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Diary of Events

Source: Asia Insurance Review | Sep 2015

Les Rendez-vous de Septembre
12-17 September 2015, Monte-Carlo
Don’t miss out on registering for this annual Rendez-vous, held in Monte Carlo which usually sees more than 2,500 people in attendance as the industry prepares for the year-end renewals.
This year, there will be a presentation-debate on the topic: “Industry 4.0 – Will insurers participate in the expected upswing or will they miss the boat?”.
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2015 Greater China Life Insurance Symposium
Theme: “Profitability through Innovation”
23-24 September 2015, Shanghai, China
Organised by LIMRA, this specially focused symposium is being developed in response to requests from its members. It will feature presentations from industry leaders and experts with advanced knowledge of business strategy, sales, channel management, and training. Breakout sessions will help participants to address their specific challenges, and networking opportunities will allow them to connect with peers throughout the region.
   For more information, visit
The Takaful Rendezvous 2015
Theme: “Prioritising the Role of Retakaful in the Takaful Value Chain”
29-30 September 2015, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
With abundant retakaful capacity now, whether dedicated or through windows, it is time to prioritise the dynamic and strategic value that retakaful can bring to the takaful industry. The Rendezvous will take stock of the progress made, and provide a forum for discussions and decisions. 
   For more details, visit
19th AIRDC Congress (formerly ICDC) 
Theme: “Long-term Development in partnership with the Insurance Industry”
28-30 September 2015, Victoria, Seychelles 
The AIRDC works to develop and expand international collaboration and cooperation in the insurance and reinsurance industry among its members, who are drawn from countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. 
   For more information, visit
9th Middle East Healthcare Insurance Conference
Theme: “Transformation in Healthcare: Innovation, Sustainability & The Way Forward”
6-7 October 2015, Dubai, UAE
With healthcare becoming a key sector in the economy, health insurance is now a major class in many markets. The two-day conference will look at the progress of compulsory healthcare around the region, global healthcare trends and developments, regulatory frameworks critical success factors in underwriting, as well as the latest innovation in technology, medical breakthroughs and innovative healthcare products and solutions. 
   For more information, visit
MICC 5th Anniversary Public Forum
Theme: “Managing the Increasing Risk Exposures in an Era of Disruptive Innovation” The Value that Insurers Bring to the table
8 October 2015, Dubai, UAE
The MENA Insurance CEO Club (MICC), set up five years ago as the think-tank of the insurance industry of the Middle East region, is hosting a public forum to salute the value of insurance to society and its strategic partnership role in managing risks for businesses big and small. 
   The one-day seminar, opened to all insurers in the MENA region, will cover the following hot issues: cyber risks, pandemics and health threats, risk management imperatives in the current geo-political environment, emerging CAT risks, financial risks, and the full gamut of services that insurance can offer to businesses in managing risks and controlling costs.
   For more information, visit
3rd Asia Marine Insurance Conference
Theme: “Managing Rising Risk Exposures through Innovative Insurance Solutions”
12-13 October 2015, Hong Kong
The Conference will look at the issues in the maritime market and provide a platform for shipowners, ship managers and insurers to come together to discuss common threats in the face of increasing compliance requirements, as well as to find sustainable solutions of mutual interest to insurers and the maritime community.
   For more information, visit
Federation of Afro-Asian Insurers & Reinsurers (FAIR) 24th Conference
Theme: “Building on 50 Years of Regional Cooperation”
12-14 October 2015, Cairo, Egypt
FAIR celebrates its Golden Jubilee this year by holding its biennial conference in Egypt, where it was founded. FAIR conferences aim to promote cooperation among insurance and reinsurance companies in Africa and Asia, and typically attract hundreds of top executives and key decision makers from the industry to discuss the opportunities and challenges they face.
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FT Asia Insurance Summit 2015 
Theme: “Driving efficiency to improve profitability and long-term growth”
15 October 2015, Hong Kong
Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, the Financial Times will be presenting the second annual FT Asia Insurance Summit, a major one-day conference that will bring together leading insurers, investment managers and regulators, to explore the complex economic, investment and regulatory challenges faced by Asia’s insurance industry. 
For more details, visit
21st Indonesia Rendezvous
Theme: “Global Uncertainty, Softening Reinsurance Cycle and National Retention Policy”
21-23 October 2015, Bali, Indonesia
Sign up for this annual rendezvous, which will focus on the Indonesian year-end renewal and the new national retention policy
For more details, visit
Health & Retirement Conference
Theme: “Health and Old Age Security – Planning For The Next 50 Years”
22-23 October 2015, Singapore
Organised by the The Singapore Actuarial Society, this annual 2-day conference aims to foster increased knowledge sharing and interactions amongst actuaries and insurance professionals in the region. 
   For more information, visit
2015 PIRA Regional Dialogue
Theme: “Game Changers – The Future Trends in Non-Life Insurance”
23 October 2015, Manila, Philippines
The Philippine Insurers and Reinsurers Association (PIRA) is holding a regional insurance industry event for top leaders from 10 Southeast Asian countries.  
   For more information, visit
18th ASEAN Insurance Regulators’ Meeting (AIRM) & 
41st ASEAN Insurance Council (AIC) Meeting
27-29 October 2015, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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.
   The 41st AIC meeting will have several working committee meetings such as the 16th Council of Bureaux Meeting, the 13th ASEAN Insurance Education Committee, and the 8th ASEAN Natural Disasters Research Works Sharing, where many useful ideas and insight will be shared. 
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13th Singapore International Reinsurance Conference (SIRC)
Theme: “Managing Risks in an Uncertain World”
2-4 November 2015, Singapore
Rising to the demands and feedback from past conferences, the 13th SIRC will be structured to allow for an extra day of networking, wherein the Lloyd’s Coffee House and respective bilateral meeting rooms will be fully functional for three days from 2 November.
   The SIRC is considered to be the premier reinsurance event in Asia, drawing key decision makers and senior management executives within the insurance, reinsurance, broking and regulatory communities. The 12th SIRC hosted some 940 delegates from 49 countries all over the world.
   For more information, visit
19th Asian Actuarial Conference (AAC)
Theme: “Innovation & Creating Sustainable Value”
3-6 November 2015, Bangkok, Thailand
The AAC, formerly known as East Asian Actuarial Conference (EAAC), is the largest annual actuarial conference in the region, attracting more than 700 delegates from various countries within and outside Asia. The AAC member associations include Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Chinese Taipei and Thailand. 
   This year, the conference will be hosted by Thailand and will include topics designed to appeal to actuaries from different practice areas. 
   For more information, visit
The 22nd International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) Annual Conference
Theme: “The supervisor’s role within policyholder protection, financial stability and market development”
12-13 November 2015, Marrakesh, Morocco
The IAIS Annual Conference, which will look at the role of supervisors, will follow a new format in 2015. The week will start with IAIS committee meetings on 9-11 November, followed by the General Meeting and concluding with the Annual Conference on 12-13 November.
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Dubai Rendezvous
Theme: “A Brave New World of Reinsurance in the Middle East’’
16-17 November 2015, Dubai
The time is right to launch the Dubai Rendezvous. With the launch of the DIFC Insurance Association, Lloyd’s choosing to set up its regional hub in Dubai, the DFSA fine-tuning its rules, and the dynamic changes in the global reinsurance marketplace, there is much to talk about at the Rendezvous. 
   For more details, visit
PARIMA 2015 Conference
16-17 November 2015, Singapore
The PARIMA 2015 Conference features educational sessions, inspiring keynote speakers and a resourceful exhibition area. This year’s event targets more than 500 risk professional attendees, offering them an opportunity to network, mingle and share their insights of the industry.
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Asia Conference on Insurance for SMEs
Theme: “Getting the Right Protections to Grow Your Business & Keep it Safe even in Challenging Times”
24-25 November 2015, Singapore
Asia Insurance Review is organising the first-ever Conference on Insurance for SMEs to provide a platform for SMEs to understand the fundamental importance of cost-effective risk management and the role insurance can play to safeguard your business and help you manage your risks. 
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4th Asia Investment Management Summit for Insurance
Theme: “Diversified Growth in a Period of Divergence and Convergence”
26-27 November 2015, Hong Kong
The Summit is the ideal platform for Chief Investment Officers and Finance Chiefs with investment mandates of insurance and reinsurance companies to gain unrivalled insights into how to invest their money, share expert knowledge and analysis on where growth will come from in 2016, and find out which key factors are most likely to shape investment choices. 
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27th Pacific Insurance Conference (PIC)
Theme: “Delivering Customer Value in an Era of Disruptive Innovation”
29 November – 2 December 2015, Manila, Philippines
The 27th PIC in Manila provides an outstanding forum for life insurance, retirement savings and wealth management executives from the Asia Pacific region and all over the world – to meet and to present their perspectives on current and future industry changes and concerns. 
   Perhaps the most important example is the critical need to embrace technological innovations to deliver customer value, which not only represents extraordinary demands to financial services executives, but offers all of us many chances to achieve future business growth and development. Hence, the theme of the 27th PIC, “Delivering Customer Value in an Era of Disruptive Innovation”, could not be more appropriate for international and domestic companies alike.
   This year, the 27th PIC Organising Committee brings the Conference to the Makati Shangri-La Hotel, which is at the heart of the Philippines’ prime business district of Makati, Metro Manila. The Conference will feature an all-star cast of speakers, including Mr Dean Connor, President & CEO, Sun Life Financial; Mr Roy Gori, President & CEO, Manulife Asia; Mr Ken Mungan, Chairman, Milliman and Mr Chris Wei, CEO, Global Life Insurance and Chairman Asia, Aviva. 
   Aside from the networking opportunities afforded by the Conference’s working sessions, you will be able to enjoy the fantastic social events provided by our Philippines host. There is plenty that will leave you with fond memories of the Philippines and its very warm and welcoming people.
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Asia Conference on Big Data and Analytics for Insurance
Theme: “Emerging Victorious in the Big Data Age for the Small, Medium and Big Insurers”
27-28 January 2016, Singapore
The mantra of big data cannot be over-emphasized. Big (and even small) data has seen its role significantly elevated in recent times across different industries. 
   Data Analytics will play a key role in reshaping the way the organisation functions, through the use of data to drive key business decisions, to underwrite new policies, to create new business opportunities, and boundless ways to innovate and connect with the market. Don’t fear big data. Use it as your friend to be a winner in the data age.
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2016 MDRT Experience and Global Conference
28-30 January 2016, Hong Kong
Don’t miss the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Experience and Global Conference which offers one-of-a-kind information, the opportunity to share ideas with people from around the world, and the chance to learn new strategies for even greater success. Sign up to enjoy the unique energy and excitement of MDRT!
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Asia Pacific Maritime 2016
16-18 March 2015, Singapore
Meet 15,000 decision makers, ship owners, ship builders and other key players from the Asian maritime and offshore community in 3 days. Be among the 1,500 international exhibitors at Asia Pacific Maritime (APM) 2016 to build brand awareness, network and exchange ideas with decision makers and industry influencers in one single conducive platform. 
   For more information, visit
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