International Travel & Health Insurance Conferences

ITIC MEA 2024 Agenda

ITIC MEA 2024 Agenda

Insurtech insights and healthcare hotspots

The ITIC MEA agenda brings together experts from across the region to offer their unique perspectives into the latest developments and innovations in this marketplace

Click on a date to jump to the schedule for that day.

21

Apr

Sunday 21 April 2024

08:00 – 14:00

Pyramids of Giza Tour

You can’t visit Egypt without exploring the iconic Giza Plateau, an extraordinary destination that has captured people’s imagination for centuries. Start ITIC MEA with a visit to one of the great surviving wonders of the ancient world on our private tour with expert guides.

You will be introduced to the three awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza along with the famous Great Sphinx among the stunning landscapes of Cairo. Don’t miss this unforgettable experience!

18:30 – 20:00

ITIC MEA 2024 Welcome Party sponsored by AQA Assistance

Kick off the 3rd annual ITIC MEA at our Welcome Party sponsored by AQA Assistance!

Join us at the ambient Bullona restaurant for drinks, delicious canapes, and lively entertainment with views of the iconic Nile River – the perfect way to start another unforgettable event. Don’t miss out!

22

Apr

Monday 22 April 2024

08:30 – 09:30

Welcome Coffee & Registration

Start your day right at ITIC MEA! Chat with fellow attendees over coffee in the exhibition area.
09:30 – 11:00

Egyptian healthcare – system overview and cost containment challenges

What are the healthcare options available to tourists in Cairo and the Red Sea resorts?

This session will consider local pricing, accredited facilities and key issues and challenges facing assistance companies with clients in the region.

Speakers
Regional Director
ACCESS Health International MENA
General Manager
Egypt In-Touch Assistance
Founder of LGA Group
LGA Group
11:00 – 11:30

Networking Coffee Break

Take a break with your new ITIC friends, meet in the networking area and connect with the ITIC MEA exhibitors.
11:30 – 12:30

Travel risks in Africa – what is the reality vs the perception?

Whether it is malaria, RTAs or accidents at work, the risks for different groups of travellers and expats in different regions varies dramatically. Speakers in this session would identify the risks for various groups of travellers – leisure, business, expats, and female solo travellers.

We would also seek to examine the risks of geopolitical conflict specific to different countries and how these affect visitors and the perception of risk in general.

Speakers
Lead Security Analyst – East & Southern Africa
International SOS
Chief Executive Officer
The TRIP Group
12:30 – 14:00

Networking Lunch

Take a break with your new ITIC friends, meet in the networking area and connect with the ITIC MEA exhibitors.
14:00 – 15:30

Medical assistance – regional challenges in Africa

What are the unique characteristics of the continent that make local knowledge so essential and effective in medical assistance?

This session would incorporate discussions on medical assistance network building, fraud risk assessment, the availability of value-based healthcare, the importance of local knowledge, and understanding of cultural and language variations.

Speakers
Chief Executive Officer
AIMS
Medical Assistance Manager
AMREF Flying Doctors
15:30 – 17:30

As-Salam International Hospital Tour sponsored by Alameda Healthcare Group

Visit As-Salam International Hospital with Alameda Healthcare Group – the largest private sector healthcare Group in Egypt.

As-Salam International Hospital in Maadi, a purpose-built hospital on 6,000 square meters of land, has been providing its community with world-class, internationally benchmarked patient-centric care since 1982.

Now serving as one of the largest private-sector tertiary care facilities in Egypt, the hospital brings together a diverse team of highly trained physicians and nurses from Egypt, MENA, the Philippines, the US, and others.

23

Apr

Tuesday 23 April 2024

08:30 – 09:30

Welcome Coffee Break & Registration

Start your day right at ITIC MEA! Chat with fellow attendees over coffee in the exhibition area.
09:30 – 10:30

Health insurance policy design in MEA

What are the unique aspects of policies for expats in MEA that make it different to other regions – what do clients want and need? How do local regulations regarding policy design and distribution affect sales levels and customer engagement?
Speakers
Chief Executive Officer
Health Beyond Borders
Chief Medical Officer & Network Manager
MSH
10:30 – 10:45

Networking Coffee Break

Take a break with your new ITIC friends, meet in the networking area and connect with the ITIC MEA exhibitors.
10:45 – 11:45

Insurtech partnerships

How can insurance companies make the most out of their partnerships with tech companies? Whether it is leveraging new solutions and software for easing the purchase process, or ensuring a smooth claims pathway, there are myriad solutions available now for legacy and start up companies.
Speakers
CEO Asia, Pacific & Middle East
Europ Assistance
Managing Director & Founder
WIS
12:00 – 13:00

Saudi Arabia – the power of potential

A look at the investments being made in Saudi Arabia to make it a desirable destination for travel and healthcare. What are the key attributes making this an important location for the future of our industry? Have medical network managers been making progress in preparing for the potential influx of travellers and expatriates?
Speakers
Chief Executive Officer
Marm Assistance
13:00 – 14:30

Networking Lunch

Take a break with your new ITIC friends, meet in the networking area and connect with the ITIC MEA exhibitors.
19:00 – 23:00

ITIC MEA 2024 Farewell Dinner sponsored by LGA Group

Rounding out this year’s event, we invite you to a sumptuous farewell dinner sponsored by LGA Group!