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Source: Asia Insurance Review | May 2018

Global Asia

19th Asia Conference on Bancassurance and Alternative Distribution Channels
Theme: “Bancassurance in the World of Analytics, AI, Automation, FinTech & Digital Banking – Connected for Exponential Growth”
10-11 May, Manila, Philippines
In the new model for insurance distribution, channels and supply chains will co-exist with brands and within ecosystems not related to insurance and that makes growth potential boundless. What are the key strategies and steps for bancassurance to be successful? The two-day conference will address this and more. 

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Asia Conference 2018
10-11 May, 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.

12th Asian Insurance CFO Summit 2018
Theme: “Transforming the CFO Risk Agenda – The New Wave”
23-25 May, Hong Kong
The risk landscape is changing in the insurance world and it’s either evolve or dissolve. As CFOs scramble to come up to speed with the new revolution of digital, innovation and the millennial era, it is a survival game to keep on top of this new normal. New insurance accounting standards are also on the horizon, with IFRS 17 set to change the way the sector is administered. This summit will look at how the CFO risk agenda is changing and what CFOs can do to equip themselves in the future. 

10th General Insurance Conference 2018
31 May-1 June, Singapore
This will be the 10th conference focused on general insurance organised by the Singapore Actuarial Society, with over 100 actuaries and senior insurance executives from across Asia expected to attend. To celebrate this milestone, the theme for this year’s event will be a consideration of the next ten years. How will the industry, profession or products change over that time? What are the current trends that will shape the industry before we reach the 20th conference? 

16th Conference on Catastrophe Insurance in Asia
Theme: “Finding Smart Insurance Solutions to Cope with Extreme Weather as the New Norm”
7-8 June, Singapore
Extreme weather is the new normal and man’s influence on environment – anthropocene - is undeniable. Last year, the industry suffered one of the highest Nat CAT insured losses of $135 billion, the highest in almost 40 years. APAC, home to two-thirds of the world’s poor will experience the brunt of this threat if unmitigated. All eyes are again on the insurance industry and public-private partnerships to respond to these risks with sustainable, smart, solutions. This must attend conference will focus on managing risks from pricing and accessibility to loss prevention and risk mitigation. 

Insurance Summit on Belt and Road Initiative
Theme: “Getting Ready for a New Risk Landscape: An Insurance Dream”
12-13 June, Singapore
The opportunities arising from the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) are tremendous for all. Comprising the land-based “Silk Road Economic Belt” and the ocean-going “Maritime Silk Road”, BRI projects outside of China will generate an estimated $28bn in commercial insurance premiums in the years to 2030, including engineering, marine and property. This two-day summit will look at how the insurance landscape can capitalise on these growth opportunities, be it through new partnerships, strategic alliances or industry-wide pools and cooperation. HSBC Holdings group chairman Mark Tucker is the keynote speaker.

FT China Insurance Summit
Theme: “Reshaping a Resurgent Industry”
21 June, Beijing, China
After a period of slowing down, China’s insurance industry is on the upswing again. The financial sector has seen a slew of regulatory changes since last year, including liberalisation measures, plans to raise caps on foreign ownership in China’s life insurers and other financial entities, and merging of banking and insurance regulators. This summit will discuss the best strategies to benefit from a planned easing of the financial sector, even as much-needed curbs are imposed on unruly elements in the insurance industry, and how to compete in the digital era.

32nd General Conference of the General Arab Insurance Federation (GAIF)
Theme: “Digital Transformation and the Insurance Industry in the Arab World”
24-27 June, Hammamet, Tunisia
The rapid technological changes and “the Fourth Industrial Revolution” will change the ways to respond to the human environment by economic and financial actors, including insurance. Co-organised by GAIF and the Tunisian Federation of Insurance Companies (FTUSA) in coordination with Tunis Re, the 32nd GAIF General Conference will address digital technology and its challenges for the insurance industry. 

1st Asia Employee Benefits & Insurance Conference
Theme: “Making Employee Benefits Smart & Cost Effective”
3-4 July, Singapore
In the sharing economy with the empowered connected employee, the fight for talent is crucial and critical for success. While runaway employee benefits (EB) costs need to be controlled, EB is also a game changer for becoming an employer of choice, and there are opportunities in disruption and data to develop innovative EB solutions. This inaugural EB conference provides a platform for healthcare, wellness and HR experts to join the insurance industry to look at responding creatively and sustainably to EB challenges.

IIS Global Insurance Forum
8-11 July, Berlin, Germany
Join the diverse delegation of 500+ global insurance executives, regulators, academics and policymakers from all sectors of the industry at the International Insurance Society’s annual Global Insurance Forum. This premier global conference features prominent thought leaders sharing their views on key issues that will shape the future of the industry.

MARIM Conference 2018
Theme: “Innovative risk management”
17-18 July, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The two-day conference features a range of Malaysia-based and overseas speakers, with a mix of corporate risk managers and also insurance industry senior management. The conference will be opened by Bank Negara Malaysia deputy governor, Ms Jessica Chew, and will feature exhibition booths on risk management and insurance services and tools, together with MARIM’s risk management team of the year award on day two.

7th Asia Life Insurance Summit
Theme: “Life Disrupted, Revived and Still Innovating. Keeping Customers at the Heart of the Business”
17-18 July, Jakarta, Indonesia
Asia is attractive for life insurance because its sizeable population remains underserved, in spite of the fact that income levels are rising. While digital has not quite beaten conventional product distribution, it continues to evolve at a frenetic pace. This biennial summit looks at how to make distribution smart and nimble, and create digital offerings to keep in tune with tech-savvy consumers. This is the conference that will help life insurance companies stay relevant and future-ready.

The Asian Captive Conference 2018
Theme: “Challenges in Self Insurance: Transparency and Digital Disruption”
1-2 August, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The conference is a collaboration between Labuan International Business and Financial Centre and the Labuan International Insurance Association. This year’s event aims to highlight the challenges and disruptions that risk managers are facing from technology and the growing demands of tax transparency and substance. Delegates will learn about the best practices and strategies relating to various self-insurance models, risk retention approaches and domicile selection adopted by multinational companies and industry professionals. There will be a dedicated presentation on protected cell companies.

Theme: “Go Beyond”
13-15 August, Taipei, Taiwan
LAMP is GAMA International’s leadership and management programme. Traditional competition-based strategies are necessary but they are not sufficient to sustain high performance. Companies need to go beyond competing. Join nearly 1,700 financial services leaders coming together to connect, learn, innovate, and challenge business norms and boundaries at LAMP Asia in Taipei. 

2018 LIMRA & LOMA Strategic Issues Conference 
Theme: “Organized Chaos: Keeping Pace in an Environment of Disruption”
16-18 September, Bali, Indonesia
Held every other year, this elite conference is the organisers’ flagship event in Asia, attended by over 120 CEOs and top senior executives at financial services and life insurance companies doing business throughout the Asia-Pacific Region.

15th Singapore International Reinsurance Conference
Theme: “Reinsurance Reloaded”
29 October – 1 November, Singapore
The 15th SIRC is organised by Singapore Reinsurers’ Association in conjunction with the Reinsurance Brokers’ Association of Singapore, with Asia Insurance Review as the official media partner. Held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre at the iconic Marina Bay Sands, it will provide high level keynote speeches, 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. 

3rd ASEAN Insurance Summit
28 November, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
A world of customer experiences, data-based services and asset performance through analytics in insurance requires new forms of collaboration, particularly given the speed at which innovation and disruption are taking place. The emergence of global platforms and other new business models means that talent, culture and organisational forms will have to be rethought. This summit will explore how innovative approaches and new technologies have the power to transform the way insurance business is conducted.
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