The programme will be held at Trinity Wharf Hotel.

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Sunday 20 November


4:00pm AGM
5:00pm Conference opening
5:30pm - 7:30pm Welcome Dinner Function

Monday 21 November 


8:30am Tony Alexander
9:30am Concurrent session one
  Actuaries and Data Analytics - Positively Correlated?
Adam Follington & Joe and Benbow 
Beyond the limits: Modeling and forecasting longevity
A/Prof Leonie Tickle 
Optimising Pricing Strategy and Process
Klaas Stijnen
Enterprise Risk Management - Do Actuaries really get it?
Scott Lewis 
10:30am Morning tea
11:00am Concurrent session two
  The artificially intelligent actuary: How AI is changing the actuarial landscape
Nicholas Warren & Simon Young 
Rules of thumb – helping New Zealanders DIY decumulate 
Joe Benbow, Catherine Edgar, Daniel Mussett, Alison O'Connell, Christine Ormrod & Kelvin Prisk
NZSA Public Sector Interest Group
Paper/Presentation on the Public Sector and Actuarial work
Mutuality and Solidarity – is it possible to solve the crisis in private health insurance in New Zealand?
Jeremy Holmes
12:00pm Andrew Patterson
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Concurrent session three
  Risk adjustments: Can life actuaries learn something from GI actuaries?
Ben Coulter 
An actuarial model of New Zealand social housing
Alan Greenfield, Eric Judd, Dr Hugh Miller & Daniel Stoner 
Insurance fraud analytics
Dr Jonathan Cohen & Jadon Fox
The Future of Trauma Product Development and Management
Mary Liao 
3:00pm Concurrent session four
  Reserve Bank of New Zealand – Review of the Insurance (Prudential Supervision) Act 2010
Richard Johnson 
Simple Products
Robert Kerr  
Modelling errors and how organisations can reduce them
Michael Clarke 
A way forward for NZ Superannuation
Peter Cosseboom 
4:00pm Afternoon tea      
5:20pm Buses depart for Hobbiton      
6:00pm - 11:00pm HobbitonSocial Evening
Kindly sponsored by Taylor Fry 

Tuesday 22 November 


8:30am  Maggie Eyre 
9:30am  Concurrent session five       
  Trauma - defining the future
K Boundy & W Monday 
Reserving for high cost cancer claims
Len Elikhis 
Insights from New Zealand solvency returns for the 2015 financial year
Robert Cole & Adrian Allott 
Beyond the Bitcoin - Decentralised Financial Smart-Contracts and Insurance Applications
Ethan Choi 
10:30am  Morning tea       
11:00am  Concurrent session six       
  Back to the Future – Thriving in a World of Digital Disruption
Win-Li Toh, Scott Duncan & Jenna Cooke 
Probability of Insolvency: How safe are we?
Anita Samu 
New Zealand Individual Lump Sum Experience Investigation 2008-2014
Winncy Wong & Beata Bronikowska 
The effect of gross versus net of tax discount rates in MoS liabilities and thereby profit reporting for life insurance
David Chamberlain & Hamish Farrar 
12:00pm  Gordon Tietjens      
1:00pm  Recreational activities      
6:30pm  Buses depart for dinner       
7:00pm - 11:30pm Conference Gala Dinner
Kindly sponsored by Gen Re 

Wednesday 23 November


8:30am  Grant Spencer
9:30am  Brunch
11:00am  Diane Maxwell 
12:00pm End of conference 2016