Is Asia pioneering insurance innovation globally? It is a diverse and dynamic region which comprises some of the world’s most -as well as least- developed insurance markets coupled with a rapidly growing middle class. Home to several leading global tech centres, how is Asia channelling its own inventions into distributing protection throughout all its communities? What are the business dynamics between traditional incumbents and ‘challengers’? How is the industry collaboratively strategising for longevity? In what way are new technologies facilitating effective new products tailored to local cultures and evolving digital customs? And as business and society become increasingly interlinked in a less than secure cyber-sphere, what are the associated risks and opportunities for insurance companies? How should the industry navigate the business opportunities and ethical pitfalls presenting themselves in the epic ascent of Big Data?
Meanwhile, international regulatory frameworks continue to add complexity. How can the industry manage its capital requirements and investment portfolios to optimum effect? What is the local economic outlook and how are wider global trends and political risks going to impact the region? The FT Asia Insurance Summit 2017 conference convenes a diverse wealth of experience and expertise from across the whole region to discuss how the year ahead will prove pivotal for growth, penetration and innovation in Asia.