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International Conference on Inclusive Insurance

The inclusive insurance sector has experienced persistent growth in client outreach and premium volumes over the past ten years. New technologies are boosting market coverage. Nonetheless, many people living at the bottom of the pyramid are still without cover or alternative risk management options. Climate change will make the situation worse. The G7 has therefore decided to insure 400 million people against climate risks by 2020. With the global middle class expected to grow to nearly five billion within two decades, we are looking at billions of people who are without a formal safety net from insurance and hence at risk of falling (back) into poverty.

Upcoming event

Because of the restrictions and uncertanties related to Covid-19 the 16th International Conference on Inclusive Insurance (ICII) has been cancelled and will take place in Jamaica October/November 2021 (date TBC). Around 400 experts from 40+ countries will discuss and identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in inclusive insurance for emerging markets. The conference will be hosted by the Insurance Association of Jamaica in cooperation with the Munich Re Foundation supported by the Microinsurance Network.

As a replacement for the 2020 conference the organisers will be organising an online event. The proposals submitted for the 2020 confernce will be reviewed by the steering committee and selected speakers will be invited to be part of the online event. 

About the conference

The last fifteen years have seen the insurance sector in emerging markets enjoy steady growth in client outreach and premium volumes. New technologies are boosting market coverage. The global middle class is predicted to number nearly five billion within two decades — but many of these individuals will still lack a formal safety net provided by insurance and will risk falling (back) into poverty. Climate change may make the situation worse because the frequency of extreme events will continue to increase, and low-income countries with a large proportion of poor and vulnerable communities will be disproportionately impacted by their effects. The G20 countries have therefore set a target of insuring an additional 400 million people against climate risks by 2020.

Representatives from insurance and reinsurance companies, brokers, distribution channels, technology providers, investment funds, international organisations, NGOs and development aid agencies, as well as academics, policy makers and insurance supervisors, from 40+ countries will attend the conference. Delegates will exchange views on current growth trends and risks in emerging markets and discuss key factors for successful implementation and maximised business opportunities to bring supply and demand to the next level.

Call for proposals

To cover subjects that are currently of interest, the conference organisers are calling for proposals on the following topics:

1.      How to reach scale in small markets

2.      Digital solutions for inclusive insurance

3.      Innovative distribution models

4.      Coping with climate risk

5.      Regulation

6.      Insurance for micro, small and medium enterprises

7.      New inclusive insurance products or partnerships in the fields of health or hospital cash, credit-life or funeral insurance

8.      Consumer education: build capacities of people, societies and institutions

9.      Looking back: Successes and failures in Inclusive Insurance

10.   Scientific track – economic analysis of emerging insurance markets

For details, please go to the call for proposals webpage.

Structure and objectives of the conference

The conference will feature around 25 interactive sessions on key topics addressing an interdisciplinary audience. Additional pre-conference workshops will deal in depth with subtopics. Keynote speeches will look at the latest international, national and local insights. One key work stream of the conference will be how to best close the insurance gap and reach scale in small markets.

Timeline

*Covid-19 (Coronavirus) update: The timeline and date of the conference may change depending on the latest developments. 

15 March 2021: Call for proposals starts

22 May 2021: Call for proposals ends

1 August 2021: Registration opens

 

International Conference on Inclusive Insurance - Overview

Year Name Country
2019 15th International Conference on Inclusive Insurance Bangladesh
2018 14th International Microinsurance Conference Zambia
2017 13th International Microinsurance Conference Peru
2016 12th International Microinsurance Conference Sri Lanka
2015 11th International Microinsurance Conference Morocco
2014 10th International Microinsurance Conference Mexico
2013 9th International Microinsurance Conference Indonesia
2012 8th International Microinsurance Conference Tanzania
2011 7th International Microinsurance Conference Brazil
2010 6th International Microinsurance Conference Philippines
2009 5th International Microinsurance Conference Senegal
2008 4th International Microinsurance Conference Colombia
2007 3rd International Microinsurance Conference India
2006 2nd International Microinsurance Conference South Africa
2005 1st International Microinsurance Conference Germany

Read more about our previous conferences

General enquiries about the conference: info@munichre-foundation.org

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