As the programme chair, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to attend our inaugural IFoA Asia Conference in Beijing from 13-15 May.
This is a landmark event for the IFoA, not only because it is the first conference that we have hosted in the region but because it is also the first truly cross-practice conference for members at all levels, stakeholders and those with an interest in actuarial science.
Reflecting the calibre of this conference, we are delighted to announce our outstanding keynote speakers: Myron Scholes, economist and winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for a method to determine the value of derivatives; Dr Yulong Zhao, deputy director of the Finance and Solvency Department of the China Insurance Regulatory Commission; Wei Wang, chairman of China Mergers & Acquisitions Association; and David Hare, immediate past president of the IFoA.
Continuing with the theme of diversity, the conference programme has been meticulously crafted by its committee members, whose expertise and fundamental knowledge have all contributed to make this an exceptionally strong programme. With committee members coming from across Asia and representing Aviva, China Re, Sunshine Life, KPMG and Ping An Asset Management, it is an exhilarating time for us to join together and promote the actuarial skill that unites business and public service.
Offering a variety of significant and inspiring topics, you will discuss why risk is actually good for you, the pros and cons of global pension reforms and key requirements of preparing for International Financial Reporting Standard Phase 2. Immerse yourself in the China Risk Oriented Solvency System, the economic environment and new regulation changes. Get an overview of personal injury litigation in Asia, how insurance companies can react to these developments and the opportunities and risks facing health insurers in China.
Offering plenary sessions and back-to-back workshops, there is also a unique student networking afternoon on 16 May dedicated to our actuaries of the future. Allowing you to meet opinion leaders, new clients and potential partners, this is an opportunity not to be missed.
Come to see the beautiful city of Beijing in early summer. The Forbidden City and Great Wall await, as does the world's most active market. Exciting times lie ahead for the IFoA and I look forward to sharing them with you.
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Cynthia Yuan is chair of the first IFoA Asia Conference