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Pacific Insurance Conference

21st PIC 2003

Hong Kong

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Conference Theme:

Exploiting New Opportunities; Pursuing New Markets

Sunday, October 12, 2003

09:00 – 20:30 Registration
10:00 – 15:00 PIC Executive Committee Meeting and Luncheon
15:00 – 16:30 Meeting of Session Chairmen, Speakers and Masters of Ceremony
18:30 – 20:30 Welcome Reception

Monday, October 13, 2003

Theme: Exploiting New Opportunities; Pursuing New Markets

08:00 – 08:30 Registration
08:30 – 09:35 Welcome and Opening Ceremony
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Welcome Address by Chairman of 21st PIC
Edmund Tse, Senior Vice Chairman and Co-Chief Operating Officer, American International Group, Inc
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Opening Keynote Address by Guest of Honour
Henry Tang, Financial Secretary, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
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Welcome Address by Chairman of the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers
Edward Lau, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Hong Kong, Manulife (International) Limited
09:35 – 10:05 Guest Speaker Session: Managing Rapid Growth
Chaired by: Victor Apps, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Asia, Manulife Financial
Wang Xianzhang, President, China Life Insurance Company
10:05 – 10:25 Refreshment Break
10:25 – 11:45 Plenary 1: Opportunities in Developed Markets
Chaired by: Victor Apps, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Asia, Manulife Financial
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North America and Australia: Thriving and Surviving in a Changing Market
  Tab Bowers, Director, McKinsey & Company, Inc Japan
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Japan: Overcoming Adversity: Seizing opportunities
  Hiroyuki Koizumi, Managing Director, The Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Company
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Japan: Mature Market or an Opportunity for Foreign Players?
  Stephen Conwill, Managing Director, Milliman Japan
11:45 – 12:45 Plenary 2: Opportunities in New and Developing Markets
Chaired by: Victor Apps, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Asia, Manulife Financial
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India: Strategic Alliance – Roads to Success
  Gary Comerford, Vice-President, International and General Manager India, Sun Life Financial
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Conquering Developing Markets: Meeting New Challenges; Achieving Growth
  David Skinner, Chief Executive, Asia Region, New York Life International, LLC
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:45 Interactive Workshop I
15-45 – 17:00 Workshop Report-back
Chaired by: Mel Gottlieb, Chairman, Response Systems International

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Theme: Meeting Tomorrow’s Challenges; Changing the Financial Model

08:00 – 08:30 Registration
08:30 – 09:00 Guest Speaker Session: Capital Management
Chaired by: Douglas Henck, President, Sun Life Financial Asia
  John Fitzpatrick, Head of Life & Health Business Group, Swiss Re
09:00 – 10:20 Plenary 3: Satisfying Customer Needs; Improving Cost-effectiveness
Chaired by: Douglas Henck, President, Sun Life Financial Asia
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Succeeding Through Bancassurance and Other Marketing Alliance
  Peter Flavel, Group Head, Sales, Marketing and Distribution, Consumer Banking Group, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore
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Succeeding by Marrying Traditional and Non-traditional Distribution
  Mark Wilson, CEO, South East Asia & Chief Executive, Distribution, AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Ltd
10:20 – 10:45 Refreshment Break
10:45 – 12:45 Plenary 4: Risk and Financial Management
Chaired by: Douglas Henck, President, Sun Life Financial Asia
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Coping with Low Interest Rates and Shrinking Margins in a Volatile Investment Environment
  Mark Saunders, Principal and Managing Director, Asia, Tillinghast-Towers Perrin
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Adapting Product Design to Meet Changing Customer Needs
  Tan Beng Lee, Director & Group Chief Executive Officer, Great Eastern Holdings Ltd
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Creating a Positive Regulatory Environment
  Mark Daniels, Past President and Senior Advisor, Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:45 Interactive Workshop II
15:45 – 17:00 Workshop Report-back
Chaired by: Robert Shapiro, President, The Shapiro Network, Inc
19:00 – 22:00 Gala Dinner
Address by: Nury Vittachi, Author and Columnist

Wednesday, October 15, 2003

Theme: Mining the Future Landscape

08:00 – 08:30 Registration
08:30 – 09:00 Guest Speaker Session: Life Insurance in Asia: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Chaired by: Mark Pearson, Regional Chief Executive, Life, AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Ltd.
  Dominic D’Alessandro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Manulife Financial
09:00 – 09:30 Guest Speaker Session: Financial Services in Asia: Will it be Gloom, Boom or Doom?
Chaired by: Mark Pearson, Regional Chief Executive, Life, AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Ltd.
  Marc Faber, Editor and Publisher, The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report
09:30 – 11:30 Plenary 5: Looking to the Future
Chaired by: Mark Pearson, Regional Chief Executive, Life, AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Ltd.
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Pensions in Asia: An Opportunity or an Illusion?
  Stuart Leckie, Investment Actuary, Stirling Finance
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Defusing the Demographic Timebomb; Satisfying Tomorrow’s Retirement Needs
  Paul Fyfe, Managing Director, ING New Zealand Ltd
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Asset Management; Acknowledging the Risk and Reward Conflict
  John Chu, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Asia Pacific, American International Assurance Co, Ltd
10:15 – 10:35 Refreshment Break
11:30 – 12:40 Plenary 6: Evolving Regulatory Regimes
Chaired by: Mark Pearson, Regional Chief Executive, Life, AXA Asia Pacific Holdings Ltd.
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The Changing Face of Insurance Regulation: Future Directions for Singapore
John Palmer, Deputy Managing Director, Prudential Supervision, Monetary Authority of Singapore
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Lessons Learned from Other Markets
  Chris George, Financial Management Group Leader, Insurance & Financial Services Practice, Watson Wyatt LLP
12:40 – 13:00 Cocktails
13:00 – 14:25 Lunch and Closing Ceremony
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Closing Keynote Address: Some Things Old, Some Things New, Much is Borrowed, No Reason to be Blue
  David Eldon, Chairman, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
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Closing Remarks
Edmund Tse, Senior Vice Chairman and Co-Chief Operating Officer, American International Group, Inc
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Invitation to 22nd Pacific Insurance Conference
15:00 – 17:00 PIC Executive Committee Meeting
19:00 – 21:00 PIC Executive Committee Dinner