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16th International Conference on Inclusive Insurance (ICII)

The 16th International Conference on Inclusive Insurance (ICII) will take place in Kingston, Jamaica from 10 – 12 November 2020*. 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.

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

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.


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

15 March 2020: Call for proposals starts

15 May 2020: Call for proposals ends

1 August 2020: Registration opens

For more information, please visit the Munich Re Foundation website.

Upcoming Event
Tuesday, 10. November 2020 9:00 AM
to Thursday, 12. November 2020 6:00 PM
2 days
Kingston, Jamaica
Knowledge category:
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Inclusive Insurance Fundamentals
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