We host a number of annual and biennial conferences that empower delegates with best practice, innovative market knowledge, updates on local and global trends and other key issues in the actuarial industry.
For upcoming events, please check our calendar
Upcoming Major Events
This year, the GI Glimpse seminar will be held Tuesday 1 August at the Actuaries Institute. It will cover a wide breadth of the general insurance industry, from exciting developments in new areas of insurance to the changing landscape of long-tail insurance. Along with a range of industry experts joining our sessions, this seminar offers an excellent opportunity to meet, network and share your experiences with your peers.
In the current economic and political environment, there are many potential sources of disruption to test the ERM capabilities of our financial institutions. Combining these forces with the rapid pace of technological change means that how we respond to risk is critical. This Seminar aims to provide useful assistance to ERM practitioners and will also include the presentation of the findings of our first CRO survey.
2017 CPD Tour
The 2017 CPD Tour will be making its way to Wellington on 3 August 2017. The Actuaries Institute is delighted to have General David Morrison AO and 2016 Australian of the Year presenting on Empowering Leadership - feedback from the Sydney and Melbourne events held in March has been extremely positive!
2017 injury and disability schemes seminar
The 2017 Injury and Disability Schemes Seminar (formerly Injury Schemes Seminar) will be held at the Sofitel Brisbane from 12-14 November 2017. This important event will provide a great opportunity for interaction and discussion between actuaries, scheme administrators, regulators, researchers, injury and disability specialists and service providers throughout Australia and Asia. Call for papers and presentations is open until Friday 5 May 2017.
Past Major Events
FUTURE OF HEALTH SEMINAR
Following the success of the inaugural Future of Health Seminar in 2016, we will again be holding this Seminar in Melbourne on 8 June 2017. The theme for 2017 will be “Finding the right balance” which is a key challenge to building a sustainable health system. This will be an invaluable seminar for all health actuaries.
The Actuaries Summit, is the premier event on the Institute's calendar. Formerly known as the Biennial Convention, the Actuaries Summit provides a dynamic forum for discussion and debate covering traditional and emerging areas of the actuarial profession. The Actuaries Summit will be held 21 - 23 May 2017.
young actuaries conference
The role of actuaries is undergoing rapid change, is actuarial studies enough to adapt and thrive in the shifting landscape? What other skills do you need?
At the 2017 Young Actuaries Conference the focus will be on the specific skills you need to adapt and build a successful and purposeful career. Get the edge by listening to exclusive insights from experienced industry leaders.
General Insurance Seminar
The General Insurance Seminar focused on the rapidly evolving issues faced by general insurers, including regulation and legislative changes; medical malpractice; professional indemnity; public liability; industry structure; and specific market segments. The Seminar took place on 13 – 15 November 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne.
erm seminar - Practical risk management
The Enterprise Risk Management Seminar returned to Sydney on Tuesday 20 September 2016.
In its eighth year, the seminar focused on Practical Risk Management. Speakers looked at the broader risk environment, some of the important roles that risk managers perform, as well as including useful case studies and highlighting new ideas and approaches that can be applied to actuarial roles.
DATA ANALYTICS Seminar 2016 – Data is power
The second Data Analytics Seminar
was held on 13 September at Institute HQ in Sydney.
The first half of the Seminar provided an update on the current state of play in the market, and recent trends in the data analytics field. Our speakers covered different fields and provided examples of how they are using data. In the afternoon the focus was more technical; with both some learning around a specific topic and a hands on example which participants worked on in teams.
As Banking regulation continues to evolve in the face of Basel Committee developments, the Financial System Inquiry, and local regulatory interpretation by APRA opportunities abound for Actuaries. This seminar was a chance to improve and update your understanding of Industry, the latest thinking on Bank Capital, and Actuarial Careers in banking from a wide variety of perspectives. The Banking on Capital Seminar
was held on 30 August at the Actuaries Institute.
We are actuaries, but are we influential leaders? Can we prepare ourselves to be the influential leaders of the future?
Actuarial training provides actuaries with a set of outstanding skills that inform business decision-making. While highly respected in the business world, are these skills enough for actuaries to be regarded as influential leaders?
The 2016 half-day Leadership Development Seminar will answer these questions and help you define the key skills of influential leaders, identify the 'gap' in your skill set, and provide you with insights on how other actuaries and professionals bridged the gaps in their career journey to become successful leaders.
GENERAL INSURANCE HALF DAY SEMINAR
The GI Glimpse half-day Seminar provides a glimpse into the future for the actuaries of tomorrow, while firmly anchored in the experiences, ideas and opportunities of the present. The Seminar was held at the Actuaries Institute on 3 August 2016 from 12.00pm to 6.00pm and provided an opportunity for young general insurance actuaries to gain practical insights into the current environment as well as to meet and discuss the experiences, challenges and opportunities that may arise in the future.
Future of Health Seminar
The Future of Health Seminar presented the challenges facing government and institutions in the business of health, case studies, debate and improving the sustainability of Australia's healthcare system; and value proposition of health insurance. The Future of Health Seminar was held on 9 June 2016 at the Sheraton Melbourne.
Financial Services Forum
The Financial Services Forum focuses on issues in life insurance and wealth management; superannuation; banking and finance; investments and funds management; and risk management. Delegates discuss and debate strategies to manage risks, capitalise on opportunities and push the boundaries to continue to add value to the actuarial industry. The 8th Financial Services Forum was held 16-17 May 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne.
MANAGING EXTREME EVENTS
Managing Extreme Event presents a framework to consider how extreme events can be measured, managed, and mitigated. Managing Extreme Events was held at the Amora Jamison Sydney on 28 April 2016.
ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT SEMINAR
The Enterprise Risk Management Seminar explores key issues in developing and embedding ERM within the operation and culture of an organisation and provides a forum for risk management professionals to network and share their knowledge and experience. The Enterprise Risk Management Seminar was held at the Actuaries Institute on 30 November 2015.
Injury Schemes Seminar
Formerly the Accident Compensation Seminar, the Injury Schemes Seminar attracts insurance practitioners, scheme managers and actuaries involved in accident compensation schemes. The new title reflects the changing nature of injury and disability schemes and their shift in focus from compensation to broader health outcomes.
The 2015 Injury Schemes Seminar- Road to Recovery was held on 8-10 November in Adelaide.
DATA ANALYTICS – GETTING INVOLVED IN A CHANGING WORLD
This one-day seminar occurred for the first time on Monday 19 October 2015 at the Actuaries Institute, Sydney. This is a member only event and explores the present and future of data analytics, buzz words, tools and techniques and experiences from Actuaries on their journey.
Banking Seminar 2015 - Banking on Change
The banking industry continues to go through a period of rapid change and increased uncertainty, with the impact of the Financial System Inquiry, regulatory change, the evolving economy and technology transformation adding to this unsettled environment. This one day seminar - Banking On Change - addressed these big topics with discussion from the Big 4 and major industry players. This event was held in Sydney on 16 September 2015.
ASTIN, AFIR/ERM and IACA Colloquia
The 2015 ASTIN, AFIR/ERM and IACA Colloquia of the International Actuarial Association was held in Sydney, Australia, from 23 to 27 August 2015. These colloquias are a joint collaboration of three IAA sections, Actuarial Studies in Non-Life Insurance (ASTIN), the Actuarial Approach for Financial Risks/Enterprise Risk Management (AFIR/ERM) and the International Association of Consulting Actuaries (IACA).
GENERAL INSURANCE ONE DAY SEMINAR
In this increasingly changing, complex and competitive corporate environment, navigating your business can be challenging. This one day General Insurance Seminar: The Changing Face of GI was held on Tuesday 2 June 2015 in Sydney and delved into what these changes mean for General Insurance actuaries, both in terms of evolving traditional roles as well as new strategic opportunities.
Previously, the National CPD Tour provided members in Australia with the opportunity to explore different aspects of leadership, within the framework of a three-hour interactive workshop, followed by networking drinks hosted by the President and CEO. In 2013, the CPD Tour expanded into Asia and 2014 saw the Australasia CPD Tour visit Perth, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Melbourne and the New Zealand CPD Tour travel to Auckland and Wellington. The 2015 CPD Roadshow was held in Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra. The Asia leg took place on 20 - 27 July 2015. A visit to New Zealand then took place in August.
Public Policy Forum
The Public Policy Forum explored why actuaries are helping to develop public policy and provided some real examples of how good public policy can positively impact the economy and society. The Public Policy Forum was held at the Actuaries Institute on 3 November 2014.
Catastrophe Risk Seminar
The inaugural Catastrophe Risk Seminar focused on how the occurrence of floods, cyclones and earthquakes in Australia and New Zealand in recent years have illustrated that many insurers could improve their catastrophe risk governance and catastrophe risk management. The inaugural Catastrophe Risk Seminar was held at the Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney on 3 June 2014.