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The Insurance Council Annual Forum 2018 was held on Wednesday March 7, 2018 at the Hilton Sydney. 

The Forum brought together insurers with industry experts and related professionals to hear about what the year ahead holds for the general insurance industry from a political, regulatory and business perspective. It also provided a forum for discussion to help members clarify the environment in which they operate and how they can meet and turn to their advantage the challenges that face the industry.


  • Opening remarks: Rob Whelan, ICA CEO - click here
  • Plenary session 1: The Hon. Kelly O'Dwyer, Minister for Revenue and Financial Services -  click here
  • Keynote address: Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, Snr Principal Scientist - CSIRO - click here
  • Plenary session 2: The Hon Dr Andrew Leigh, Shadow Assistant Treasurer - click here
  • Plenary session 3: Mr Geoff Summerhayes, Member of APRA - click here
  • Plenary Session 4: Mr Peter Kell - Deputy Chairman, ASIC - click here
  • Plenary Session 5; Jennifer Taylor, CEO – Comcare - click here,  Rob Whelan, CEO – Insurance Council of Australia
  • Plenary Session 6: Panel Discussion: Unpacking the Royal Commission: Insurance and consumer expectations; Ms Karen Den-Toll, Partner - Governance, Regulation & Conduct, Deloitte, Mr Denis Nelthorpe, Chief Executive Officer, WestJustice, Mr Ian Berg, Industry Representative, Code Governance Committee, Mr Michael Saadat, Senior Executive Leader – Deposit Takers, Credit & Insurers, ASIC -  click here
  • Final remarks; Mr Rob Whelan, CEO - Insurance Council of Australia -  click here