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Welcome to the
Association of Insurers and
Reinsurers of Developing
Countries (AIRDC)
Conference 2016

Yassir Albaharna - CEO

Yassir Albaharna
CEO, Arig
Chairman of the 20th AIRDC
Conference Organizing Committee

It gives me a great pleasure to invite you all to our 20th AIRDC Conference between 26th - 29th September 2016 in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain.

The theme of this year’s Conference “Transforming the Insurance Industry in Developing Countries” will capture contemporary trends as well as latest challenges facing the insurance and reinsurance sector across our developing markets. The event will provide a lively platform enabling insurance executives from different developing economies to share their views and combine their knowledge and expertise to drive regional industry growth and development.

The Conference will share the experience of AIRDC companies across three continents and how they can adjust to international standards in regulation and corporate governance. It will also feature the advent of new digital technologies as a platform to improve the insurance distribution channel and product development. We will also showcase life, pensions, micro-insurance and the evolving role of the actuary.

We eagerly look forward to the fruitful discussions, exchange of insurance practices and experiences among (re)insurance leaders from different developing economies. The interactions during this Conference will no doubt be further enhanced by the number of insurance regulators, rating agencies, brokers and related advisors who will be joining the discussions.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my pleasure to welcome you all to our beautiful island of Bahrain which is a nation comprising more than 30 islands in the Arabian Gulf and has been at the center of major trade routes since antiquity. In its modern capital, Manama, the acclaimed Bahrain National Museum showcases artifacts from the ancient Dilmun civilization that flourished in the region for millennia. The city's thriving Bab el-Bahrain souk offers wares from colorful handwoven fabrics and spices to pearls.

I wish you a most enjoyable stay in the Kingdom of Bahrain and a very fruitful Conference.



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