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Source: Asia Insurance Review | Jun 2018

Global Asia

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.

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 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.

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 the lure for the life insurance market because this sizeable and populous region has stayed underpenetrated, even as income levels have risen. Even so, the region has been quick to adopt digital which has left some insurers struggling to keep pace. This is the conference that will keep life players relevant and future-ready. It will look at how to use tailwinds to make life distribution smart and nimble, and stage digital offerings for rapid growth to keep in times with tech-savvy consumers. 

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 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.

4th SAS ERM-ESSEC CREAR Conference
Theme: “Cyber risks – Threats and Opportunities for the Asia Pac Insurance Industry”
26-27 July, Singapore
Cyber risks are regularly mentioned as the top priority in risk managers’ minds. All insurance and reinsurance companies are expected to play a critical role in this fast-changing and constantly evolving environment: both as a target for cyber criminality and as an insurance coverage provider. This conference features keynote speakers including the head of MAS’ risk supervision division Tommy Tan, expert in cybercrime and cybersecurity Professor Nir Kshetri from the Bryan School of Business and Economics, UNC-Greensboro (USA) and Prime Re Solutions partner Dr Michel Dacorogna (Switzerland).

6th Asia Motor Insurance and Claims Management Conference
Theme: Motor Insurance at the Cross Roads: Shifting Gears, Going Automatic or Driverless
30-31 July, Hanoi, Vietnam
While there are traditional motor markets in Asia like Vietnam, there are also many countries already looking at the age of autonomous vehicles. Insurance is being turned on its head with changing liabilities of the owner, driver, car manufacturer or software supplier, and ride-sharing has also disrupted previous models. Will the emerging markets be able to leapfrog the learning curve? What are the interim solutions for markets in transition? This conference will tackle the complex issues of motor business today.

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. 

5th SAS Life Insurance Conference
Theme: “Extending our borders, enabling our industry”
16-17 August, Singapore
Big data, predictive analytics, dynamic underwriting, blockchain, data protection, biometrics, wellness programmes, InsurTech and IFRS17 are some of the many recurring themes that the industry has been hearing of late. Are they market movers or disrupters? How can the role of actuaries evolve to make a positive impact? What are the current trends that will shape the industry over the next few years? The two-day conference will bring these topics to life. 

Les Rendez-Vous de Septembre
8-13 September, Monte Carlo, Monaco
This annual international congress provides for discussion of reinsurance issues and also marks the beginning of the annual negotiation process prior to renewals. This 62nd edition’s official cocktail, hosted by the Rendez-Vous association and the Monaco government, will be held on 10 September.

2018 LIMRA & LOMA Strategic Issues Conference 
Theme: “Organised 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.

3rd Asia Cyber Risk Summit
Theme: “To Be Cyber Resilient in a World of Evolving Cyber Threats”
17-18 September, Singapore
AI, big data and cloud computing are just a few of the hottest developments in digital. With this ‘ABC’ in insurance, the industry moving to digital and beginning to look at using distributed ledger technology, what are the new threats and vulnerabilities that companies have to be aware of to protect themselves and their customers? Meanwhile, data breaches and ransomware continue to find new victims. What are the insurance challenges and opportunities arising from today’s new world of cyber risks? This conference will address these issues and more. 

12th Middle East Healthcare Insurance Conference
Theme: “Evolution Strategies to Make Compulsory Health Insurance Sustainable and Successful”
24-25 September, Muscat, Oman
Under the patronage of the Capital Market Authority of the Sultanate of Oman for the second time, the Middle East Healthcare Insurance Conference comes back to Muscat, following the success of the event held in the sultanate last year. The two-day conference will continue to look at the developments of compulsory health insurance in Oman and across the region; regulatory issues, the top health trends around the world; managing rising healthcare costs; impact of healthtech and InsurTech on insurance, use of data and analytics and innovative solutions and how insurers, employers, TPAs, pharmas and healthcare providers can contribute collectively to healthcare success.

21st AIRDC Conference 2018
Theme: “Building Financial Resilience – Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance”
25-26 September, Kathmandu, Nepal
Three years ago, the city of Kathmandu was crippled by a major earthquake that left almost 9,000 people dead and more than double that number seriously injured. In September, this gateway to the Himalayas will show the world that it’s officially back in business as it plays host to the 21st conference of the Association of Insurers and Reinsurers in Developing Countries (AIRDC) to highlight the importance of insurance in times of disasters.

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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