5 - 7 November 2019, Dhaka, Bangladesh

#15thIMC - Inclusive Insurance for Emerging Markets

Coping with Climate Risk

The 15th International Conference on Inclusive Insurance will take place in Dhaka from 5 – 7 November 2019. Approximately 450 experts from around the world will discuss and identify ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in inclusive insurance for emerging markets. The conference will be hosted by the Bangladesh Insurance Association (BIA) and the Munich Re Foundation in cooperation with the MiN.

www.inclusiveinsurance.org
www.insurancefordevelopment.org

Background
The inclusive insurance 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. New technologies are boosting market coverage. In Asia alone, the number of people insured through mobile phones exceeds 40 million. Furthermore, the G7 has decided to insure 400 million people against climate risks by 2020. Nonetheless, many people are still without cover or alternative risk management options. 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.
 
The need to respond to this situation by understanding the role of insurance for sustainable development and the management of climate risks, improving supply, heightening the awareness of insurance, creating the right regulatory framework and better understanding the particular needs of the low income population is the main focus of the conference. Representatives from insurance and reinsurance companies, distribution channels, investment funds, international organisations, NGOs and development-aid agencies, as well as academics, policymakers and supervisory regulators, from around 50 countries will attend the conference. Attendees 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 subtopics. Interactive sessions hosted by partner organisations of the 15th International Conference on Inclusive Insurance 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
 

Timeline and acceptance

Call for proposal starts 15 March 2019
Submission deadline for proposals and draft papers 10 May 2019
Application deadline for rapporteurs 30 June 2019
Notification of acceptance of proposals 1 July 2019
Start of registration  6 August 2019
Submission of draft presentations for the conference  15 September 2019
Submission of final presentations and papers for the conference  15 October 2019

 

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