2021 SOA 11th Asia-Pacific Annual Symposium



The Society of Actuaries (SOA), in partnership with the Actuarial Institute of Chinese Taipei (AICT), invites you to attend the 2021 SOA 11th Asia-Pacific Annual Symposium. The theme of this year is " Future Horizon- impact of pandemic on risk management, financial reporting and product management". The symposium has a hybrid format this year, with the in-person portion taking place in Taipei.  The SOA and AICT look forward to building a comprehensive and engaging program in 2021.


This symposium will provide a learning and networking platform for seasoned presenters, members and non-members in the Asia-Pacific region to share their experiences in financial management and reporting, digitalization and analytics, insurance, product development, enterprise risk management, as well as other fields related to actuarial science.


Don't miss this opportunity to connect with colleagues, fellow actuaries, and industry leaders. We look forward to your participation at this premier event.


◆ 6/17 Trak A - IFRS17 

◆ 6/17 Trak B - Digital/Data analysis

◆ 6/18 Trak C - Product Design & Development 

◆ 6/18 Trak D - ERM/ALM/Low interest rate


Target Audience

Actuaries practicing in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, China, Indonesia, Philippines, Australia and throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Also, all who are interested in gaining a better understanding of international and Asian practices.


※ All sessions will be presented in English.

※ Given the current world-wide situation with COVID-19, this seminar is going  Hybrid, foreign presenters and registrants will join the Symposium through WebEx and Taiwan's will join in-person mode.








 ▍AGENDA (Taipei Time)




MCs Speakers 


Onsite registration 
 09:00-09:15 Welcome Remarks-Organizing Committee   Vicki Chang

Alan Lin

 09:15-09:40 Welcome Remarks-SOA & AICT President

AICT-Jeremy Kan

SOA-Roy Goldman

 09:40-10:20 Keynote Speech 1

Future of Insurance

Angat Sandhu


Keynote Speech 2

Prolonged low interest environment for

Asia insurers 

Tze Ping Chng


Coffee Break

 11:30-12:30 Session 1

The Impact of IFRS 17 and Insights into Implementation

Alan Lin

Martin Zhao

Ophelia Au Yeung



 13:50-14:00 Lucky Draw  Stuart Tang


 14:00-14:30 Session 2

Track A 

Mythbusters IFRS17: Perception versus reality 

Vicki Chang

Nurul Syuhada Nurazm

Hassan Odierno

Track B

Augmenting underwriting and claims with AI

Stuart Tang Lee Sarkin


Session 3 

Track A

Mythbusters IFRS17: Perception versus reality 

Vicki Chang

Nurul Syuhada Nurazm

Hassan Odierno 

Track B

Actuary2.0 - Actuaries and digital insurance in the real world

Stuart Tang

Allan Wong

Bob Charles 

 15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
 15:30-16:30  Session 4

Track A 

How do I know my IFRS17 numbers are calculated correctly?

Vicki Chang

Ka Hei Choi

Mike Stranger


Track B

The Rise of Digital Life Insurers: Are They Able to Crack the Market?

Stuart Tang

Michael Chan

 16:00-16:30  Session 5

Track B

Actuaries joining forces with data scientists to achieve analytical excellence 

Stuart Tang

Fiona Tang

Jacky Ng 

 18:00-19:00 Virtual Quiz Night (optional) On-Line 
     *5 CPD (1CPD=50mins) 




MCs Speakers 


Onsite registration

 09:00-09:30 Session 6 

Track C

Life and Health industry remade by COVID-19-Hong Kong as an example

Yudhis Dharmawata

Albert Chu 

Track D

Global Emerging Risks

Boon Yoon Ho

Dale Hall

 09:30-10:00 Session 7 

Track C

COVID-19 Pandemic - A Stumbling Block or Catalyst to Insurance Product Development?

Yudhis Dharmawata

Kay Shong

Track D

Managing credit assets in a low interest rate environment

Boon Yoon Ho

Brett Manning

Tomer Yahalom 


Session 8  Track C

Post-Retirement Product Design & Development

Yudhis Dharmawata

Elvin Tharm

Calvin Chiu 

Track D

Life Insurance Capital Regimes in Asia: Recent Developments and Outlook

Boon Yoon Ho

Clement Bonnet

Scott Chow 


Coffee Break


Session 9

Track C

Microinsurance: The Pioneer Life Inc. Experience

Yudhis Dharmawata

Rodirick Takiang

Track D

Conduct Risk Developments impacting Asian Insurers

Boon Yoon Ho

Jens Kessler  

 11:30-12:00 Session 10 

Track C

Post-Pandemic: Where to From Here? An Exploration of Living Benefits, Digitalization and Partnership

Yudhis Dharmawata

Bryce Shepherd  

Track D

Operational Risk: Lessons Learned in the Corporate Sector

Boon Yoon Ho

James Wong 



 13:20-13:30 Lucky Draw  Sam Yeung  
 13:30-14:30 Session 11

The evolution of InsurTech in Asia

Alex Leung 

George Kesselman 

 14:30-15:00 Coffee Break


Session 12

Weather Through Turmoil: Application of Economic Capital Model

Questor Ng

Gavin Maistry

Tushar Chatterjee 


Closing Remark

SOA-Andy Peterson  

     *5.4 CPD (1CPD=50mins) 

※ There is no paper document this time for environment protection reason.  


Please refer to Program Book Speakers Bio | FAQ for more information.        





FULL PAYMENT must be paid and received in order to confirm your registration.


AICT will assist in sending Taiwan participants the survey form to confirm the consent to share the name, company, city and email address info with the Organizer, Sponsors and attendees. If there are any other questions please contact AICT Secretariat.

  • Cancellation and Refund policy 

    • If, for any reason, the Joint Seminar, or any part thereof, is prevented from being held, or the venue becomes unavailable, the Organiser may cancel or postpone the Joint Seminar. In such event, the Organiser shall not be responsible for delays, damage, loss, increased costs, or other unfavourable conditions arising by virtue thereof, and participants waive all or any claims for loss, expense or damage against the Organiser arising there from.

      Cancellation before before the registration deadline (including) will be subject to an administration fee of 20% of registration fee per participant and refunds will only be made after the completion of the Joint Seminar. In the event of late cancellation after the registration deadline or no-show, request of refund will not be entertained.

  • Registration linkage


Online participants (Others) - SOA


Onsite participants (Taiwan)- AICT (Chinese Website)





Sponsorship Opportunities

A wide variety of event sponsorship opportunities are available for the 2021 Asia-Pacific Virtual Symposium. If you are interested in learning more, please view the Event Sponsor Prospectus 

The Symposium is a unique marketing opportunity and we are confident your involvement as a Sponsor will provide your company with exceptional business rewards.


Sponsorship Package: 




Gold Sponsor



Central Reinsurance Corporation is the only domestic reinsurance company in Taiwan undertaking non-life and life reinsurance businesses from domestic and overseas markets.

Central Re was established by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) on October 31, 1968 with the mission to promote the sound development and sustainable growth of the local insurance industry. Central Re completed its privatization process on July 11, 2002. Evergreen Group, the well-known transportation conglomerate becomes the largest shareholder and the Ministry of Finance is the second-largest shareholder.

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Silver Sponsor





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