This year’s Asia Pacific-focused International Travel & Health Insurance Conference (ITIC) is in the stunning city of Hong Kong, where the great and good of this global industry will gather on 17-19 June to inform, educate, and debate market developments.
While building contacts and professional networks is key to the ongoing success of ITIC events, without an agenda that inspires debate and spurs the industry onwards to innovate and improve, there would be no conference. Below are just a few highlights of the 2019 ITIC APAC agenda that demonstrate the educational value that ITIC offers attendees.
Of primary importance to travel and health insurers operating in the APAC region are medical costs, and leading the discussion on this topic at ITIC APAC will be Dr Zubin Daruwalla of PwC South East Asia Consulting, Thalia Georgiou of Asia Care Group and Lynne Fung of Matilda Hospital. Addressing the issues of medical cost inflation and value for money in the hospital setting, these experts will consider cost containment practices and business relationship management.
Can telemedicine hold the answer to the insurance industry’s concerns about ever-increasing costs? David Thomas Boucher of Bumrungrad International Hospital, Myra Yu of Teladoc Health and Laurent Pochat-Cottilloux of AXA Global Healthcare will consider the power of technology in a healthcare setting.
The APAC market presents opportunities for travel and health insurers to further their global reach, but with challenges unique to each country, understanding local culture and customers is key to turning these opportunities into genuine sales. Tan Chien-Wei of ULink Assist, Amy Villalobos of nib Health Funds and Ben Loh of Tune Ins Protect Group will share their market experience and insights with attendees.
ITIC agendas are designed to address every aspect of the industry, from travel trends, to counter-fraud efforts, and how to meet customer expectations. To find out more about the speakers at this year’s ITIC APAC event, click here.