Oct 2019

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Source: Middle East Insurance Review | Sep 2019

26th Federation of Afro-Asian Insurers & Reinsurers (FAIR) Conference
Theme: “New Economic Barriers in Afro-Asian Insurance Markets”
23-25 September, Marrakech, Morocco
The FAIR conferences have always succeeded in attracting hundreds of delegates including industry top-executives and key decision-makers from the regional and global insurance and reinsurance markets, presenting a good opportunity to meet with business partners and providing the chance to engage with high-profile speakers and debate some of the important and controversial issues and challenges facing the industry today.

12th ASEAN Insurance Congress
Theme: “Supercharging the Future of Insurance through Innovation”
1–2 October, Bali, Indonesia
This high-level forum is an ideal platform for the exchange of ideas and networking with insurance executives in the region. Key issues that will be discussed at the event include enhancing reinsurance co-operation among ASEAN countries. 

The Takaful Rendezvous 2019
Theme: “Transformation of Takaful in Industrial Revolution 4.0: Being Smart and Sustainable”
2-3 October 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The Rendezvous will bring together senior individuals in conventional and takaful insurance from around the world to address the challenges and opportunities in dealing with IR4 in a tough economic environment and socio-political issues that are expected to continue in the coming period. The event will have a dedicated panel on drawing lessons from the success of the different regions in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, as well as a panel on drawing lessons from the traditional players.

Gulf Insurance Forum 
16-17 October, Dubai, UAE
The Gulf Insurance Forum, now in its 16th year, will feature plenary sessions and panel discussions with industry leaders and experts and will provide an opportunity to address important issues and their impact on the insurance and reinsurance industry. The topics include: providing social protection for different categories of workers; towards the sustainability of pension funds; insurance companies and social security; retirement planning between insurance companies and asset management; privatisation of pension funds and the role of life insurers. 

22nd Asian Actuarial Conference (AAC)
21–24 October, Singapore
The AAC is one of the biggest events for the insurance industry in Asia. Its aim is to enhance the professionalism of actuaries and promote the interaction of actuaries working in various member countries.

Singapore International Reinsurance Conference (SIRC)
Theme: “Winds of change”
29 October-1 November, Singapore
SIRC has established itself as one of the most important events on the Asian reinsurance calendar where leading insurers, brokers and reinsurers gather to take stock of the reinsurance market and set the tone for the renewal season while exploring new opportunities for business cooperation. The conference will address pressing industry issues such as the increasing frequency of extreme weather events caused by climate change, industry disruption and digital transformation, and the sustainability of the insurance/reinsurance business model as operating margins narrow. 

China Rendezvous
Theme: “Brave New Era of Reinsurance in China”
5-7 November 2019, Shanghai, China
China is today the fastest growing insurance market in the world, driven by high economic growth, ballooning personal wealth and favourable policies. China will have a critical role to play as the global economy faces increasing stress caused by factors like the Sino-US trade friction and rising debt burden across the globe. The Rendezvous will create opportunities for networking and bilateral discussions for next year’s renewals and breathe greater professionalism into the market.

26th ICLAM (International Committee for Insurance Medicine) Congress
10-13 November, Mumbai, India
The ICLAM congress was last held in Asia in Tokyo in 1986 and returns to the continent after a gap of 32 years. The event has, since 1935, been the international benchmark for scientific training, interactive discussion and networking on topics related to risk underwriting and more recently in claims assessment. It is well respected for the high quality of its faculty and presentations.

2nd Sharm Rendezvous
Theme: “Profitability in Insurance Industry: Mind the Gap”
11-13 November, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
Sharm El-Sheikh Rendezvous is a leading annual platform where insurance & reinsurance leaders – locally, regionally and globally – meet to discuss and spread ideas and knowledge.
Every year, the Rendezvous will present four Spreading Precious Ideas (SPIs), and this year’s SPIs are: SPI 1: Egypt’s insurance sector overcomes challenges – The impact of regulation today and in the future; SPI 2: Profitability in non-life insurance – Mind the gap; SPI 3: Climate risk and natural catastrophes – Closing the protection gap; and SPI 4: Brokers as partners – The key attributes to succeed in sustainable, innovative and competitive environment. 

13th Middle East Healthcare Insurance Conference 
Theme: “Hi-Tech Hi-Touch Health Insurance and the Pull of Investing in Healthcare, HealthTech and InsurTech”
11–12 November 2019, Muscat, Oman 
Under the patronage of the Capital Market Authority of Oman, Middle East Insurance Review is organising the Middle East Healthcare Insurance Conference for the third time in Muscat.
The three-day conference will look at the development of compulsory health insurance in Oman and across the region, the latest healthcare trends and the rapid advancements in healthcare technologies including a showcase of the latest HealthTech and InsurTech solutions for health transformation.

International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) Annual Conference 
Theme: “Supervision in a Digital Era”
14–15 November 2019, Abu Dhabi, UAE
The UAE Insurance Authority is honoured to host this important annual conference which provides an excellent platform for insurance supervisors from around the world to exchange views on issues relevant to the supervision and development of insurance markets. 
This year’s programme features five key sessions including: supervision in a digital era – are we ready?; towards sustainable cyber resilience; data and innovation – challenges and opportunities; digital financial inclusion – innovation beyond imagination; and the impact of technology on market structure and effective approaches to supervision.
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