Diversity: why bother?
The Chartered Insurance Institute in association with the Female Insurance Group Asia, hosted an event on the 12th of October at Eaton House in Central, Hong Kong. The event was part of the Lloyd’s of London DiveIn Festival 2017 on the topic of, “Diversity: why bother?”
The event included a key note speaker, Dr Christy Zhou Koval, Assistant Professor, Department of Management, The HK University of Science and technology, and featured a lively debate from a distinguished panel.
The panel debate focused on four key areas:
1) Is gender inclusion as well as broader diversity seen as beneficial to business in Hong Kong?
2) What are the particular challenges facing the women in Hong Kong in their advancement through the ranks to senior management in insurance?
3) What are the positive actions being taken generally in Hong Kong to affect change and does this just require the women to lean in or do men play a role?
4) Have you seen a benefit for the advancement of women in gaining professional qualifications and what are the companies based in Hong Kong doing to support and or sponsor women?
Commitments were made by panelists to help promote equality, diversity and inclusion, starting with their own organisations.
The event gathered praise and positive comments from delegates.
Future Insurace Leaders
The Chartered Insurance Institute Hong Kong together with Future Insurance Leaders Hong Kong hosted a thought provoking panel discussion looking at how One Belt Road and innovation is impacting our industry. The event proved invaluable to our young insurance professionals, giving them the opportunity to pick the brains of CEOs Dylan Bryant and Benjamin Chang and hear first hand the thoughts and experiences of some of today's industry professionals.
stay tuned as we continue to develop events tailored to the young insurance professionals in Hong Kong.
The UK Aldermanbury Declaration – Lessons for Malaysia
On 30th October, the Malaysia Insurance Institute invited the CII to deliver a presentation on 'The UK Aldermanbury Declaration – Lessons for Malaysia'.
As qualifications alone are only one aspect of professionalism, the Aldermanbury declaration provides a framework for professional standards covering: commitment to excellence, training and development, professionalism within insurers, brokers and insurance service organisations and broking, underwriting and claims management standards.
The Malaysia Insurance Institute are interested to explore ways that they can help to provide further guidance on an Insurance competency framework, sharing the same common goal of increasing trust in the insurance profession. Helen Roberts, Regional Manager, CIIHK was honoured to share full details of the Aldermanbury declaration and review survey and project results to reflect on the success of the initiative.
Asean Insurance Congress
The 11th Asean Insurance Congress took place on 20th November, co-organised by ASEAN Insurance Training & Research Institute (AITRI) and the ASEAN Insurance Council. This year's theme was 'Towards stability and sustainable growth'.
What is the ASEAN Insurance Congress?
ASEAN Insurance Congress is an avenue for the young insurance leaders from all parts of ASEAN and neighbouring countries to meet biennially. Current and relevant issues pertaining to the regional insurance industry are discussed from the international and regional perspectives. High level speakers are invited to share their knowledge, information and views with other delegates.
During the event, delegates take the opportunity to meet key industry leaders who are the heads of regulators, presidents of association, chief executive officers and members of the board. Delegates will also take the opportunity to establish new business networking with other member countries.
Helen Roberts, CIIHK Regional Manager attended the congress and had this to say: "It was an honour to attend the panel discussion on 'Leadership Talent in Asia: challenges, opportunities and strategies at the congress.
A great opportunity to discuss the importance of several topics such as, diversity and inclusion, the CII's Insuring Women's Futures initiative, CII's call to action on disclosing gender pay information, CII's plans to develop a trust index to yield key insights into consumer thinking around trust, and also to look back on the lessons learned from the Aldermanbury Declaration and CII's guidance series on ethical culture"
CII HK Annual Dinner 2016
In October 2016 The Chartered Insurance Institute Hong Kong hosted their first annual dinner since opening last year. The event was attended by a number of leading figures in the Hong Kong insurance market, and diners were invited to share in the CII's vision of raising the standards of professionalism within the sector, as well as being treated to some traditional Scottish bagpipe playing.
To review the photos of the event please click here