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C-Suite Leaders Spearhead Global Insurance Forum’s Post-Pandemic Return to Singapore

New York, New York – Sept. 12, 2023: The International Insurance Society (IIS) and Pacific Insurance Conference (PIC) are set to host the 56th Global Insurance Forum in person for the first time since 2019. This prestigious event will take place at the Hilton Singapore Orchard on Nov. 5-7. Mr. Lawrence Wong, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister (DPM), Minister for Finance and Chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, will deliver the keynote address.

The Global Insurance Forum is open to all and features insights from over 50 executives and thought leaders on the theme of “Accelerating Value of Insurance.” The agenda will explore topics including “Insurers’ Strategies to Enhance Sustainability,” “Improving Health Outcomes with Digital Connectivity,” “Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Insurance,” and “Unlocking the Promise of Asia.” The program features experts from all sectors of the industry and includes the following luminaries:

  • David Atkinson, Chief Data Officer, SunLife
  • Stephen Barnham, Global Chief Digital and Information Officer, Dai-ichi Life
  • Andreas Berger, CEO Corporate Specialty, Swiss RE
  • Alfred Biel, Group Chief Medical Officer, Head of Underwriting, AXA
  • Franz Jozef Hahn, CEO, Peak Re
  • Bijan Khosrowshahi, President International, Fairfax
  • Edward Moncreiffe, CEO, HSBC Life (International) Limited
  • Joachim Mueller, CEO, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
  • Rob Schimek, CEO, Boltech
  • James Vickers, Chairman International, Reinsurance, Gallagher Re
  • R.M. Vishakha, CEO, IndiaFirst Life Insurance

Josh Landau, president of the IIS and PIC commented, “There is no better place for our post-pandemic return to a live stage than Singapore, enabling us to seize the energy of this dynamic marketplace with an equally dynamic line-up of speakers.  We are honored that DPM Wong will address the insurance executives gathered. The strong line-up of speakers reflects the central role that the insurance industry plays in the global economy and the importance of open dialog among thought leaders which helps to shape a response to complex challenges facing society including climate risk, cyber risk, protection gaps and resilient development.” 

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About International Insurance Society: IIS is a diverse and inclusive platform for all stakeholders of the global insurance and risk management community, providing knowledge, research, thought leadership and connectivity to support the betterment of society.  Founded in 1965, IIS is a global not-for-profit organization that serves as a neutral platform for active collaboration and examination of issues that shape the future of the insurance industry.  IIS is an affiliate of The Institutes.

About The Institutes: The Institutes are a global not-for-profit comprised of diverse affiliates that educate, elevate, and connect people in the essential disciplines of risk management and insurance. Through products and services offered by The Institutes’ nearly 20 affiliated business units, people and organizations are empowered to help those in need with a focus on understanding, predicting, and preventing losses to create a more resilient world.

For further information contact:

Colleen McKenna Tucker
Executive Director International Insurance Society
Tel.: +1 212 277 5164