March 2020


Parties seek content for AIDA website

by Chris Rodd – Australian Representative and Executive Member, AIDA Presidential Council; AIDA Vice President (Asia Pacific)

At the last AIDA Presidential Council meeting in Lima, it was agreed the AIDA working parties should produce educational, informative material for the AIDA website that was relevant to global members.

Each working party chair was tasked with determining what would be most relevant to its members.
The dispute resolution working party, which I chair, felt a need to provide a resource that identified and compared insurance ombudsman schemes operating in member countries. With that in mind, a questionnaire has been sent to AIDA regions in Asia, Asia Pacific, South America, Africa and Europe that will generate information that will be available on the dispute resolution working party website.

Similar projects will be conducted by other working parties for insurance-related topics of global interest.

In the past, AIDA has produced material, usually written publications, which unfortunately reach a smaller audience. The advantage of having this material on the AIDA website ensures it reaches a greater target audience, including insurance students aware of AIDA’s role in insurance education.   

The next Presidential Council meeting is in Mexico City in early June. There these projects will be further discussed, together with proposals about AIDA’s ongoing and future funding, which continues to be a challenge in light of tight financial conditions.

At the upcoming meeting there will be a great deal of interest in the 2022 World Congress in Melbourne. I will report on our significant progress in planning that already includes a venue, proposed hotels, preliminary marketing, a PCO appointment, and  proposals from the conference planning committee. The committee will meet soon to devise the professional program, social events, and consider speakers and the all-important sponsorships.

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