21st PIC 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
Theme: Exploiting New Opportunities; Pursuing New Markets

08:00 – 08:30 Registration
08:30 – 09:35 Welcome and Opening Ceremony
Welcome Address by Chairman of 21st PIC
Edmund Tse, Senior Vice Chairman and Co-Chief Operating Officer, American International Group, Inc

Opening Keynote Address by Guest of Honour
Henry Tang, Financial Secretary, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

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

North America and Australia: Thriving and Surviving in a Changing Market
Tab Bowers, Director, McKinsey & Company, Inc Japan

Japan: Overcoming Adversity: Seizing opportunities
Hiroyuki Koizumi, Managing Director, The Dai-ichi Mutual Life Insurance Company

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

India: Strategic Alliance – Roads to Success
Gary Comerford, Vice-President, International and General Manager India, Sun Life Financial

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
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

Succeeding Through Bancassurance and Other Marketing Alliance
Peter Flavel, Group Head, Sales, Marketing and Distribution, Consumer Banking Group, Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore

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

Coping with Low Interest Rates and Shrinking Margins in a Volatile Investment Environment
Mark Saunders, Principal and Managing Director, Asia, Tillinghast-Towers Perrin

Adapting Product Design to Meet Changing Customer Needs
Tan Beng Lee, Director & Group Chief Executive Officer, Great Eastern Holdings Ltd

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
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.

Pensions in Asia: An Opportunity or an Illusion?
Stuart Leckie, Investment Actuary, Stirling Finance

Defusing the Demographic Timebomb; Satisfying Tomorrow’s Retirement Needs
Paul Fyfe, Managing Director, ING New Zealand Ltd

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.

The Changing Face of Insurance Regulation: Future Directions for Singapore
John Palmer, Deputy Managing Director, Prudential Supervision, Monetary Authority of Singapore

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
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

Closing Remarks
Edmund Tse, Senior Vice Chairman and Co-Chief Operating Officer, American International Group, Inc

Invitation to 22nd Pacific Insurance Conference

15:00 – 17:00 PIC Executive Committee Meeting

19:00 – 21:00 PIC Executive Committee Dinner