Insurance operators to brainstorm on impact of digital disruption, innovation at IICC confab

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Chuks Udo Okonta

The impact of digital disruption and innovation on the insurance industry and business will be the central focus at the 2019 National Insurance Conference, holding from Sunday June 30-July 2, 2019 in Transcorp Hotel, Abuja.

According to a release signed by the Chairman of the National Insurance Conference Planning Committee, Sir Muftau Oyegunle, the business world is witnessing an age of dramatic change characterized by evolving business models and propelled by technological innovation and disruption that is shaping business operations, hence operators must always create platforms to address the changing dynamics.

The Special Guest of Honour is President Muhammadu Buhari, while the Insurance Industry Consultative Committee (IICC) Chairman, Eddie Efekoha is the Chief Host. The theme paper “Disruption, Innovation and Business Growth” would be delivered by the Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe.

Oyegunle noted that in a bid to make the conference which is the fifth in the series robust, sub-themes are to focus on “Digital disruption; threat and Opportunity” to be delivered by Mr Siegfried Jegels,; “Transforming Insurance business through inclusive insurance” by Mrs. Eme Essien Lore while “Regulations, Innovation and Business Growth would be delivered by Dr Doyin Salami. Also, issues relating to regulations and business growth would be handled by the Commissioner for Insurance, Alhaji Mohammed Kari.

Highly resourceful professionals such as Professor Fabian Ajogu; Chief Anthony Idigbe, and M.K Ahmad would be chairmen of sessions.

The conference which is held yearly under the auspices of the Insurance Industry Consultative Committee has become a veritable platform for the exchange of ideas and facilitation of professional knowledge for critical stakeholders in the economy, both within and outside Nigeria.

Attendance is being expected from the insurance industry, banking, oil and gas, shipping, government, the academia, the organized private sector, and the international business community.

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