Follow the pathway designed for underwriters with the LADUCA team, the first breakout delves into the key issues surrounding underwriting in NZ and across the world, followed by a choice of a health or life insurance focused second breakout on Day 1 (21 September).
With the LADUCA and insurance sessions on one day, this offers you the flexibility of purchasing a one-day ticket for the Conference.
Main Plenary 9.00 - 9.30AM: Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson
In our first Political Keynote, we welcome Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson to give insights pre and post pandemic, and a look toward Aotearoa 2025. Following the presentation will be a fireside chat with political reporter Jack Tame, to delve deeper into the key issues.
9.45 - 10.45AM: Panel Discussion Climate and sustainability: The world on fire?
The climate emergency is now mainstream, and with world leaders agree targets to mitigate climate change, our panel will look at climate issues through different lenses.
10.35- 10.50AM: Growing the financial confidence of New Zealanders
In this first Ted-style talk of the day, we reflect on the how the financial services community is working together to deliver the FSC vision and conference theme to grow the financial confidence of New Zealanders.
Outlook 2025 with FMA CEO Samantha Barrass, followed by a fireside chat with political reporter Jack Tame, to delve further into the key issues raised.
11.50AM - 12.40PM: Chief Economist Session: In turbulent times, what holds for the economy?
In this session, Chief Economists from across the sector will discuss the economic state of New Zealand and the world, reflecting on the challenges we face and debating the cost of living crisis, inflation, investments and the impacts they are having.
Lunch 12.55 - 1.45AM
We invite LADUCA members to debate the top issues facing the underwriting community, including mental health, genetics, transgender and other emerging topics affecting this specialised sector.
1.45 - 2.45PM
Choose between two breakout sessions:
Life insurance 2030: The global future of life Insurance - impacts, opportunities, challenges.
The future of life insurance: what's in store? In this session the panel will debate the future of life insurance from macro, international and strategic levels, including debating government proposals such as the recently proposed New Zealand Income Insurance Scheme (NZIIS).
Health Insurance: Is the future of health artificial intelligence and 3-D?
Here, Professor Tim Woodfield, leaderof the Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) Group atthe University of Otago, will take attendees on a journey of discovery into3D Biofabrication and Additive Manufacturing of biomaterial scaffolds and titanium medical devices.
2.45 - 3.45PM: Is consumer change driving regulatory change? The impacts on consumers of global and regional regulatory change
In this joint life and health insurance panel, we debatewhat’s happening in regulation locally and globally, alongside the impact of regulation on consumers here and globally.
Main Plenary 4.15 - 4.30PM: The Future of Health
Dr. Stephen Childs is the Chief Medical Officer at Southern Cross, and in this second spotlight, will shine a light on the future of the health system in New Zealand.
4.30 - 5.15PM
In our most highly rated sessions at past conferences, we invite to the stage the first of our two inspiration keynote speakers, to take us our of the financial services sector and challenge us to think more broadly.
Don't forget there are many more breakfast, plenary, breakout and lunch sessions across the conference in the life, health, investment and funds, KiwiSaver and retirement and professional advice sectors.