Asia: Macau launches programme for "Young Insurance Practitioners" in EAIC
Source: Asia Insurance Review | Jul 2016
The East Asian Insurance Congress (EAIC) will launch a “Young Insurance Practitioners Programme” when insurance industry players meet in Macau on 11-15 October this year for the 28th edition of the regional gathering.
Member cities of EAIC are invited to nominate two young insurance practitioners – one each from life and non-life – to attend the Congress free of charge. Those selected are to be aged below 35 and should have at least three years’ experience in the insurance industry.
The idea is to inculcate among young practitioners an interest in EAIC so that they will move the Congress on as the old guards retire. Each city may come up with its own selection criteria.
The EAIC General Account will provide a subsidy of US$1,500 for each young nominee attending the congress in Macau. The Congress registration fees of the nominees would be waived.
Nominees will be introduced during the welcome reception on 12 October. They are required to join a session on 14 October to share their views on the Congress. They will have to submit three suggestions each to the Congress for improvement.
The theme of this year’s Congress is “The Future of Insurance: Customer Centricity”. One innovative measure taken in this year’s Congress is that each participant will be given a tablet pre-loaded with all relevant materials, including presentations by speakers, hotel information, and tourist information.
The 12 member cities of EAIC are Bandar Seri Begawan, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, Manila, Phnom Penh, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, and Tokyo. The EAIC is held every two years with the host city rotated around the member cities.