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XL Catlin’s Country Manager for France and Belgium, Kadidja Sinz, will be participating in a panel on the risks associated with connected objects at this year’s AMRAE conference, discussing the impacts of automation and connectivity on risk profiles and liabilities.Commenting ahead of AMRAE, Ms. Sinz said: “Today we are seeing more automation from manufacturing processes to “smart homes”. In France alone, 2 billion connected objects are expected to be sold by 2020.“It is becoming increasingly important for risk managers to take into account the new risks introduced by disruptive technologies. Businesses are creating new products that affect the way to live and work and it is our role, as an insurer, to support these companies by providing solutions that allow them to keep innovating.”Speaking on the importance of attending and participating in industry events, Ms Sinz said: “Events such as Les Rencontres AMRAE, attended by France and Belgium’s leading risk managers, are important as they give us the opportunity to discuss those key risk issues that are affecting our clients today. We need to work together to address the big technological shifts impacting their businesses, such as automation and connected objects.”Ms. Sinz is also taking part in the “Wonderwomen” panel, where she will discuss gender diversity in insurance and share her experience.The 24th edition of AMRAE focusses on climate change and technology and will see over 2,000 risk professionals in attendance from across 32 different countries. This year, the conference takes place in Lille, France.The panel on connected objects (“Do All Connected Objects Carry a Risk?”) will take place on Thursday, February 4, at 11.00 AM and the “Wonderwomen” discussion will be held the same day at 3.00 PM. XL Catlin’s booth will be located on Stand A.About the XL Catlin Insurance OperationsThe XL Catlin insurance companies offer property, casualty, professional, financial lines and specialty insurance products globally. Businesses that are moving the world forward choose XL Catlin as their partner. To learn more, visit XL CatlinXL Catlin is the global brand used by XL Group plc’s (NYSE:XL) insurance and reinsurance companies which provide property, casualty, professional and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world.  Clients look to XL Catlin for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. To learn more, visit