For some, Fall marks the highly anticipated return of Pumpkin Spiced Lattes (let's face it, pumpkin spiced everything) but for the insurance industry it marks conference season.
It is the time of year when industry peers come together to get refreshed, re-energized and inspired for what it to come in insurance. Given the ample selection of conferences to choose from, I curated a list of top conferences for life insurance professionals to attend.
While insurance innovation and insurtech have made it onto several agendas, there are entire conferences and events dedicated to these topics. In addition to must attend life insurance conferences, I also included top InsurTech conferences we have our eyes on. Check out the list below and stay tuned as I update the guide into 2018.
Your Guide to the 2017-2018 Life Insurance Conference Season
1. Insurance Canada Executive Forum
August 29, 2017
While the Insurance Canada Executive Forum just passed, it is one to keep on your radar for next year. The forum is held annually and provides valuable insights for CEOs, COOs, CIOs, CFOs, CROs, Underwriting leaders, Actuarial officers and more.
This year, discussions focused on:
- Offerings from new digital entrants
- How InsurTech is empowering start-ups and established organizations to optimize their engagement with consumers
- Understanding the connected worlds of millennials so that we can better sell to them
Our very own Natalie Ho and Chris Murumets led a session on how co-creation and open collaboration can drive innovation in insurance.
2. Life Insurance Annual Conference
September 17-18, 2017
The Life Insurance Conference is hosted by LIMRA EMEA and welcomes over 100 executives from life insurance companies each year. The 2017 conference aims to help attendees address current consumer issues, rethink their current solutions and discover new growth opportunities through innovation.
3. Bermuda International Life and Annuity Conference (BILTIR)
September 19, 2017
BILTIR represents 58-member companies in Bermuda’s long-term insurance and reinsurance sector. Their primary focus is to provide a voice for the concerns of this sector, and this conference is just one of their initiatives in doing so.
One of the highlights of this year’s conference is Keynote speaker Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Distinguished Professor of Risk Engineering at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering. Taleb will open the conference with a session on Risk and Fragility – discussing insurers’ strength in managing, structuring and distributing risks.
Chris Murumets, from LOGiQ3 Group, is excited to be joining a panel of experts at BILTIR to discuss insurance innovation and what companies are and must do to pivot and evolve. Check out more details here.
4. International Claim Association (ICA)
September 17-20, 2017
San Diego, USA
The annual ICA conference provides an engaging experience for insurance claim professionals. Attendees participate in educational workshops that focus on issues and opportunities that are at the forefront of the insurance claims industry. The program is tailored to life and health insurance companies, reinsurers, managed care companies and third party administrators. In addition to interactive educational activities, ICA is also a great networking opportunity.
5. Applied Net
Las Vegas, USA
Applied Net Client Network brings together insurance owners, principals and their teams who use Applied Systems' software. With more than 200 educational sessions catered to all levels of Applied Systems users and industry roles, attendees can choose which tracks are best for them. Applied Net also focuses on preparing your business for success in the digital world.
October 1-3, 2017
LUCID is the UK conference to be at for underwriting, claims and insurance medicine. This year, attendees will hear from industry experts on several key topics including:
- Future developments in Cardiology/Interventional Cardiology
- Innovation in the NHS
- Medically unexplained Syndromes
- The global problem of antibiotic resistance
7. Reinsurance Administration Professional Association (RAPA)
October 22-24, 2017
St. Petersberg, USA
RAPA’s annual conference brings together reinsurance administration professionals to lead discussions on industry trends, administration knowledge and training recommendations to improve organization efficiencies.
Other Key topics for RAPA 2017 include:
- Treaty Trends and Issues
- Tax Reform & Regulatory Changes and How They Could/Will Affect our Industry
- Fraud and International Claims
8. Society of Actuaries Annual Meeting & Exhibit (SOA)
October 15-18, 2017
This year, actuarial professionals will be heading to Boston for the annual SOA meeting and exhibit. With more than 160 educational sessions on the agenda, attendees will experience an action-packed meeting.
Members of our TAI and LOGiQ3 families are excited to join the leaders, problem solvers and achievers in the actuarial profession at the meeting in October.
9. Life Insurance Conference of China
October 31 – November 1, 2017
This conference focuses on global perspectives of life insurance innovation and financial reforms. The conference features case studies, research and success models enabling attendees to address current industry issues in various ways.
Topics on the agenda to look out for include:
- The future of retirement in Asia
- Innovation of Health Insurance Products
- Using Digital Technology to Help Advisors
10. Life Conference 2017
November 22-24, 2017
Inviting anyone interested in the life sector, this conference provides a great forum for industry peers to connect, exchange ideas and get up to date on the latest thinking on hot topics like Brexit, Solvency II and innovation. A highlight this year includes speaker Alastair Campbell, Former Labour Communications Director, who will be opening the conference.
Andy Hazell, from LOGiQ3 Group is looking forward to attending and connecting with attendees.
What is on the horizon for 2018 life insurance conferences?
March 4-7, 2018
Las Vegas, USA
This is a must attend conference for leaders in the life insurance and reinsurance market in North America and beyond. The event focuses on the future of life, health, reinsurance and annuities. Last year our team had the chance to share insights on the reinsurance industry’s current state and future outlook of operations an I.T. Be sure to check it out and stay tuned to for what we have planned for ReFocus 2018.
12. Canadian Reinsurance Conference (CRC)
April 19, 2018
As one of the longest running and largest annual life re/insurance gatherings in the world, this is a no-brainer for professionals in the industry. We are always excited to attend this conference to connect with and gain perspective from a variety of key industry stakeholders and peers.
13. TAI User Group
May 9-11, 2018
Our sister company TAI is hosting their 29th annual User Group meeting in Chicago next year. You’ll find team members from across our group of families at the meeting hearing from dynamic speakers, engaging in educational sessions, and networking with industry peers. Check out the recap from 2017 here.