International Insurance Risk and Leadership Symposium & Next-Gen Conference International Insurance Risk and Leadership Symposium & Next-Gen Conference
April 12 - 13, 2018  ·  Dusit Thani Resort

Targeting the gaps in the current market and workforce, the International Insurance Risk and Leadership Symposium & Next-Gen Conference (IRLS) will establish Guam as a center for insurance education provided by the world's pioneers in insurance and risk management. By leveraging Guam's proximity to the Asia-Pacific's Insurance societies and adjacent markets, this event is a positive step toward creating continuity for Guam's insurance industry while providing a space for the region's professionals to collaborate and grow their expertise and business as well as introduce a new career path for future talent. This year's theme "Sharing Tomorrow in Insurance and Leadership" will address two major challenges facing the industry today: the increasing complexity of the regional market, and the growing need to develop new industry leaders. Long identified as a matter of great concern, the exodus of local talent from the island may only be solved through a comprehensive and progressive training program with the mission of enhancing the skills of current professionals and introducing a rewarding career path to future generations.IRLS is a two-day event consisting of a symposium for insurance professionals and a youth conference for 200 local, and international college students hailing from Japan, Korea, and the Philippines; by bringing these two groups together IRLS looks to create a long-lasting and cyclical institution in which the Region may grow and develop its insurance talent and workforce. This year's NexGen conference will also be hosting the NexGen Insurance Innovation Challenge-- Guam's first insurance specific, college-level innovation competition-- that calls on students to innovate tomorrow's insurance technology and customer experience.

                                              Guam's Insurance Industry stands at a precipice that will determine the fortitude of our industry. IRLS is a call to action to help bridge the divide between those who have built the industry and the inheritors of this legacy with the focus of this under-served region.

  • Group Rates for 6 or More Available!
  • Registration Includes Breakfast, Lunch, PM Snack, and Beverages all day.
  • Dusit Thani Guam Resort block rate of $272 + 11% (limited availability) please contact for more details.

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General Admission 420.00 USD
Student Admission 220.00 USD
1 Day Pass 220.00 USD
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Check-In, Registration and Badge/Packet Pick-Up
Grand Ballroom Lobby
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Grand Ballroom
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Introduction Segment & IRLS Kick Off
A message from our sponsors and keynote speakers.
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Insurtech refers to the use of technology innovations designed to squeeze out savings and efficiency form the current insurance industry model. The belief driving insurtech companies is that the insurance industry is ripe for innovation and disruption. Insurtech is exploring avenues that large insurance firms have less incentive to exploit, such as offering ultra-customized policies, social insurance, and using new streams of data from internet-enabled devices to dynamically price premiums according to observed behavior.
Grand Ballroom
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Ethics Panel
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch will be served in the Grand Ballroom
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Claims Panel
A panel to discuss the macroeconomics, ethics and fundamentals of claims in Guam and the region.
Grand Ballroom
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Afternoon Break (PM Snack)
Light merienda will be served in the Grand Ballroom.
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Regulatory Panel
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
NexGen Insruance Innovation Challenge (NIIC) Presentations
The NexGen Insurance Innovation Challenge is Guam's first insurance-specific innovation competition. Its mission is the pursuit, promotion and cultivation of sustainable innovation for Guam's insurance industry. During this session participants of this year's NIIC will be presenting their final presentations before a live panel of judges and the IRLS audience.
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
and Welcome Back!
We welcome back all guests and attendees to our Symposium for another day full of valuable knowledge and fun.
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Breakfast will be served in the Grand Ballroom
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Fintech is a portmanteau of financial technology that describes an emerging financial services sector in the 21st century. Originally the term applied to technology at the back-end of established consumer and trade financial institutions. Since the end of the first decade of the 21st century the term has expanded to include any technological innovation in the financial sector, including innovations in financial literacy and education, retail banking, investment, and crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin.
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Surety Panel
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Lunch will be served in the Grand Ballroom
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Construction Risk Panel
A panel of local Guam businesses and professionals will discuss the current state of construction risk on island and prospects for the future.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Afternoon Break (PM Snack)
Light merienda will be served in the Grand Ballroom
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Next-Gen Insurance Innovation Challenge (NIIC)
Award Ceremony for the NexGen Insurance Innovation Challenge
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Legacy Panel
We turn to our industry founders and predecessors to talk about their journey toward success and to get insight into their challenges and methods to reaching their goals and helping to establish their business here in Guam.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Post Event Cocktail
The Competitive Edge in Insurance
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