SENIOR INSURANCE EXECUTIVES TO GATHER THIS OCTOBER AT THE INAUGURAL INSURANCE PENETRATION WEST AFRICA (IPWA) SUMMIT IN DUBAI

The Inaugural Insurance Penetration West Africa Summit (IPWA) will take place from 21-22 October 2015 at the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, Dubai, UAE. The event is organised by Konnect2Africa Ltd and supported by NIC Ghana, GIZ, Micro Insurance Network, and the Ghanaian Insurers Association.

The IPWA Summit will bring together regulators, ministers, insurance professionals and foreign investors to discuss the opportunities, strategies and challenges around the region.

The future of regulation in the region will be addressed by the Chairman of the event, Immediate Past Commissioner for Insurance, MrFola Daniel, NAICOM. Followed by key presentations from Miss Lydia Bawa, NIC Ghana and a Senior Insurance Specialist, ConférenceInterafricaine des Marchésd’Assurances (CIMA).

The proliferation of mobile technology in the region has created an unprecedented opportunity for insurers to increase penetration to the masses in collaboration with telecommunication providers. BIMA mobile a leading provider of mobile delivered insurance will be present at the event to show delegates how to capitalize on this opportunity.

Other featured speakers and their topics include:

  • Challenging the regulatory framework’s alignment with the underlying philosophies on insurance business and penetration – Ms. AdetolaAdegbayi, ED, Leadway Assurance Company Ltd
  • Investing through Private equity funds – Mr. Doug Lacey, Partner, LeapFrog Investments
  • Micro Insurance Development in Ghana – Covering 7.5 million risks and lives today – Mr. BrankoWehnert, Project Manager Insurance and Micro-insurance, GIZ
  • Effectively utilising micro insurance to tackle vulnerability to weather-related threats – Mr. MaximeBouan, Regional Manager – Middle East & Africa, BlueOrchard Finance SA

For more information about the summit, please contact Jessica Akintoye at Jessica.akintoye@k2africa.com

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