The new business landscape is a myriad of unlimited possibilities! Despite the challenges of cyber terrorism, the global financial crises, and climate change, a new ‘Smart World’ has evolved with disruption being the pivotal word. Who would have thought that all the new ‘disrupted’ business models circle around not having an actual product - Uber with no actual taxis, Facebook with no database, Ali Baba with no product stock etc. The use of new technologies – the Internet of Things, 3D printing amongst others, will catapult businesses into a whole new normal. And the insurance industry can no longer remain in the dark ages if it’s to survive. There is an urgent need to reimagine the unimaginable to succeed. A new abnormal is now the new normal.
This, the 16th Asia CEO Insurance Summit organised by Asia Insurance Review & The Geneva Association, the global think tank of the insurance industry, therefore aims to break new ground with Asia in the lead. The conference will tackle issues such as how to insure the new smart world and be the next Uber, how to take Asia to pole position with such innovation in insurance, how to take an old problem and create new opportunities, how to focus on customer centricity whilst keeping to regulators’ expectations; and how the world of financial institutions and technology are merging.
Background of the CEO Summit
The CEO Summit launched in 2001 by Asia Insurance Review together with the global think-tank of the insurance industry, The Geneva Association, and the IAIS was aimed at giving CEOs and regulators in Asia a much needed platform to meet and discuss hot issues of the day in the pursuit to become World Class players. Over the 15 years, this need has become more critical and with the CEOs coming into their own the Summit has also become a forum for very open discussions as well and is actively supported by the International Insurance Society. The Asia CEO Insurance Summit has come to be regarded as the leading insurance event in the AIR series of conferences bringing together leaders in the market including regulators and CEOs from regional as well as domestic and global companies. Some 2500 delegates have come under the arches of the Asian CEO Summit series. We typically get between 150 to 250 delegates for the Summit.