GIA-IUMI Asia Forum 2018 – Charting Asia’s Changing Tides
24 - 25 April 2018, Tuesday & Wednesday

Day 1 (24 April 2018): 9.00am to 5.00pm
(Registration commences at 8.00am, cocktail reception to follow after 5.00pm)

Day 2 (25 April 2018): 9.00am to 12.50pm

Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre
Conference Ballroom: Begonia 3001A-3102, Level 3
10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Click here for directions to and more information on conference venue.

The General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIA), in association with the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI), is organising the GIA-IUMI Asia Forum 2018 – Charting Asia’s Changing Tides.

Spanning across 1.5 day, the forum will focus on themes pertinent to Asia and will convene subject matter experts, thought leaders and policymakers to share their expert insights and analysis on the business opportunities and possibilities for the marine insurance and maritime sectors in the Singapore, the region and beyond.

Who Should Attend

• Marine Insurers/Brokers/Reinsurers
• Marine Specialist Underwriters
• Marine Claims Specialists
• Maritime Lawyers
• Regulators
• And all relevant stakeholders

Conference Fee

A conference fee of S$500 (S$535 inclusive of 7% GST) will be charged per delegate.
Kindly note that once payment has been made there will be no refund for cancellation.
However, substitution or replacement of delegate will be allowed.

MCF Training Grant is available for eligible participants.
Please refer to for information.
Approved applicants may receive up to 50% funding under the MCF Training Grant.

How to Register

For Group Registration: For registration of more than three delegates from the same company, do write in to with your full contact details.

This seminar is limited to 200 pax only and pre-registration to this conference is required.

Conference Programme*

Day One – Tuesday 24 April 2018

Time Topic Speaker
09.00 am - 09.30 am Opening Address Mr Michael Gourlay
Management Committee & MIC Convenor
General Insurance Association of Singapore
Dr Lam Pin Min
Senior Minister of State
Ministry of Transport
09.30 am - 10.00 am Keynote Session 1 Mr Dieter Berg
International Union of Marine Insurance
10.00 am - 10.20 am Keynote Session 2 Mr James Brosnan
General Manager, Insurance
BW Group (Singapore)
10.20 am -10.50 am Networking Tea Break
10.50 am - 11.15 am Port Developments in Singapore Mr Eugene Khoo
Senior Assistant Director (Tuas Port Development) & Project Director (Next Generation Port)
Maritime Port Authority of Singapore
11.15 am - 11.45 am Shipping & Trade, Market Outlook and Update Mr Stephen Gordon
Managing Director
Clarkson Research Services Limited
11.45 am - 12.15 pm Panel Discussion (AM) - Day One
12.15 pm - 1.30 pm Networking Lunch - Sponsored by MSIG Insurance Singapore Pte Ltd
1.30 pm - 1.55 pm Development of LNG Terminals & FSRUs Mr Ton van den Bosch
Energy, terminals and infrastructure Lawyer
Ince & Co LLP
1.55 pm - 2.25 pm Place of Refuge Mr Faz Peermohamed
Partner, Global Head of Shipping, London
Ince & Co LLP, London
2.25 pm - 2.55 pm Safe Ports Mr Toby Stephens
Holman Fenwick Willan Singapore LLP
2.55 pm - 3.15 pm Networking Tea Break
3.15 pm - 3.45 pm Misappropriation Mr John Minton
Chief Executive Officer
Minton, Treharne & Davies Group MTD (UK)
3.45 pm - 4.25 pm P&I Current Issues Mr John Martin
Chief Executive Officer
Gard (Singapore) Pte Ltd
4.25 pm - 4.50 pm Closing Panel Discussion (PM) - Day One
4.50 pm - 5.00 pm Closing Session for Day One Mr Michael Gourlay
Management Committee & MIC Convenor
General Insurance Association of Singapore
5.00 pm - 7.00 pm Cocktail Reception (Invitation details to be shared at a later date)

Day Two – Wednesday 25 April 2018

Time Topic Speaker
09.00 am - 09.30 am Cyber Risks Mr Lars Lange
Secretary General
International Union of Marine Insurance
09.30 am - 10.00 am Maritime Statistics Mr Donald Harrell
Head of International Insurance and Global Head
of Marine
Aspen Insurance UK Limited
10.00 am - 10.20 am Networking Tea Break
10.20 am - 10.50 am New Technology and Cargo Insurance Practice Mr Tom Shinya
Deputy General Manager, Cargo Underwriting Group
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Company, Co., Ltd
10.50 am - 11.20 am Blockchain in Marine Insurance Mr DJ de Villiers
Insurance Industry Director APAC
IBM Innovation Services Pte Ltd
11.20 am - 11.50 am Smart Logistics Ms Amanda Bjork
General Manager
WK Webster International Pte Ltd
11.50 am - 12.20 pm Unmanned Shipping Prof. Dieter Schwampe
Dabelstein & Passehl Hamburg - Hamburg
12.20 pm - 12.40 pm Closing Panel Discussion - Day Two
12.40 pm - 12.50 pm Closing Address Mr Dieter Berg
International Union of Marine Insurance
12.50 pm - 2.30 pm Lunch / Networking

*Please note that the programme may be subject to change, and will be updated progressively up to the conference. If you have any questions on the programme, please contact the General Insurance Association of Singapore at

Thank you for your interest. Due to overwhelming response, Registration is now closed.

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