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ITIC Global Agenda

ITIC Global Agenda

Browse sessions and networking opportunities to plan your time at ITIC!

25

Oct

Sunday 25 October 2020

14:00-16:00

Sunday at ITIC Global

Stop by the registration desk to collect your ITIC Global attendee bag and make your way to the networking area where exhibitors from across all sectors of operational support are ready to meet you!
14:00-16:00

Registration opens

Stop by the registration desk to collect your ITIC Global attendee bag and make your way to the networking area where exhibitors from across all sectors of operational support are ready to meet you!

26

Oct

Monday 26 October 2020

09:00-17:00

Registration and exhibition opens

The team will be available at the registration desk throughout the conference.
10:30-11:00

Welcome coffee break

Pick up your conference attendee badge, grab a coffee and start networking!
11:00-12:30 Room 1

Coronavirus – reactions and impacts

This session will understand how coverage under policies changed, if insurers stopped writing travel insurance during the pandemic and whether the virus caused an increase in prices. We will also analyse what assistant companies and insurers around the world do to help people stuck around the world. Along with what impact has the virus had on business travel and wider travel trends, and where do experts see it going in the future? Has enforced telecommuting brought around the demise of business travel?
Speakers
Terry Martin
Director
CCAT Aeromedical Training
12:30-13:30 Exhibiton Area

Networking lunch

13:30-15:00 Room 1

Coronavirus – reactions and impacts

This session will look at current and future disease risks, and consider what have we learned from dealing with Covid-19 that can be translated into how the next inevitably pandemic can be dealt with more effectively.

15:00-15:30 Exhibiton Area

Coffee break

18:00-20:00

The official ITIC Madrid Welcome Reception

This event needs no introduction to those who have attended an ITIC Global conference before. However, if this is your first time attending, you are in for a treat. Over 900 of our industry’s leaders, all in one place, ready to network. Details coming soon…

27

Oct

Tuesday 27 October 2020

10:00-11:30 Room 1

Industry challenges in Mexico and the Caribbean

This session will look at the unique challenges and opportunities that insurance and assistance providers face when working in Central America and the Caribbean. What are the main considerations when building a network of medical providers, and how is cost vs quality of care evaluated in different countries? With consolidation in the healthcare sector, how are insurance and assistance companies working with new partners and have they still got any leverage to negotiate rates? When it comes to containing cost for the medical treatment of insured parties, are discounts still king in this region, or is ongoing medical management of cases the best way to contain mounting medical bills?
Speakers
Rory O'Gara
Vice President Medical Provider Management
Allianz
Robin Ingle
Chairman & CEO
Ingle International
Salvidor Belilty Haro
CEO
Logimedex
11:30-12:00 Exhibiton Area

Coffee break

12:00-13:30 Room 1

Cruises

This will be a multi-aspect session looking at travel trends (including the effects of terrorism and political disturbances), the primary assistance challenges, medical costs, hyper-inflated bills and issues surrounding the repatriation of mortal remains.
Speakers
Dr. Bruno Sicard
Auditor
EURAMI
Natalya Butakova
Business Development Manager
AP Companies
Gaby Hosea
Director of Clinical Transports
On Call International
13:30-14:30 Exhibiton Area

Networking lunch

14:30-15:30 Room 1

Cost Containment interactive forum

This will provide an opportunity for cost containment experts to demonstrate their own approaches to case management in different parts of the world.
15:30-17:30 Room 1

Medical Directors’ Forum

This ever-popular session at ITIC offers attendees a chance to share best practice and opportunities for learning with peers and colleagues in the international medical assistance sector.

28

Oct

Wednesday 28 October 2020

10:00-11:30 Room 1

Fraud: Regional trends in fraudulent activities.

This session will identify the major fraud hotspots in the world, as well as tactics that insurance and assistance companies are employing to minimize their exposure to such practices. Whether it is customer or provider fraud that is the primary problem will also be under discussion, and while technology has given insurers new weapons with which to fight fraudsters, are the perpetrators getting smarter to circumvent the newest technological enhancements?
11:30-12:00 Exhibiton Area

Coffee break

12:00-13:30 Room 1

Young travellers and risk

This session will consider issues of safety and security for younger travellers, whether international students on long-term placements, or an 18-year-old on their first holiday without parents. Topics that will be covered include what happens when young travellers make accusations of crime abroad, human rights, Duty of Care and travel risk management programmes and their application to this specific group of travellers.
Speakers
Julie Anne Friend J.D.
Director
Office of Global Safety and Security at Northwestern University
Emanuele Scansani
Director of Partnerships & Strategic Relations
Riskline
13:30-14:30 Exhibiton Area

Networking lunch

14:30-16:30 Room 1

Air Ambulance & Medical Assistance Forum

29

Oct

Thursday 29 October 2020

09:30-10:30 Room 1

Provider Network Forum

This Forum offers unique opportunities for providers and payers to come together and share knowledge and best practice among peers and colleagues. It is a recognized Forum where experts can freely discuss business tactics and how patient outcomes can be improved through more cohesive working practices.
10:00-12:00 Exhibiton Area

Networking brunch

19:00-23:59

ITIC Finale Dinner and ITIJ Awards

The ITIC Global Finale Dinner is a black-tie gala evening which plays host to the annual ITIJ Awards ceremony. Join the industry in celebration!

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