The General Agents and Managers Association International (GAMA International) was founded in the United States in 1951. Subsequently, 130 branches have been established in major cities around the world, representing the interests of more than 10,000 members. GAMA International is dedicated to serving the industry by offering professional training opportunities, disseminating relevant information and regularly conducting major conventions for the industry. Internationally renowned representatives of the industry are invited to speak at the conventions, which are designed to facilitate the sharing and exchange of professional management and training insights among GAMA members.
The General Agents and Managers Association of Hong Kong (GAMAHK) was initially introduced in 1994 by GAMA International (USA). To date, it is the sole professional association representing the interests of Life insurance managers in Hong Kong. Our mission is to raise the standard of professional management amongst life insurance managers in the areas of recruiting, training, coaching and inspiring their subordinates. Over the years, GAMAHK has been dedicated to promoting professional trainings, internationally recognized awards and professional qualifications in the industry, and is well-received by our counterparts. To achieve this goal, we offer comprehensive training courses and workshops to members. In addition, we host a convention every year. Our annual convention is a platform for top-notch speakers and renowned individuals to share their success stories and invaluable experiences with our members, with the aim of aligning the cultures of different life insurance companies so to raise the professional standing of the insurance industry.
The consistency in membership growth since the establishment of GAMAHK is a proof that the active pursuit of knowledge and acquirement of new management skills is of high importance for life insurance managers.
GAMAHK is authorised to present various internationally recognised awards to acknowledge the endeavours of our members. Every year, numerous members are honoured with these awards to highlight and commend the remarkable advances made in the management quality of Hong Kong life insurance managers.
GAMAHK plays an important role in the development of the industry as it maintains a close relationship with the government. By collecting and collating the industry’s opinion on major issues through public consultations, GAMAHK is able to act as the representing body for life insurance managers to address the industry’s demands and concerns to the relevant government departments.
Furthermore, GAMAHK was appointed by the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) in 1999 as a member of the Steering Committee and the Examination Sub-committee for the Insurance Intermediaries Quality Assurance Scheme (IIQAS), and is responsible for advising on the Insurance Intermediaries Qualifying Examination (IIQE) and continuing education projects.