MICROFINANCE EVENT: InsurTech: Rising to the Regulatory Challenge; March 20, 2018; Colombo, Sri Lanka

Summary of Event: The goal of this twelfth consultative forum of its kind is to explore how regulators can adjust to working with the hundreds of start-up firms leveraging technology to enter the insurance market. In particular, sessions will address how “to strike a balance between facilitating innovation, increasing the inclusiveness of the insurance sector, and maintaining the conditions for a fair, safe and stable insurance sector…”. Topics will include digitizing applications, premium collection, payouts and other processes as well as blockchain technology, peer-to-peer insurance and many others. Iterations of this event are to be held on the topic of InsurTech in Africa and Latin America.

Background on Organizers: This event is organized by the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), the Microinsurance Network and the Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii). IAIS is a Switzerland-based membership organization of insurance regulators and supervisors in 140 countries. The Luxembourg-based Microinsurance Network is an organization of 30 individual and 80 institutional members focusing on delivering insurance to low-income people in developing countries. The Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii) is a Germany-based consultancy that aims to support insurance supervisors with knowledge about international regulatory and supervisory practices.

Cost: There is no fee to attend. You may register at https://microinsurancenetwork.wufoo.eu/forms/z7wfnkb1v3kouc/.

Event website: http://microinsurancenetwork.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=173

For more information, you may contact Jenny Nasr via jnasr[at]microinsurancenetwork.org or +352 26 29 78 25.

Sources and Additional Resources

Consultative Forum on Microinsurance Regulation, March 2017, Singapore

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