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Source: Asia Insurance Review | Apr 2017

Pakistan Insurance Conference 
Theme: “Climate Change & Emerging Risks 
9-11 April, Karachi, Pakistan 
Global warming is a reality which cannot be ignored, so is the fast changing world of technology. Insurers will have to deal with the resultant emerging risks such as cyber-crime, driverless cars, etc. Pakistan Insurance Institute believes that both these subjects need to be addressed with all stakeholders and this conference aims to bring together renowned foreign and local speakers/moderators from Alfalah Insurance, Aon Benfield, Arig, Ceylinco, CHUBB, just to name a few.

12th Annual World Takaful Conference (WTC)
Theme: “Stability, Authenticity and Technological Transformation”
11-12 April, Dubai, UAE
Though still at a nascent stage of development, the takaful industry has witnessed rapid growth over the past seven years, with its total assets doubling in the last five years. As the industry navigates through the complex global insurance landscape, there is a greater need for its leaders to share insights and deliberate on new strategies. 
 
   Join the global forum at WTC which serves as a platform to facilitate idea-sharing among industry leaders gathered from diverse parts of the world. 

RIMS 2017 Annual Conference
Theme: “Risk Revolution”
23-26 April, Philadelphia, USA
RIMS, the risk management society, has opened registration for the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference & Exhibition, a premier risk management and insurance industry four-day event. Launched in 1963, the event is expected to feature more than 160 educational sessions, 400 exhibitors and is expected to draw more than 10,000 professionals. The new additions to this year’s programme include an Executive Leadership Track and a “Technology and Risk” education category focused on tech innovations.

1st Asia InsurTech Summit
Theme: “Riding the InsurTech Wave”
26-27 April, Singapore
The birth of innovation labs across various industries signals the beginning of the golden age of the digital era. Perhaps the most frequently asked question is: How should insurers go about innovating? 
 
   The 1st Asia InsurTech Summit will examine this question, share success stories, bringing start-ups, insurers and investors together to create a better future for the industry and getting you armed with the current tools and prosper in the digital world.

18th Asia Conference on Bancassurance and Alternative Distribution Channels
Theme: “The Lure of Bancassurance Even in a Disrupted World: Innovative Distribution Strategies for Scale & Success”
15-16 May, Jakarta, Indonesia
Despite all the disruptive innovation and automate distribution, the lure of bancassurance is still compelling. The use of Big Data, analytics and insights into consumer behaviour has given a new dynamic twist to bancassurance. The two-day 18th Asia Bancassurance conference will look for intelligent solutions for improving underwriting, pricing, claims management, product innovation and customer experience, as well as see what will make bancassurance continue to flourish.

16th Asia Pacific Life Insurance Congress
Theme: “Together as one”
17-19 May, Genting Highlands, Malaysia
The APLIC Congress is the largest financial services congress in the region, and this year’s edition is expected to welcome about 7,000 delegates. The biannual event aims to facilitate and promote business development as well as productivity of financial services professionals with speaking sessions by international experts and opportunities to exchange ideas and innovation.

2017 LIMRA LOMA Operational Strategies Conference
Theme: “Game Player or Game Changer? Agility in Disruptive Times”
22-23 May, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This two-day event will feature presentations from industry leaders and experts with advanced knowledge of operational strategies including leadership development, talent management, technology, innovation, and customer service. Breakout sessions will help you address your specific challenges, and networking opportunities will allow you to compare best practices and technologies. 
 
   This conference is being designed for personnel involved with the back office operations at financial services and life insurance companies in the Asia Pacific. 

11th Asia Insurance CFO Summit 
Theme: “Back to Basics for the Insurance CFO: Creating, Transforming & Realising Value”
23-25 May, Hong Kong
CFOs across the board have had to deal with sweeping changes across the industry, including disruptions, the use of blockchain in payments , artificial intelligence and ever-evolving cyber risks. What are the new trends and digital developments to look out for, in order to reposition themselves for success?  Find out at the 11th CFO Summit, held in Asia’s pre-eminent financial hub of Hong Kong.

Asia Conference on Claims Management and Insurance Fraud
Theme: “Managing Claims & Combatting Fraud as Strategic Tool for Success in the Era of Disruptive Innovation” 
13-14 June, Singapore
Paying claims is the raison d’être of insurance companies. Yet the industry lags behind especially in this digital era to manage claims and combat fraud. Focused around real life case studies and lessons learned, this conference will discuss how to enhance operational efficiency in claims processes. 

2nd Asia Cyber Risk Summit
Theme: “Managing the Whole Compass of Cyber Risks Beyond Just Insurance”
15-16 June, Singapore
Cyber attacks are no longer new to organisations. The message is clear: no one is spared. The 2nd Asia Cyber Risk Summit aims to keep the industry appraised of the latest developments and how to deal with these threats. 

15th Conference on Catastrophe Insurance in Asia
Theme: “Insurance in the Ring of Fire”
20-21 June, Taipei, Taiwan
Asia is fraught with increasing frequency and severity of Nat CATs. 2016 turned out the worst in four years with a US$210 billion economic loss, though insured losses hovered at around US$39.5 billion. The protection gap remains a hot issue. And the worse is yet to come as climate change look set to drive disaster losses to trillion of dollars, say doomsayers. 
 
   The 15th Asia Conference on CAT Insurance returns to its launch-spot in Taipei to find answers by bringing together experts in the field including international Climate Change bodies as well as modelling agencies, geo-scientists, government officials and insurance leaders. TREIP’s success is a beacon to many as an inspiring starting point. 

1st International Training Summit for Life Agents and Financial Advisers
Theme: “Inspiring Sales & Leadership in a Disrupted World”
11-12 July, Singapore
With consumers becoming increasingly sophisticated and distribution facilities diversifying with smart technology, there is an urgent need for insurance agents and life managers to keep up and equip themselves with advanced knowledge of strategy, sales, channel management, and training. This inaugural event will arm agents and advisers with the right tools to excel in their business, as well as learn from successful agents who will be sharing their experiences.

IIS Global Insurance Forum
17-20 July, London, United Kingdom
Join the diverse delegation of 500+ global insurance executives, regulators, academics and policy makers from all sectors of the industry at the Global Insurance Forum. This premier global conference features prominent thought leaders sharing their views on key issues which will shape the future of the industry. 

Federation of Afro-Asian Insurers & Reinsurers (FAIR) 25th Conference
9-11 October, Manama, Bahrain
This is the 25th edition of FAIR’s biennial conference. FAIR conferences aim to promote cooperation among insurance and reinsurance companies in Asia and Africa, and typically attract hundreds of top executives and key decision makers from the industry to discuss the opportunities and challenges they face.

14th Singapore International Reinsurance Conference 
Theme: “New Partnerships in Reinsurance”
31 October – 2 November, Singapore
With the world of risk becoming increasingly more complex, the 14th SIRC will explore the theme of “New Partnerships in Reinsurance” from a variety of different angles including not only the traditional relationships between cedents, reinsurance brokers, reinsurers, risk managers, regulators and government but, also technologies, social media and the Internet of Things. 
 
   The 14th SIRC, to be held for the fourth time from 31 October to 2 November 2017 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, will have Mr Ulrich Wallin, Chairman & CEO of Hannover Re, making his maiden appearance as the conference keynote speaker.
 
   The event will provide three days of high level 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. 

IAIS Annual Conference 2017
Theme: “Insurance Supervision: Looking Beyond…”
2-3 November, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This year, the IAIS annual conference will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and so is a great opportunity for region’s insurance industry to participate in the event to exchange views on issues relevant to the supervision and development of insurance markets. This year’s theme reflects on the possibilities that lie ahead for insurers and regulators—such as those that lie beyond the status quo, beyond national boundaries, beyond the present and beyond conventional insurance. 

28th Pacific Insurance Conference
19-22 November, Hong Kong 
The Pacific Insurance Conference will be held in Hong Kong this year. As one of the world’s largest insurance conferences, PIC serves to enable executives who engage in life, health, retirement savings and wealth management business in the Pacific Rim area to exchange information and gain an insight into issues concerning future business and economic development in the 21st century.
 
 
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