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Source: Asia Insurance Review | Sep 2018

Global Asia

IUMI Conference 2018
Theme: “Managing Emerging Risks and Exposures – Think the Unthinkable”
15-20 September, Cape Town, South Africa
The IUMI conference comes to Africa for the first time in 144 years. IUMI’s facts and figures committee will present the highly anticipated 2017 world statistics, while its technical committees will hold informative and thought-provoking workshops that will look at the current issues marine insurers are facing, as well as to the potential future challenges. Topics this year include places of refuge, autonomous vessels, cyber risks, fires on containerships, to name a few. 

Asian Actuarial Conference
Theme: “Redefining the New Insurance World”
16-19 September, Hong Kong
An annual event organised by varying actuarial organisations around the region, with the Actuarial Society of Hong Kong as host for the 2018 edition. It aims to foster greater professional exchange of current issues and provide networking opportunities for actuaries and leaders in the insurance industry. Hong Kong SAR chief executive Carrie Lam will be delivering the welcome speech. About 500 participants are expected.

2018 LIMRA & LOMA Strategic Issues Conference 
Theme: “Organised Chaos: Keeping Pace in an Environment of Disruption”
16-18 September, Bali, Indonesia
This conference is targeted at CEOs and senior executives in financial services and life companies, and will address key strategic areas driving market success. Confirmed speakers to date include representatives from dacadoo, IBM and Prudential Life Assurance Indonesia.

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 digital developments. With 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. 

5th Asia Agriculture Insurance Conference
Theme: “The Future of Agro Insurance – Impact of Climate Change & Technology & Inclusive Insurance”
20-21 September, New Delhi, India
While 2.2bn people in the region rely on Asia’s agricultural sector for their livelihood, it is at the mercy of Nat CATs like severe heat, drought and floods. Meanwhile, there are new crop cultivation technologies which have boosted crop yields. Where do insurers stand amid these challenges and opportunities? This conference will explore the changing perspective of agricultural insurance today. A highlight will be the in-depth case-studies on the Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (Indian prime minister Modi’s crop insurance scheme).

Dive in Festival (Singapore)
26 September, Singapore
Dive In, an initiative of Inclusion@Lloyd’s, is the insurance sector’s only international diversity and inclusion festival that runs concurrently in multiple organisations in different countries. This will be the third year that local insurers and partners come together to run the festival in Singapore, featuring a half-day conference style event on 26 September focusing on ‘unconscious bias’, with personal testimonials followed by an interactive workshop session with the attendees.

18th Singapore Agency Managers’ Conference (SAMC)
Theme: “It’s Alive! Leadership in the Digital Age”
26 September, Singapore
The 18th SAMC is organised by Singapore’s Financial Services Managers Association as a platform for agency leaders representing different insurance companies to share innovative ways and management skills, experience and knowledge to motivate, excite and ignite managers to reach their goals. The challenges facing the financial services industry are becoming more and more complex and financial services professionals must adapt and leverage on these growing trends. 

12th Middle East Healthcare Insurance Conference
Theme: “Evolution Strategies to Make Compulsory Health Insurance Sustainable and Successful”
23-25 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 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.

1st Inclusive Insurance Conference
Theme: “Blockchain & Digital Solutions for Climate Risks and Insurance Anywhere, Anytime, Everybody” 
2-3 October, Bangkok, Thailand
Blockchain beckons. This decentralised and immutable ledger is a powerful platform for the interplay of new and existing models of insurance that may include agriculture, crop, parametric, climate risk and weather index-based insurance. Over time, this could lead to new players entering the ecosystem, such as small scale providers and farmers, while regulatory and supervisory authorities will need to respond with new legislation. Asia Insurance Review and GIZ have co-organised the first-ever innovative Inclusive Insurance Conference to look at how blockchain technology and digitalisation can promote global financial inclusion through innovation and connectivity.

InsurTech Summit Thailand 2018
4 October, Bangkok, Thailand
Outside China, the biggest potential for adoption of InsurTech lies in Thailand. While Singapore provides InsurTech to thrive in a controlled environment, the real opportunity lies in Thailand as it strives to be the ASEAN InsurTech Hub. Given its market conditions and geographic location, it is in prime position to attract startups. This summit will take a deep dive into what it takes for insurTech to take off in Thailand and also showcase the most promising startups in the region.

The Takaful Rendezvous 2018
Theme: “Back to Basics in Tech-disrupted Era”
9-10 October, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Technology and InsurTech have changed the competitive landscape in insurance, including that of takaful. To keep in step with the needs of the day, takaful needs to evolve and expand to cover new, emerging and special risks and engaging social media. This rendezvous will examine the strategic needs of takaful operators, challenges like innovation, seeking talent and the absence of an adequate reinsurance market. It will also revisit issues like the need for proactive shariah involvement as well as stricter shariah governance and leadership.

Insurance Summit on Industrial Revolution 4.0
Theme: “Insurers Need to Step up Their Game” – A Brave New Disrupted Tech World
16-17 October, Seoul, South Korea
The world is in the midst of IR4 – the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the technology-based knowledge revolution that is disrupting almost every industry in the world including insurance. Asia Insurance Review is partnering with the Korea Life Insurance Association for this inaugural conference, which aims to help insurers understand the deep impact of changes, address tech challenges in IR4, as well as provide solutions and case studies from around the world. 

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 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. Singapore finance minister Heng Swee Keat is the guest of honour and official keynote speaker, while AIG global president and CEO Brian Duperreault will deliver the industry keynote.

PARIMA Tokyo 2018
Theme: “Overcoming Uncertainty”
30 October, Tokyo, Japan
Planned by risk managers for risk managers, this conference, free for all PARIMA members, will focus on topics specially suited to the Japan market, focusing on digital transformation, cyber risk, business interruption, Nat CAT, geopolitical and regulatory risk, human capital risk and international programmes. Expect to hear from over 30 speakers and six insightful educational sessions. 

Asia Summit on Claims Management in a Disrupted and Automated World
Theme: “Superior Claims Handling Through Efficient Underwriting as the Future of Insurance”
19-20 November, Singapore
In the midst of all disruption, one thing remains permanent: the raison d’etre of insurance to settle legitimate claims. So use claims to win the game and not shy away, and tackle the critical paradox of efficient underwriting and effective claims management, since claims are sometimes naively misunderstood as an offshoot of poor underwriting. Join claims and underwriting experts at this Summit to help you stay relevant with tips on best practices in analysing underwriting data and efficient cost-control in claims procedures.

3rd ASEAN Insurance Summit
Theme: “The Fourth Industrial Revolution and its Impact on the ASEAN Insurance Industry”
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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