3rd Annual Health Insurance Conference Middle East & Africa

3rd Annual Health Insurance Conference Middle East & Africa

26-27 February 2019

Dubai, UAE

Summary

Private health insurance has historically been characterized as voluntary, for-profit commercial coverage. However, in looking at private coverage around the world, it is evident that a wide variety of arrangements are described under the umbrella of private insurance and that boundaries between public insurance and private insurance are becoming blurred. Also, having government regulations and standardized practices aims to create confidence in the health insurance industry among the people, so more are willing to give insurance a try.

With healthcare and health insurance regulation, development and implementation at vastly different stages, both between and within the Middle East and Africa, there is a lot of looking to other markets for indicators of what works, what doesn’t, and ‘where to from here?’ insights. Both markets provide lots of opportunity for health insurers, as well as their own distinct challenges.

The conference focuses on the key topics such as the potential for growth, current trends in regulation, digital health, the leveraging of technology, developing contextually sound products that meet the needs and expectations of customers, the road-map to the universal health coverage, and how to effectively operate in these markets for profitability.

Day 1

KEYNOTES: THE ROAD-MAP TO UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE: VISIONS, REGULATIONS & CHALLENGES

  • Managing cross-border health insurance
  • Closing the trust deficit gap & deepening health care inclusion
  • Governance for effective health action
  • Overcoming barriers to implementing compulsory health insurance
  • Transformative health solutions: developing models for non-profit health care
  • The case for differentiation in standardized insurance markets
  • Case studies: medical tourism, expat health insurance, innovative & patient-centered product design, telemedicine

BEST PRACTICE EXAMPLES

  • Automating underwriting
  • Cost-containment: Managing claims expenditures
  • Fraud risk management: Managing insurance fraud to improve affordability in developing markets and technological developments in managing fraud

PANEL DISCUSSION: THE CONTRIBUTORS OF GROWTH IN HEALTH INSURANCE

  • New perspectives on the Middle Eastern and African health insurance markets
  • How to build trust and awareness in the health insurance market
  • The contribution of government initiatives
  • Adoption of technology to effective health solutions

Day 2

KEYNOTES: CATALYZING INNOVATION, INCLUSION & POSITIVE IMPACT IN THE HEALTH INSURANCE MARKET

  • Financing health: Local solutions to local problems
  • Public-private partnerships for effective health action
  • Micro health insurance
  • Operational excellence in health: people, process & productivity
  • How to better invest in human capital in the health sector
  • Visionary leadership in hospital management
  • Digital health & big data

 

INTERACTIVE LUNCH SESSION

  • Roundtable setting with wide-range of discussion topics in the health insurance industry
  • Sharing know-how
  • Networking

 

PANEL DISCUSSION: BUILDING HEALTHIER SOCIETIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

  • Dialogue for an effective health action
  • Impact investing in the health sector in developing markets
  • Community-based initiatives & participatory approaches
  • How to strengthen health insurance programmes

 

Video

Speakers

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Dr. Saif AlJaibeji

Head – Global Partnerships
Optum, UnitedHealth Group, UAE

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Dr. Bilal Shirazi

Chief Medical Officer
Now Health International, UAE

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Brian de Francesca

Founder
Ver2 Digital Medicine, UAE

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Ahmed Faiyaz Sait

Advisor – Health Investments & PPPs
Dubai Health Authority, UAE

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Dr. Stuart Bennett

Chief Operating Officer
MBF Healthcare, UAE

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Dr. George Manapallil Cheriyan

CEO & Chief Medical Officer
American Mission Hospital, Bahrain

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Anwar Harahsheh

CEO
Omni Insurance Solutions

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Laurent Pochat-Cottilloux

Global Head, Health Reinsurance Partnerships
AXA, Singapore

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Astrid Van Lierde

Project Manager
Dalberg Data Insights, Belgium

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John Kaelin

Health Insurance Executive
Centene, USA

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Pazion Cherinet

CEO & Founder
Orbit Health, USA

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Anshul Srivastav

Chief Information & Digital Officer
Union Insurance, UAE

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Farooq Ahmed Farid

Chief Underwriting Officer
Now Health International, UAE

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Dr. Amit N. Thakker

Chairman of the Board
Africa Healthcare Federation & Africa Health Business, Kenya

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Dr. Fatih Mehmet Gul

Chief Operating Officer
Fakeeh University Hospital, UAE

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Cigna, UAE

Partners & Sponsors

Testimonials

“It was extremely informative and the presentations were well done. The speakers were very conversant with the topics.”
Head of Medical Underwriting, Noor Takaful, UAE

“Very high level of presentations and very good interactive discussions.”
International Sales Director, Cegedim Activ, France

“Very educative and full of new ideas and information.”
Head of Claims and Healthcare Service Providers, Acacia Health Insurance, Ghana

“Excellent opportunity to network and meet other players in the industry.”
— Pricing Actuary, Swiss Re, South Africa

“It is a great opportunity to share experience and get new insights.”
— Senior Business Solution Manager, Swiss Re, Lebanon

Who Should Attend?

  • Health insurance companies
  • Assistance providers – brokers, healthcare experts, third-party administrators
  • International health associations
  • Underwriting, claims and fraud risk management specialists
  • Hospitals
  • Digital health and telemedicine companies
  • IT solution providers

Why Should Experts Attend Our Event?

  • Meet the world’s market-leading health insurance companies
  • Develop business opportunities to expand health insurance cover across Africa & the Middle East
  • Get B2B support on how to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of your products
  • Keep up with the growing competition in the market
  • Learn how to better focus on customers

Where and When?

Dubai, UAE

26-27 February 2019

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