2008 Asia Pacific Risk & Insurance Association Conference
The School of Actuarial Studies was very proud to be able to host the 12th Annual Asia Pacific Risk and Insurance Association (APRIA) Conference.
Academics and practitioners in risk management, insurance and actuarial science from around the world met in Sydney for the regional conference.
APRIA was created in 1997 to provide a means for all persons and entities with an interest in risk management, insurance, actuarial science and related areas to share ideas and to engage in collaborative research for the ultimate benefit of the insurance industry. APRIA members are based in the Asia Pacific, Africa, Europe and North America.
APRIA is an international association, drawing members from around the world, particularly from countries in the Asia Pacific. The Association invites participation in its annual conference from all countries, academics, executives, researchers and government leaders, who are willing to share ideas and to engage in collaborative research for the ultimate benefit of the insurance industry.
APRIA publishes its own journal, Asia Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance, biannually. The inaugural issue was published in June 2005.
The keynote speaker for the opening session was John Trowbridge, member of the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority.
Plenary sessions were presented by internationally recognised leading experts, including:
- Yan Guo, Enterprise Risk Management, AIG, Shanghai, China and Dirk McLiesh, General Manager of Group Risk, Westpac Banking Corporatio
Risk Based Capital and Solvency II
- Tony Coleman, IAG, Chief Risk Officer, Enterprise Risk And Group Actuary and Anthony Asher, Trowbridge Deloitt
Current Issues in Insurance Markets including Climate Change
- Ines Hellmayr, Business Unit Chief Underwriter, Non-Life Treaty business, Australia and New Zealand, Gen Re and Alison Drill, Structured Re/insurance Solutions, Swiss R
Reinsurance and Alternative Risk Markets
- Professor John Piggott, Professor of Economics and Associate Dean, Research, Australian School of Business, UNSW and Catherine Nance, PwC Globa