HKFI launches marine insurance training programme

Secretary for Transport and Housing Mr Frank Chan (fifth from left) officiates at the launch of the “Executive Certificate in Marine Insurance” today. Mr Chan is flanked by (from left) HKFI Chief Executive Peter Tam, HKU SPACE’s Head of College of Business and Finance Professor N R Liu, IUMI President Dieter Berg, Marine Insurance Association Chairman Patrick Wong, Director of Marine Maisie Cheng, HKFI Deputy Chairman P L Chan, IUMI Vice President Agnes Choi, Deputy Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Eddie Cheung

One of the first headliners for Hong Kong Maritime Week (November 19-26) was the unveiling of an insurance training programme by the Hong Kong Federation of Insurers at the 5th Asia Marine Insurance Conference on Monday.

“The HKFI is glad to roll out this new curriculum in association with the reputable HKU SPACE to help promote and advance marine insurance training,” said P L Chan, deputy chairman of HKFI. As the International Union of Marine Insurers’ Asian Hub, we strive to promote marine insurance in the region and conduct quality training to uplift professional standards across the industry.”

The “Executive Certificate of Marine Insurance is the first ever training programme in the region recognised by IUMI.

Targeting both current and future marine insurance professionals, the programme consists of 45 hours of face-to-face learning and practical case studies. The curriculum is designed and taught by delegates of HKFI’s Marine Insurance Association and industry leaders with professional qualifications and experience. Industry practitioners can also join this programme recognised by the Government’s Pilot Programme to Enhance talent Training for the Insurance Sector and receive a two-thirds tuition subsidy.

Secretary for Transport and Housing, Frank Chan said: “The programme is a crucial driving force in nurturing more local and overseas marine insurance talents, thereby ensuring the sustainable and thriving development of the industry.”

Dieter Berg, president of IUMI added: Education is very high on IUMI’s agenda. Education is always local and accordingly the HKFI initiative on an Executive Certificate in Marine Insurance fits ideally in the picture and IUMI is happy to support.”

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