Time Session
8.30am Registration
Arrival Tea and Coffee

Conference welcome and introduction

  • John Brogden, CEO, Financial Services Council

Plenary 1

Rethinking consumer attitudes to advertising and engagement of strategies for life insurers

  • Adam Ferrier, Planning Partner / Consumer Psychologist, Naked Communications

 Chair: Adam Spencer, Presenter, ABC 702


Plenary 2

Longevity research and mortality risk modelling - the latest on global developments

  • Daniel Ryan, Head of Research and Development, LIfe and Health, Swiss Re

Chair: Geoff Summerhayes, CEO, Suncorp Life

10.45am Morning Tea/Coffee

Plenary 3
The amazing science of Nanomedicine, and the implications for Life Insurance

  • Professor Maria Kavallaris, Program Head Tumour Biology and Targeting Program, Australian Centre for Nanomedicine
  • Dr Bill Monday, Chief Medical Officer, Comminsure

 Chair: TBA


Plenary 4
Capital and customers - how is the new regulatory environment changing the life insurance market in Australia?

  • Ian Laughlin, Member, APRA
  • Duncan West, Executive General Manager - Insurance, MLC
  • Scott Fergusson, Australia Insurance Leader, PwC

Chair: Pauline Blight-Johnston, Managing Director, RGA Reinsurance Company of Australia


Lunch - Bayside Terrace - partnered by General Reinsurance
Evaluating the mamamia / Lifewise partnership

  • Mia Freedman, Editor and Publisher,

Concurrent Session A1
Consumer expectations of life insurance

  • Gary Lembit, Division Director, Macquarie Bank
  • Justin Delaney, Head of Insurance and Platforms, Macquarie Bank
  • Clive Levinthal, Business Development Manager, Clearview Wealth Limited
  • Tim Browne, General Manager Retail Advice, CommInsure
  • Stephen Mitchell, Head of Wealth Management, CANSTAR

Concurrent Session B1 
Group insurance claims experience - key trends

  • Hoa Bui, Partner, Actuarial Services, KPMG
  • Eddy Fabrizio, Managing Director, General Reinsurance of Australia

Chair: Sean Carroll, Executive General Manager Life Risk, Suncorp Life


Concurrent Session A2
Stronger Super - challenge or opportunity?

  • Megan Beer, General Manager Group Insurance, MLC
  • Melanie Evans, Head of Superannuation and Platforms, BT Financial Group

Chair: Brett Clark, CEO Retail Life, TAL Limited

Concurrent Session B2
The evolution of direct distribution 

  • Mark Prichard, Executive Director, NMG Consulting
  • Peter Smith, Head of Direct Distribution, MetLife Insurance Limited

Chair: Jennifer Lang, Partner, 
KPMG Actuarial Services

3.10pm Light Refreshments

Concurrent Session A3
Mental health and life insurance - the way forward

  • Bernadene Gordon, Director, Underwriting and Claims Policy, AMP
  • Dawn O'Neil AM, Mental Health Expert

Chair: Petar Peric, Head of Business Development, General Reinsurance of Australia Ltd

Concurrent Session B3
Enhanced requirements for advice - what does it mean for new and replacement business?

  • Greg Martin, Chief Actuary & Risk Officer, Clearview Wealth
  • Damien Mu, Chief Distribution and Marketing Officer, AIA Australia 

Chair: Martin Codina, Director of Policy, Financial Services Council


Plenary 5
Predictive modelling: a US underwriting perspective

  • David Wheeler, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Mortality Markets Underwriting, RGA Reinsurance Company 

Chair: Mark Smith, General Manager - Insurance, BT Financial Group


Closing Remarks 

  • Pauline Blight-Johnston, Managing Director, RGA Reinsurance Company of Australia

5.10pm - 6.30pm

Closing Drinks - partnered by Bravura Solutions