On 25 May 2016, the Governor of the CBI spoke at the 8th Insurance Europe Conference held in Dublin.  Key points highlighted included the themes of the conference, including the impact of the regulatory environment on consumers, technological innovations in distribution and advised sales, global and European financial stability and the implications of a protracted low interest rate environment on insurers.  In particular, he noted that much work remains to be done in achieving consistent European supervisory standards and a coordination of insurance guarantee schemes across Europe.