“Connect, Collaborate, Contrast” was the theme of the Vietnam Actuarial Seminar, held this summer on July 25. Around 120 attendees from around the world met in Ho Chi Minh City for this general insurance seminar that covered such diverse topics as data management and catastrophe modeling. The seminar marked the second time that the CAS was a sponsor of the event.
Prior to the conference, a team of CAS Fellows, Michael Owen, Cathy Hwang and Steve Kolk, met with the representatives from University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City for a formal introduction presentation and an exchange of gifts. The two groups talked about ways to collaborate together in the future. Owen, Hwang and Kolk were also conference speakers.
Some CAS members were also able to meet informally with a regulator in Vietnam.