IAA Hosts Regional Seminar in Thailand
The Asia Subcommittee of the Advice and Assistance Committee organized a seminar in Bangkok, Thailand to support the development of actuarial education and the profession in Asia.
The seminar, which took place on November 7, was attended by 39 people from 10 Asia-Pacific countries (Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand), and the USA. The IAA Fund provided bursaries for two participants.
Fred Rowley, President of the IAA, and Tommy Pichet, President of the Society of Actuaries of Thailand, offered opening remarks for the seminar that included an agenda with topics such as:
- Introduction to China Risk Oriented Solvency System (C-ROSS)
- Actuarial Development in the Region (including activities in Myanmar)
- IAA Assistance to Member Associations
- Lessons-learned from a career actuary
Participants learned of the assistance and resources available to associations through the Asia Subcommittee and of the programs offered by the Actuaries Without Borders Section to encourage developments in actuarial education. They also had the opportunity to share the actuarial reality in their countries and to exchange best practices in topics such as regulation and professionalism.
This activity contributes towards achieving the IAA’s strategic objective to support the development, organization and promotion of the actuarial profession in areas of the world in which it is not present or is not fully developed.
To learn more about the work of the IAA Fund, contact its Chief Executive, care of the Secretariat
IAA Fund Regional Seminar in Bangkok