a one to one and short platform demo by emailing

Attendees will be glad to hear that tornadoes and tropical cyclones are almost unknown in the middle of May. Thunderstorms, on the other hand, should be watched out for. here are some fun facts to whet the appetite:

  • The earliest in year tornado recorded in Miami struck on June 8th, 1966.
  • A hurricane has hit Miami no earlier than June 17th and that was way back in 1906!
  • On average, 1 in 4 May days experience a thunderstorm in the vicinity of Miami.

For the full course, be sure to check out the latest blog by our Head Meteorologist.