Summarised list of key Insurance & Insurtech Events in Australia in 2019
We’ve listed all the key Insurance, Insurtech and Fintech events, awards and conferences in Australia in 2019 to help you stay up to speed with industry trends and networking. Be sure to add them to your calendar and sign up.
Date 14 February 2019
Location Ashurst, Level 9, 5 Martin Place, Sydney
Overview A snapshot of important 2018 court decisions and legislation together with commentary on developments affecting the general insurance industry for 2019.
Date 26-27 February 2019
Location Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, Sydney
Overview The ANZIIF (The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance) Insurtech Conference cultivates true collaboration by providing a platform for the entire insurtech ecosystem to unite and push the boundaries within the insurance industry. The industry is undergoing incredible transformation and this is only the beginning. Over two days, Insurtech Conference 2019 will provide delegates with unparalleled opportunities to transform thinking, influence digital innovation and drive new customer value.
Date 27 February 2019
Location Hilton Sydney
Overview The 2019 Annual Forum will discuss the outcomes of the Hayne Royal Commission into financial services and implications for the general insurance sector. APRA and ASIC will also share their views on the industry. RSVP by 21 February.
Date 28 February 2019
Location The Westin, Sydney
Overview Gain insight into global forces shaping the insurance industry and the state of the Australian insurtech landscape. Explore how to use insurtech to meet changing customer demands and transform the customer experience
Overcome the challenges of integrating insurtech with legacy IT systems and drive cultural change
Understand the skills you need to build in the insurance workforce
Date 07 March, 2019
Location Hilton Sydney
Overview Hear exciting case stories on new possibilities in AI, cloud tech, IoT, blockchain, and Open APIs. Learn how to drive better value for customers via InsurTech partnerships and new digital ecosystem. Share ideas with colleagues on the implications of the Royal Commission for customer-centricity and how to rebuild trust in the era of elevated customer expectations. Hear from international and local industry thought-leaders and digital tech leaders on how they are innovating their digital strategy, learning to embrace disruption and thriving on change.
Date Friday 8 March 2019
Location Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sydney
Overview This breakfast event run by the Underwriting Agencies Council is free to attend for brokers. It will feature guest speaker Andrew Gurney, Head of International Regulatory Affairs at Lloyd’s. Andrew Gurney is responsible for Lloyd’s international trading rights in more than 75 jurisdictions and leads Lloyd’s international and regulatory relationships. He is also responsible for developing and implementing Lloyd’s global regulatory affairs strategy in support of Lloyd’s strategic priorities.
Date 24 – 26 March 2019
Location Gold Coast
Overview This year is the 21st Steadfast Convention. The event brings together the thinkers and leaders of our industry and beyond to educate, inspire and entertain. Join for opportunities to build your network and connect with your peers.
Date 28 March, 2019
Overview The Fintech Business Awards seeks to recognise the leading individuals and organisations who display outstanding innovation and entrepreneurship. As the Australian fintech ecosystem becomes increasingly diverse, the third annual awards program will showcase a broad range of innovative technologies, from mature fintech areas, such as payments and lending, to new areas of fintech innovation, including regtech and insurtech.
Date 3 May
Location The Star, Sydney
Overview The Australian Insurance Business Awards define excellence in the Insurance profession, recognising leading companies and individuals for their outstanding achievements over the past 12 months. Mark your calendars to join over 600 of your industry peers for an evening of celebration when the prestigious event returns in May.
Fintech Australia Finnies Awards
Date June 6
Location Victorian Innovation Hub, Melbourne
Overview Each year, FinTech Australia run the Finnie Awards to bring everyone together and celebrate the success of the industry. Last year’s event had over 350 attendees from startups, corporates and relevant industry partners gather for the awards. This year we will be celebrating our relaunched ethos towards collaboration and again recognising standout businesses.
Date 7 August 2019
Location InterContinental, Sydney
Overview Did you know that companies with the highest representation of women on boards attain significantly higher performance, on average, than those with lower representation of women? Find out how to overcome unconscious bias and attract the best employees. Create a workplace of the future. Explore ways to improve pay equity, and incorporate flexible work practices. Discover the tools and techniques to foster women leaders. Drive workplace innovation.
Date 22 August
Overview This special event is designed as part of life insurance professionals’ ongoing professional development. Sessions will be provided that are relevant and thought provoking with interactive audience sessions. It’s also an opportunity to catch up with industry colleagues, make new friends and talk with the WA ALUCA committee.
Date 4-5 September
Location Grand Chancellor Hotel, Hobart
Overview Brokers from all areas come together, regardless of cluster group allegiances, brokerage size and reach, and age of delegates. This year the theme is Shaping the Future. As technology infiltrates all aspects of our life, including our profession, it has never been more important for brokers to understand developments, work through challenges, and find the best way to shape their approach to their clients, their business and the community. Whether you’re an account manager, principal or young professional, you’ll have the opportunity to listen, learn, share and discuss, celebrate and (at night) relax with your industry colleagues and our key partners and supporters.
Date 12 September
Location The Sheraton, Sydney
Overview Incorporated as an association in 1995, the purpose of the Australian Professional Indemnity Group Inc. is to provide educational and networking opportunities for insurance professionals and others involved in the professional and financial risks insurance market in Australia. This popular full-day event is designed to bring together key industry participants to educate, debate, network and explore new ideas and emerging risks.
Date 14-15 October
Location The Star, Gold Coast
Overview This annual event offers brokers a chance to network with colleagues from across the nation, and develop relationships with insurers, underwriters and exhibitors.
Date 22 November 2019
Location RACV Club, 501 Bourke St, Melbourne
Overview Celebrate Christmas and enjoy some lunchtime festivities with your colleagues at the Melbourne Marine Insurance Forum Inc Christmas Luncheon.
Date 28 November 2019
Overview Don’t miss out on this special end of year event designed exclusively for life insurance professionals. Organised by the Australasian Life Underwriting and Claims Association Incorporated. This is a great opportunity to connect and catch-up with industry colleagues, talk to the ALUCA committee and share what you would like to see in Perth in 2020.
Date 5 December 2019
Location Level 1, Crown Towers, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank, Melbourne
Overview The Australasian Institute of Chartered Loss Adjusters annual event will acknowledge the Victorian Loss Adjuster of the Year, Trainee Loss Adjuster of the Year, Claims Support Person of the Year, Builder of the Year and Service Provider of the Year.