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2019 Asia Learning and Development Conference

Building and Supporting an Innovative Learning Culture

7/15/2019 - 7/16/2019
Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Who Attends

This event will bring together insurance executives from throughout the APAC region that are responsible for training, learning, and development at both the home office and in the field. Attendees will include HR executives, the Heads/VPs/Directors/Managers of Training, Learning, and/or Development, Heads of Talent Management, Training Specialists, eLearning Managers, Performance Consultants, Program Development staff, service providers, and sales managers, along with more strategic leaders looking for a better understanding of what the learning and development landscape currently looks like. 


This brand new event is being produced in partnership with the Malaysian Insurance Institute in response to the many requests for a forum to share global insights on training, learning, and development. The format will provide for a very practical knowledge exchange to showcase case studies, research, and interactive presentations on different training methodologies, talent development needs and innovations, retention strategies, and productivity enhancers. Planned session topics will include:

  • Global Best Practices in Training 
  • Supporting a Culture of Learning 
  • Redefining Learning ROI 
  • Building Effective L&D Programmes 
  • Engaging Millennials 
  • Attracting Gen Z Workers 
  • Innovative Learning Formats & Transforming Learning with Technology 
  • Making Training A “Want To” (Not A “Have To!”)  
  • Simple Tools for Developing Field Managers 
  • Retaining Top Talent 
  • Successful Onboarding 
  • And more! 


Register by 30 April, 2019 and save!
MII Members: US$525
LIMRA and/or LOMA Members: $825
Nonmembers: $925

Standard Rates (Register after 30 April, 2019):
MII Members: US$625
LIMRA and/or LOMA Members: $925
Nonmembers: $1,025
**The above pricing is per person, for companies sending 1- 2 pax. If a company sends 3 or more pax, each person will be entitled to a $100 discount off their registration fee.

To register, please download the Registration Form here and email it to

Need Help Getting Approval?  Download our “Convince Your Boss” letter for ideas on how to get your request to attend approved!


Hotel Istana

73, Julan Raja Chulan
50200 Kuala Lumpur,, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 50200

Hotel Reservations

If you receive any unsolicited or suspicious email or phone call about a hotel booking in conjunction with this meeting, our advice is not to click on it, but delete the email immediately. In the case of a phone call, never give out your credit card information. Our designated conference hotels will never call you unless you contact them first.

The 5-star, 23-storey Hotel Istana City Centre Kuala Lumpur is centrally located at Jalan Raja Chulan in Kuala Lumpur’s prestigious Golden Triangle. Renowned shopping malls such as Pavilion, Lot 10, Starhill, Suria KLCC and Changkat Bukit Bintang entertainment hub are at its doorstep. Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) and the Petronas Towers are a 10-minute walk away via the Skybridge, while the KL International Airport is an hour’s drive away.



Veejay Madhavan
Chief Distribution Officer, Prudential Cambodia Life Assurance (PCLA)

Veejay Madhavan

Chief Distribution Officer, Prudential Cambodia Life Assurance (PCLA)

Veejay Madhavan has spent over 20 years in the life insurance industry, holding various roles in training, sales management, compliance, operational risk and strategy. During his early years, Veejay implemented Training & Competency and Suitability frameworks in AIA Singapore, which became the blueprint for the life insurance industry. As Prudential’s Regional Compliance Director, Veejay account managed 6 countries and worked on successful M&A activity in Singapore and Thailand. He implemented a 360-degree compliance risk assessment tool across the region; bringing compliance closer as a partner to the business. In 2015, Veejay oversaw Agency strategy and Training in Indonesia, covering a network of 260,000 agents across 150 cities. He successfully launched programs to build agility in recruitment, sales and agency life cycle training. In his current role since 2017, Veejay implemented a full time Career Agency model which now contributes about 50% of the channel’s business. He also implemented a bancassurance referral framework resulting in double digit growth in referrals and conversions for Prudential Cambodia. During this past year, he oversaw the training transformation of sales teams leveraging on simple technologies and innovative training delivery, departing from traditional classroom format.
  • Monday, July 15, 2019

    2:50 pm - 3:30 pm: CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Kartik Sakthivel, M.S.-IT-CIS, M.B.A.
Chief Information Officer, LIMRA and LOMA

Kartik Sakthivel, M.S.-IT-CIS, M.B.A.

Chief Information Officer, LIMRA and LOMA

As chief information officer for LIMRA and LOMA, Kartik Sakthivel is responsible for developing the information technology strategic direction for the enterprise. In this capacity, he directs and manages computing and information technology policies, programs and schedules for business and enterprise systems, and manages information services to meet LIMRA and LOMA’s corporate goals and objectives.  An industry thought leader, Kartik champions the use of technology to improve the revenue, profitability and efficiency of the organization.

Joining LIMRA and LOMA in 2017, Kartik has broad industry experience, most recently as director of technology at Liberty Mutual Insurance.  Kartik holds a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems / Information Technology, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University.

Nick Wilson, MCIPD
Director, LIMRA Talent Solutions International, LIMRA

Nick Wilson, MCIPD

Director, LIMRA Talent Solutions International, LIMRA

Nick Wilson is a Learning and Development Director with a proven track record of success in the development of people in global organizations. During his career, he has focused on talent management as a key skill, developing and coaching top organizational leaders and sales people. He has directed projects with AIA, HSBC, British Telecom and Rotork Engineering on leadership and sales development initiatives designed to groom executives and to drive organizational change. Wilson is a Graduate Member of the Institute of Personnel Management (MCIPD) and has earned the Mortgage Advice Qualification (MAQ) from the Chartered Insurance Institute. His other qualifications include Business application of Neuro Linguistic Programming, Advanced Skills and Business tools DISC and Relationship Awareness Theory. He also received the Business Education Council National Award in Great Britain.
  • Monday, July 15, 2019

    9:20 am - 10:15 am: Disruption in Learning & Development (L&D) and The Future of Salesforce Training

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Contact LIMRA to learn more:

Ms. Trish Sasso, BS, MLS

International Conference Coordinator


+ 1 (860) 298-3963