Australia | 29th November - 1st December 2017 | ASFA Conference
The focus of the conference this year was to help funds navigate the challenges in the market. There was a particular emphasis on using technology to help funds understand their membership base and to enhance their service offering. We were exhibiting our Claims Rules Engine which is designed to improve the way claims are managed including achieving higher straight through processing rates. Delegates took home prizes for completing feedback surveys on the Claims Rules Engine and the responses we received were fantastic!
China | 22nd - 23rd November 2017 | Launch of Pacific Life Re in China
We recently held two launches in Shanghai and Beijing to commemorate the beginnings of our Shanghai Representative Office. The events were graced by our guests of honour from the British Consulate General in Shanghai and the British Embassy in Beijing. Inspired by a British theme, guests were treated to a variety of entertainment options from our magicians, caricaturists and not forgetting, the Queen's Guards.
Asia | 28th - 29th September 2017 | Asia Regional Seminar
We hosted our annual Asia client seminar in Hong Kong and had a variety of speakers, made up of both our own colleagues and invited speakers (DBS Bank, Bo-Digital Fineprint and from LumenLab | MetLife Innovation Centre). During the interactive experience, participants used the insights and knowledge gained from day 1 in order to create a life insurance proposition for an average Asian family of the future.
Europe | 1st - 3rd October 2017 | LUCID
We hosted some QI Quiz breakout sessions at this years' LUCID conference in Bristol. The aim of the quiz was to test underwriting and claims specialists on their knowledge of the history of life insurance and unusual conditions. We also had a virtual reality experience on our stand!
Europe | 19th July 2017 | Protection Review
James Tait, Head of Protection, was the opening speaker at this year's Protection Review conference in London. James spoke about some of the key events that happened in 2016, including the General Election, and how these might impact the insurance industry in the future.
Europe | 27th June 2017 | UK Seminar
We hosted our fourth annual seminar in London this year at Lord's Cricket Ground. The topic of the day was "The Future of Medicine: Drugs Don't Work". Our keynote speaker was Professor John Watson, Deputy CMO, Department of Health and we had a Q&A session with Michael Vaughan, ex-England cricket captain.
Europe | 29th March 2017 | Dublin Seminar
We hosted our first seminar in Dublin this year. The topic of the day was "Changing the way we write protection in a digital world". We had a variety of interesting speakers, including: Richard Colwell (RED C Research), Olly Foot (MRM Meteorite), Rhys Williams (Quietroom), and Phil Jeynes (UnderwriteMe).
Australia | 9th - 11th November 2016 | ASFA Conference
This year's conference focussed on helping funds address challenges and new pressures they are facing, as community, fund members, government and regulators expectations increase. Delegates had a great time at our stand fishing whales out of the tank to win prizes!
Australia | 20th - 22nd October 2016 | ALUCA Conference
Our Head of Pricing, Frances Burgess, presented at the ALUCA conference on 'Why Actuaries are from Mars and Claims and Underwriting Assessors are from Venus" - focussing on how the relationship can improve through effective communication.
Korea | 22nd September 2016 | Launch of Pacific Life Re in Korea
We held a launch party for our clients at the Plaza Hotel, Seoul. Guests were treated to a number of exciting performances while networking with like-minded peers over an extensive array of food and drinks. The evening capped off with an after-party at the rooftop bar of L7 Myeongdong.
Asia | 25th - 26th August 2016 | Life Insurance Conference
We had a great time at the Life Insurance Conference held at the Mandarin Oriental in Singapore. Our new recruitment video as well as the stuffed whales proved to be a hit!
Asia | 22nd - 23rd August 2016 | Insurance Innovation Seminar
This was our first seminar with our Asia-based clients and we were thrilled to have received such a warm reception from our clients. The theme was ‘Redefining customer experience with innovation’. Our attendees were encouraged to 'think out of the box' and shared ideas on design thinking, artificial intelligence, customer dilemmas, big data and technology in life underwriting.
Europe | 18th - 20th May 2016 | Health, Care & Protection Conference
We were pleased to have Matthew Smith, our Head of Global Research presenting on the "lost generation" at the Health, Care and Protection conference in Liverpool. There is a wealth of information available to those focused on longevity risk, but relatively little research for the lives most relevant to protection, despite it being of high financial significance. Matthew discussed the pitfalls and uncertainties of modelling mortality improvements for younger lives... the so-called lost generation.
Europe | 12th May 2016 | Client Seminar
We hosted our annual client seminar at the Olympic Park. The key topic of discussion was: “Is the Protection gap really so daunting?”. We had a variety of speakers during the day, including: Jon Watkins from Seven, Larry Shapiro from Surely Group, Ahmed Amin from Hello Soda, Emma Thomson from LifeSearch and Andrew Gill, our MD in Australia.
Asia | 3rd - 4th March 2016 | IFoA Asia Conference
We were proud to have our colleague, Darshan Singh, conduct an interactive, hands-on workshop on "Innovation: It Doesn't Just Happen" at the recent IFoA conference in Kuala Lumpur. We had overwhelming support from our audience, who even stayed past lunch to continue discussions with us!
Australia | 25th - 27th November 2015 | ASFA Conference
We were proud to be participating in this year's ASFA Conference at the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre. With over 1,600 delegates, this was a great opportunity to introduce ourselves. We gave away toy whales and injectable mini doughnuts with caramel sauce!
Europe | 18th - 20th November 2015 | Life Conference
We joined the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries to celebrate the 30th year of the Life Conference in Dublin at the Convention Centre. Our dingbats and quiz sheets were very popular and we are pleased to announce the winners were: Oliver John (Canada Life) and Paul Cook (Grant Thornton).
Asia | 4th - 6th November 2015 | Asian Actuarial Conference
At the annual Asian Actuarial Conference, held in Bangkok, we shared our views on Silver Insurance and how the life, health and longevity insurance needs of this market can be met with specific product ideas. We gave away Pacific Life Re branded chocolates and thumb drives and our racing simulator proved to be a crowd favourite!
Europe | 18th - 20th October 2015 | LUCID
Members from our underwriting and claims team attended the LUCID conference in Manchester. We had an excellent few days talking to clients, showing our UnderwriteMe demo and giving out Pacific Life Re branded goodies - particularly the rugby balls!
Asia | 12th - 14th October 2015 | AIMA Conference
Members from our underwriting and UnderwriteMe team participated in the biennial AIMA conference which was held in Hong Kong. During the conference, we had a joint presentation between Pacific Life Re and UnderwriteMe, where we shared our views on the compelling reasons for implementing automated underwriting systems and the impact this technology will have on the future of underwriting. Our UnderwriteMe demo was very popular!