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The 20th GCA Paper Selection and Programme Advisory Group (20th GCA PSG) invites papers/ presentations for deliberation at the 20th Global Conference of Actuaries

A: Introduction: 
The GCA organized annually since 1999 is a signature three-day event attracting stakeholders in the Insurance and financial sector, with an evening being devoted to Actuarial Gala Function and Awards (AGFA). The AGFA as well as GCA are organized in partnership with the Insurance and Pensions Industry, Consulting Organizations and other stakeholders in the event, called Partners.
The 20th GCA will be held over 4th to 6th March, 2019, where actuaries and non-actuaries assemble in a global ambience to share thoughts and debate matters that affect the financial services industry in general and insurance industry in particular. 
The event starts on the evening of 4th March, 2019 with Actuarial Gala Function and Awards (AGFA) and the 20th GCA Welcome Reception and Dinner followed by two days’ of discussion and deliberation on various subjects of interest.  It is a great opportunity to witness, partake and celebrate the recognition of young actuarial professionals and learn/contribute papers/presentations on subjects that impact the insurance, pensions and other financial services at the global level.
The Papers/Presentations around the above theme could be from anyone with knowledge and expertise in the subject of presentation.
The 20th GCA is expected to attract around 1,000 participants, the 19th GCA held in the year 2018 having crossed 750 participants. 

B: The Papers/Presentations and Programmes: 

The broad objective in selection of Papers/Presentation will be to provide a balance of topics to cover the Eleven Core Disciplines of:
  • Life insurance

  • Property & Casualty (i.e., Non-life or General insurance)

  • Health insurance

  • Pension, Employee Benefits and Social Security

  • Reinsurance

  • Risk Management in Insurance and Banking

  • Data Sciences and Analytics

  • Regulatory matters, Corporate Governance and Ethics

  • Environmental/Climatic changes, Sustainable Development

  • Behavioural Finance

  • Asset Management, Finance & Banking

Aside from the Papers/Presentations submitted for selection, we would be inviting Papers/ Presentations on specific subjects too from eminent persons in the specific subjects.
The Papers/Presentations may be based on Research work published or un-published but should not be an exact repeat of any presentation/s already done in any other forum or in earlier GCAs.
The Programme structure is not final yet, however the same is unlikely to be widely different from the Programmes during the past GCAs  http://www.actuariesindia.org/subMenu.aspx?id=201&val=Global_Conference_of_Actuaries.
In case of any enquiry or clarification please contact us at gca@actuariesindia.org.
Liyaquat Khan
Chair – 20th GCA Paper Selection and Programme Advisory Group (PSG)

Paper / Presentation Submission process & timelines

The presentations shall constitute property of the IAI though having personal (of the Author/presenter) responsibility for the content and views expressed will be published on the 20th GCA website at a later date. By submitting the slides to the 20th GCA, presenters will be deemed to have given permission to publish their presentations.
All submissions have to be made through Online Submission System.

Appendix I: Time lines

 Expression of Interest

10th  Dec, 2018 -

10th Jan 2019

 Submit the following online:

  • Biography (Appendix II) 
  • Summary outline of presentation (Appendix Ill)
  • Detailed outline of the presentation (either in traditional text format or in presentation format) (Appendix III)
  • Refer Guidelines for paper submission (if Any) (Appendix IV)
 Paper acceptance

 By 17thJan, 2019


 Accepted presenters will be notified and a presentation template will be provided

 First draft submission

 By 31st Jan, 2019 


 Draft presentation to be submitted for review in the prescribed format. Comments will be provided based on the review by Reviewers   within 4 days’ time from date of submission.

 Final submission

 By 22nd Feb, 2019


 Final presentation to be submitted

 Meeting of Contributors

 On 4 March, 2019


Accepted presenters will be required to attend a briefing meeting at the Renaissance Hotel, the Conference Venue.

Appendix ll: Biography

 Insert Photo

 Full Name :

 Position held in your organization:

 Professional Title such as FIA, FIAI, FSA, FCA etc.

 Name of your Organisation:

 Current Country of Residence:


Work Experience:

 Outline of your background and relevant work experience (in maximum of 50 words).

 Recent public presentation

 Details of presentations in made in conferences during the last say five years. 
 Contact Details


 Mobile No:

Appendix III: Summary outline of presentation.

Sr.No  Area

 Presentation Information

   1  Title of presentation

 Add the title of presentation.

   2  Core discipline

 Please specify the core discipline, this should be one of the Eleven Core Disciplines specified under Para B.

   3  Summary  of     presentation

 Brief outline of the topic including the linkage to the 20th GCA theme of “Expanding the Horizon, Strengthening the Core” in not more than 50 words.


 Detailed outline of   presentation

 Detailed outline of the presentation. This could be either in text format or presentation format which could be attached.

 Time span of presentation

 Typical presentation session will be 20-30 mts and there may be maximum one or two presenters in a session.
   6  Co-speaker (if any)  The presentation can be by maximum of two persons, even though if there is paper, the same might have been written by more than two authors,   The details of co presenter is to be submitted (Appendix !!)

Guidelines for Expression of Interest (EOI):

EOI must be submitted in English, via the Online Submission System only. E-mail submission will NOT be accepted. 
EOI will be selected based on their merit, quality and appropriateness to the THEME “Expanding the Horizon, Strengthening the Core”
Last date to submit 10 January, 2019

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