2021 SOA Asia-Pacific Annual Symposium


The Society of Actuaries, SOA conduct the 「2021 SOA Asia-Pacific Annual Symposium」on Jun 17-18, 2021. The theme of this year is "Future Horizon - impact of pandemic on risk management, financial reporting and product management".


This event will be held in hybrid method to providing a comprehensive and engaging program which registrants could join on line and also attend in person in Taiwan. The Taiwan physical conference will be held by Actuarial Institute of Chinese Taipei, AICT.


This symposium will provide a learning and networking platform for members and non-members in the Asia-Pacific region to share their experiences in the actuarial profession, the finance and insurance industries, as well as other fields related to actuaries.


You could choose different tracks as your professional development needed. 

◆ 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


※ 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 


Registration and Welcome Break
 09:00-09:15 Welcome Remarks-Organize Committee Vicki Chang

Alan Lin

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

AICT-Jeremy Ken

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/IFRS 17 Implementation Insights

Alan Lin

Ophelia Au Yeung

Martin Zhao



 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
 15:30-16:00  Session 4

Track A 

How do I know my IFRS17 numbers are calculated correctly?

Vicki Chang

Ka Hei Choi

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 A

IFRS17 financial reinsurance structuring (TBC)

Vicki Chang

Joseph Kim

Boon Yoon Ho 

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 


Welcome Break

 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

Brad 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, digitalisation 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

Whether through turmoil - application of economic capital model

Questor Ng

Gavin Maistry

Tushar Chatterjee 


Closing Remark

SOA-Andy Peterson  

     *5.4 CPD (1CPD=50mins) 
※ Green mark MC & Speakers will join in person in Taipei.  

※ There is no paper document this time for environment protection reason. Please download the program book for the symposium details. 



Please refer to Agenda |  Program Book | Speaker Profile for more information.        




  • Mark your calendar 

    2021 SOA Asia-Pacific Annual Symposium
    Date:17 –18 June 2021
    Venue: Hybrid ( WebEx & Venue- CHANG YUNG-FA FOUNDATION International Convention Center )                                          (10F R1001 & 8F R803) 
  • Registration deadline : Jun 7th, 2021

  • Relevant Information : Program Book 

  • Registration Policy

  • FULL PAYMENT must be paid online by credit card and received in order to confirm your registration.

    Group registration is not be available for foreign participants. For academic participants, please contact 

    AICT Secretariat to proceed the registration.

    By registering, participants agree that their name, company, city and country appear on the participant list. Participants can request to have their name removed from the list at any time by emailing to

    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 fee and linkage

Category Registration Fee 

Jun 17


Jun 18


2 days 

Seminar (2 Days)

SOA/ AICT Member USD$122   USD$122   USD$185
Non member USD$140 USD$140 USD$220

~ Chinese Version- 2021 SOA Asia-Pacific Annual Symposium 




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.


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