ASSA Virtual Convention

In the second week of October, the 47th Convention of the Actuarial Society of South Africa took place for the first time ever on a virtual platform.

The ASSA is committed to the value of connecting and learning as a profession, and although people couldn’t meet in person, gathering in a virtual space to continue learning, growing, and contributing to South Africa’s recovery was a great alternative that more than 1,500 actuaries attended.

ASSA CEO Mike McDougall, in his May ASSA Update, described the situation succinctly and why it was important for the Convention to go ahead: „Many members of ASSA have been actively involved in modelling the spread of coronavirus and trying to place a value on its impact and the impact of mitigating actions. Situations, like this, where there are significant risks, significant potential costs, and limited and diverse data call out for actuarial skills…“

For this first ever Virtual Convention the ASSA has put together an exciting line-up of presentations, panel discussions and workshops, which will all be available here on actuview from 9 November.