International Conference on Inclusive Insurance 2021

International Conference on Inclusive Insurance 2021 -
Digital Edition

25 - 29 October 2021

The International Conference on Inclusive Insurance 2021 will take place from 25-29 October 2021. Over 1000 experts from 100+ 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 Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network. As part of the conference the Insurance Association of Jamaica will host a national event to discuss Inclusive Insurance in Jamaica. Joint sessions will be hosted with the InsuResilience Global Partnership Annual Forum 2021.

About the conference

Paricipation is free of charge. Please use the online registration form to register.

Structure and objectives of the conference

The conference will feature 21 sessions on key topics addressing an interdisciplinary audience. 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.


    - How to reach scale in small markets

    - The business case for inclusive insurance

    - Inclusive insurance lessons from the pandemic crisis

    - Digital solutions for inclusive insurance

    - Innovative distribution

    - Coping with climate risk

    - Regulation

    - Gender-sensitive inclusive insurance

    - Insurance for micro, small and medium enterprises.

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

    - Consumer education: build capacities of people, societies and institutions

    - National strategies and policies for inclusive insurance

    - Looking back: successes and failures in inclusive insurance

- Scientific track – economic analysis of emerging insurance markets

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.

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 100+ 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.

Conference language: English (Spanish translation will be provided for the afternoon sessions)


15 March 2021: Call for proposals starts

24 May 2021: Call for proposals ends

1 August 2021: Registration opens


Read more about our previous conferences

For reports, agendas and presentations of previous conferences, please go to the archive of the ICII:
Year Name Country
2020 International Conference on Inclusive Insurance - Digital Edition virtual
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

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