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Jul 2019

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Events

Source: Middle East Insurance Review | Jun 2019

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. 

Global Insurance Forum
Theme: “Insurance Reimagined: Global Issues - Asian Insights”
18-21 June, Singapore
Join the diverse delegation of over 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 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.

Asia Nat CAT & Climate Change Conference
Theme: “Managing the Protection Gap to Keep Insurance Relevant & Sustainable”
2-3 July, Jakarta, Indonesia
Climate change is the hottest issue of the day and the biggest challenge for tomorrow. This conference will look at the role of insurance in managing Nat CAT as well as the critical issues related to climate change, regulatory challenges, and the role of governments, underwriting strategies and risk assessment through more sophisticated CAT-modelling tools. 

13th International Takaful Summit (ITS)
Theme: “Takaful for All”
9-10 July, London, UK
The growth of the global takaful industry and demand of shariah-compliant financial products has seen the ITS grow from strength to strength, attracting on average over 350 international delegates. 
 
The lineup for this year’s summit will include: takaful and financial inclusion; utilising global reinsurance capacity for takaful; technology developments – challenges and opportunities; takaful in emerging markets; regulation and rating of takaful companies; investment of takaful contribution pools; making the mutual insurance model available to takaful operators; expanding the takaful product edge; and persuading Islamic financial institutions to make takaful their default choice.

2nd Asia Employee Benefits & Insurance Conference 
Theme: “Benefits Beyond Boundaries – The Smart Caring Employer”
30-31 July, Singapore
With the emergence of a mobile, flexible workforce in a globalised economy and the demographic shift as baby boomers march toward retirement, there is a real challenge for employers to build a comprehensive suite of benefits for today’s employees. Companies also still struggle to manage the dynamics of a multigenerational workforce while keeping the turnover low. This event will draw employers, HR managers, insurers and brokers into the EB dialogue more effectively to find lasting solutions for the future generations.

26th Federation of Afro-Asian Insurers & Reinsurers (FAIR) Conference
Theme: “New Economic Barriers in Afro-Asian Insurance Markets”
23-25 September, Marrakech, Morocco
The FAIR conferences have always succeeded in attracting hundreds of delegates including industry top-executives and key decision-makers from the regional and global insurance and reinsurance markets, presenting a good opportunity to meet with business partners and providing the chance to engage with high-profile speakers and debate some of the important and controversial issues and challenges facing the industry today.

Gulf Insurance Forum 
16-17 October, Dubai, UAE
The Gulf Insurance Forum, now in its 16th year, will feature plenary sessions and panel discussions with industry leaders and experts and will provide an opportunity to address important issues and their impact on the insurance and reinsurance industry. The topics include: providing social protection for different categories of workers; towards the sustainability of pension funds; insurance companies and social security; retirement planning between insurance companies and asset management; privatisation of pension funds and the role of life insurers. 

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.

2nd Sharm Rendezvous 2019
11-13 November, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
Sharm El Sheikh Rendezvous is a leading annual platform where insurance & reinsurance leaders – locally, regionally and globally – meet to discuss and spread ideas and knowledge.
 
Every year, the Rendezvous will present four Spreading Precious Ideas (SPIs), and this year’s SPIs are: SPI 1: Egypt’s insurance sector overcomes challenges – The impact of regulation today and in the future; SPI 2: Profitability in non-life insurance – Mind the gap; SPI 3: Climate risk and natural catastrophes – Closing the protection gap; and SPI 4: Brokers as partners – The key attributes to succeed in sustainable, innovative and competitive environment.
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