Where the MENA insurance markets meet

Co-hosted by Global Reinsurance and the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority (DIFC), the third annual Dubai World Insurance Congress (DWIC) re-imagines the traditional conference to deliver unrivalled networking, business and thought leadership opportunities, all under one roof.

Learn at DWIC

DWIC is a great place to share new ideas and his year’s plenary sessions bring together an outstanding line up of international (re)insurance leaders.

Want to keep abreast of the latest thought leadership innovations? Look no further than the DWIC’s Satellite Sessions – covering Healthcare, Takaful, Emerging Markets, Financial Inclusion and a [Re]insurance Market Review.

Network at DWIC

Since its launch in 2017, DWIC has focused on providing senior insurance executives with a platform to meet and do business.

DWIC’s Networking Hall and online meeting scheduler make it easy to arrange business meetings and this year’s expanded Meeting Hub, Premium Lounge, and Client Suites mean there are now even more places to meet.

Online Meeting Scheduler

Book meetings. View the Attendee List. Send messages.

As a registered delegate, you can start booking your meetings HERE

 
  • This was a great event, exceptionally well organised and attended by a significant number of influential market participants and decision makers. I look forward to returning for 2019.
    Stuart Dale, ArgoGlobal
    Stuart Dale, ArgoGlobal
  • A superb gathering, networking and to meet business opportunities in the region. The phenomenal presentations of all speakers exceeded my greatest expectations. Looking forward to the next congress.
    Khaled Abd Elsadek, Misr Insurance Company
    Khaled Abd Elsadek, Misr Insurance Company
  • A very insightful outlook with regards to the future of the industry, with the application of blockchain and AI.
    Omar El Assaad, Kingdom Brokerage for Insurance & Reinsurance
    Omar El Assaad, Kingdom Brokerage for Insurance & Reinsurance
  • A thoroughly worthwhile event that brings together the right people with the right agenda in the right venue.
    David Ross, Weber Shandwick
    David Ross, Weber Shandwick
  • Many travel to meet in Monte Carlo however DWIC and the powerful speakers present a prelude to wider conferences for the region according to a number of people I met and spoke to.
    Fareed Lutfi, Emirates Insurance Association
    Fareed Lutfi, Emirates Insurance Association
  • The highlight of the insurance calendar in the Middle East. A ‘must attend’ event to meet industry leaders and to hear subject experts have their say on subjects affecting our industry at these interesting times of change.
    Jon Abela, Independent practitioner
    Jon Abela, Independent practitioner

Expert speakers

 

Agenda

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  • Day 1

    Wednesday 27 February 2019

  • Welcome from the Conference Chair

    Plenary
    Where
    Auditorium

  • A supply side perspective: The economic environment; the availability of capital; the state of the market; trends in M&A and the challenges of integration; the likelihood of new entrants and disruption.

    Plenary
    Where
    Auditorium

  • A demand side perspective: The industry’s ability to meet customers needs; The delivery of new products for emerging risks; Tackling global under-insurance; Innovation and digital transformation.

    Plenary
    Where
    Auditorium

  • From the Cape to Casablanca; the business opportunity in Africa; developing and managing a cross-border network of operations; the prospects for profitable growth and the challenges.

    Plenary
    Where
    Auditorium

  • Looking East: the current state of the Chinese market; the key industry issues; the role of Foreign (re) insurers; the international expansion from China and the opportunities this presents.

    Plenary
    Where
    Auditorium

  • Following the keynote presentations, the Conference Chair will put all 4 speakers under the spotlight with audience questions and polling via Sli.do technology.
    Plenary
    Where
    Auditorium

  • Global Programmes and Partnerships: Demystifying health insurance; helping companies with products and providing the additional services that customers expect.

    Satellite Sessions
    Where
    Marasi Room - Level 1

  • Health Insurance for Emerging Markets: Driving underserved and emerging customers’ access to health and travel insurance. The end-to-end digital customer journey and automated insurance processes.

    Satellite Sessions
    Where
    Marasi Room - Level 1

  • Connected Healthcare Eco-systems: The trend towards connected health devices how to use them. Pay as you live; adapting premiums to lifestyle; Improving insurers understanding of device data.

    Satellite Sessions

  • Regional Trends in 2019 and beyond: The level of local capacity and engagement of global markets; best territorial prospects and those that are a challenge; product line highlights and new initiatives; the role of regulation and the evolution towards a more compliant culture.

    This session will be a roundtable discussion and delegates are welcome to join as 'observers'

    Satellite Sessions
    Where
    Marasi Room - Level 1

  • Day 2

    Thursday 28 February 2019

  • Commercial Insurance: The engagement of international markets in Takaful; developments in the London Market; building a framework to offer Shariah compliant commercial insurance products.

    Satellite Sessions
    Where
    Marasi Room - Level 1

  • Rebooting Takaful: Finding new audiences for Takaful; developing new products and service delivery; re-imagining organizational structure and introducing digital processes to meet customer expectations.

    Satellite Sessions
    Where
    Marasi Room - Level 1

  • Opening address from a key industry representative based in China followed by presentations from 4 countries:



    • Pakistan
    • Kazakhstan
    • Azerbaijan
    • Turkey

    A brief introduction to each participating country, its key economic metrics
    Infrastructure investment and impact of 1B1R
    The structure of the local (re)insurance market
    The business opportunities and challenges in the market
    The potential role of regional and international (re)insurers
    Satellite Sessions
    Where
    Marasi Room - Level 1

 

Sponsors

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  • Insurers

  • Two-day conference
  • Access to online meeting scheduler
  • Access to Networking Hub
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Invitation to welcome reception
  • $790
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  • Reinsurers and brokers

  • Two-day conference
  • Access to online meeting scheduler
  • Access to Networking Hub
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Invitation to welcome reception
  • $990
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  • Service Providers

  • If you provide services to the insurance, reinsurance or broking sectors and would like to attend DWIC 2019, please contact Adam Jordan by email regarding sponsorship opportunities.
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Special discounts

Cedents

If you are responsible for buying ceded reinsurance at a primary insurance company, you can register to attend DWIC 2019 free of charge.  Please select the insurer option and use discount code DWIC19CIB100

 

Insurtech startups

If you are an Insurtech Startup at seed stage and would like to attend DWIC 2019, please contact Debbie Kidman by email on debbie.kidman@nqsm.com

Groups

Book 4 delegates and one goes free with our special 25% discount. Use code DWIC19GROUP25 when you register.