Hong Kong to host Asian Actuarial Conference after 17 years

More than 650 actuaries, insurance professionals, and academics from all over the world are expected to attend

Hong Kong to host Asian Actuarial Conference after 17 years

Insurance News

By Gabriel Olano

The Actuarial Society of Hong Kong (ASHK) and the Asian Actuarial Congress will host the annual Asian Actuarial Conference, marking the event’s return to the city after 17 years.

Taking place on September 16 to 19 at the Kerry Hotel, the conference’s distinguished guest speakers will be Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, chief executive of the Hong Kong SAR; Masaaki Yoshimura, president of the International Actuarial Association; and Dr Moses Cheng, chairman of Hong Kong’s Insurance Authority.

Over 650 delegates, including actuaries, insurance professionals, and academics from across Asia, North America, Europe, and Africa are expected to attend the conference to discuss important issues facing the insurance and actuarial industry in the region.

“We are honoured to host the 21st Asian Actuarial Conference 2018, one of the most significant events in the insurance sector,” said Simon Lam, ASHK president. “The theme for the 21st AAC is ‘Redefining the New Insurance World’. In these times of global uncertainty, the actuarial and insurance industries have a critical role to play in managing risk.

“As a major international financial centre and home to many regionally headquartered insurance companies, Hong Kong is well positioned to become a risk management hub, supporting important new initiatives such as Belt and Road,” he added. “We are excited to welcome friends from all over the world to discuss issues and exchange innovative ideas on how the insurance industry can extend its reach and positive influence to help facilitate global growth.”

Other speakers at the congress include Daisy Ning, Swiss Re’s head of life and health products; Tony Cheng, head of Asia at RGA; Huynh Thanh Phong, FWD Group chief executive officer and executive director; Lilian Ng, chief executive of Prudential Corporation Asia; and Jonathan Zhao, managing partner for Asia-Pacific financial services transaction advisory services at EY.

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