India Conference 2024: call for speakers


Please note the India Conference 2024 call for speakers is now closed.

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We are looking for speakers for our inaugural IFoA India Conference. Mark your calendars for 29 November to 1 December, when we’ll be gathering both in person and online at the Andaz Hotel in New Delhi.

If you’re eager to showcase your research, expertise, or innovative ideas to the vibrant Indian and South Asian community, we’d love to have you join us on stage.

Please submit your proposal by 8 July


Why speak at IFoA India Conference?

  • Showcase your expertise: present on themes like AI, climate risk, insurtech, cyber risk, communication, leadership, and professionalism, and gain exposure to IFoA’s global network of over 32,000 members
  • Global platform: elevate your visibility within the actuarial community worldwide by presenting alongside international attendees and speakers
  • Networking opportunities: connect with fellow professionals, industry leaders, and stakeholders, fostering relationships that can propel your career forward
  • Make an impact: contribute to raising awareness about the actuarial profession in the Indian market through our hybrid conference format, ensuring your voice reaches a wide audience


We’re seeking speakers for the following categories:

We’re committed to making sure our conference caters to a broad audience, encompassing all vital actuarial domains. To achieve this, we’re seeking a diverse array of presentations. Boost your chances of being selected by offering a fresh perspective that’s both timely and pertinent to our theme.

The theme for the conference is ‘Actuaries of the Future’ and we encourage you to weave this theme into every aspect of your talk. Let’s explore what’s next for actuaries, the skills they’ll need to develop to stay ahead, and the roles the industry and the professional body will play in this evolution.

We are seeking engaging talks on the following topics. We would also like the topics to have a future look, exploring what’s next for actuaries. If you have a compelling presentation that doesn’t fit into these categories, please submit it under ‘other’.

  • Innovation: generative AI, insurtech, government and innovation, industry innovations
  • Global: changing landscape of the Indian actuarial industry, actuaries and climate risk/sustainability models, managing cyber risks, best practices for the Indian industry
  • Risk: RBC: risk-based capital regime
  • Regular: IFRS17 developments, reinsurance trends, life insurance, pensions, health insurance, general insurance, professionalism.
  • Soft skills: communication and leadership workshops
  • Student-specific: exam success, industry knowledge, skill development
  • Wider fields: financial markets, actuaries in banking, community contributions


Proposal details

In your proposal, we would be grateful if you could include:

  • summary of about 250 words on your chosen subject (which may or may not be from the list above)
  • format of your session (for example, interactive live presentation, debate, panel session)
  • company and contact details of all speakers presenting

The summary should cover:

  • target audience and assumed knowledge level to direct your talk to the right audience to strengthen engagement. For example, members working in a particular area interested in the outcome of work done by a particular working party.
  • key outcomes and knowledge that attendees will take away (elevator pitch: what are the key areas you will cover and what is the benefit to the attendees)
  • other useful background information (for example, working party submission, uses results from a new survey)

Submission deadline: Monday 8 July 2024


An example of a good submission:

Why isn’t machine learning (ML) used routinely in reserving as it is in personal lines pricing?

Although there is widespread interest in ML, we see the same questions come up time and time again on difficulties and obstacles to incorporating ML into reserving. These are topics of substance with no single, easy answer and include questions such as:

  • why use ML for reserving in the first place?
  • how do you get your stakeholders (including auditors) on board with using ML?
  • how can we research and apply ML techniques if we don’t have access to granular transactional data?
  • how do you incorporate judgement or external information into an ML-based reserving process
  • are actuaries going to be replaced by data scientists?

In this session we will have a panel discussion featuring various members of the Machine Learning in Reserving Working Party (MLRWP) and we will discuss these points and others. The MLRWP has shared many of our findings and material in talks and on our blog.

This will be delivered virtually and will be a high-level session rather than a technical one. It should be of interest to actuaries at all levels with an interest in ML including senior actuaries and team leaders who are interested in using ML in the reserving process and may be asking many of these same questions.

Submit your proposal

Please note the India Conference 2024 call for speakers is now closed (closing date: 8 July)

If you have queries, please contact