News eDaily17 Sep 2018

Asia:All set for the biggest reinsurance event in the region? 15th SIRC beckons!

17 Sep 2018

As the 15th Singapore International Reinsurance Conference (SIRC) (29 October to 1 November 2018) approaches, registrations stand at over 800 and counting. The lineup of speakers is now complete to address the industry's challenges in the face of "Reinsurance Reloaded", the theme for this year at what has become the largest annual reinsurance gathering in Asia.

Singapore Finance Minister Mr Heng Swee Keat will be the Official Keynote Speaker and Guest of Honour, with AIG President and CEO Mr Brian Duperreault as the Industry Keynote Speaker.

The conference will feature stellar speakers in two panel discussions. The first, themed " Reinsurance Reloaded – Industrial Revolution 4.0", taking place on 30 October, will feature both insurance and non-insurance representatives, and will be prefaced by a keynote address by Mr Tom Van den Brulle, Global Head of Innovation, Munich Re on “Digital Platforms, Ecosystems”. 

The second panel discussion, on 31 October, will discuss the challenges of Asian reinsurers, and will follow a keynote address on “Toward a regional approach for Sovereign Disaster Risk Finance in Asia” by Dr Olivier Mahul, Global Lead and Program Manager for Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program, World Bank.

Panel Discussion #1: " Reinsurance Reloaded – Industrial Revolution 4.0"

Mr Steve Arora, CEO, AXIS Re

Ms Victoria Carter, Vice Chairman, Global Strategic Advisory, Guy Carpenter & Co

Mr Bidyut Dumra, Head of Innovation & Ecosystems, DBS Bank

Mr Dan Ryan, Managing Director & Head of Insurance Risk Research, Swiss Re Institute

Mr Tom Van den Brulle, Global Head of Innovation, Munich Re

Moderator: Mr Rico Hizon, BBC World News

 

Panel Discussion #2: " Reinsurance Reloaded – Asian Reinsurer Response"

Mr Bobby Heerasing, Group Chief Executive, ACR Capital Holdings

Ms Sachiko Hori, General Manager, Head of Planning Team and Head of Global PPP Unit, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance

Mr Zainudin Ishak, President & CEO, Malaysian Reinsurance Berhad

Dr Olivier Mahul, Global Lead and Program Manager for Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance Program, World Bank

Dr Oran Vongsuraphichet, Director & Chief Executive Officer, Thai Reinsurance PCL

Moderator: Mr Roshan Perera, Partner, NMG Consulting

 

The SIRC, to be staged at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore, is a critical platform for the global reinsurance industry to convene as it ponders how to reshape and refresh itself to stay relevant and resilient amidst the changing business landscape.

It is organised by Singapore Reinsurers’ Association in conjunction with the Reinsurance Brokers’ Association of Singapore, with Asia Insurance Review as the official media partner.

Registrations close 19 October. For the latest information, please visit the 15th SIRC website at: www.sirc.com.sg

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