Second IUMI Asia Forum in Shanghai

By Lars Lange, IUMI Secretary General

The second IUMI Asia Forum was held in partnership with the Shanghai Institute of Marine Insurance (SIMI) on the 22-23 May. It was a huge success with over 300 senior management representatives in attendance.

The Asia Forum is structured differently to IUMI’s annual conference (held annually in September) – it targets more local and regional delegates, as well as international attendees, and the industry scope is wider, encompassing more than just underwriting.

Over the course of the conference the presenters discussed many of the challenges and key issues that underwriters currently face. Digitalisation and its impact on the shipping and logistics industries was high on the agenda, alongside the current trade disputes between countries. Prior to the Asia Forum, IUMI’s Executive Committee met in Shanghai, emphasising the growing importance of the region for marine insurers.

IUMI is very grateful and thanks SIMI for organising the event so well. We are already looking forward to next year’s Asia Forum in another host country and are pleased to see that the event is already a key date to be marked in the diary for underwriters from Asia and around the world.