International Microinsurance Conference

The International Microinsurance Conference brings together over 400 delegates from around the world and from a range of institutions and companies to exchange experiences and discuss the challenges of extending insurance services to low-income people. Since 2005, Munich Re Foundation, in collaboration with the Microinsurance Network, has organised the conferences across continents on a rotational basis, so as to make participation accessible to key stakeholders across the world.

(c) Munich Re Foundation, 10th International Microinsurance Conference 2014, Mexico City, Mexico

13th International Microinsurance Conference 2017

The 13th International Microinsurance Conference will take place from 7 to 9 November 2017 in Peru with the aim of discussing and identifying ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in microinsurance. The conference will be hosted by Munich Re Foundation, the Asociación Peruana de Empresas de Seguros (APESEG) and the Microinsurance Network. An overview of what´s in store is available here.


Past conferences

The 12th International Microinsurance Conference took place from 15 to 17 November in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It focused on identifying ways of accelerating growth and economic viability in microinsurance, including mobile insurance and the impact of technology on the sector. A summary of the event can be read here. Download the post conference report here.

The 11th International Microinsurance Conference took place from 3 to 5 November in Casablanca, Morocco. It focused on the theme of "Driving growth and sustainability - A business case for microinsurance". A summary of the event can be read here.

The 10th International Microinsurance Conference took place from 11 to 13 November in Mexico City. It marked the 10th anniversary of this conference, a good opportunity to pause and reflect on its impact. Two publications have been made specially for the 10th anniversary, a written publication, Making a difference, and the 10 years of making insurance work for the poor video.

The 9th International Microinsurance Conference occurred from 12 to 14 November 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Following the aftermath of the typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, the conference echoed the relevance of microinsurance in regions exposed to catastrophic risks. Information and presentations on the conference are available here. (more)

The 8th International Microinsurance Conference, which took place from 6 to 8 November 2012 in Africa for the third time, brought together a record number of 590 participants from around 60 countries to discuss the challenges and opportunities in microinsurance. Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, opened the 2012 conference. (more)

From 8 to 10 November 2011, the 7th International Microinsurance Conference took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 2011 conference, supported by the Brazilian Confederation of Insurers (CNseg), the Superintendence of Private Insurance (SUSEP), GIZ/BMZ and Georgia State University, welcomed over 400 microinsurance experts from 52 countries, including 23 national regulatory authorities. (more)

From 9 to 11 November 2010, the 6th International Microinsurance Conference was held in Manila, Philippines. The event was hosted by Munich Re Foundation and the Microinsurance Network, with support from GTZ/BMZ, the Department of Finance of the Philippines and Georgia State University’s Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk. Over 500 participants from 50 countries attended the conference. (more)

The 5th International Microinsurance Conference was held from 3 to 5 November in Dakar, Senegal, where nearly 400 experts and practitioners from 64 countries discussed new approaches for the provision of affordable insurance products. In a new cooperation venture with the renowned “Journal of Risk and Insurance”, and the support of CIMA, AIO, FANAF and the ILO, experts were invited to present their research. The conference was also awarded The Global Accelerator Award. (more)

The 4th International Microinsurance Conference was held in Cartagena, Colombia from 5 to 7 November 2008 and was supported by Fasecolda, FIDES and the Superintendencia Financiera de Colombia. Around 450 participants from about 50 countries discussed the four main conference topics, which were technology, capacity building, innovation and regulation, supervision and policy. (more)

The 3rd International Microinsurance Conference was held in Mumbai, India from 13 to 15 November 2007 with the support of IRDA (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India). More than 300 microinsurance experts and practitioners discussed the latest trends and developments in microinsurance. One of the focuses of the 2007 conference was issues involving regulation, supervision and policy. (more)

The 2nd Microinsurance Conference took place in Cape Town, South Africa from 21 to 23 November 2006 and was entitled “Making Insurance Work for Africa”.  With the support of Finmark Trust, more than 150 experts from international organisations, non-government organisations, development-aid organisations and the insurance industry exchanged experiences and discussed the challenges of insuring low-income households. (more)

The 1st Microinsurance Conference was held in Munich, Germany from 18 to 20 October 2005, and was entitled “Making Insurance Work for the Poor: Current Practices and Lessons Learnt". The purpose of this conference was to present the main findings from the case studies of microinsurance operations around the world, and to use the forum to discuss the recommendations that are emerging from these experiences. (more)

Documents and links

  • Conference 2016 (web)
  • Conference 2015 (web)
  • Conference 2014 (web)
  • Report 2013 (web)
  • Report 2012 (web)
  • Report 2011 (web)
  • Report 2010 (web)
  • Report 2009 (web
  • Report 2008 (web)
  • Report 2007 (web)
  • Report 2006 (web)
  • Report 2005 (web)