The Geneva Association supports a certain number of events that are either linked to our research projects or to additional specific research topics. In addition, other one-off seminars and conferences on specific questions of interest to the insurance community are organised on a regular basis.
To see a full list of our upcoming and past events, please click here.
These events touch upon specific topics of research (financial stability and regulation, climate risk, health and ageing, retirement funding, the economics of risk) and are generally open to the public, though numbers may be limited.
Other events are reserved for Members of The Geneva Association and their senior management. These include the Annual Round Table of Chief Risk Officers, the meeting of Chief Investment Officers, the Annual Circle of Chief Economists Meeting, and the General Assembly.
The General Assembly
The most prominent and important event of The Geneva Association is the annual General Assembly with up to 90 insurance CEOs attending. During two full days, the Members of the Association discuss the strategic issues facing their industry in intensive sessions.
The debates are prepared in advance with the industry leaders and the help of outside experts. The topics are selected by the Board and prepared by the Members themselves with the help of the General Secretariat.
These debates lead to a series of background papers and comments that are later published by The Geneva Association as The General Assembly Review.
Past keynote speakers at The Geneva Association's general assemblies include the Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the FSB, Mark Carney; the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde; former Prime Minister of Great Britain, Tony Blair; the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzō Abe; former U.S. Vice President Al Gore; and Peer Steinbrück, the former German Minister of Finance.
The General Assembly takes place in a different location worldwide each year, hosted by Members of that country. In May 2015, The Geneva Association celebrated its 42nd anniversary in Singapore. In 2016 the General Assembly will take place in Rome, Italy.