Event news: ICMIF/Americas Annual Conference launched

Friday, 09 September 2016

The International Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Federation’s Regional Association for The Americas (ICMIF/Americas) and hosts, ICMIF member Serviperú Central Cooperativa de Servicios, have this week launched the 24th ICMIF/Americas Annual Conference. The event will take place from 30 November to 2 December 2016 in Lima (Peru).

The theme of this year's conference, The Transformation of the Insurance Industry: Leveraging Change, Creating Opportunities, will focus on how mutual and cooperative insurers are adapting to unprecedented change in the insurance industry and leveraging this change into new opportunities and growth. This is a perfect opportunity for senior leaders, CEOs, board members and executive staff at mutual and cooperative insurers to learn about the successes and latest trends in the industry. 

Highlights of the ICMIF/Americas Annual Conference include:

  • Promoting the cooperative and mutual insurance model with regulators and legislators
  • Emerging risk trends and innovative solutions
  • Changing risk environments
  • Inclusive insurance: Innovative strategies and products
  • Open Space Forum on the transformation of the insurance industry
  • Regional insurance regulatory update

PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT:  On Monday 28 November, five ICMIF member companies will hold the VI International Cooperative Youth Public Speaking Contest to stimulate the development of leadership, involvement and commitment of future generations to the cooperative business model through development of communication skills. All delegates are welcome to attend and observe national champions compete in this exciting and inspiring event. Please note that the competition is conducted in Spanish only.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION: ICMIF members enjoy preferential delegate rates and all who register before Monday 26 September will receive an early-bird discount with a saving of USD 100.   Microinsurers from small ICMIF member companies are offered discounted rates (please see the event website for full information on delegate rates, terms and conditions).  

To register for the event, please click here and be sure to add the discount code EBD2016. Included in the conference registration fee are: full participation and materials for all conference sessions with simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish; Welcome Reception, two lunches and five coffee breaks; and a Peruvian Night at Las Brisas del Titicaca with dinner and a show with the best music and dance entertainment in Peru. 

HOTEL: The venue for the conference is the Swissotel Lima, located in San Isidro, the city's cultural, artistic and commercial centre.  A special discounted rate is available for ICMIF/Americas conference delegates

ACCOMPANYING PERSON PROGRAMME and ALL DAY EXCURSION: The Accompanying Persons Programme includes activities such as local attractions, tourism and participation in main conference social events. Following the conclusion of the conference, there will be an all-day excursion to Temples of Pachacamac, Peruvian Horse Show and Artisanal Market, on Saturday 3 December. For full details, visit the conference social programme information page

More information on the event is available at the event website or by contacting the ICMIF/Americas staff at events@icmif.org