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Call for speakers

Due to the global COVID-19 situation the IFoA continues to review its events programme. Our primary goal is to ensure the well being of our members and employees, while minimising the disruption to our service. Many of our events have been successfully reformatted as webinars or other forms of digital delivery. Therefore we would still like to encourage you to submit proposals for any call for speakers listed below. There are a number of future opportunities to speak at an event or webinar, and we still welcome proposals from members and non-members on technical and business skill subjects.

How to submit your proposal to speak at a conference or event or suggest a topic for a presentation

As part of your submission we request the following:

  • The title and description of your session
  • The primary topic of your session 
  • The anticipated delegate learning outcome/experience from your presentation
  • Contact details and names of all proposed speakers

If you want to nominate a speaker or topic, but do not want to speak yourself, we are also keen to hear from you.

Please note that by submitting an application you are agreeing to allow your name and contact details to be passed onto the organisation committee who may contact you regarding your submission.

For additional information please email | telephone +44 (0)20 7632 1498

General Insurance Spring Conference 2021 programme: Call for speakers

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, the General Insurance Lifelong Learning Committee (GILL) is combining this year’s “Current Issues in General Insurance” (CIGI) and “Technical Issues in General Insurance” (TIGI) conferences, and will be delivering a virtual webinar series over 19-25 May 2021.

In line with usual CIGI and TIGI content, the conference agenda will cover a mix of high level current insurance industry issues and technical content sessions across all general insurance practice areas, as well as sessions intended to develop softer skills within the workplace.  

It is also the opportunity for IFoA GI working parties and ICAT groups to provide any updates on their latest research which was not already shared at GIRO 2020. 

We are keen that each GI CPD event provides content across all key areas of the general insurance sector, including any new and emerging market issues.  The GILL committee has identified the following suggested topics for inclusion within the Spring Conference programme:

  • COVID-19 and associated impacts
  • Pandemic risk going forwards
  • Political risk and Brexit
  • Climate change
  • Cyber risk
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Market disruption
  • InsurTech, AI, machine learning and/or data science
  • Claims inflation
  • ESG (Environmental, social and corporate governance)
  • Micro-insurance
  • Operational resilience
  • IFRS17
  • Communicating effectively
  • Good governance and professional excellence when working remotely
  • Professionalism
  • Actuarial education
  • Other

Please submit your abstract here. All submissions must be made by Friday 26 March. 

Current Issues in Life Assurance (CILA) 

19-21 May 2021

Are you interested in presenting a webinar at one of Life’s biggest events of the year?

Due to popular demand, we are re-issuing our call for speakers for the pre-eminent Life event, Current Issues in Life Assurance (or CILA) 2021, the key event in the Life calendar, regularly drawing over 200 delegates – running the conference virtually over 3 days gives us more flexibility in being able to offer more speaker opportunities.

We have had a great response to our original call for speakers and already have presenters lined up to speak on a range of topics – IFRS 17; the use of technology in life insurance; LIBOR; the regulatory landscape; and climate change.  We have deliberately avoided Covid related talks as there is a fortnight of activity looking at this in April/May.

So it is not too late to be involved!  We are particularly interested in finding experienced, confident speakers who are willing to impart technical sessions in a practical and interactive manner, such as panel sessions and the use of interactive polls. Please do consider speakers that would enhance the diversity of the overall speaker profile, and activities / topics / formats that would add to the diversity of the programme.

If you’re interested in presenting, please submit your proposal for CILA via our online system here.

All submissions must be made by Friday 26 March.

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Events calendar

  • Finance in the Public Interest Series

    16 March 2021 - 23 March 2021

    Spaces available

    There is widening debate that many of our social, financial and regulatory institutions need to be rethought so that we can create more sustainable futures, particularly in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the policy/macro-economic response to the pandemic and how it affects consumers, as well as the impending climate crisis. This multi-day series of three keynote webinars, individually presented by leading economist John Kay, Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, Ashok Gupta, Chair at Mercer Ltd, and Nico Aspinall, Chief Investment Officer at B&CE, will open up discussion on these essential topics. The series will culminate in a panel session with Chief Economist of the Bank of England, Andy Haldane.

  • The price is righter

    16 March 2021

    Spaces available

    This webinar provides an overview of the state of the UK protection market, and how different insurers are using different levels of sophistication to price (such as using customer demand models). It considers how insurers have implemented these sophisticated pricing techniques, and the practical challenges they have faced.

  • Spaces available

    This discussion will revolve around the latest industry developments including and introduction to Part VII transfers and Schemes of Arrangement (process, parties involved and recent events), insights and lessons from recent with-profits transactions and restructurings (including Equitable Life and Pru-Rothesay), how firms can apply these learnings to future arrangements, and the outlook for future with-profits transactions and restructurings (including the impacts of Covid-19 and Brexit)


  • Spaces available

    What is stewardship and how has the landscape changed under the 2020 UK Stewardship Code? How does effective stewardship create long term value for beneficiaries and what roles do asset owners and asset managers play in active stewardship. This webinar will offer answers to these questions in a practical approach to stewardship reporting.

  • Spaces available

    Mis-estimation risk is a key element of demographic risk, and past work has focused on mis-estimation risk on a run-off basis.  However, this does not meet the requirements of regulatory regimes like Solvency II, which demands that capital requirements are set through the prism of a finite horizon like one year.  This paper presents a value-at-risk approach to mis-estimation risk suitable for Solvency II work.