The 16th ALUCA Biennial National Conference

ALUCA’s premier 16th Biennial National Conference, Innov18-Life Changing, was held from October 11th – 13th at the Grand Chancellor in Hobart and the feedback from  attendees and sponsors at the event has been overwhelmingly positive. More than 500 Life insurance professionals  enjoyed  7 thought provoking and inspiring plenary sessions and were able to chose from 36 breakout sessions all providing key insights into a range of areas.

Delegates learnt about the opportunities and innovations that will lead our industry into the future. The latest developments in Behavioural Economics and big data, technology, wearables, the future of work, resilience and mindfulness were all covered during the three days along with social media & AI, pathology and genomics,  sessions from APRA and an update on the Code of Practice from the FSC and so much more.

In addition to the above, ALUCALAND contained exhibitions from 17 exhibitors where delegates enjoyed catching up and connecting with their fellow peers all from the Life Insurance industry.

The conference concluded with ALUCA’s special Gala dinner where winners of ALUCA’s and key partner scholarship awards were announced in addition to the 2018 prestigious ALUCA Life member award.

The  highly regarded recipient of ALUCA’s 2018 Life Membership is Peter Jones from Cogent Management. Peter has made a significant contribution to ALUCA and the life insurance industry over a large number of years during his career as a Forensic Accountant, positively impacting so many people. Our congratulations to him.

In addition the ALUCA Turks Legal scholarship winner and runners up were also announced and the winners from the ALUCA-Swiss Re Rehabilitation award. A huge congratulations to them all and our sponsors  Swiss Re and Turks Legal who make these awards possible.

2018 ALUCA award winners summary

2018 ALUCA Life Membership: Peter Jones, Cogent

2018 ALUCA Turks Legal Scholarship award Winner: Evgeney Schkola from Comminsure Runners Up: Christine Gan, Comminsure and Aimee Kelly, CommInsure

2018 Swiss Re-ALUCA Rehab award winner : Ben Crawley from BT Financial

A sincere thanks to ALUCA’s amazing conference committee: Lucy Hartley, Lizz Kiernan, John O’Leary, Matt Paul, and Ingrid Thorn who were led by Board members Mary Sinclair-Porter and Sean Potter supported by The Association Specialists conference team.

A HUGE thanks as well to ALUCA’s national sponsors and conference sponsors for supporting such a very important event on ALUCA’s calendar.

The 17th ALUCA Biennial National Conference has been announced for 2020 and will be held on the Gold Coast in October 2020.

Conference photos

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Day 1

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Day 2

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Day 3

Thanks to all 7 people who entered the ALUCA photo booth social media competition. The judges all loved the creative photo shots but unfortunately none of them met the full competition criteria! The good news is that we will look to roll out another competition next year with the same prize attached. Stay tuned for further details…