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SIAA Members Only Webinar - Space Insurance
A great deal of time, effort and funding is invested into the deployment of satellites and payloads, unfortunately even the most rigorously planned launch or operation carries risks to the business. This session aims to inform and guide participants in the management of risk, and discusses the options available to you for insuring your operations.

Facilitated by Deputy Chair of the SIAA, Melissa de Zwart, Grady and Melissa will discuss the relevance and challenges of space insurance and the different space insurance risks, as well as the type of cover available.

Grady will also discuss how to mitigate risks via tailored Policy Wordings and suitable risk management.

At the end of the webinar participants will have an understanding of what space insurance encapsulates, it’s relevance to all of the industry, what can go wrong, and how to mitigate risk.

Who should attend?
This webinar is for space operators, launch providers, manufacturers and other supply chain participants.

A member Q&A will be available during the session.

A recording of this event will also be available on the SIAA website.

Nov 6, 2020 01:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Grady McCabe
@Expanse Insure
Grady McCabe is a business insurance broker based in Melbourne, Australia and represents ExpanseInsure; the first Australian insurance brokerage that specialises in insurance programmes for the aerospace industry. Grady has notable experience in providing advice and risk evaluation as well as issuing tailored space insurance Policies for launch providers, satellite operators, launch vehicles and payloads and has familiarity with common claim examples, what should be included in an appropriate insurance programme and what information is needed for a risk analysis for the often complex market.
Prof Melissa de Zwart
Deputy Chair @Space Industry Association of Australia
Melissa has a keen interest in the intersection between law and technology. Prior to joining academia, she was the Manager, Legal Services, CSIRO, where she advised on protection and commercialisation of technology. Her areas of research focus primarily on digital technology, as it interacts with culture, human behaviour and new areas of innovation. She has published widely on copyright, social media, surveillance, popular culture, the internet and outer space. She is Co-Editor of the Woomera Manual on the International Law Applicable to Military Space Operations and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. In 2015 she was the Team Leader of the AdelaideX Cyberwar, Surveillance and Security MOOC which has attracted over 40,000 students globally.