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.

AIDA WORKING PARTIES - Bras Basah & Orchard Rooms
AIDA’s Presidential Council has created Working Parties for the purpose of carrying out research in specific fields of insurance law and related matters. These are not to be missed sessions as they dive deeply into their area of focus with some of the best and brightest providing commentary on these important issues.

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Main Conference Registration Opens - Bras Basah and Orchard Room Foyer
Climate and Catastrophe
Bras Basah Room

Richard Traub (USA)
Perspective from the United States and Caribbean in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Richard Johnstone (NZ)
Reflections from New Zealand – The legacy of the 2011 Canterbury and later earthquakes, across the legal , insurance and regulatory landscape

Anthony Sassi (Hong Kong)
An Asian perspective – Effective management of increased concentrated exposures and dealing with uninsured and uninsurable losses
Personal Insurance and Pensions
Orchard Room

Jerome Kullman (Pres of AIDA)
Problems of Group Insurance Contracts securing consumer credits in France

Ian Enright (Aus)
Australian Practice with regards to personal insurances securing consumer credits

Andrea Signorino Barbat (Pres of CILA)
South American practice with regards to personal insurances securing consumer credits

JJ Lin (Taiwan)
A case study of the mortgage life insurance policies via Bancassurance in Taiwan

Samim Unan (Turkey )
Turkish Practice regarding personal insurances required by banks as a guarantee of consumer credits

Ivy Cassa (Brazil)
Life insurance related to credits in Brazil
Morning Tea
Dispute Resolution
Bras Basah Room

Mark Kelly (NZ)
Mediation Schemes for Natural Disaster Insurance Disputes

Craig Marvinney (USA)
ADR in the USA

Daleen Millard (South Africa)
Resolution of Insurance Disputes in South Africa

Kevin Kwek (Singapore)

Chris Rodd (Australia)
ADR : An Australian Perspective

Don O’Halloran (Australia)
Financial Ombudsman’s Scheme in Australia

Aaron Le Marquer (Thailand)
Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in Thailand and Indochina
Orchard Room

Robert Merkin and Ian Enright (UK and AUS)
How the back to back presumption applies to a life Reinsurance Treaty

Simon Cooper, INCE &Co
Reinsurance Implications of Cyber Risk

Rosie Ng, Holman Fenwick Willan
An overview of significant insurance regulatory developments in HK , the PRC and Singapore

Florian Kohler, Swiss Re
Comparison of the disclosure regime for Reinsurance in the UK Insurance Act 2015 with prevailing rules in other jurisdictions
Bras Basah Room

Sara Landini (Italy)
New Technologies in Motor Insurance.

Peggy Sharon (Israel)
Aspects of Insurance relating to Autonomous Motor Vehicles.

Giacomo Pongelli (Italy)
How New Technologies are Changing Italian Motor Insurance.
Orchard Room

Tom Shinya
Manager, Marine Underwriting Dept. Cargo Underwriting Group, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Company, Co., Ltd

Blockchain and Cargo Insurance - will fintech change the future?

Andrew Tulloch
Colin Biggers & Paisley Pty Ltd

Marine Insurance in Australia -Evolution or Revolution?

Dr. HAN, Yong Qiang
Research Fellow, Centre for Banking & Finance Law, National University of Singapore, Faculty of Law

At the Conjunction between the East and the West-The Requirement of Good Faith for Marine Insurers in the Singaporean Context.

Özlem Gürses
Reader in Insurance and Commercial Law, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London

The role of insurance in the offshore oil and gas industry.
State Supervision
Indiana Room

The Regulatory Challenges for Insurtechs

Yannis Samothrakis – Clyde and Co (France)The Impact of technology on insurance- some operational and legal considerations

Gunne Bahr (Germany)Product oversight and governance (POG) – Art .25 IDD

Afternoon Tea
General Principals of Insurance Law and Distribution of Insurance Products
Bras Basah Room

Pierpaolo Marano (Italy)
Robot advisers and insurance distribution in the EU

Andrea Signorino (Uruguay)
New winds in insurance marketing and distribution - the Latin American perspective

Kaun-Chun Johnny Chang (Taiwan)
Privacy issues associated with Telematics and Usage Based Insurance

Dr Gloria Faria (Brazil)
Insurtech in Brazil - Regulations and Effects
Civil Liability
Orchard Room

David McKenna (Aus) and Richard Nicolaides (USA)
Vicarious Liability for the international acts of an employee

Caroline Thomas (HK) and Richard Nicolaides (USA)
Maintaining the integrity of the "causation" requirement in establishing exclusions

Adolfo Paolini (Italy)
Interaction between Professional Indemnity Insurance and D&O Insurance: the battle of policy exclusions
APIC CONFERENCE WELCOME RECEPTION, Aura, National Gallery, Singapore
6-9pmJoin us for a stunning night of networking and wonderful food and beverage. Aura is a sprawling and stylish lounge and bar fronted by the spectacular view of the Marina Bay Skyline. The perfect introduction to Singapore and the Conference, the Welcome Reception should not be missed.

Tickets: Complimentary to full delegates, registered partners and exhibitors.
Additional tickets & all other registration categories can purchase tickets via the online registration system

Dress: Smart casual