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The debate surrounding business interruption (BI) insurance is manifesting itself like never before in the wake of the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic. Even in a developed world context, where many have the luxury of working remotely, a record number of people have lost their jobs, while businesses have made record losses.

In the developing world, scores of MSMEs and informal businesses in emerging markets have grounded to a forced halt by the social distancing and self-isolation quarantine measures enforced by authorities. Micro-entrepreneurs are suddenly unable to go out and continue the daily running of their business activities.

In the face of these challenging circumstances, how can BI insurance help? What are some of its pain points? How can insurers design viable and valuable BI products for emerging MSMEs in developing regions?

Join our illustrious panel to tackle these pertinent questions, discover what’s currently being done, explore potential solutions that lie in the pipeline, and more.

- Siani Malama, Head of Business Development, Marketing and Micro Insurance, Hollard Insurance, Zambia

- Carlos Boelsterli, CEO, Microinsurance Catastrophe Risk Organisation (MiCRO), USA

- Moderator: Katharine Pulvermacher, Executive Director, Microinsurance Network, Luxembourg

Exceptionally, due to the importance of the topic amid the current global public health climate, this Expert Forum will be open to the public. There are limited spaces available, which will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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