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ARECA Hosts Seminars in Shenzhen and Bangkok

Shenzhen seminar attendees and presenters.

Asia REgion Casualty Actuaries (ARECA), the Casualty Actuarial Society’s Regional Affiliate in Asia, recently hosted two successful educational events for CAS members and risk professionals in 2017: a seminar in Shenzhen, People’s Republic of China, on November 14 and another in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 17.

The Shenzhen seminar was held at the Ping An International Finance Centre. It featured general insurance experts from consultancies such as KPMG and PwC, and new tech companies such as Ding Ran Technology and Zhong An Insurance. The audience included risk professionals, academics and actuarial science students from Shenzhen, Hong Kong and other cities in southern China.

The Bangkok seminar was held at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel and explored topics such as rice insurance, cyberrisk and blockchain technology. This year’s panel discussion invited two experienced CAS members, Kevin Dyke, FCAS, from the Department of Insurance and Financial Services in Michigan, and Scott Yen, FCAS, from Etiqa Insurance in Malaysia, to share their knowledge in the regulatory space and Asia markets. The seminar also featured drawings for prizes such as the latest Apple Watch Series 3.

CAS Immediate Past President Nancy Braithwaite speaks at the seminar in Bangkok.

CAS Immediate Past President Nancy Braithwaite and CAS International Ambassador Bob Conger attended both seminars and updated attendees on CAS initiatives, including The CAS Institute’s Certified Specialist in Predictive Analytics (CSPA) credential and the CAS’s newly announced Technology Based Examination (TBE) process.

For presentations from both seminars, visit the ARECA page on the CAS website.