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"

Programme

Day One, 25 September 2017, Monday
6:00pm
Early Registration of Delegates & Speakers
6:30pm

Welcome Cocktail Hosted by Capital Market Authority

8:00pm
End of Welcome Cocktail
Programme is subject to change
Day Two, 26 September 2017, Tuesday
08:00am
Registration & Coffee
9:00am
Welcome Address by Conference Chairman
Glenn Lottering, Senior Director, Insurance, Oracle
09:15am
Keynote Address
H.E. Abdullah Salim Al-Salmi, Executive President, Capital Market Authority, Oman
9:30am
Regulatory challenges in the Middle East health insurance ecosystem

The discussion is no longer as simple as patient/provider payer. This session will highlight the challenges that regulators must deal with in embracing health insurance as a healthcare funding tool in an increasingly digitised market where many participants pursue their own gains at the cost of access to affordable, quality healthcare for both nationals and expatriates, rich and poor
Robin Ali, Head of Practice, The Consilient Consultancy

10:00am
2017 Global Medical Trends!

The latest in over a decade of research by Willis Towers Watson. This year, 231 insurers from across 79 countries provided insights on medical costs, what is driving them and the cost management techniques employers are using, report includes also a snapshot of the US medical trends.
Steve Clements, Director, Health & Benefits business Middle East, Willis Towers Watson

10:30am
Q&A
10:40am
Tea Break
11:00am

Impact of Digital Technology on the Healthcare Industry
-Living in the Wearables Decade
-Smart Devices & Smart Data Collecting
Howard Gough, CEO, MENA Region, Global Individual Private Medical Insurance (GIPMI) and Global Government segment, Cigna Corporation

11:30am
New Social Health Insurance in Egypt: Health System Transformation towards Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

- UHC: Health service, population and financial risk protection coverage
- Social Health insurance in Egypt
- Current and future health system structure
- Lessons learnt and the way forward
Dr Magdy Bakr, Technical Officer, Health System Strengthening, World Health Organisation

12:00pm
The Role of National/Compulsory Health Insurance to Achieve Universal Health Coverage
Jan Schmitz-Huebsch, Director Business Development & Projects, Munich Health Daman Holding Ltd
12:30pm
Q&A
12:40pm
Lunch
2:00pm
Special Focus on Oman

- Oman’s Experience in the Development of its Healthcare System
- Compulsory Medical Insurance
- How to Establish an Effective Public Private Partnership
- What are the Issues, Challenges & Recommendations?
- Growth Prospects in Oman & Future Outlook
 

Manoj Poduval, Country Manager Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and Qatar, MetLife Gulf

Sachin Sahni, Credit Analyst, S&P Global Rating

3:00pm
Panel Discussion with the Health Authorities, Regulators & Industry Leaders - Key Drivers of Growth
Panelists:
Robin Ali, Head of Practice, The Consilient Consultancy
Dr Magdy Bakr, Technical Officer, Health System Strengthening, World Health Organisation
Manoj Poduval, Country Manager Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and Qatar, MetLife Gulf
4:00pm
Tea Break & Close for the Day
Programme is subject to change
Day Three, 27 September 2017, Wednesday
09:00am
A Paradigm Shift: Moving from Medical Underwriting to Health Underwriting
Ziad Kharma, Vice President, Business Development, Actuarial and Data Sciences, GlobeMed
9:30am
Strategic Tips in Underwriting Healthcare with Profitability
Dr Sven Rohte, Chief Commercial Officer, National Health Insurance Company - Daman
10:00am
Innovation in Healthcare: How Medical Insurers Can Support Employers With Duty Of Care To Their Globally Mobile Workforce
Marco Bannerman, Executive Director – Distribution, MEA, Aetna International
10:30am
Q&A
10:40am
Tea Break
11:00am
Transformation to Digital Health
Glenn Lottering, Senior Director, Insurance, Oracle
11:20am
Panel Discussion on Digital Disruption in Healthcare

- How Analytics & Data Science are Transforming Healthcare.
- Genetics and Impact on Health Insurance
- Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and BlockChain for Healthcare

Panellists:
Dr Saif AlJaibeji, SVP and Regional CEO, Middle East and Africa, Optum/UnitedHealth Group
Ziad Kharma, Vice President, Business Development, Actuarial and Data Sciences, GlobeMed
Lynette Oat, Chief Growth Officer, International Payer and Employer, Optum International, UnitedHealth Group
12:00pm
Panel on Partnerships & Managing Expectations: Medical health providers, Governments, Hospitals, Health authorities, TPAs, Insurers?

- Healthcare Financing and Delivery
- Marketing Strategies and Alternative Distribution Channels of Healthcare Insurance

Panelists:
Dr Saif AlJaibeji, SVP and Regional CEO, Middle East and Africa, Optum/UnitedHealth Group
Jan Schmitz-Huebsch, Director Business Development & Projects, Munich Health Daman Holding Ltd
Dr Dennis Sebastian, Regional Director – Health, RGA
12:40pm
Q&A
12:45pm
Lunch
2:00pm
GULF Insurance Experiences in Different Markets and How Oman Can Benefit From These Experiences
Dr Husam R Majali, M.D.Associate Director – Insurance/MSD GCC
2:30pm
Taxation and VAT - Key Measures For Consideration For Insurers in the GCC
Raghad Hammad, Senior Associate, BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
3:00pm
Anchor Address: Critical Success Factors for Compulsory Healthcare Insurance in the Era of Disruptive Innovation
Dr S. Prakash, COO, Star Health and Allied Insurance Company Ltd
3:30pm
Q&A
3:45pm
Tea Break & Close of Conference
Programme is subject to change

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