Please note that this is a provisional program and will continue to be updated as the Conference date approaches. We look forward to ensuring an engaging and informative range of sessions for all delegates. Continue to check in with this page for updates and additions to the program.
|Thursday 19th October|
WelcomeDavid Lee, Conference Organiser
Simon Goh, Conference Chair
Keynote 1The Honorable Justice Quentin Loh, Supreme Court of Singapore
Regional Initiatives for insurance regulatory integration and developments in international dispute resolution. This keynote speech will cover the ASEAN Economic Community, in particular the ASEAN Insurance Forum, the insurance integration framework and how the insurance regulatory environment has changed and will continue to evolve in the Asian region. Particular attention will be paid to cross border litigation and showcase the new Singapore International Commercial Court as an example of effective international dispute resolution.
Keynote 2Financial Services and insurance liberalisationMs Luz Foo, Executive Director and Head of International Department, Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Ms Foo will speak on financial services and insurance liberalisation within the ASEAN Economic Community.
Keynote 3The Honorable Justice Anthony John Meagher, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of New South Wales Courts in International Insurance DisputesJustice Meagher, from the NSW Court of Appeal in Australia will talk on the evolution of the role of courts in international insurance disputes, the changes and developments underway.
Morning Tea and Networking
PanelCY Huang, Partner at Tsar & Tsar in Taipei
Peter Shelford, Thailand Country Managing Partner, DLA Piper
Winnie Wong, CEO Asia Insurance
Jaya Taylor, AGCS, Regional Head Legal and Comliance, ASIA
Peter J Gregoire, AIG General Counsel, Hong Kong
The changing regulatory landscape in AsiaA multi disciplinary panel drawn from across Asia Pacific will discuss and debate what the regulatory changes mean for Insurers and other insurance industry participants
Keynote 4 and PanelSimon Goh, Head of Insurance and Reinsurance, Rajah & Tann, Singapore
The duty of utmost good faith - then and now - changing requirements for changing circumstances; 250 years after Carter v Boehm.1. Assoc Prof Hwee-Ying Yeo, Insurance Law Professor, National University of Singapore; 2. Prof Robert Merkin, Lloyds Professor of Law, University of Exeter & Special Counsel DLA Piper; 3. Roger Traves QC, Immediate Past President Queensland Bar & Level 27 Chambers; 4. Mr Sakate Khaitan, Senior Partner, Khaitan Legal Associates, Mumbai.
The panel will cover the UK position starting with the 1766 decision of Carter v Boehm and the situation now after the UK Insurance Act 2015 was enacted, the situation in Australia as well as select parts of Asia including Singapore, India and Hong Kong.
LunchLunch time speakerRoseline Chow Koo, CXA. Frustrated by the lack of technology to meet unaddressed client pain points, Rosaline invested $5m of her savings and borrowed another $5m to build CXA. CXA now has 500 corporate clients, is valued at more than $100m with $33m in VC funding to expand to 10 countries across Asia. CXA Group brings evidence based wellness programs into the workplace to improve employee health and control healthcare costs.
Keynote 5Ashish Jain, Vice President & Managing Director AIR Worldwide, A Verisk Analytics Business
Catastrophe ModellingAshish will talk on the application of catastrophe modelling in underwriting, pricing, portfolio optimisation, claims, reinsurance structuring and enterprise risk management.
Keynote 6Cameron Green, CEO Willis Re
Casualty Catastrophe - Managing casualty aggregation risks in APACCameron will talk on the work Willis Re has done on protecting against casualty cat events arising from a common cause.
Afternoon Tea and networking
PanelLeveraging "exponential" technologies to create new insurance products Led by David Piesse from Guardtime the panel will include Rosaline Koo, founder of CXA; Tom Ludescher, Helvetia, Singapore;
An exponential technology is one that doubles in speed every year or halves in cost. Our panel will discuss the opprtunities which will arise from these technologies in the insurance industry. Just how can our industry utilise these technologies and embrace digital transformation.
Cyber SimulationAndrew Mahoney of AON and Paul Jackson of Stroz Friedberg and others will provide a cyber-simulation. With the cyber attack surface increasing, threats changing on a daily basis, what does this mean for underwriters and claims handlers?
End of Gala Dinner