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Source: Asia Insurance Review | Feb 2018

Global Asia

MSIG Insurance Risk Management Challenge 2018
14 February (case release)-17 March (grand finals), Singapore
The MSIG Insurance Risk Management Challenge 2018 (RMC) is a risk-related business case competition organised by the Risk Management Society at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU-RMS) for all undergraduates in Singapore. 
   Participants not only gain experience in solving a real-life case about in the risk management industry but will also have the opportunity to attend coaching sessions. Prizes include S$3,000 (US$2,100) for the champion and scholarship and internship opportunities in sponsors MSIG, JLT Asia and KPMG. 

18th Asia CEO Insurance Summit
Theme: “In search of Growth & the Pot of Gold”
27-28 February, Singapore
The search for growth is perennial and in this reputable Summit organised by Asia Insurance Review and The Geneva Association, CEOs will be challenged to a 360-degree review of their business to identify real strategic growth potential for their business, and to put in place the right leadership and effective mechanisms to reach the pots of gold in Asia. 

The MDRT Experience & Global Conference
8-10 February, Bangkok, Thailand
The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) is an association for the world’s leading life insurance and financial services professionals from more than 500 companies in 70 countries. Modelled after MDRT’s members-only Annual Meeting, this conference will deliver sales and practice management techniques to help attendees better serve their clients and guide non-members to qualify for MDRT membership. Get the chance to share ideas with people from around the world and the opportunity to learn new strategies for greater success!

3rd Asia Conference on Big Data and Analytics for Insurers
Theme: “Data Science: The Bread & Butter of Successful Digital Transformation”
1-2 March, Singapore
IoT and wearable devices, coupled with social media data, have opened up a whole new world of opportunities beyond the industry’s historical data. The massive amounts of structured & unstructured data leave insurers with much to chew on when it comes to their data strategy in this digital era. Some have taken data science further by harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing. This conference will discuss what these data trends mean for the industry.

2nd Myanmar Insurance Summit
Theme: “Ushering in the new growth wave”
6-7 March, Yangon, Myanmar
All eyes are watching Myanmar closely for 2018 as its insurance industry stands on the cusp of liberalisation. Following the success of the inaugural summit in 2014, it is timely for the 2nd Myanmar Insurance Summit to discuss and analyse the market today, the key challenges and how to capitalise on these growth opportunities and foster new business partnerships. 
   The Summit takes place from 6-7 March 2018 and is supported by the Ministry of Finance of Myanmar and Myanma Insurance.

6th Asia Insurance Brokers’ Summit
Theme: “The Digital Savvy Broker: Finding a Secure Sustainable Niche in the Future of Insurance”
13-14 March, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The role of brokers is often questioned in this digital era with InsurTech gaining ground, yet brokers remain indispensable and can entrench their role by exploiting technology to offer more value add. 
   The Brokers’ Summit, which features exhibits on technology, will look at cutting-edge strategies in the insurance business and highlight the areas where brokers can rise to reinforce their role in the value chain. 

Asia Conference on Healthcare and Health Insurance
Theme: “Health Insurance at the Crossroads: Leading the Market With Healthcare On Demand”
20-21 March, Singapore
In addition to discussions on the new frontiers covering genetics, wearables and digital healthcare, this year’s two-day conference will look at the latest trends and developments in healthcare around the region and the world, what InsurTechs and startups are doing, how to transform from a traditional insurer to a connected health insurer.

Asia Claims Convention 2018
Theme: “The Shifting Landscape of Insurance and Claims”
11-13 April, Bali, Indonesia
This comprehensive event will examine the challenges facing those in insurance claims and look at the best practices across the industry with a focus on Asia, offering an opportunity to develop and enhance relationships and share insights from leading professionals from a wide range of fields. 
   The event will encompass a cocktail function, two-day convention and gala dinner. 

RIMS 2018
Theme: “Go Big”
15-18 April, San Antonio, Texas, USA
The RIMS 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition is the premier event for the risk management community, drawing risk managers, senior executives, and others tasked with risk management responsibilities worldwide. This year’s four-day event is expected to draw more than 10,000 professionals from around the world.

Asia InsurTech Summit 2018
23-24 April, Singapore
InsurTech is now reality and it has set the industry ablaze. However, the fact remains that many insurers are still struggling to digitise their business and a key reason for much of the failure to move past proof of concepts is a lack of management buy-in and support. Insurers must face up to the need to not only embark, but race to be ahead in the digital journey and this Summit will be a step in the right direction.

ANZIIF InsurTech Conference 2018
3 May, Sydney, Australia
The emergence of new global tech players represents both a challenge and an opportunity for conventional insurance offerings. Is the industry ready for digital disruption? Following a capacity event in 2017, the 2018 InsurTech Conference will tackle these issues. 

29th East Asian Insurance Congress
Theme: “Managing Disruptions, Driving Change”
6-9 May, Manila, Philippines
The EAIC promises to present a different experience with the objective of not only tackling the current challenges of the day, but also offer solutions and strategic tips to cope with issues, guide industry players to emerge as winners, and provide for extensive networking opportunities for delegates. This EAIC will be different as it will be staged in the first half of the year instead of in the second half and will strive to draw more life market players in addition to non-life. It will also attempt to draw delegates beyond the 12 EAIC markets as well as young insurance professionals within the region. 

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Asia Conference 2018
10-11 May 2018, Bangkok, Thailand
Organised by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFOA), the 4th Asia Conference offers a diverse selection of plenary sessions and cross-practice workshops and is the perfect opportunity to discover and discuss current and developing actuarial topics and trends in Asia, whilst providing excellent opportunity to grow your network of contacts.
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