Russell Higginbotham, chief executive officer reinsurance EMEA at Swiss Re
The organising committee of Singapore International Reinsurance Conference (SIRC), one of the key re/insurance events globally, has planned to host a virtual event this year with the support of global reinsurer Swiss Re.
Like many major international networking events, the physical SIRC event has been rescheduled to 2021, given the travel restrictions and social distancing measures due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
However, to fill the void, the conference organisers have decided to host a virtual event ‘SIRC 2020 Re-Mind’ on the same dates - November 2 to 5, 2020 – as the rescheduled 17th edition.
The event will feature senior leaders and experts from around the world engaging in discussions on a range of re/insurance topics, such as ‘Insurance digitalisation in a post-COVID world’; ‘De-risking global supply chains’; and ‘Managing climate risks'.
The event will be co-hosted by global reinsurer Swiss Re.
Marc Haushofer, chairman of the Singapore Reinsurers’ Association (SRA), host of ‘SIRC 2020 Re-Mind’, said: “We have thought long and hard about this and believe this virtual event concept is very innovative and will set the standard for industry conferences in the future digital world.
“We have shared this idea with several of our key stakeholders, including our regulator, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and they have been most supportive.”
Russell Higginbotham, chief executive officer reinsurance Asia & regional president at Swiss Re Asia. commented: “Even though we live in a different world today than a year ago, we should not change our fundamental human desire to explore, adapt, and innovate. Swiss Re has decided to co-host this year's SIRC because we believe in the power of working together to move forward. We know we can achieve more if we join forces to explore ways to transform, especially in this region where we continue to strongly believe in its growth and development. We are pleased and honoured to co-host ‘SIRC 2020 Re-Mind’ and lead the industry conversation on transformation."
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