Welcome to Tokyo!
It is a great honor for us at that the General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ) to host the IUMI 2017 Tokyo Conference for the first time since 2006. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all participants coming from around the world.
While this is the 5th occasion for the conference to be held in Tokyo, the year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the GIAJ. Therefore, it is our great pleasure that the historic and distinguished IUMI Conference is back in Tokyo on such a commemorative year for us.
The common theme of the IUMI 2017 Tokyo Conference is “Disruptive Times - Opportunity or Threat for Marine Insurers?” Under this theme, a lot of experts from a broad range of spheres will deliver presentations and host productive discussions at the workshops. I believe that this conference will be helpful for all participants to confront the difficulties that we are currently facing and will face in the future.
Finally, I hope that all participants enjoy their time in Tokyo, the host city of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and one of the safest and most exciting cities in the world.
Chairman, the General Insurance Association of Japan