SPONSORS 2024

 

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QBE Middle East is a branch of QBE UK and part of QBE Insurance Group, one of the world’s leading international insurers and reinsurers and Standard & Poor’s A+ rated. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, QBE’s gross written premium for the year ended 31 December 2021 was US$18.5 billion.

QBE was one of the first reinsurers to establish an office in DIFC in 2009 and achieved a strong and successful platform for growth in a region covering Middle East, Africa, and Turkey. We focus on both Facultative & Treaty Reinsurance business with product offerings ranging from Property, Engineering, Professional Indemnity, Third Party Liability, Automotive Protection, Trade Credit, Cyber Marine, General Accidents and other Speciality Products.

QBE Middle East brings a commitment to deliver consistent level of outstanding service through technical expertise, customer focussed products delivered in collaboration with our clients, insurance companies and reinsurance brokers.

QBE Middle East covers the region from the Dubai International Financial Centre and is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) to carry out Financial Services.

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Chedid Re, a company of Chedid Capital, is the story of an exceptional team comprised of ambitious individuals who are constantly seeking success. Over the years, Chedid Re has become a leading institution with over 300 employees and operations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

With a devoted team of experts based in Beirut, Casablanca, Dubai, Limassol, London, Riyadh, Paris and Abidjan we strongly believe in integrity, professionalism and loyalty, and we are committed to adhering to guidelines, and in ensuring delivery in growth and profit projections. This has enabled us to become an intermediary of choice for many regional and international capacity providers for the insurance market and recognized as one of the Top 20 Reinsurance Brokers in the world (GR magazine in collaboration with Swiss Re) and an official Lloyds Broker.

In June 2015, Chedid Re was registered as a Lloyd’s broker. The approval came as a natural extension of our longstanding and successful cooperation with Lloyd’s that started at the very beginning, 25 years ago.

Chedid Re’s registration as a Lloyd’s broker is testament to how our company is a trusted, international partner and renowned player in the reinsurance industry. Our sustained expansion has resulted in dynamic international exposure.

Chedid Re’s business activities and goals complement Lloyd’s growth strategy, and the registration into the Lloyd’s market as a broker demonstrates that both Chedid Re and Lloyd’s have aligned goals.

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LINK is a Bermuda-based reinsurance broker delivering treaty and facultative placement services and advisory. Founded in 2012, the company is now entering its second decade of operation.

Our current geographic focus is on the Middle East and North Africa markets, which we serve through our offices in Beirut, Lebanon and Dubai, UAE.

LINK’s mission is to provide expert support and profitable, innovative services to its business partners, led by a group of executives with decades of experience in key positions with world-leading insurers and reinsurers.

We leverage our teams’ solid experience and strong actuarial capabilities to provide our partners bespoke placement and advisory services, as well as advanced analytical frameworks and tools to improve their commercial and financial performance. In addition, we believe in providing disruptive benefit by leveraging our connections with key players in the Insurtech space to help our ceding and reinsuring partners embark on game-changing digitalization initiatives.

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DRINKS RECEPTION SPONSOR

Pace, Passion & Professionalism

Manoj Re was an idea born after spending 18 years as an insurance and reinsurance broker in the Middle East.

I felt an unshakeable compulsion to explore my own abilities and to create a unique reinsurance broking house with a different perspective, approach, and services – benefiting both employees and clients equally.

Enter Manoj Re, a broking house that supports clients in all dynamics: Reinsurance placements, risk advisory, claims management, technical reviews, technical training, and non-technical training (professional development programs).

Manoj Re is managed by industry veterans and passionate brokers, extending our service with pace, passion, and professionalism.

With the support of our loyal clients, Manoj Re will grow from strength to strength with plans to expand offices in the key regional markets.

Our intention is to leverage our talent and experience to become invaluable to the market and our clients by extending fast, prompt, and dependable reinsurance broking services and solutions.

Our aim is to hit the moon! To be a top global reinsurance broker and to create the best work culture. As founder and team leader, it’s my responsibility to deliver the best to our clients, our employees, and to our shareholders and to protect all our mutual interests on this amazing journey.

At your service,
Zagariah Manoj Varghese
Managing Director & CEO

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Nasco France is a leading reinsurance broker in the MENA region with over 45 years of industry experience and amongst the top largest reinsurance brokers in France.  It is the trade name and the corporate power behind an experienced and talented multinational team with extensive market knowledge.  The success of the company is the result of its business strategy focusing exclusively on clients’ needs.  Rather than seeking a global presence, resources are dedicated to the constant strengthening of business relationships.  Operating also as a direct insurance broker, Nasco France offers a highly personalized service dedicated to individuals and corporations seeking tailor-made insurance covers, protection of their assets or worldwide assistance.

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Founded in 1996, Protection Insurance Services “Protection Re”, is a Bahrain-based insurance and reinsurance brokerage firm, licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain. Protection Re has grown to be one of the more established, value-added players and has built an attractive track record since establishment. Our experienced professional team is running a harmonical orchestral gamut with leading insurers, underwriting agencies, facility providers and cedents. Over decades, Protection Re placed various efforts to carefully select a number of strategic segments by which it can generate growth and build a long-term profitable business. Protection Re’s operations extend geographically to cover the whole Middle-East, Indian Subcontinent, South-East Asia, Africa and Europe. This market exposure has given it a broad experience and a deep understanding of the insurance market. This has also developed its relationships with clients and business partners throughout these regions. Our approach is to play a vital role in the Risk assessment and evaluation, expert negotiation, policy placement and administration, risk advice and claims management.

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WAICA Re operates as a reinsurance company offering reinsurance services to insurance companies in Africa, Middle East and parts of the Asian continent.
It was formed by West African insurance companies Association (WAICA) which had commenced as a pool in 2011. Subsequently, the Association registered WAICA Re in Sierra Leone in March 2011 with the aim of mitigating the effects of lack of reinsurance capacity within the West African insurance industry. The Company has since become one of the leading reinsurance underwriters in Africa and beyond.

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As part of Volante Global, we are a global insurance and reinsurance group expanding rapidly in multiple territories worldwide. The Volante (DIFC) Ltd team is highly experienced and has a successful track record in executive management roles in the insurance and reinsurance market. We specialise in delivering commercial and consumer reinsurance solutions to a region covering the Middle East, Turkey, and selected territories worldwide.

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Founded in 1899, AM Best is the world’s largest credit rating agency specializing in the insurance industry.  Headquartered in the United States, the company does business in over 100 countries with regional offices in London, Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City.

AM Best greatly expanded its coverage in MENA, becoming the pre-eminent rating agency for insurers in the region. AM Best’s MENA, South & Central Asia office, established in the Dubai International Financial Centre, services clients throughout the region and develops new relationships with both start-ups and established companies.

AM Best Rating Services assesses the creditworthiness of and/or reports on over 16,000 insurance companies worldwide.  Our commentary, research and analysis provide additional insight. 

AM Best Information Services integrates credit ratings, commentary, research and analysis with insurance news, financial data and thought leadership to help consumers and professionals make informed personal and business decisions. 

Visit www.ambest.com.

Our Insight, Your Advantage

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SHIELDS is an International Reinsurance Intermediary and Reinsurance Management company headquartered in Dubai, regulated by the DFSA (UAE), FCA (UK) and fully registered broker at Lloyd’s of London.

Your strategy is our mission; we will strive to achieve higher results and provide you with the solutions you require.

Our highly skilled team specialises in both Treaty and Facultative risks based in the Middle East, Africa and South-West Asia.

Our Analytics team provides Financial Modelling and Catastrophe Modelling Services to help our clients quantify their exposure and make informed decisions.

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Expert underwriters at Lloyd’s, provide their Middle East customers with innovative insurance solutions backed by financial security and strong international ratings that Lloyd’s has always been known for.

After a re-balancing of the oil price markets, many governments throughout the region are accelerating technology, innovation and investing in education to help diversify their economies. With this diversification strategy comes increased insurance opportunities.

While marine and property insurance remain a traditional insurance product for the Middle East market, specialist lines including renewable and nuclear energy, political violence and terrorism along with trade credit are increasingly growing in demand.

By offering solutions to protect public and private assets, and by sharing our risk intelligence, Lloyd’s will continue to support the regional insurance market, build local resilience and help support a developing risk culture throughout the Middle East.

The depth of expertise and breadth of products sets the Lloyd’s market apart. Customers have access to the combined scale, expertise and capacity of an entire market, not just a single insurance company.

As our world is reshaped by economic, environmental, geopolitical and technological shifts, the breadth, depth and responsiveness of the Lloyd’s market gives Middle East businesses the confidence to move forward in the face of uncertainty.

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Prevensure is a privately owned regional holding group providing insurance and reinsurance broking services along with bespoke risk management solutions. A horizontally integrated financial establishment, Prevensure is run by an ardent team of specialists empowered to answer you with innovative, entrepreneurial, digitally-savvy solutions.

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For the last decades, we have been providing reinsurance solutions on a global scale and designing new insurance solutions in various part of the World.

We adhere to the three main pillars of the London Market:

+Build on London’s reputation for innovation and flexibility to cover new risks, such as cyber supply chain and reputation, to offset the commodification of more traditional coverage.

+Utilize London’s historical strength in expertise-based pricing with analytical capabilities and techniques to reinforce its advantage and offer additional value to customers.

+Listen and encourage Entrepreneur Skills and ready to encompass changes which are vital to any society.

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Proudly African.
International Standards.
We are the foremost regional reinsurance institution dedicated to the African continent and open to select markets in Asia, Brazil and the Middle East. We have unique local expertise in offering security to our clients, with strong capitalization and A-grade international ratings supporting our bespoke reinsurance solutions.

Africa Re Regional Office – Africa Re DIFC (africa-re.com)

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