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Event Date Mon Oct 25 EDT - Fri Oct 29 EDT (2 days ago)
Location Kingston, Jamaica
Region Americas

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 organizations, 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 maximized business opportunities to bring supply and demand to the next level.

The organizers are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and may have to move the date of the conference depending on the latest developments.


2021 Speakers

Pierre Gramegna
Minister of Finance, Luxembourg

Mark Robertson
Knowledge Manager, Microinsurance Network, Luxembourg

Ken Mungan
Chairman, Milliman, USA

Laura Rosado
Head, Strategy and Performance Management, AXA Emerging Customers, France

Jan Kellett
Special Advisor UNDP Corporate Lead - Insurance & Risk Finance, UNDP, Switzerland

Thilanka Kiriporuwa
Chief Corporate Services Officer, Softlogic Life, Sri Lanka

Farzanah Chowdhury
CEO Green Delta Insurance Company, Bangladesh

Ovia Tuhairwe
CEO, Radiant Yacu, Rwanda

Geric Laude
Head of Non-Life Retail, Pioneer Insurance, Philippines

Bert Opdebeeck
Founder, Microinsurance Master, Belgium

Paul Omara
Member of Parliament, Uganda

Cynthia Ayero
Inspection Officer - Non Life, Insurance Regulatory Authority, Uganda

Michael Bryan Newball
Program Officer, Banca de las Oportunidades, Colombia

Nataly Galán Pérez
Leader of financial inclusion and innovation, Fasecolda, Colombia

Priya Kumar
National Programme Co-ordinator, UNDP, India

Malay Kumar Poddar
Chairman-cum-Managing Director, Agriculture Insurance Co., India

Liza Garay
Global Head of ESG Business Development and Outreach, AXA Group

Gilles Renouil
Global Head of Insurance Solutions, Womens World Banking, Switzerland

Olajumoke Odunlami
Chief Customer & Marketing Officer, AXA Mansard, Nigeria

Oyinkansola Adewunmi
Lead, Distribution Support, AXA Mansard, Nigeria

Matthew Shakhovskoy
Senior Advisor, ISF Advisors, United States "Agricultural Insurance: A global stocktake"

Chenthil Kumar Chellan Leelabai
Project Manager, Tamil Nadu coastal sustainable livelihood society (PTSLP), India

Eleni Vakaki
Agriculture Index Insurance Specialist, eLEAF, Netherlands

Hassan Bashir
Founder of Takaful Insurance of Africa Limited, Kenya

Tom Dienya
Crops Insurance officer, Area Yield Index Insurance Program, Kenya

Jennifer Cissé
Senior Research Manager, Munich Climate Insurance Initiative, Germany

Tomás Soley Pérez
Superintendent at Superintendencia General de Seguros, Costa Rica and Chair of the IAIS Financial Inclusion Forum, Costa Rica

Miles Larbey
Head of Financial Consumer Protection, OECD, France

Manuela Zweimueller
Head of Implementation, International Association of Insurance Supervisors, Switzerland

Barbara Chesire-Chabbaga
Managing Director, AB Consultants, Kenya

Lena Schubmann
Programme and Policy Officer, WFP, Guatemala

Isaac Anthony
CEO, CCRIF, Barbados

Mathieu Destrooper
International Delegate, Preparedness, Anticipation and Forecast Based Financing, IFRC, Germany

Isaac Agyapong
Safety Insurance Brokers, Ghana

Israel Muchena
Director, Hollard Seguros Moçambique, Mozambique

Yegna Priya Bharat
Chief General Manager (Non-Life Department & Communications Department), IRDA, India

Laura Enriquez
Coordinator of Financial Education and Consumer Protection Projects, FASECOLDA, Colombia

Kate Rinehart-Smit
Engagement Manager, Cenfri, South Africa

Belén Gomez
Executive President, Rio Uruguay Seguros, Argentina

Ghay Lyne Mapano
Operations Manager, Cebuana Lhuillier Insurance Brokers, Philippines

Balachandran M K
Head, Rural and Micro Insurance, SBI General Insurance, India

Lydia Dsane-Selby
Chief Executive Officer, National Health Insurance Authority, Ghana

Olubunmi Jetawo-Winter
CEO, Kwara State Health Insurance Agency, Nigeria

Ties Kroezen
Venture Leader, Connected Primary Care Solutions, Philips, Netherlands

Olumide Okunola
Senior Health Specialist, World Bank in Nigeria

Saurabh Sharma
Director, Emerging Consumers, Britam, Kenya

Michal Matul
Head of VAS, consumer insights and training, Axa Emerging Customers, France

Dante Portula
Senior Finance Adviser, GIZ, Philippines

Linnea Kreibohm
Senior Policy Officer, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany

Mathilda Ström
Deputy CEO, BIMA, UK

Edson Calheiros
Executive Director, ALM Seguros, Brazil

Marco Japutra
Head of Health Business Development, Allianz Life, Indonesia

Felicia Kawilarang
VP of Marketing, Halodoc, Indonesia

Nhi Huynh
Manager (Platforms & Acquisitions), Allianz X GmbH, Germany

Asher Hasan
Founder, docTHERs, Pakistan

Michiel Berende
Chief inclusive Officer, Etherisc, Netherlands

Dimitrios Velmachos
Venture Parter / Advisor, UK

Olga Speckhardt
Head of Global Insurance Solutions, Sygenta Foundation, Switzerland

Maria Theresia Zappia
Deputy CEO, Blue Orchard, Switzerland

Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven
Managing Director, GIZ, Germany

Hui Lin Chiew
Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reporting project lead, A2ii, Germany

Nigel Bowman
IAA Microinsurance Working Group, co-developer of the IAA-IAIS product risk assessment tool and independent actuarial consultant, independent, South Africa

Protazio Sande
Director Planning, Research & Market Development, IRA, Uganda

Elias Omondi
Senior Manager - Risk Regulations, FSD Africa, Kenya

Reshma Sheoraj
Former Member of the Board at World Bank, United States
The importance of appropriate risk management for economic development - especially for MSMEs

Lorenzo Chan
Chairman of the Board of the Microinsurance Network / CEO, Pioneer, Philippines

Tarek Seif
FCII, CDIF, Secretary General, Insurance Federation of Egypt , Egypt

Miguel Solana
Insurance Specialist, UNDP, Turkey


Nichola Beyers
Research Associate, Cenfri, South Africa

Lisa Morgan
Technical Specialist, ILO, Switzerland

Matthias Range
Head, Unit Risk Finance & Insurance, GIZ, Germany

Denis Garand
President, DGA, Canada

Kwasi Boahene
Director Advocacy and Partnerships (The PharmAccess Group), Ghana

Richard Leftley
Executive Vice President International, Microinsurance Company, UK

Camyla Fonseca
Knowledge and Capacity Building Coordinator, ILO Social Finance Program, Switzerland

Tara Chiu
Associate Director, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk and Resilience, UC Davis, United States

Pranav Prashad
Senior Technical Officer, ILO, Switzerland

Pascale Lamb
Advisor, Access to Insurance Initiative, Germany

Andrea Camargo
Risk Financing Specialist, WFP, UK

Katharine Pulvermacher
Executive Director, Microinsurance Network, Luxembourg

Sarah Ebrahimi
Women's Insurance Program Officer, IFC, United States

Dirk Reinhard
Vice Chair, Munich Re Foundation, Chairman of the Steering Comitee, Germany

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors


• Microinsurance Network (MiN)
• Munich Re Foundation (MRF)

• Insurance Association of Jamaica (IAJ)
• Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii)
• Cenfri
• Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk (CEAR)
• Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
• InsuResilience
• International Finance Cooperation IFC
• Microinsurance Master
• PharmAccess Foundation
• The ILO’s Impact Insurance Facility
• World Food Programme (WFP)