Joint Regional Seminar 2021
Joint Regional Seminar 2021
JRS Regional Programme and JRS Hong Kong 2021
8 September 2021, 27 September 2021 Virtual Seminar by Zoom
CPD Hour(s): 6
CPD Hour(s): 6

Welcome to the Joint Regional Seminar 2021.

The Joint Regional Seminar (JRS) is an annual event co-organized by the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries and Actuaries Institute Australia with the support of the local actuarial societies in the region.  It is designed to assist actuaries and other professionals in meeting their CPD requirements.

We took a break last year and now we are back.  We hope you have been keeping well.  For the safety of our participants during COVID times, the Organising Committee has decided to run a virtual JRS instead.  A half-day regional programme will be presented in the afternoon on 8 September 2021 hosted virtually in Hong Kong for all participants from the Asia region.  Each local association will host their own virtual half-day local programme.  


The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges and evolving risks in a rapidly changing regulatory environment for the insurance industry.  The pandemic’s implications for the industry will have largely been felt through many aspects of the business - muted earnings, investment portfolio stress, escalated mortality claims, distribution difficulties, operational and workforce disruptions, and much more.  To weather the crisis and uncertainties and keep up with the evolving regulatory, technological and business landscapes, actuaries have a significant role to play in helping the industry adapt to a post-pandemic world.  Hence the theme of JRS 2021 is “The Post-pandemic Actuarial World”.  The topics in the regional programme on 8 Sep 2021 include:

Artificial Intelligence: Approaching the Next Frontier of Life Insurance
By Ross Moore and Thomas Chu, Deloitte Consulting

Is increasing lung cancer in young females an emerging risk for life insurance?
By Dr. David Lu, Swiss Reinsurance Company

What Makes a Happy Customer?
By Louis Lee, Deloitte Consulting and Rebecca Zhang, SCOR Global Life

What can Asian insurance markets learn from European sustainable investment practice?
By Richard Roberts, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Registrants who have signed up for HK JRS are welcome to join the local programme of Malaysia JRS on 28 September for FREE. To register, please indicate “Join Malaysia JRS” in the “Special Requirement” of the registration form. Registration is on a first-come first-served basis.

Locations of Local Programme: 

•    8 September, Vietnam (Programme)

•    13 September, Jakarta (Registration) (Kindly note that the webinar will be using Bahasa Indonesia.)

•    14 September, Sydney (Registration)

•    17 September, Taipei (Registration)

•    23 September, Bangkok (Registration)

•    27 September, Hong Kong (Registration)

•    28 September, Kuala Lumpur (Registration)

*The registration details of local programme will be posted here once available. 

Supporting Organisation(s)
Registration Policy
1.Registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of full payment, on a first-come, first-served basis. To qualify for any special rate (e.g. early-bird rate), if any, please settle the full payment by the prevailing deadline. Otherwise, the outstanding registration fee will automatically be changed to the regular rate.
2.For ATM/bank transfer, all bank charges (including any local and overseas charges) should be borne by registrants and cannot be deducted from the registration fee. Please give instructions to your bank to this effect if charges are deducted from the registration fee, the registrant will have to reimburse the difference to the ASHK upon arrival at the event.
3.An official e-receipt will be sent by email and uploaded to the “Login Area” on the ASHK website (click “Payment History”) within 1-2 weeks after the payment has been verified.
4.Upon successful registration with payment, registrants will receive a confirmation email. A reminder email will also be sent prior to the event. If registrants did not receive the confirmation email and reminder from the ASHK, it is the registrants’ responsibility to contact the ASHK Office to confirm their seats.
5.By registering, registrants agree that their personal data provided will be used by the ASHK for administration and management purposes relating to this event and other activities supported by ASHK or relevant to the actuarial profession. Registrants can request not to disclose their personal data and opt out from receiving the ASHK’s general mailings by emailing to the ASHK Office:
6.An official e-certificate of attendance will be emailed to all registrants who attend the entire webinar and complete the evaluation form and also uploaded to the “Login Area” on the ASHK website (click “CPD Record” > “Event Log & Attendance Certificate”) within 1-2 weeks after the event.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
1.Registrations should be paid in full prior to the event. Immediate payment is required upon receipt of the registration acknowledgement email. If registrants fail to make payment, ASHK reserves the right to release the seat without prior notice and your registration for future events may be affected.
For cancellation, please notify the ASHK Office by emailing to and provide such information as the registrants’ names and company names.
Unless specified, cancellation before 31 August 2021 will be subject to an administration fee of HK$250 of registration fee per registrant and refunds will only be made after the completion of the event. ASHK will mail the refund cheque and the amount will be the registration fee less the administration fee.
In the event of late cancellation (after 31 August 2021) or no-show, request of refund will not be entertained. The registration fee will still be due for any no-shows.
3.Substitutions are allowed without any administration fee provided written notice is given to the ASHK Office at least 2 working days prior to the event date. Non-member rate applies if the substitute is not an ASHK member.
4.The ASHK reserves the right to change the venue, date/time or speaker(s) of the event due to unforeseen circumstances without prior notice. Any changes in the event details may be notified to registrants by email and posted at the ASHK website (
5.In case of dispute, the ASHK reserves the right of final decision.
Adverse Weather Policy
Unless specified,
1.When Typhoon Signal No. 3 or below/ Amber or Red Rainstorm Warning is in force, all events will be held as scheduled.
For events that have not started yet:
If Typhoon Signal No. 8 or Black Rainstorm Warning is in force after
7:00 am - morning and/or full-day events that start from 9:00 am will be cancelled.
10:00 am - luncheon events will be cancelled.
12:00 noon - afternoon events that start between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm will be cancelled.
4:00 pm - evening event that start from 6:00 pm will be cancelled.
The ASHK will re-schedule the event if possible. If participants cannot join the event on the re-scheduled date, registration fee will be refunded. If the event cannot be re-scheduled, registration fee will be refunded.
For events that are in progress:
When Typhoon Signal No. 8 or above is hoisted, the event must be halted immediately. Participants should leave the venue when it is safe to do so.
When Black Rainstorm Warning is in force, the event will continue as scheduled. Participants are advised to remain where they are.