16th International Conference on Inclusive Insurance
26 - 28 October 2021 (TBC)
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.
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 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 Jamaica conference the organisers will be organising an online event in October/November 2020 (date TBC). 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.
Structure and objectives of the conference
*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
Read more about our previous conferences
|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|