13th Asia Conference on Pensions and Retirement Planning

18-19 Sep 2017, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Theme: "Making Pensions SMART: Sustainable. Meaty. Appropriate. Responsive. Timely."

With all that disruptive innovation and the need to rethink retirement and pensions in a disruptive world, the pensions industry is facing a massive challenge being hit by different interest groups. With the ageing population needing more sophisticated health care, people living longer beyond their savings, and the low investment returns, SMART Pensions is the only way to go. But how?

All stakeholders in the pensions market including the governments, pension funds managers and the insurance industry have to actively get together and stay connected to the speed of change. They have to find long-term comprehensive solutions that guarantee secure, viable and sustainable pensions. There is an urgent need to engage young millennials and senior citizens to ensure that pension schemes are relevant as genetics and technology add the twist to living longer with a stress on healthcare for the ageing population.

There is also the need to change the retirement mindset on all fronts and fill the protection and savings gaps for all. It is all about the industry renewing itself to “Reinvent & Rethink Retirement in A Disruptive World” to be SMART.

With this focus, Asia Insurance Review’s Asia Conference on Pensions & Retirement Planning this year will review the various national pension schemes around the world and draw lessons to find real solutions. The two-day Conference will look at the latest pension reforms and renewals, the critical issues of ever increasing costs and the security of pension provision, including regulatory, financial, technology, longevity issues and health and wealth management solutions and strategies for a successful retirement for all. There will be separate strategic dialogue panels that draw in pension and insurance regulators as well as insurance CEOs and pension funds operators.

Past Featured Speakers

Husaini Hussin

Husaini Hussin

CEO, Private Pension Administrator Malaysia (PPA)/ Private Retirement Schemes (PRS)

Ramzi Toubassy

Ramzi Toubassy

Vice President and Chairman of Industry Promotion Committee, Life Insurance Association Malaysia

Binay Chandgothia

Binay Chandgothia

Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, Principal Global Investors

Hash Piperdy

Hash Piperdy

CEO, Mercer Malaysia

Past Events

12th Asia Conference on Pensions and Retirement Planning

  • "The knowledge bases brought about through practicing professionals from all parts of the globe is phenomenal"

    - Nilanga Wickamasinghe, Asst General Manager - National Sales (Life), Sri Lanka Insurance Cooperation Ltd, Sri Lanka

  • "This conference is a great event to enhance knowledge about retirement benefits with its strategies, practices, planning for future provident fund, pension and other social securities schemes. It will also help for the policy marketing as well"

    - Dilip Raj Paudel , Manager, HR Planning & Development, , Employees Provident Fund, Nepal

  • "The trend is clear, the world is getting old but solutions are still needed to be explored "

    - Henry Hu , Marketing Head, Manulife China

  • "A good view from leaders in the market on Pension strategy for Asia"

    - Vikram Jothinagara Prasanna Kumar , Director, Business Development, Accenture Pte Ltd Singapore

  • "A very insightful and worthy conference to attend, it definitely adds to my knowledge on the pension and retirement planning industries worldwide"

    - Alexis Ang, PRS Specialist, Affin Hwang Asset Management, Malaysia

  • "The conference has a wide variety of experts, think –tanks in the insurance/ pension industry. This is a good opportunity to learn from industry leaders and capture on what is growing globally"

    - Tran Thi Phuong Thao , Head of Corporate Stategy, BaoViet Holdings, Vietnam

Speaking Opportunities

AIR gives new & returning speakers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience.

For more information, send an email to speakers@asiainsurancereview.com