CAS Attends 10th East Asian Actuarial Conference in Seoul
The CAS increased its international visibility at the 10th East Asian Actuarial Conference held in Seoul, Korea October 3-6. Eighteen countries from around the world participated in the four-day conference of information sessions and discussions that focused on "The Actuary's Challenge in the New Millennium."
Mavis A. Walters, CAS immediate past president, spoke on how the CAS works in conjunction with other organizations in North America. "Members of the Casualty Actuarial Society are involved in a wide range of activities today and we expect that nontraditional areas of practice will expand in the next millennium," said Walters. Walters described the CAS Affiliate Membership Program and encouraged those interested to visit the CAS Web Site for an application.
Several organizations including the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, the Society of Actuaries, the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, and the Institute of Actuaries in the U.K. were present. Throughout the conference, Walters and other official visitors were treated as special VIPs. Of particular note, special guests of the conference attended a private dinner hosted by the conference chair and leaders in the Korean insurance industry. The dinner consisted of a formal Korean banquet made up of Korean dishes traditionally prepared for royalty. At the closing ceremonies and dinner all the attendees were entertained by the Korean Children's Choir.
CAS participation in this event was enormously enhanced by the efforts of Douglas H. Min, chief representative of Cologne Re Korea Liaison Office in Seoul.