|The Middle East Insurance Conference|
|The first edition of the Middle East Insurance Conference: Opportunities in a Growth Market, organized by Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group in cooperation with the Bahrain Monetary Agency will take place January 18-19 in Bahrain.
The Conference is designed to bring together Arab and international insurers and decision-makers to discuss major trends and issues facing the industry.
Conference topics will include the application of regulations to develop the industry; global and regional re-insurers’ perspectives of the Middle East insurance sector; emerging insurance markets and investment opportunities in the Middle East; life insurance and pension schemes; cooperative insurance, “takaful” and growth opportunities; new trends in the insurance industry; security in high risk markets and the energy, marine and aviation markets.
The Conference will be attended by Arab officials, heads of international and regional supervisory and regulatory authorities, heads of leading international and Arab insurance and re-insurance companies, rating agencies and financial institutions.
The line up of the speakers includes: H.E. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al-Khalifa, Governor, Bahrain Monetary Agency, Khalid Janahi, Chairman, Solidarity, Bahrain, Patrick Kenny, President & Chief Executive Officer, International Insurance Society (IIS), Dr. Abdolnaser Hemmati, President, Bimeh Markazi Iran, Mohd Tarmidzi bin Ahmad Nordin, CEO of Mayban Takaful Berhad, Malaysia, Ibrahim Muhanna, Actuary expert, President Mehanna & Co., Lebanon, Andrew Love, Managing Director - Middle East, Heath Lambert, Dr. Salmien Symeonidis, Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries (FFA),Consultant Actuary, Hannover Life Re Consultants, Ajmal Mohammad Bhatty, Head of Takaful, HSBC, Saudi.
The conference is being held in Bahrain at a very important crossroads for the insurance sector in the Kingdom now that the regulatory and supervision authority has been transferred to the Bahrain Monetary Agency. Several strategic steps are being developed to expand local insurance and to promote the Kingdom of Bahrain as the pioneer center for the insurance industry in the Middle East.
Beirut,01 19 2004