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Diary of Events

Source: Asia Insurance Review | Jul 2016

6th Asia Life Insurance Summit
Theme: “Reinventing the Life Business in the Smart Era”
11-12 July, Singapore
The Summit will bring together leading experts and key players to address critical issues and key challenges facing the life insurance markets in Asia today. There will also be discussions on responding to the changing needs of the policyholders through product innovation and branding, optimising distribution models, the need to cover protection gaps, changes in the regulatory landscape and strategies to drive growth in the changing environment.
 
 
Asia Anti-Money Laundering Summit
Theme: “The Need to Combat Money Laundering Effectively”
13-14 July, Singapore
With the world getting more tech savvy and online transactions rising, insurers need to ensure against being unwittingly exploited for money laundering or terrorist financing. The Asia Anti-Money Laundering Summit 2016 will bring together experts including regulators and law enforcement officers, insurers and insurance distribution agents and claims management professionals in a collaborative partnership to address these hot issues.
 
 
LAMP Asia
7-9 August, Bangkok, Thailand
Get energised at this event for leaders in the insurance, investment and financial services industry. Connect with more than 1,500 field leaders and industry executives for two days of exchange on topics ranging from business strategy, recruiting and retention, performance coaching to sales and marketing. See you there!
 
 
Asia Risk & Resilience Conference 2016 
Theme: “Corporate Governance, Risk & Resilience” 
24 to 26 August, Singapore
Sign up for this inaugural annual event which will see speakers from RIMS as well as other risk managers and experts. Organised by RIMAS in partnership with BCP Asia, the event will also see the launch of the WSQ ISO31000 course which leads to a RIMAS Certified Enterprise Risk Management certification. 
 
 
5th Asia Insurance CIO Technology Summit
Theme: “An Innovative CIO as the Game Changer”
5-6 September, Singapore
With emerging technologies such as cryptocurrency, 3-D printing and artificial intelligence, insurers must leverage on these to change the way it traditionally operates, to increase the bottom-line and retain its existing customers. 
The three-day Summit will explore all these, with a full day dedicated to Innovation in Insurance. 
 
 
60th Rendez-vous de Septembre
10-15 September, Monte-Carlo
In 2016, the Rendez-vous de Septembre will be celebrating its 60th edition. This special edition will take place under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II. An official cocktail will take place at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco on 12 September 2016. Book your evening and your trip there soon!
 
 
12th Asia Conference on Pensions & Retirement Planning
Theme: “Planning for A Smart Retirement in A Disruptive Era”
14-15 September, Singapore
One of the biggest challenges impacting the world today are the complexities faced by rapidly ageing populations and the need to improve on pension outcomes. 
 
   Asia Insurance Review’s 12th Asia Conference on Pensions & Retirement Planning this year will bring together the insights of global experts to look at pension reforms and schemes around the world and the region. 
 
 
3rd Asia Agriculture Insurance Conference
Theme: “Proactive Strategies to Meet Market Needs for Cover”
20-21 September, Singapore
Today, farming has taken on new forms with higher crop values, innovative products, cost-effective business models, new distribution channels and advanced technologies. Hence, the agriculture sector is looking to insurers for help to manage these new risks and challenges.
 
   The 3rd Asia Agriculture Insurance Conference will look at these and more. 
 
 
14th Conference on Catastrophe Insurance in Asia
Theme: “Making Nat CAT Insurance available to the Masses: Closing the Protection Gap – A Pipe Dream or Real Possibility?”
22-23 September, Singapore
The impact of disasters on the poorer communities, whether they be caused by protracted droughts, severe storms and rain, heat waves or quakes, is just immense. The calls for international efforts in disaster risk reduction while positive is just not enough. There is a need to close the protection gap to help the masses who need the cover the most. Is this possible or just a pipe dream? Find out at the 2-day conference organised by Asia Insurance Review.
 
 
The Takaful Rendezvous 2016
Theme: “Getting Ready for Disruptive Innovation in Takaful”
27-28 September, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
In the conventional insurance world, the hype is about digital disruption. Will Takaful be immune to it? Takaful operators must take a pro-active stand to cater to the changing dynamics of the world and the changing needs of the Muslims. Can Takaful operators rise to the challenge to exploit digital disruption with cutting-edge technology in social media, telematics and multi-channel distribution? Or will they be left behind? Find out more at the event. 
 
 
Reinsurance International Study Course (RISC)
25-28 September, Singapore
Now in its 49th year, the RISC is a sell-out event created by the Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) that provides the building blocks essential to understanding reinsurance in practice. 
While traditionally held in Australia, the event will be brought to Singapore for the first time this year by the Singapore College of Insurance (SCI). 
 
 
20th AIRDC Conference
Theme: “Transforming the Insurance Industry in Developing Countries”
26-29 September, Manama, Bahrain
The conference, held under the patronage of the Central Bank of Bahrain, is jointly organised by the Bahrain Insurance Association (BIA), the Association of Insurers and Reinsurers of Developing Countries (AIRDC), and Arab Insurance Group (Arig). The event will gather key stakeholders from the insurance sectors in developing countries to share experiences and chart a new direction for the regional industry.
 
 
ANZIIF Reinsurance Rendezvous
Theme: “Evolution of Revolution of the Industry”
4-5 October, Canberra, Australia
This one-and-a-half day conference is a must-attend for industry professionals across Asia-Pacific wanting to navigate the changing reinsurance market environment.
 
 
Global Terrorism Risk Insurance Congress
6 October, Canberra, Australia
The Australian Reinsurance Pool Corporation (ARPC) is organising this one-day event in collaboration with the OECD to better understand the latest trends around the threat of terrorism. 
For enquiries, please write to events@arpc.gov.au
 
 
4th Asia Marine Insurance Conference
Theme: “Managing New Risks While Ensuring Sustainability”
24-25 October, Hong Kong
The marine insurance industry is dealing with greater challenges as ship owners and their affiliates are operating in one of the worst economic environments with weak freights while insurers are faced with very volatile and complicated marine risks, higher claims and soft premium rates. In recent years, other hazards have started creeping into the sector - including cyber risks affecting the safety of navigation on the high seas. The 4th Asia Marine Insurance Conference organised by Asia Insurance Review will address these issues and more. 
 
 
22nd Indonesia Rendezvous 
Theme: “Insurance Business Dynamics Post Regulation Repositioning”
26-29 October, Bali, Indonesia
Sign up for this annual rendezvous with a focus on the Indonesian year-end renewal and an update on the post regulation environment. 
 
 
28th East Asian Insurance Congress
Theme: “The Future of Insurance: Customer-Centricity”
11-15 October, Macau
The must-go-to biennial industry event, the EAIC is back this year at Macau, with the focus on customers. A host of top-notch practitioners have been lined up to share their views on varied numerous topics and delegates must not miss the excellent opportunities to network too. One innovative measure this year – each participant will be given a tablet pre-loaded with all the relevant materials and much more. For more information, check out the website. 
 
 
20th Asian Actuarial Conference (20th AAC) 
Theme: “Changing Asian Societies: Challenges and Opportunities”
9-12 November, Gurugram, India 
India is hosting the AAC for the first time, an event which brings together experts in various relevant domain from across the world. This year, the conference will focus on challenges and the opportunities that the prevailing political, economic and demographic evolution create for the global actuarial and other professional communities that work in the financial services sector. 
 
 
12th International Microinsurance Conference 2016
Theme: “Driving growth and sustainability – A business case for microinsurance”
15-17 November, Colombo, Sri Lanka
The 12th International Microinsurance Conference expects to see approximately 400 participants and experts from around the world coming together to discuss and identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in microinsurance. The conference will be hosted by The Insurance Association of Sri Lanka (IASL) in cooperation with the Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network. 
 
 
19th ASEAN Insurance Regulators Meeting (AIRM) and 42nd ASEAN Insurance Council Meeting (AIC)
21- 25 November, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
The AIRM is a valuable platform for the region’s insurance regulators to have forthright and open exchanges of ideas and views to foster closer cooperation for the development of the insurance sector in the region. This year, the AIRM will also be held back to back with the 2nd ASEAN Insurance Summit with the theme – “How Ready is the Region’s Insurance Industry for the AEC?”
 
   Meanwhile, the 42nd AIC meeting will also be taking place with several working committee meetings such as the Council of Bureaux Meeting, the ASEAN Insurance Education Committee, and the ASEAN Natural Disasters Research Works Sharing (ANDREWS), where many useful ideas will be shared. 
 
For more information on our conferences, visit our website at www.asiainsurancereview.com or
contact Ms Loga at loga@asiainsurancereview.com for our events.
 
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