May 2019

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Source: Asia Insurance Review | May 2019

4th Asia Cyber Risk Summit
Theme: “A Cyber Dare: Can Business Be Cyber Resilient?”
14–15 May, Singapore
Cyber is ranked the top risk of the day with digital usage rising and almost everyone owning a smart ‘phone. With risk assessed related to cyber crime to hit $6tn by 2021, the arms race in cyber security is becoming more intense than ever. The greatest challenge organisations and governments are facing today is keeping up with the ever-evolving cyber risk landscape. Hacking techniques are getting more aggressive. Whether it is hacking tools from open source, malware, ransomware, machine intelligence coordinating cyber hacks or advanced data analytics that can launch large-scale attacks, the fight is inevitably AI vs AI. 

13th Asian Insurance CFO Summit 2019
27–29 May, Singapore
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 IFRS17 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.

Insurance Investment Summit
Theme: “Maximising Investment Returns During Quantitative Tightening”
30–31 May, Singapore
After a decade of low interest rates and loose money supply, asset managers within Asia’s insurance businesses now have become used to asset bubbles and bumpy equity markets that are being rattled by unpredictable oil prices and the continuing prospect of a US-China trade war. The Asia Insurance Review investment summit will look at winning strategies and asset classes to make sure that the asset managers of the region’s insurers have the tools to be prepared for whatever the unpredictable markets may throw at them.

Asia Women Leadership Summit
Theme: “Breaking the Glass Ceiling to Take the Industry Higher”
17–18 June, Singapore
The first ever Asia Women Leadership summit organised by Asia Insurance Review will discuss critical issues of women in insurance including prejudices against certain job types, gender bias, glass ceiling, salary gaps, mentoring and nurturing the female workforce. This summit will bring together influential and bright minds from the insurance sector to discuss the challenges, issues, and opportunities surrounding women in leadership. 

7th Asia Motor Insurance and Claims Management Conference
Theme: “The Bread and Butter of Motor Insurance – From the Old World to the New Era”
26–27 June, Bangkok, Thailand
The conference will provide a road map to navigate the current roadblocks in motor insurance claims management as technology matures. The event will analyse the market threats and examine key indicators of how motor insurance is going to change while combating the rising number of road traffic accidents and claims costs.

17th Asia Pacific Life Insurance Congress
30 May–1 June, Hong Kong
Through various educational and professional training courses, seminars and conventions, the APLIC congress hopes to raise the professional standards and business practices of financial advisors and managers in the region. The event will provide opportunities to life insurance and financial services practitioners from the Asia Pacific region to learn and be inspired by top professionals from related industries, and to network and share ideas with each other.

Global Insurance Forum
18–21 June, Singapore
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.

DIA Amsterdam 2019
25–27 June, Amsterdam, Netherlands
DIA is the leading conference on InsurTech and insurance innovation worldwide. With over 50 InsurTechs and thought-provoking keynotes, the cutting edge format allows delegates to experience the innovations that shape the future. DIA events are characterised by awesome venues, with exquisite food and entertainment, all wrapped into a laidback atmosphere. It is this uniqueness that differentiates DIA from any other regular InsurTech conference. 

Singapore International Reinsurance Conference (SIRC)
Theme: Winds of change
29 October–1 November, Singapore
SIRC has established itself as one of the most important events on the Asian reinsurance calendar where leading insurers, brokers and reinsurers gather to take stock of the reinsurance market and set the tone for the renewal season while exploring new opportunities for business cooperation. The conference will address pressing industry issues such as the increasing frequency of extreme weather events caused by climate change, industry disruption and digital transformation, and the sustainability of the insurance/reinsurance business model as operating margins narrow. 

26th ICLAM (International Committee for Insurance Medicine) Congress
10–13 November, Mumbai, India
The ICLAM congress was last held in Asia in Tokyo in 1986 and returns to the continent after a gap of 32 years. The event has since 1935 been the international benchmark for scientific training, interactive discussion and networking on topics related to risk underwriting and more recently in claims assessment. It is well respected for the high quality of its faculty and presentations.
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