Beijing event: Young Professionals' Forum - Insurance Industry Development and its Opportunities for Young Professionals

This page illustrates all details about the networking event "Young Professionals' Forum - Insurance Industry Development and its Opportunities for Young Professionals" in Beijing. If you are interested, you can apply via the web link at the bottom of this page.

Beijing Event detail

Date and time
2009-10-29, 6.30 PM
BEIJING: Crowne Plaza, Sun Palace Beijing, 12 Qisheng Middle Road, North East Third Ring, Chaoyang District - 新云南皇冠假日酒店朝阳区七圣中街12号. Tel: +86 10 6429 8888
SwissCham Beijing’s Young Professionals' Forum provides Young Professionals with a networking platform tailored to their needs and giving them access to high profile and experienced business executives in order to talk about issues which are at the core of their career development. This all happens in a cheerful and relaxed atmosphere, allowing Young Professionals from various industries and backgrounds to meet and interact around a glass of wine.

After the great success of the third edition, come attend the fourth Forum and learn how to manage your career in order to become one of tomorrow’s business leaders.

The Topic

“Insurance Industry Development and its Opportunities

for Young Professionals”

In an interactive dialogue, our speakers will be given the opportunity to present the market development of the insurance industry and how the young professionals should prepare themselves in the frame of their career. The event will be the occasion also for the speakers to discuss about their personal experience and to introduce their own point of view on what is expected nowadays from young professionals in the insurance industry.

After their presentations you are welcome to raise your questions, and interact with them.

The Speakers

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Robert WIEST

Managing Director, SWISS RE China

Member of the Asia Management Team

Based in Beijing, Robert Wiest is Managing Director for Swiss Re China.

Robert started his career at Swiss Re in 1995 as an engineering underwriter for the Italian market. From 1998 to 2000 he serviced a number of European markets as engineering underwriting manager and headed special lines at Swiss Re Italia where he was a member of the local executive team.

In 2004 he was in charge of developing Swiss Re's P&C Business Group's Global Facultative System (GFS). In May 2005 he was appointed as Market Executive for Western & Southern Europe, and took on additional responsibility for the Middle East, Turkey and Pakistan from September 2006.

He relocated to Beijing, China to head up this important market in November 2008.

A graduate engineer from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH), he majored in semiconductor and chip design at the Technical University of Munich, Faculty of Electrical



General Manager, ZURICH INSURANCE Beijing

Ken Zhao joined Zurich Group in August 2008 as General Manager of Beijing Branch. Under his efficient leadership, a significant growth in local commercial and global corporate business has been achieved, which also contributed a lot for the group's sustainable development in China.

Before his joining Zurich, Ken worked for Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Company in Shanghai for more than 10 years. He was in charge of business development and strategy management as Business Director. In 2003, as Assistant General Manager, Ken led business management of the company, including underwriting, etc.

In addition, Mr. Ken has been awarded as Associate of Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

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The Registration Process

Registration fee to be paid at the entrance. The price includes two free drinks (wine, beer or soft drink) and finger food. Members are asked to bring their member card.

Registration Form

If you are a Young Professional aged around 25-35 years old and who never took part in the YPF, you are welcome to register by filling in the registration form.

Thank you for taking the time to fill out the form completely, which will allow us to guarantee the quality of the event and their participants. The more we know about you, the better we can tailor our event to your needs.

Reservations must be made by e-mail until Wednesday 28 October 2009.

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Yvan Sprunglin at +86 10 8531 0015 ext. 181.

General Conditions of Sale: We will confirm your registration by e-mail. Our confirmation e-mail is the proof of your registration. Only fully completed forms will be taken into consideration.

Cancellation Policy: You are liable for 100% of the registration fee in case your cancellation is received less than 24 hours before the event. Your registration implies acceptance of these General Conditions of Sale.
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