The General Insurance Association of Japan (GIAJ) will host the IUMI 2017 Tokyo Conference on 17-20 September.
The common theme for the 2017 conference is "Disruptive times - opportunity or threat for marine insurers?"
This will be the fifth occasion that the conference has been held in Tokyo and the year 2017 also marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the GIAJ.
The history of general insurance in Japan goes back to the 19th century. Founded in 1878, the first general insurance company in Japan began to sell cargo insurance in 1879 and hull insurance in 1883. Therefore, marine insurance is the origin of the general insurance industry in Japan.
The main venue of the conference will be "Grand Nikko Tokyo Daiba", which is located in the Daiba area of Tokyo. Known for its beautiful scenery backdropped against Tokyo Bay, Daiba is one of the most popular spots in Tokyo.
For more information, please visit the IUMI 2017 Conference website www.iumi2017.com