Asia and Oceania Association Seminar 2018: Impact of digital innovation on the strategies of our sector

28 September 2018


The Asia and Oceania Association (AOA) of ICMIF has issued a final reminder to its members to register for the AOA Seminar 2018 in Hong Kong. 

The seminar has been developed for executives, managers, and staff members of AOA member organisations. This year’s seminar will take place on 6 & 7 December in Kowloon, Hong Kong, hosted by ICMIF member Asia Affinity Holdings Limited.

This seminar is held once every two years for the benefit of cooperative and mutual insurers in the Asia and Oceania region. The theme of this year is “Impact of digital innovation on the strategies of our sector”. The influence that the revolutionary evolution of digital technologies such as AI, IoT, and Blockchain on each business aspect of the cooperative and mutual insurance sector cannot be ignored, whether it’s good or bad.

Under these circumstances, cooperative and mutual insurance organisations will need to ask themselves how they can incorporate digital innovation into business; how they can utilise it for the sake of members and customers; and what they need to consider in the process of utilising it. In this seminar, we will examine these issues from various perspectives through commentaries on global trends by experts; introduction of advanced initiatives by AOA members; and panel discussions.


The current agenda for the AOA Seminar can be found on the AOA website here.

Who should attend

The seminar is aimed at executives, managers and staff members of AOA member organisations.

For the first time, the AOA will also prepare interactive and networking programmes which are customised to young staff members (generally aged 35 or younger). This will be a side event to the main agenda of the seminar. The AOA therefore invites its members to also consider sending young staff to the seminar in addition to executives and senior managers.

There are currently 80 participants registered for the Seminar. These delegates are based in over 10 countries, including some European countries. The number also includes just under 20 young attendees.

Regarding the participation from affiliate companies of ICMIF/AOA member organisations and potential members, please consult the AOA secretariat separately.


The AOA Seminar will take place in the Royal Plaza Hotel, 193 Prince Edward Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong.


The seminar will be delivered in English and Japanese (the official working languages of the AOA). Simultaneous interpretation service between these two languages will be provided.


For more information and to register please contact the AOA secretariat.

If you will require a Visa to travel to Hong Kong it is strongly recommended that you contact the AOA Secretariat as soon as possible to ensure that the necessary assistance can be provided.

More information on the AOA

If you would like to read more about the recent activities of the AOA Secretariat please click here to read more on the AOA website.

For member-only strategic content on the cooperative/mutual insurance sector, ICMIF members have exclusive access to a range of online resources through the ICMIF Knowledge Hub.

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