The African Insurance Organisation (AIO) will hold its 46th conference and annual general assembly at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 8 to 13 June 2019. Each year the event attracts senior delegates from across Africa and the rest of the world to discuss and workshop the most pressing issues facing the insurance industry on the continent at the time.
Under this year’s theme – Insurance Penetration in Africa: Insuring the Uninsured – the conference will focus on insurance distribution and inclusivity across the continent. Other topical issues under discussion will include micro-insurance and the effects of climatic events (such as floods, droughts and wildfires) on the industry and the economy in general.
“We have managed to secure a number of highly regarded speakers, panellists and facilitators from all over Africa – and beyond – for this year’s conference,” says AIO vice president Delphine Traore Maidou “We have also got some quality bookings and are very happy at the rate that seats are filling up. As always, I am sure my colleagues from across the continent will network, do business and drive further cross-border collaboration.”
Thokozile Mahlangu, CEO of the Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA) – the official host of the conference – says she is thrilled that the event will be held in South Africa this year.
“South Africa has a very active insurance community, with ties to many other countries on the continent,” she says. “With the support of SA Tourism, the organising committee is thrilled at how we will be showcasing our country – especially during this exciting election year.”
Although the event will focus primarily on Africa-specific insurance issues, many of these affect and apply to other markets around the world.