Middle East Healthcare Insurance Conference 2020

3-4 Mar 2020, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Muscat, Oman

Theme: "Hi-Tech Hi-Touch Health Insurance and the Pull of Investing in Healthcare, HealthTech and InsurTech"

Programme

Day One, 3 March 2020, Tuesday
 

8:00am
Registration & Coffee

9:00am
Opening Address by Conference Chairman

Dr Aly Khorshid, Dean, Faculty of Management and Economic, London University, UK

9:10am
Opening Address II by Session Chairman

Dr Saif AlJaibeji, CEO, Middle East and Africa, Optum, UnitedHealth Group

9:20am
Welcome Address

H.E. Abdullah Salim Al-Salmi, CEO, Capital Market Authority, Oman

9:30am
Keynote Address: Steps of Implementation of Health Insurance in Oman

Ahmed Ali Al-Mamari, Vice President, Insurance Sector, Capital Market Authority, Oman

9:45am
High-level Panel on the Steps of Implementation of Health Insurance in Oman

Panellists:
Ahmed Ali Al-Mamari

Vice President, Insurance Sector, Capital Market Authority, Oman

Taibah Saif Al Shamsi

Director, Health Insurance, Capital Market Authority, Oman

Dr Waleed Khalid Al-Zidjali

Chairman, Oman Medical Association

Dr Mazin Jawad Al-Kabori

General Director, Private Health Care, Ministry of Health, Oman

Dr Nasser Saif Al-Shamsi

Minister Consultant, Ministry of Manpower (MOMP)

10:20am
Special Address: The Dhamani Platform

Dr Mohammed Thabit Ghazally, Expert, Capital Market Authority, Oman

10:40am
Q&A

10:50am

Networking Tea Break Hosted by Oman Re

11:20am
Innovation Address: Transitioning from a Health Payer to Health Player – Why Health Insurance Companies Need to Go Beyond Simply Paying Claims

Sigal Atzmon, CEO, Medix Global

11:40am
Global Address: Ever Increasing Healthcare Claims Costs Drivers: Overutilisation, Fraud and Abuse. A Global Perspective and Prevention Through “Healthcare Nudging” Approach.

Nir Kaminer, Founding Partner, Medical Reviews International (MedRev)

12:00pm
lndustry Address: Prevention & Well-being - Data Usage & Cost Containment Capabilities

Dr Sherif A. Mahmoud, Regional Head of Employee Benefits Services and Retention, AXA Gulf

12:20pm
Reinsurance Address: Reserving, Renewals and Performance Monitoring for Health Insurers

Harry Kontonikas, Head, Business Development, MR HealthTech

12:40pm
Healthcare Trends, Investments and Role of Banks in Financing Investment

Michal Perliceusz, Sector Head, Healthcare, CMB MENAT, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited

1:00pm
Lunch

2:20pm
Instant Data Driven Sales and Personalised Access to Healthcare - Travel Insurance 2.0

Timo Uustal, CEO, Nursebeam

2:40pm
Mandatory Health Insurance Is On Its Way

Simon Isgar, Partner and Head of Insurance, BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP

 
Focus on Oman: New Oman Health Insurance Law

Ahmed Al Barwani, Head of Oman, Al Tamimi & Company

3:10pm
Panel Discussion on Medical Coding System in Oman

Panellists:
Dr Mohammed Thabit Ghazally

Expert, Capital Market Authority, Oman

Dr Matlooba Al Zadjali

CEO, Cardiology Center

Dr Medhat Kamal Sayed

Expert, Ministry of Health

3:40pm
The Pull of Investing in the Health Insurance Sector

Dr Halima Qalam Al Hinai, Director, Investment In Health, Ministry of Health

4:00pm
Q&A

4:10pm
Networking Tea Break & Close for the Day

 
Note: Programme is subject to change.
Day Two, 4 March 2020, Wednesday
 

9:00am
The Changing Role of Takaful to Convene Hi-Tech Digital Era and Global Healthcare

Dr Aly Khorshid, Dean, Faculty of Management and Economic, London University, UK

9:30am
Value Based Health Care in the GCC

Safder Jaffer, FIA, Managing Director & Consulting Actuary, Middle East, Milliman

10:00am
Cost Containment Strategies in Private Health Insurance

Dr Husam R Majali, Associate Director – Insurance, Merck Sharp & Dohme (MSD GCC)

10:30am
Q&A

10:40am
Networking Tea Break

11:10am
Considerations in Selecting Health Insurance Plans – Reinsurers’ & Insurers’ Overview

Aftab Hasan, Chairman, Risk Exchange (DIFC) Ltd; CEO, Arya Insurance Brokerage Co. (Bayzat)

11:30am
Fraud, Waste & Abuse - Data Usage & Cost Containment Capabilities

Maya Orabi, Regional Healthcare Portfolio Risk Manager, AXA Gulf

11:50am
“Overview Health Check in MENA” and the Experiences

Speaker from Joint Commission International

12:10pm
Using Simple, Tactical Digital Engagement to Transform Personal, Societal and Sector Health

Anil Nair, CEO, Iris Health Services LLC

12:30pm
Q&A

12:45pm
Lunch

2:00pm
Micro Health Insurance: Innovation in Serving the Uninsured and Underinsured Populations

S Chalapathi Srinivasan, Executive Director, JOIE de VIVRE International Insurance Brokerage LLC

2:20pm
Enhancing Healthcare Insurance Profitability

Dr C H Asrani, Founder & CEO, INCHES Group

2:40pm
Using AI and Data-Driven Technologies to Help Hospitals and Insurance Companies Provide Better Healthcare at Reduced Cost with Seamless Patient Experiences - examples around mental health, diabetes and other specific areas.

Rajat Karol, CEO, DHC AI

3:00pm
Business Models for Collaboration: Hospitals/ Clinics, TPAs and Insurers - A Successful Model?

Vivek Sethia, Director and Co-founder, Beyontec Solutions DMCC

3:30pm
Q&A

3:40pm
Tea Break & Networking

4:00pm
Close of Conference

 
Note: Programme is subject to change.

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