September 2017


News from AIDA - Working parties focus

by Chris Rodd, AIDA Presidential Council representative – Australia

AILA, NZILA, FDCC (USA), ILAS, HKILA, and the Taiwan Insurance Law Association, with the support of Lloyd's Asia, are hosting the first AIDA-related conference in Asia in the insurance hub of Singapore.

The meeting is at the Stamford Raffles on 18-20 October.

I want to focus on the bonus this conference delivers to all who make the wise choice to register. Because it is an AIDA-supported conference, there is an opportunity for all registrants to participate in the AIDA working parties' activities.

Some of you may have participated when the AIDA Presidential Council met in Sydney in 2013 however, for many, it will be your first opportunity.

I have been involved in the AIDA working parties' activities for many years and can assure you it is a very rewarding experience. If you are contemplating attending APIC Singapore 2017, or have already registered, I invite you to participate in the working party meetings, selecting the party or topics that suit your interests.

Go to the conference website ( to see which working parties meet when on Wednesday 18 October.

Climate and catastrophe are concurrent with Personal insurance & pensions  at 8.30am. 

After morning tea, two concurrent sessions at 11am are Distribution of insurance products and Reinsurance. A light lunch is at 1pm.

The afternoon sessions start at 2pm ­ with the Motor working party and Marine, followed by afternoon tea at 4pm.

The final events at 4.30pm are concurrent sessions – General principles of insurance law and State supervision.

The sessions are very interactive, usually with brief presentations from three or four speakers then opening the sessions to attendees to ask questions and provide input based on experiences in their countries. Speakers participate from all over the world so you have a chance to interact with a range of experts in a more informal setting than the plenaries you will hear at the conference. Everyone registering for APIC Singapore 2017 is invited and encouraged to participate.

You also have the opportunity subsequently to submit papers to the working parties you participate in or attend, which will appear on the AIDA website. This is your chance to reach and interact with a global audience.

Full details of speakers and topics will be on the conference website soon, so register for the conference now and register your interest in any of the eight working party meetings.

I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible in Singapore in October. It promises to be a superb conference, so don't miss out.

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