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IFoA Africa Conference 2018 - Mauritius

23-23 April 2018

About this event

The President of the IFoA, Marjorie Ngwenya, invites you to join her as she hosts the inaugural IFoA Africa Conference, our series of one-day events in Mauritius, Kenya and Nigeria.

This offers a superb opportunity to network with peers, global employers and representatives from regulatory bodies and have opportunity to build CPD hours through our Professional Skills Sessions hosted by Ben Kemp, IFoA.

This event is supported by the Actuarial Society of Mauritius



View the compelling event programmes delivered by an impressive array of speakers at our other Africa Conference locations below:

Kenya – 25 April 2018 

Nigeria – 27 April 2018 – This event is co-branded with the Nigerian Actuarial Society  


Registration Mon, 23/04/2018 - 08:00 - 09:00 Registration
Plenary session Mon, 23/04/2018 - 09:00 - 09:10 Chair’s introduction
Plenary session Mon, 23/04/2018 - 09:10 - 09:40 Keynote address
Plenary session Mon, 23/04/2018 - 09:40 - 10:40 Plenary 1: Professional Skills Session

Speakers: Ben Kemp, IFoA and Shafique Bhunnoo, President of the Actuarial Society of Mauritius

Refreshments Mon, 23/04/2018 - 10:40 - 11:00 Refreshments
Plenary session Mon, 23/04/2018 - 11:00 - 12:15 Plenary 2: Data Science

This presentation provides practical insights into emerging insurance and other industry practices as they relate to data analytics. Several use cases will be demonstrated and will highlight the opportunities for businesses and practitioners to create value.

Speaker: Ashleigh Theophanides, Deloitte

Refreshments Mon, 23/04/2018 - 12:15 - 13:30 Lunch
Workshop Mon, 23/04/2018 - 13:30 - 14:30 Plenary 3 workshops:

Workshop A: Mortality Trends in Zimbabwe: Implications on Life Assurance Pricing

The presentation covers the following conversion of abridged WHO life tables to complete life tables for Zimbabwe using the Heligman-Pollard Model.

Speaker: Prosper Tafadzwa Matiashe, FBC Reinsurance

Workshop B: Operational implications of IFRS 17

This presentation will provide highlights of IFRS17 and its practical and commercial implications for the operations of insurance companies.

Speaker: Peter Tripe, Delotte

Refreshments Mon, 23/04/2018 - 14:30 - 15:00 Afternoon refreshments
Plenary session Mon, 23/04/2018 - 15:00 - 16:15 Plenary 4: The future of the actuarial profession in Africa panel debate

Speakers: Marjorie Ngwenya, President of the IFoA and Bernard Yen, Aon Hewitt

Plenary session Mon, 23/04/2018 - 16:15 - 16:30 Chair’s closing remarks
Networking Mon, 23/04/2018 - 17:00 - 19:00 Member Event

Copies of speaker presentations can be found below.

Please note that some speakers prefer not to make their slides available before the event.