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Source: Asia Insurance Review | Jun 2017

11th Asia Insurance CFO Summit 
Theme: “Back to Basics for the Insurance CFO – Creating, Transforming & Realising Value”
5-7 June, Hong Kong
Against a backdrop of geopolitical instability and economic uncertainty, in 2017, the CFO will be tested as never before. IFRS 17 international financial reporting standards will be released while the global risk universe continues to expand. 
   At the 11th CFO Summit, after a decade where the CFO’s role has expanded to meet business demand, we ask: What are the financial basics in a disruptive world? What new skills are needed? 

Asia Conference on Claims Management and Insurance Fraud
Theme: “Managing Claims & Combatting Fraud as Strategic Tool for Success in the Era of Disruptive Innovation” 
13-14 June, Singapore
Paying claims is the raison d’être of insurance companies. Yet the industry lags behind especially in this digital era to manage claims and combat fraud. Focused around real life case studies and lessons learned, this conference will discuss how to enhance operational efficiency in claims processes. 

9th China International Insurance Summit 2017
14-16 June, Beijing, China
The Chinese insurance industry is at a crossroads; slower economic growth, a depressed capital market, and new government regulations present challenges, but increased market demand continues to propel growth. 
   This three-day conference will cover notable trends, such as digital insurance and regulations that affect the Chinese insurance industry, with testimony from government officials, and analysts on policies governing foreign insurers in China, the 13th Five Year Plan for the Insurance Industry, and the recently-launched Shanghai Insurance Exchange. 

2nd Asia Cyber Risk Summit
Theme: “Managing the Whole Compass of Cyber Risks Beyond Just Insurance”
15-16 June, Singapore
Cyber attacks are no longer new to organisations. The message is clear: no one is spared. The 2nd Asia Cyber Risk Summit aims to keep the industry appraised of the latest developments and how to deal with these threats. 

15th Conference on Catastrophe Insurance in Asia
Theme: “Insurance in the Ring of Fire”
20-21 June, Taipei, Taiwan
Asia is fraught with increasing frequency and severity of Nat CATs. 2016 turned out the worst in four years with a US$210 billion economic loss, though insured losses hovered at around US$39.5 billion. The protection gap remains a hot issue. And the worse is yet to come as climate change looks set to drive disaster losses to trillion of dollars, say doomsayers. 
   The 15th Asia Conference on CAT Insurance returns to its launch-spot in Taipei to find answers by bringing together experts in the field, including international Climate Change bodies as well as modelling agencies, geo-scientists, government officials and insurance leaders. TREIP’s success is a beacon to many as an inspiring starting point. 

PARIMA Shanghai Conference 2017
21 June, Shanghai, China
PARIMA’s second conference for this year will feature discussions on the One Belt, One Road initiative, the implications of China’s new cybersecurity law on businesses, supply chain risks, geopolitical issues and robotic process automation. Join and network with senior risk managers from multiple industries to keep up-to-date with the evolving business environment. 

The SOA China Annual Symposium
29-30 June, Shanghai, China
This is the Society of Actuaries’ signature event in China, which will discuss issues in areas such as macroeconomic and financial environment, insurance regulation, IFRS management, product development, ALM and investment, new techniques in actuarial practice and actuarial career sharing. 

The SOA Asia-Pacific Annual Symposium
Theme: “Beyond Traditions – A World of Opportunities”
6-7 July, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This is the Society of Actuaries’ signature event for Asia, supported by the Actuarial Society of Malaysia (ASM) and General Insurance Association of Malaysia (PIAM). The keynote speakers will be Mr Yew Khuen Yoon, Director of Insurance Development of Bank Negara Malaysia and Mr Jeremy Brown, FSA, MAAAand SOA President. 

FT China Insurance Summit
Theme: “Managing Risks and Seizing the Opportunities”
22 June, Beijing, China
Since the launch of C-ROSS, the CIRC is shifting the emphasis from industry growth towards raising risk management capabilities. This Summit will discuss how to navigate increasing regulatory pressures, generate high investment returns amid low interest rates, manage risks and develop cost-effective strategies to stay ahead of the competition in the digital era. 

1st International Training Summit for Life Agents and Financial Advisers
Theme: “Inspiring Sales & Leadership in a Disrupted World”
11-12 July, Singapore
With consumers becoming increasingly sophisticated and distribution facilities diversifying with smart technology, there is an urgent need for insurance agents and life managers to keep up with and equip themselves with advanced knowledge of strategy, sales, channel management, and training. This inaugural event will arm agents and advisers with the right tools to excel in their business, as well as learn from successful agents who will be sharing their experiences.

South Asian Actuarial Conference 
Theme: “Creating Value For Business with Risk, Innovation, Regulation and Education”
12-13 July, Colombo, Sri Lanka
The conference aims to generate new ideas on how actuaries and other technical professionals can create value for all stakeholders of a business. It is a forum to discuss and learn from thought leaders in the fields of risk management, technology, education and regulatory standards.

IIS Global Insurance Forum
17-20 July, London, United Kingdom
Join the diverse delegation of 500+ global insurance executives, regulators, academics and policy makers from all sectors of the industry at the Global Insurance Forum. This premier global conference features prominent thought leaders sharing their views on key issues which will shape the future of the industry. 

Asia Insurance Summit for SMEs
Theme: “Using Insurance to Manage Your Risks & Grow Your Business”
22-23 August, Singapore
SMEs play an important role in Asia, accounting for over 90% of all enterprises and employing half the workforce across APEC economies. The segment is particularly vulnerable to risks compared to larger organisations, with their survival even at stake from a single cyber attack, for example. This inaugural Summit will help SMEs understand the fundamental importance of cost-effective risk management and the role insurance can play, for insurance is a necessary investment, not an ancillary cost.

Federation of Afro-Asian Insurers & Reinsurers (FAIR) 25th Conference
9-11 October, Manama, Bahrain
This is the 25th edition of FAIR’s biennial conference. FAIR conferences aim to promote cooperation among insurance and reinsurance companies in Asia and Africa, and typically attract hundreds of top executives and key decision makers from the industry to discuss the opportunities and challenges they face.

14th Singapore International Reinsurance Conference 
Theme: “New Partnerships in Reinsurance”
31 October – 2 November, Singapore
With the world of risk becoming increasingly more complex, the 14th SIRC will explore the theme of “New Partnerships in Reinsurance” from a variety of different angles including not only the traditional relationships between cedents, reinsurance brokers, reinsurers, risk managers, regulators and government but also technologies, social media and the Internet of Things. 
   The 14th SIRC, to be held for the fourth time from 31 October to 2 November 2017 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, will have Mr Ulrich Wallin, Chairman & CEO of Hannover Re, making his maiden appearance as the conference keynote speaker.
   The event will provide three days of high level networking and cooperation opportunities, with the Lloyd’s Coffee House acting as the integral core of the event where all interested parties meet under one roof. 

IAIS Annual Conference 2017
Theme: “Insurance Supervision: Looking Beyond…”
2-3 November, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This year, the IAIS annual conference will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and is a great opportunity for region’s insurance industry to participate in the event to exchange views on issues relevant to the supervision and development of insurance markets. This year’s theme reflects on the possibilities that lie ahead for insurers and regulators—such as those that lie beyond the status quo, beyond national boundaries, beyond the present and beyond conventional insurance. 

LIMRA-KIRI Insurance Conference
Theme: “Inventing the Future of Insurance”
7-8 November, Seoul, South Korea
This conference is designed for CEOs, senior executives, and department heads at financial services and life insurance companies doing business in the Asia-Pacific who want the inside track on success models in the technological revolution; to learn from local, regional and global case studies and best practices and to know the latest developments in health care trends, retirement research, product innovation and distribution advancements. 

28th Pacific Insurance Conference
19-22 November, Hong Kong 
The Pacific Insurance Conference will be held in Hong Kong this year. As one of the world’s largest insurance conferences, PIC serves to enable executives who engage in life, health, retirement savings and wealth management business in the Pacific Rim area to exchange information and gain an insight into issues concerning future business and economic development in the 21st century.
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