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General Meeting

ICMIF 2019 Biennial Conference & AOA General Meeting, 12-15 November 2019 in Auckland (New Zealand)

Tuesday, 12 November – Friday, 15 November 2019
Cordis, Auckland

 

 

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AOA General Meeting

Theme of the ICMIF Conference

Features of the ICMIF Conference

Programme

Conference Fees

Hotel Accommodation

Language

Dress Code

Conference Website

Conference App

Visa Information

 

 AOA General Meeting 
AOA will hold the biennial General Meeting at the same time and at the same place as the ICMIF Conference (Tuesday, 12 November –  Friday, 15 November 2019) as follows:

AOA Secretariat will contact the member organizations for details at a later date. Please join us by all means.

1. Date and Time

Thursday, 14 November 2019  17: 30-18: 30

2. Venue

Cordis Hotel  The Great Room I & II  (same place as ICMIF Conference)
83 Symonds Street, Grafton
Auckland 1010, New Zealand 

3.  Others

a. Right after the AOA General Meeting, the AOA Board of Directors will be held at the same venue.

b. AOA will hold the AOA Dinner (by invitation only) from 19:30 to 22:00 on the same day. The location will be announced later.

 
 Theme of the ICMIF Conference 
THE FUTURE OF MUTUALITY
The ICMIF Biennial Conference is the largest, global gathering of mutual and cooperative insurance leaders, offering unrivalled peer-to-peer networking and the opportunity to debate the key challenges facing the sector.
The theme of the Conference, The future of mutuality, will drive an agenda that focuses on the future of the customer-owned model in insurance and how ICMIF members are creating sustainable, competitive advantage.
The Conference features leaders from the cooperative/mutual insurance sector as well as external experts from around the world in panel discussions and presentation sessions looking at the following topics:
  • Embedding operational agility and innovation in response to a rapidly evolving insurance market
  • Reacting to emerging insurance risks and market uncertainty
  • Remaining relevant to the customers of tomorrow
  • Operating as responsible businesses and integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in our organisations
  • Increasing customers’ wellbeing and societal resilience
  • Shifting our core business objectives from protection to prevention
  • Enhancing the customer experience and strengthening our customer relations through digitalisation and technology
  • Seizing opportunities in the digital ecosystem through new types of strategic partnership
  • Shaping our sector’s future by preparing the organisation’s leaders for a new business world, empowering young talent and upholding our distinct, cooperative/mutual values
 Features of the ICMIF Conference 

Enhance your strategy the mutual way

The mutual and cooperative insurance sector is the fastest growing part of the global insurance market. ICMIF members, as a collective, perform even better. Find out what strategies, cultures and behaviours drive this success.

A unique way to develop future leaders

The ICMIF Young Leaders Programme offers talented, young professionals the chance to enjoy the full ICMIF Conference as well as bespoke networking opportunities to meet and learn from leaders from around the world.

Enjoy a world-class social programme

The opportunities for learning and growth don’t end in the conference room. Take part in our social programme to experience the wonders of Auckland and get to know other delegates from around the world.

 

 Young Leaders Progremme

The Young Leaders Programme is designed for young professionals (generally aged between 18 and 35) from ICMIF members who have been identified by their seniors as strong candidates to become future leaders within their organisations.

The programme provides an excellent opportunity for ICMIF members to both develop and reward their younger and high potential employees, exposing them to wider issues impacting the insurance industry, strategic best-practice and mutuality on a global scale. Participants will have the chance to learn from and collaborate with peers at other mutual and cooperative insurance companies and also enjoy the chance to network with CEOs, senior executives, industry leaders and key external influencers from around the world.

The first Young Leaders Programme was held alongside the 2017 Conference and was attended by 55 young leaders from 31 member companies in 16 countries. The event was hugely successful and received excellent feedback both from the young leader attendees and from their senior managers who had sent them to attend the programme in London.

Those taking part in the Young Leader Programme at the 2019 ICMIF Biennial Conference in Auckland will benefit from a 50% discount on the standard Conference fees. Participants will be able to attend the full ICMIF Conference as well as exclusive breakfast sessions and networking events designed specifically to meet their interests; including a roundtable breakfast session with a number of ICMIF member CEOs – one of the highlights of the 2017 Young Leaders Programme.

 
 Programme 
All events will be held on the ground floor of the Cordis Hotel unless otherwise stated.
Monday, 11 November
09:30-15:00 AOA/ICMIF Microinsurance Seminar

 

Crystal Room
12:30-13:30 Lunch for AOA/ICMIF Microinsurance Seminar  Crystal Room Pre-function Area
13:00-18:00 Conference Registration The Great Room Lower Lobby
15:00-17:00 ICMIF Executive Committee Meeting
(by Invitation only)
Gallery Room 4
17:00-18:00 ICMIF Foundation Board Meeting
(by invitation only)
Gallery Room 4
19:30-22:00 ICMIF Board Dinner
(by invitation only) 
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
(external venue, Hosted by FMG)
Tuesday, 12 November
08:00-18:00 Conference Registration The Great Room Lower Lobby 
09:00-14:00 ICMIF Board Meeting
(by invitation only)
Crystal Room
12:00-13:00 Lunch for Board
(by Invitation only)
Crystal Room Pre-function Area
15:00-18:00 ICMIF Americas Board Meeting
(by invitation only)
Crystal Room
15:00-17:00 Young Leaders Programme
Introductory Session 
Gallery Room 4
18:30-19:30 Young Leaders Programme
Welcome Drink
Crystal Room Pre-function Area          
19:30-22:30 ICMIF Welcome Reception Great Room Pre-Function Area,
Great Room Lower Lobby
Great Room III & IV
Wednesday, 13 November – Conference Day One
06:00-08:45 Delegates’ breakfast Restaurant Eight
07:30-08:30 Young Leaders Programme
Breakfast Session
Chandelier Room
08:00-18:00 Conference Registration/Help Desk The Great Room Lower Level
& Pre-Function Area
09:00-10:30 CONFERENCE SESSION The Great Room I & II 
10:30-11:00 Morning Coffee Break The Great Room Pre-function Area
11:00-12.30 CONFERENCE SESSION The Great Room I & II 
12:30-13:30 Lunch The Great Room Pre-function Area
and Great Room III & IV              
13:30-15:00 CONFERENCE SESSION The Great Room I & II 
15:00-15:30 Afternoon Coffee Break The Great Room Pre-function Area
15:30-17:00 CONFERENCE SESSION The Great Room I & II 
18:00-19:30 New Members Reception
(by invitation only)   
Chandelier Room
1800-20:00 Young Leaders Programme
Drinks and Networking
Dr Rudi’s Rooftop Bar, Viaduct Harbour (External venue) 
19:30-22:00 Intelligence Committee Dinner
(by invitation only)
TBA Viaduct Harbour (External venue) 
Thursday, 14 November – Conference Day Two
06:00-08:45 Delegates’ breakfast Restaurant Eight
07:30-08:30 Young Leaders Programme
Breakfast Session
Chandelier Room
08:00-18:00 Conference Help Desk The Great Room Pre-function Area
09:00-10:30 CONFERENCE SESSION The Great Room I & II 
10:30-11:00 Morning Coffee Break The Great Room Pre-function Area
11:00-12.30 CONFERENCE SESSION The Great Room I & II 
12:30-13:30 Lunch The Great Room Pre-function Area
and Great Room III & IV              
13:30-15:00 CONFERENCE SESSION The Great Room I & II 
15:00-15:30 Afternoon Coffee Break The Great Room Pre-function Area
15:30-17:00 CONFERENCE SESSION The Great Room I & II 
17:30-18:30 AOA General Meeting
(by invitation only)   
The Great Room I & II  
19:30-22:00 AOA Dinner
(by invitation only)
Location to be confirmed
(external venue)
Friday, 15 November – Conference Day Three
06:00-08:45 Delegates’ breakfast Restaurant Eight
08:00-18:00 Conference Help Desk The Great Room Pre-function Area
09:00-10:30 CONFERENCE SESSION The Great Room I & II 
10:30-11:00 Morning Coffee Break The Great Room Pre-function Area
11:00-12.30 CONFERENCE SESSION The Great Room I & II 
12:30-13:30 Lunch The Great Room Pre-function Area
and Great Room III & IV              
13:30-15:30 CONFERENCE SESSION The Great Room I & II 
16:00-22:00 Gala Dinner “Sailing Away”
Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron Yacht Club (Hosted by FMG)
 Saturday 16 November – Social Tours
06:00-08:45  Delegates’ breakfast Restaurant Eight
SOCIAL TOURS
(Hosted by FMG)
Choice of three tours

 

 Conference Fees 
The conference fee includes attendance at all conference sessions; all conference papers/information, conferences lunches, two conference dinners (the Welcome Reception on Tuesday 12 November and the Gala Dinner on Friday 15 November), and the AOA Dinner on Thursday 14 Novemver (by invitation only). The fee for accompanying persons includes dinner at the Welcome Reception, at the Gala Dinner, and at the AOA Dinner. There is an additional charge for participation in the group tours on Saturday 16 November which is a non-refundable nominal amount of GBP 30 per person to guarantee attendance.

 

The Conference fees listed below are in GBP (per person):
FEE TYPE  GBP
 Member  2,200.00
 Young Leader Programme   1,100.00
 Non Member  2,750.00
 Subsidised member*  500.00
 Accompanying person  250.00
Organized group tours** (16 November)  30.00
*   This rate is available to member organizations from developing countries where the member organisation has gross premium income of less than USD 5 million.
** This non-refundable amount is purely to guarantee attendance and to prevent absence without notice.
 Hotel Accommodation 
ICMIF and our hosts FMG have negotiated a very competitive rate at the Conference hotel, the Cordis, with breakfast, internet use, local taxes and entrance to the fitness room/pool area all included in the ICMIF bedroom rate. The Superior King rooms can be booked by delegates via this dedicated hotel reservations link which will ensure that you receive our special ICMIF rate. It is possible to include access to the hotel’s Club Lounge for an additional charge per night. Other categories of bedrooms, including suites, are available upon request. We strongly recommend that you make your hotel reservation as soon as possible as availability cannot be guaranteed after August 2019.
 Language 
Subject to sufficient demand, we will offer other language interpretation at the Conference as well as ICMIF’s standard languages of English, French, Spanish and Japanese. 
 Dress Code 
The dress code for all conference sessions is business casual. Ties are not required but no jeans please. For the Welcome Reception it is casual attire (jeans are acceptable). For the AOA Dinner, it is casual attire. For the Farewell Dinner, please dress casually (jeans/shorts are acceptable) if taking part in the “regatta” plus additional waterproof clothing will be provided at the venue but please wear trainers/deck shoes (no heels). For those not sailing, casual attire is the dress code for the evening. For social tours please wear suitable walking shoes, clothing and a light rain jacket and cap/hat is always recommended.
 Conference Website 
The dedicated Conference website is your main source of information regarding the 2019 ICMIF Biennial Conference. As more aspects of the conference agenda and speak line-up are confirmed this information will be added to the Conference website. Over time the website we will include more information regarding the conference theme and agenda; keynote speakers; other speakers and panellists (including a profile on each speaker); and all the latest practical information relating to the hotel, the local area and timings during the Conference. The presentations, photographs and videos from the Conference will be posted on the website soon after the event comes to a close.
 Conference App 
In the weeks leading up to the 2019 Biennial Conference, delegates will be invited to download the ICMIF Conference App. This will provide delegates with full information on the agenda, speakers, timings and locations throughout the Conference as well as all the necessary practical information on hotels and the local area. The App will be used to communicate with delegates before and during the event. We highly recommended that all those who have registered to attend the Conference download the App when invited to do so (this will communicated by email in October/November 2019).
 Visa Information 
Before travelling to New Zealand, you will need to ensure your passport is valid for at least three months beyond your intended departure date, and if required, have a valid New Zealand visa.
You do not need a visa to visit New Zealand if you are:
  • A New Zealand or Australian citizen or resident, or
  • A UK citizen and/or passport holder (you can stay up to six months), or
  • Most EU member countries or
  • A citizen of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with New Zealand (you can stay up to three months)
If you don’t meet the criteria above, then you will need to apply for a Visitor Visa.
ICMIF will be pleased to assist with an invitation letter if required. Please complete your registration first, where you will need to share with us your details (name on passport and passport number). Once your registration is approved and paid for, we will send you your invitation visa letter.

 

Please check the ICMIF Conference website for furthur information and registration.
Please contact the AOA Secretariat for AOA GM & Dinner.

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