7 - 9 November 2017, Swisshotel, Lima, Peru

13th International Microinsurance Conference 2017

The 13th International Microinsurance Conference will take place in Peru from 7 – 9 November 2017. Approximately 400 participants and experts from around the world will discuss and identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in microinsurance. The conference will be hosted by APESEG, the Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network.

Background
The microinsurance sector has experienced persistent growth in client outreach and premium volumes over the past ten years. Today, nearly 300 million low-income citizens in developing countries are covered by an insurance policy. Nonetheless, many people are still without cover. 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 safety net and at risk of falling (back) into poverty.

The need to respond to this situation by improving supply to meet the increasing demand will be the main focus of the 13th International Microinsurance Conference. Representatives from insurance and reinsurance companies, investment funds, international organisations, NGOs and development-aid agencies as well as academics, policymakers and supervisory regulators will attend the conference. Participants 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 
The conference will feature panel discussions on key topics addressing an interdisciplinary audience. Additional working group sessions will deal in depth with different subtopics. Interactive sessions of approximately 90 minutes will be a key part of the conference, facilitating dialogue in small groups on emerging issues. Keynote speeches will look at the latest international, national and local insights.

Conference language
English / Spanish

Timeline and acceptance

Call for proposal starts 10 March 2017
Submission deadline for proposals and draft papers 5 May 2017
Application deadline for rapporteurs 30 June 2017
Notification of acceptance of proposals 30 June 2017
Start of registration  1 August 2017
Submission of draft presentations for the conference  15 September 2017
Submission of final presentations and papers for the conference  15 October 2017