Conference 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

  • A Review of mandatory healthcare in the region; The lessons learned in Dubai,

    Satellite Sessions
    Where
    Level 1: Masasi Rooms 5 - 8

  • Roundtable discussion chaired by Salmaan Jaffery, Chief Business Development Officer, Dubai International Financial Centre Authority

    How can a successful reinsurance hub create a conducive environment for innovation and for Insurtech to thrive?


    Observers are welcome

    Roundtables
    Where
    Marasi 1-4 on Level 1

  • 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'

    Roundtables
    Where
    Marasi Room - Level 1

  • Day 2

    Thursday 28 February 2019

  • An overview of the latest global developments in Takaful and ReTakaful: the key trends and outlook for profitable growth in 2019 and beyond.

    Satellite Sessions
    Where
    Marasi Room - Level 1

  • 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

  • KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

    One Belt One Road: Background to Chinese overseas investment programme; latest update on progress; an understanding of the insurance potential and the potential opportunities in MENA.

    Jindong Xu, Expert Consultant representing the China Insurance Association

    Satellite Sessions
    Where
    Marasi Room - Level 1

  • An overview of the Silk Road emerging markets; latest developments and prospects for profitable growth; the role of international reinsurance; the opportunities arising from one belt one road.

    Satellite Sessions

  • COUNTRY PRESENTATION FROM AZERBAIJAN

    An introduction to the market; latest developments and prospects for profitable growth; the role of international reinsurance; the opportunities arising from one belt one road.

    Satellite Sessions
    Where
    Marasi Room - Level 1

  • COUNTRY PRESENTATION FROM TURKEY

    An introduction to the market; latest developments and prospects for profitable growth; the role of international reinsurance; the opportunities arising from one belt one road.

    Satellite Sessions
    Where
    Level 1: Masasi Rooms 5 - 8