11th Middle East Healthcare Insurance Conference

25-27 Sep 2017, Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Muscat, Oman

Theme: "Making Compulsory Health Insurance in the Era of Disruptive Innovation"

Under the Patronage of H.E. Dr Ahmed Mohammed Obaid Al Saidi, Minister of Health, Sultanate of Oman

Hosted by the Capital Market Authority of the Sultanate of Oman, for the first time in 11 years, Middle East Insurance Review is bringing the Middle East Healthcare Insurance Conference to Muscat where they are exploring the option of compulsory health insurance.

With the challenging geopolitical times internationally and regionally, within each market, there are increasing demands on the insurance industry domestically. Healthcare is one such critical area as governments seek to make individuals more responsible for their own well-being and insurance is seen as part of a solution to offer comprehensive health coverage for all citizens. 

While these spell tremendous opportunities for insurance companies, it also means that governments have to raise the bar for standards of healthcare service and health insurance to meet the needs and expectations of the public and policyholders. 

What are the critical dynamics of a successful healthcare system? What are the key drivers of the business? How can healthcare be digitized and data collated set to be meaningful? Can TPAs make an impact? What more can government and the insurance industry do to collaborate to ensure greater efficiency and higher standards in the way forward? What are the strategic tips to establishing a compulsory insurance? How can technology be used to leap frogs the problems of yore and ensure a system that meets all expectations?

The 3-day 11th Middle East Healthcare Insurance Conference, organised by Middle East Insurance Review, aims to address these real issues and challenges in moving forward with compulsory insurance and comprehensive covers. The Conference will look at the progress of compulsory health insurance in Oman and around the region; global medical trends and developments; underwriting issues, claims management; and the use of innovative business models, distribution networks, Insurtech, Internet of Things (IoT), data sciences, new technologies and medical advancements.


Simultaneous Translation will be provided in Arabic/ English

Past Featured Speakers

H.E. Dr Ahmed Mohammed Obaid Al Saidi

H.E. Dr Ahmed Mohammed Obaid Al Saidi

Minister of Health, Sultanate of Oman

H.E. Abdullah Salim Al-Salmi

H.E. Abdullah Salim Al-Salmi

Executive President, Capital Market Authority, Oman

Dr Magdy Bakr

Dr Magdy Bakr

NPO, Health System Strengthening, World Health Organisation

Howard Gough

Howard Gough

CEO, MENA Region, Global Individual Private Medical Insurance (GIPMI) and Global Government segment, Cigna Corporation

Past Events

10th Middle East Healthcare Insurance Conference

  • "Great event, best in communications, continuous innovation & a unique forum to improve patient care."

    - Manal Ali Ghandour, Senior Executive, Clinical Coding - Health Informatics Dept, Dubai Healthcare City

  • "It has been very helpful in knowing what technologies are being used in the market. "

    - Mohd Fuad Salim, Assistant General Manager, Takaful Brunei

  • "Very informative with updates on market trends, innovative techniques and vision towards future challenges and opportunities."

    - Nadia Basbous, Chief Underwriting Officer – Life & Medical, SEIB Insurance and Reinsurance Company, Qatar

  • "A professional approach to tackle industry problems, think of ways to improve performance and set the standards for the future healthy growth of healthcare."

    - Fady Chammas, Chairman, Dimo Brokerage SAL, Lebanon

  • "Thanks to the whole team for organizing a very worthwhile conference with lots of useful content and opportunities for networking!"

    - David Smart, Senior Sales Executive, Xuber UK

Speaking Opportunities

AIR gives new & returning speakers an opportunity to share their knowledge and experience.

For more information, send an email to speakers@asiainsurancereview.com