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Call for speakers

We are looking for innovators, thought leaders and subject experts to share their knowledge and passion across a range of sectors. There are a number of opportunities to speak at one of our events listed below. We 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 eventmanagement@actuaries.org.uk | telephone +44 (0)20 7632 1498


Current call for speakers

Finance and Investment Conference 2020

5 May 2020, London

The environmental, social and governance (ESG) space is growing rapidly and increasingly moving centre stage. In many cases, it is now an essential part of policy and central to the way stakeholders make decisions for the long term. The 2020 Finance and Investment conference  will be focused on ESG, held in London on a date to be confirmed shortly.

The call for speakers is now open and we welcome submissions on topics relating to ESG from all backgrounds. 

If you're interested in presenting at the Finance and Investment Conference, click here to submit.

The call for speakers will close on Friday 6 December 2019 and the programme will be confirmed by the end of January 2020.

 


Current Issues in Life Assurance (CILA)

20 May 2020, London

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

The IFoA is seeking speakers for the pre-eminent one-day Life event: Current Issues in Life Assurance (or CILA) 2020. This event is one of the most popular in the Life calendar, regularly drawing over 200 delegates.

Speakers are welcomed from regulatory bodies, industry (both large and small companies) and consulting firms.  We are particularly interested in finding experienced, confident speakers who are willing to impart technical sessions in a practical and interactive manner.

Potential topics we would be interested in adding to the programme include:

  • Key regulatory changes, including consultations on changes to Solvency II
  • IFRS
  • Consolidation
  • Showcasing the use of R to senior members
  • With-profits developments
  • Longevity/mortality
  • Growth in the bulk annuities market
  • New product development and future proofing
  • Upcoming changes to the tax regime
  • The increasing use of reinsurance in respect of longevity exposure
  • Back book management and consolidation
  • International case studies or expertise in Life products
  • Any others you think may be of interest to the audience.

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

With the following information:

  • Session Title,
  • Speaker name(s),
  • What type of session it is i.e. workshop, presentation, round table
  • a few words (max 150) on what you will cover in your session
  • where you have presented this material before (if applicable)

The call for speakers will close on 9 December 2019.

 


Protection, Health and Care Conference 2020

02-03 June 2020, Brighton

The Protection, Health and Care Conference is an annual conference aimed at all insurance professionals with a passion for harnessing insurance risk in their organisations.

For next year's conference the committee are looking for a dynamic and entertaining workshop programme with thought-provoking discussion and debate.

Priority will be given to submissions which demonstrate that delegates will gain technical knowledge or information with practical application aimed at the appropriate level.

We are looking for submissions on the following topics:

Product development Regulation
Customer Engagement Reporting
Distribution Capital / Risk Management
Discrimination / Customer Conduct Welfare Reform / NHS
Underwriting Social Care Reform
Claims Medical Advances
Technology Impacts on the industry Overseas Markets
Working Parties IFoA Funded Research Projects

If you’re interested in presenting at the Protection, Health and Care Conference, click here to submit.  

The call for speakers will close on Monday 16 December 2019 and the programme will be confirmed by February 2020.

 


Mortality and Longevity Seminar

11 June 2020, London

The biannual Mortality and Longevity Seminar will appeal to Pensions, Life and Health and Care actuaries eager to learn about the latest developments and current ‘hot topics’ in mortality and longevity. 

Speakers are welcomed from industry (both large and small companies), regulatory or research bodies and consulting firms.  We are particularly interested in finding experienced, confident speakers who are willing to impart technical sessions in a practical and interactive manner.

Sessions will be designed to be accessible to delegates with a broad range of prior knowledge and experience, and to have a practical or business focus.

We are looking for dynamic and entertaining speakers to lead thought-provoking sessions ranging from informative through to discussion and debate.  If you have ideas for content or speakers for the programme, then we would love to hear from you.  

Potential topics we would be interested in adding to the programme include:

  • Topical updates, including recent experience and emerging insights from the latest research
  • the impact of pensions freedoms on measuring future annuitant mortality (given the reduction in annuity sales the future populations would presumably be smaller)
  • drawdown mortality (and any issues of tracking it e.g. how you get the data given a wider number of companies sell drawdown for example non-insures like Fidelity)
  • Big data and Mortality
  • Understanding longevity and morbidity risk
  • Ethics
  • Any others you think may be of interest to the audience.

If you’re interested in presenting, please submit your proposal for the Mortality and Longevity Seminar, click here to submit

  • Session Title,
  • Speaker name(s),
  • a few words (max 200) on what you will cover in your session
  • where you have presented this material before (if applicable)

The call for speakers will close on Monday, 9 December 2019 and the programme will be confirmed by the end of January 2020.

 


Pensions Conference 2020

18-19 June, Manchester

The IFoA’s 2020 Pension Conference will be held in Manchester on 18/19 June. The Conference will offer a mix of plenary sessions and workshops and will be the perfect opportunity for delegates to share knowledge, network and get up to date on the latest thinking and innovation.

Our call for speakers is now open until 9 December 2019. We are looking for a diverse line-up of speakers to provide a variety of perspectives and challenges covering technical and commercial actuarial areas. Where possible sessions should be interactive, encourage discussion and sharing of views. We are interested in hearing about any current topics. Delegates at the 2019 Conference have asked that we include more controversial, commercial and thought provoking content so ideas along these lines would be especially welcome. Some potential areas may include:

Funding and savings

  • Setting a Long Term Funding target – buyout or self-sufficiency? The challenges and opportunities.  
  • Inflation indices and moving on from RPI. What does it mean for your schemes?
  • Saving goals for retirement- storing up problems for the future?

The end game and transferring risk

  • The buy in/out market – current market pricing and how to negotiate the best price       
  • Consolidators – round up of the evolving market

Current issues

  • Pension case law – legal update
  • The future of trusteeship and governance

Topical investment issues

  • Practical ideas for incorporating climate change into investment portfolios
  • ESG investing in various or specific asset classes
  • The importance of factor based investing
  • Emerging market debt, benefits and risks
  • Cash flow Driven Investing

InnovationCollective Defined Contribution

  • Data visualisation – effective communication with clients using the latest techniques
  • Data science – What can pension actuaries offer?
  • How we deliver advice - what trustees expect from their consultants   

We look forward to hearing from you. All submissions will be considered independently by the organising Committee.

If you’re interested in presenting, please submit your proposal for the Pensions Conference, click here to submit.

 


IFoA Asia Conference 2020, Kuala Lumpur
24-25 June, CCEC Nexus

Welcome and thank you for your interest in speaking at the IFoA's Asia Conference 2020 in Kuala Lumpur. 

The IFoA’s Asia Conference Committee is looking for innovators, subject experts and intellectual thought leaders to share their knowledge and passion across a range of sectors, including life insurance, healthcare, general insurance, investment, banking, data science, sustainability and resource and environment.

Please note that we are looking for sessions that are approximately 50 minutes long including at least 10 minutes for questions and answers - so please take this into consideration when planning your presentation.

If you are interested in submitting please find further guidelines and instructions on the Asia Conference submission page.

Submission deadline: 1 January 2020.

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  • The Great Risk Transfer – Breakfast briefing and launch event

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn London WC1V 7QJ
    31 January 2019

    Spaces available

    Launch of the IFoA’s 2020 thought leadership campaign The Great Risk Transfer. The campaign will examine the trend of the transfer of risk from institutions to individuals, and how people can be better equipped to manage the financial risks they now face. At this breakfast event the IFoA will launch a call for evidence on this topic.

  • Sessional Meeting - Silent Cyber Assessment Framework

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    9 December 2019

    Spaces available

    The (re)insurance industry is faced with a growing risk related to the development of information technology (IT). This growth is creating an increasingly digitally interconnected world with more and more dependence being placed on IT systems to manage processes. Note: Registration is from 17.30 in time for the sessional to begin at 18.00.

  • CPD Member Event in Shanghai, China

    Function Room, F39, S1 Fuson Group, the Bund Finance Centre, No.600 Zhongshang East 2nd Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai Chinese address:BFC外滩国际金融金融中心,S1复星集团,39层报告厅,上海中山东二路600号
    9 December 2019

    Spaces available

    The IFoA’s President-elect Tan Suee Chieh will visit Shanghai. We will host CPD and Awards Presenting event on Monday 9 December 2019. The event is part of Mr Tan’s first presidential trip to China.

  • Professional Skills Training - London (10 December 2019)

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ  
    10 December 2019

    Spaces available

    This event will be of interest to students and recently qualified actuaries.

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020.  The content and discussion at this session is particularly tailored to actuarial students and newly qualified actuaries working in any area and the format is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions with your peers.

  • IFoA Joint Member Event with the Sunshine Insurance Group, Beijing China

    Room TBC, Kuntai International Plaza, No.12, Chaowai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing 地址:会议室待定,北京市朝阳区朝外大街乙12号1号楼昆泰国际大厦
    12 December 2019

    Spaces available

    The IFoA’s President-elect Tan Suee Chieh will visit Beijing. We will co-host CPD and Awards Presenting event with the Sunshine Insurance Group on Thursday 12 December 2019. The event is part of Mr Tan’s first presidential trip to China.

  • ARC Sessional Research Event: Drivers of Mortality - Risk Factors and Inequality

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    6 January 2020

    Spaces available

    The authors will focus on a large dataset obtained from the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) and related sources. Data are available at the level of Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs) – small geographical areas with, typically, 1000-2000 residents and include death counts, exposures and a significant number of socio-economic variables including the index of multiple deprivation (IMD).

  • SIAS Event: My Journey to Data Science, Big Data and AI

    Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London, WC1V 7QJ
    7 January 2020

    Spaces available

    Patrick Lee is an actuary who has made the transition to working in software architecture and artificial intelligence (AI). He holds Microsoft Professional qualifications in Data Science, Big Data and AI and is currently working towards a DevOps (the automation of software testing and deployment) qualification. He is a member of the IFoA Council and is also President of the Wessex Actuarial Society. He is also a member of the IFoA and the RSS's joint Data Science Focus Group and will talk on the ethical use of AI. 

  • Spaces available

    This presentation covers the detail for how the matching adjustment is calculated. A small simple example spreadsheet is provided and discussed in detail.

    For actuaries wanting to get more involved with the matching adjustment, this is the opportunity to get a detailed description of the mechanics involved. This includes cashflows derisking, PRA tests as well as hypothecation.

    The presentation is provided by James Sharpe who has worked on a number of matching adjustment calculations with several firms.

  • IFoA Volunteer Recognition Reception

    Staple Inn, 4 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V 6DR, UK
    15 January 2020

    Spaces available

    As a thank you to all our Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) volunteers, you are invited to join us at Staple Inn Hall, for an evening of drinks, canapes and networking, in London.

    IFoA President, John Taylor, will be attending and will make a speech

    If you support the IFoA as a volunteer (member or non-member), or in any other role, and you are going to be in London on 15 January, please book your place and join us at this reception.

     

  • Sessional Meeting - Operational Risk Dependencies

    Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 9 Queen St Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
    20 January 2020

    Spaces available

    The Operational Risk Working Party aims to assist actuaries and others in the modelling and management of operational risk. One of the key challenges in modelling operational risk is the modelling of dependencies between operational risks, and between operational and non-operational risks such as market, credit and insurance risk. Their paper seeks to assist in this regard, and help develop good practice in setting assumptions and modelling operational risk dependencies. 

  • KSS event in Glasgow: Public Sector Pensions

    Hymans Robertson, Glasgow 20 Waterloo St, Glasgow
    30 January 2020

    Spaces available

    – the unappreciated key assumption, the resulting unsustainable promises, the unmanaged risk and the unrecognised debt? 

    Speaker: Allan Martin will present this talk on 30 January in Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh. If you wish to register for another location please return to the Events Calendar.

  • KSS event in Stirling: Public Sector Pensions

    M&G Prudential, Stirling Craigforth Campus, Stirling
    30 January 2020

    Spaces available

    – the unappreciated key assumption, the resulting unsustainable promises, the unmanaged risk and the unrecognised debt? 

    Speaker: Allan Martin will present this talk on 30 January in Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh. If you wish to register for another location please return to the Events Calendar.

  • KSS event in Edinburgh: Public Sector Pensions

    Hymans Robertson 1, Exchange Place, Semple St, Edinburgh
    30 January 2020

    Spaces available

    – the unappreciated key assumption, the resulting unsustainable promises, the unmanaged risk and the unrecognised debt? 

    Speaker: Allan Martin will present this talk on 30 January in Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh. If you wish to register for another location please return to the Events Calendar.

  • Professional Skills Training - London (11 February 2020)

    Staple Inn, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ         
    11 February 2020

    Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • Sessional: Impact of E-cigarettes Working Party

    Royal College of Physicians, 9 Queen St, Edinburgh EH2 1JQ
    24 February 2020

    Spaces available

    This sessional meeting will be of direct interest to actuaries and others working in the in the Health and Care, Life or Pensions sectors or indeed actuaries with an interest in morbidity or mortality. Note: Registration is from 17.30 in time for the sessional to begin at 18.00.

  • Professional Skills Training - Edinburgh (25 February 2020)

    IFoA (Edinburgh), Level 2, Exchange Crescent 7 Conference Square Edinburgh EH3 8RA
    25 February 2020

    Spaces available

    A Trusted Profession

    A 2 hour CPD event designed to meet the IFoA’s Stage 3 Professional Skills Training under the IFoA’s CPD Scheme 2019/2020This session is suitable for actuaries working in any area (i.e. it is not specifically aimed at Pensions, GI or any other technical discipline) and is interactive, so you should come along prepared to take part in the discussions.

  • Spring Lecture 2020, Edinburgh - Vicky Pryce

    Assembly Rooms, 54 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2LR
    25 March 2020

    Spaces available

    What next in Economic Policy?

    Please join us on 25 March 2020 for our annual Spring Lecture presented by Vicky Pryce in Edinburgh. 

  • IFoA Asia Conference 2020, Kuala Lumpur

    CCEC Nexus, 7, Jalan Kerinchi, Bangsar South, 59200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    24-25 June 2020
    Spaces available

    The sixth annual Asia Conference once again offers a prestigious line-up of home and international speakers discussing the insurance and financial industry’s innovation and change in Asia. This year's conference in Kuala Lumpur will be hosted by Tan Suee Chieh, IFoA’s first Asian President. He will also make his Presidential address at this conference and will expand on the important elements of IFoA’s new strategy. 

    Additionally, this landmark conference will showcase how the IFoA is reinventing itself to support its members to succeed and thrive in a digital age, within traditional businesses and beyond, as a global organisation. 

    Not to be missed by international industry players, opinion formers, academic and industry leaders, actuaries and non-actuaries.