The much-awaited insurance industry’s event of the year, 2021 Malaysia MDRT Day Virtual Event, was a highly stimulating event participated by over 4,000 industry professionals around the region. In conjunction with its 10th year anniversary, Malaysia MDRT chose the theme “Embrace The Change, Choose MDRT” to address pertinent issues in support of continuous engagement and development between insurance professionals and with customers. The goal of this year’s event is to promote and motivate life insurance and financial services professionals to achieve greatest success and potential in their careers even during challenging times.
This virtual event was co-organized by The Malaysian Insurance Institute (MII) and featured 46 International and local speakers across 5 major speakers platform including Main Platform, ConneXion Zone, Focus Session, MDRT Speaks and Special Session.
In true MDRT tradition, the opening ceremony started with an adrenaline pumping video showcase of the flag bearers of participating insurance companies and organizers and the Malaysian National Anthem. The event began with an inspiring welcoming speech by, MDRT Malaysia Country Chair, Sean Yap Yik Yee conveyed his appreciation to all participants, members, and sponsors of the event. He also addressed how MDRT Malaysia is progressing amidst the pandemic, in line with how “businesses are pivoting online as part of sustainable growth”. Sean Yap ended his speech by inviting all attendees embrace change to meet personal and professional goals.
Following the welcoming speech, 2021 MDRT President, Ian Green kickstarted the event with his energetic opening remarks from the United Kingdom. Ian shared how, through the years, “MDRT has been a source of knowledge and inspiration to financial professionals around the world. MDRT remains the benchmark in the commitment towards excellence.” He reinforced the importance of what industry professionals do and celebrate how MDRT unites professionals as it embraces “the whole person concept that is central to MDRT”. Delivering support to members and clients also remains MDRT’s topmost priority. Ian highlighted that in expanding the power of MDRT, MDRT has formed two new associations for agents and advisors aspiring to join the MDRT membership. The two formations are The MDRT Academy, which available in 10 countries including China, as well as MDRT Global Services, designed to empower members to connect and work together under a common association. These new associations will allow company leaders to build a culture of excellence within their organization.
The Malaysia MDRT Day 2021 Virtual Event continued with high-powered presentations by top class industry performers, starting with the Main Platform speakers, Randy Scritchfield, Incoming 2022 MDRT President, Jan Wong, Norhayati Ramly and Peggy Tsai. This is followed by the ConneXion Zone session with various speakers who shared their knowledge and advice on various specialized topics such as Ee Kah Teik on Need Based Selling Strategy, Michelle Yeoh Hui Hoon on Online Is Now Or Never, Veronne Leow Xhia Yhin on Millennial, The New Generation Of MDRT, Chua Tong Seng on Time Is What We Want Most But We Use Worse, and Mak Gabriel on The Idea Of 4 Buckets Of Gold.
The Focus Session was an equally successful session with speakers covering various topics on communication and selling. Speakers and respective topics during this session included Ryan Lau on How To Close Sales On The Spot!, Evelyn Yeo Wan Ting on Insurance Trust Concept, Edmund Chaw on 4 Habits to MDRT, and Lam Pui Ka on Quantum Leap To MDRT During Pandemic.
The rest of the event was packed with short but fruitful sharing sessions in MDRT Speaks. Speakers include Victoria Lim Meow Lih, Karin Pung Chaw Leng, Audrey Adeline Yap Mui Ling, Chan Yuan Nee, Aaron Tan, Esther Hu, Eric Chow Kin Mun, Haslin Hasan, Mariana Mamat, Eric Ooi Hsun Yuan, See Lily, Ya Yar Chew, and Loo Sze Peng.
Malaysia MDRT Day 2021 closed with the Special Session, a heart-warming conversation with South East Asia MCC Leaders Laura Hoi (Zone Chair, South East Asia MDRT MCC), Miliana Marten (Country Chair, MDRT MCC Indonesia), Sean Yap (Country Chair, MDRT MCC Malaysia), Delia Wong (Country Chair, MDRT MCC Singapore), Nithiroj Thanaolarnsin (Country Chair, MDRT MCC Thailand) and Agnes Ng (Country Chair, MDRT MCC Philippines).
Malaysia MDRT Day 2021 sponsors are:
1. Platinum Sponsors
Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad & Prudential BSN Takaful Berhad
2. Diamond Sponsor
Allianz Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad
3. Silver Sponsors
Etiqa Family Takaful Berhad
Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad
Sun Life Malaysia Assurance Berhad
Zurich Life Insurance Malaysia Berhad