Call for speakers : IFoA Asia Conference 2020

Share your expertise with international industry players, opinion formers, peers, and academics by speaking at our 6th IFoA Asia Conference.

The IFoA’s first Asian President-Elect, Tan Suee Chieh, will host this conference as President.  He will make his presidential address and will speak on the twin pillars of the IFoA’s emerging strategy:

  1. the reinvention of the profession in terms of its skillsets and mindsets so that we can thrive in an increasing range of domains in a digital age;
  2. the widening application of actuarial science in achieving social impact and sustainability goals.

Intellectual thought leaders, senior industry players, opinion formers, academics, actuaries and non-actuaries from across Asia and beyond are expected to attend this landmark conference.  Speakers are encouraged to showcase their skills and expertise to bring the themes of the IFoA’s emerging strategy to life.


Submit you proposal by 20 January

Below is a list of hot topics selected by the Committee:

Multiple sectors’ crossover

  • 100-year lives, ageing trends and associated impact/propositions within Asia
  • How is technology changing the face of insurance/investments/banking/pensions and the evolving role of actuaries in distribution/pricing/reserving/claims/underwriting/product development/risk management?
  • Alternative distribution models in insurance/investments/banking
  • IFRS17 - Are you ready?
  • Climate change – the impact on insurance/investments/social security/data analytics and how can actuaries help?


  • How do we manage our balance sheet and capital under today's fast changing economic environment?
  • Reinsurance market trends including research, propositions and health ecosystem impacts
  • Genetics - Where to now?
  • Chronic disease management - Bringing societal value
  • Data science within pharmaceutical industry
  • Making health insurance sustainable?

General Insurance

  • On-demand/pay-as-you-go/’personalised’/peer-to-peer insurance
  • Parametric insurance – hit or miss
  • Cyber insurance – do we really understand it? The knowns and the unknowns
  • Use of technology in crop insurance
  • Pricing and claims reserving using big data (e.g. telematics, internet of things)
  • Alternative reinsurance/capital – catastrophe bonds, ILS


  • Customer data analysis for personalised asset allocation/targeting potential loan customers
  • IFRS 9 and role of actuaries in banking
  • Stochastic modelling for strategic asset allocation
  • Behavioural finance and its implications on investment decisions

Sustainability/Social security/Pensions

  • Sustainability and adequacy of social security – can we find the right balance?
  • Interaction between social security and private sector provision
  • Reporting on financial obligations – what can social security learn from the insurers and pension funds and vice versa
  • Microinsurance – the role of actuaries

Data analytics

  • Integrating digital with existing offline practice
  • Machine learning for actuaries
  • Tech-enabled finance and risk transformation
  • Ecosystem of digital solutions, data management and platforms

To complete the submission form and read everything that you need to know before you submit your proposal, please visit the Asia Conference 2020 call for speakers web page.



We look forward to recieving your proposal by Monday 20 January. 


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