Brought to you by Global Reinsurance and the Dubai International Financial Centre Authority (DIFC), the 7th annual Dubai World Insurance Congress (DWIC) continues to re-imagine the traditional conference to deliver unrivalled networking, business and thought leadership opportunities, all under one roof.
Global Reinsurance first came to the region in 2007, launching Multaqa Qatar.
What’s new for 2024?
The event has moved from it’s traditional date in March so that it can respect the holy month of Ramadan and the period of Eid al-Fitr.
With a record number of delegates attending DWIC last year, a venue with a larger capacity is needed for 2024. We’re delighted to be bringing the event to the prestigious Atlantis, The Palm. Hosting the event in it’s dedicated Conference Centre will allow us to accommodate more people, more meeting space, and improve the quality of our plenary and roundtable sessions.
The DWIC Delegate Booking link is now live. Please visit the VENUE page for full details. There are a limited number of rooms available and we would highly recommend that you book promptly. The special rate is only valid for registered delegates.
Atlantis, The Palm is a 1,544-room ocean-themed destination resort. Spectacularly situated on the crescent of Dubai’s iconic Palm Island. With views across Dubai’s iconic skyline and Arabian sea, we are delighted to be hosting DWIC2024 exclusively at the Conference Centre.
Since it’s launch in 2017, DWIC has focused on providing senior insurance executives with a platform to meet and do business. Working with brokers, insurers and reinsurers, DWIC 2024 will reinforce its position as the regional focal point for (re)insurance transactions.
As well as a great place to meet existing clients, DWIC offers attendees the opportunity to make new contacts. In 2023, DWIC saw more than 5,000 meetings pre-scheduled via the online Meeting Hub.
DWIC is a great place to share new ideas and international keynotes will take to the main stage for the opening plenary session. In addition, there will be a series of topic-led c-suite roundtable discussions and delegates will have the opportunity to listen in to a session/s of their choice.
David Benyon, editor
So much about the reinsurance market is in flux right now, which is making it an exciting place to be, and adding to the need for insights, thought leadership and market intelligence. GR is changing, too, but it will continue to cover the big events, interviews and trends in this market, providing trusted news and insights for the sector.
Most obviously, there’s the market cycle, decisively turned at recent renewals, creating hard market conditions of rising rates, tighter wordings, and constrained capacity available for buyers. This keeps broker skills sharp and is providing great opportunities for underwriters. With higher attachments and reinsurers posting strong figures, the sector has some good performance prospects. Whether we see the search for profitable growth become an influx of capacity and new entrants, or the constraints of a sellers’ market continue, we’ve reached a fascinating juncture in 2024.
New challengers are already locking horns with traditional ways of doing things in this industry. This can mean new business hubs, such as in Dubai or Singapore, and new ways for startups to challenge the status quo, such as via insurtech-led MGAs that make use of state-of-the-art technology to underwrite in news ways, linking risk with capital more efficiently.
Then there’s the technological transformation, which can only accelerate due to the greater potential being unlocked by insurtech and emerging technologies, and artificial intelligence in particular, promising to unlock value and efficiency from everything from underwriting insights to managing claims and modelling emerging risks.
And, of course, there are the volatile risks themselves, continuing to create the uncertainty giving investors pause for thought, putting a premium on quality underwriting. The emerging risk landscape continues to shift, with extreme weather and climate change buffeting key markets like Florida and California, to geopolitical turmoil around the globe, to shadowy, less understood threats, such as systemic cyber risk.
GR is also tilting the ways it serves the re/insurance market. This means a couple of different things. Firstly, there will be more big interviews to provide comment from key figures in the sector, bringing personality, insight and fresh perspectives to this beguiling new market environment. We’ve been doing this through an expanded 2023 Annual Edition published for the Monte Carlo rendezvous and subsequent coverage, and will prioritise interview content with industry thought leaders in 2024.
GR will continue to provide the G of global coverage, and supplement this with increased onus on our key strength serving the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA). These markets need global as well as regional insights, and form the core constituency of our rapidly-expanding flagship event, the Dubai World insurance Congress (DWIC), which has grown to 1,200 delegates, as well as for our Global Executive Breakfast Roundtable, held in Monte Carlo in partnership with the Dubai International Financial Centre.