The General Arab Insurance Federation (GAIF) has announced that its board of directors has resolved to postpone the 33rd General Conference, which had been scheduled to be held in Oran, Algeria, from 11-14 October 2020, to 2021.
In a statement, GAIF says that the decision is because of current circumstances arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to follow safety measures, travel constraints, difficulty in organising large events; and the wish to ensure the success of the Conference.
The GAIF board of directors made the decision on 24 June, at the request of the High Organising Committee.
GAIF said, “We would like to thank all insurers which have expressed interest in the Conference; we assure them that the success of the Conference is an important objective of the GAIF Board and General Secretariat.”
A new date will be set for the 33rd GAIF General Conference in 2021, after agreement between the GAIF board and the conference high committee.
The GAIF General Conference is usually held every two years with the participation of more than 1,500 attendees from all over of the world.
GAIF was founded in Cairo in 1964. Its members are insurance and reinsurance companies, regulators and medical TPAs and other players in the insurance industry.