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Insurers to discuss digital disruption at confab


The impact of digital disruption, innovations for insurance industry and business will be the central theme at the 2019 National Insurance Conference, slated for  June 30 through July 2, 2019, in Abuja.
According to the Chairman of the National Insurance Conference Planning Committee, Sir Muftau Oyegunle, who spoke to The Guardian over the weekend, the business world is witnessing an age of dramatic change that would be characterised by evolving business models and propelled by technological innovation and disruption that is shaping business operations, hence operators must always create platforms to address the changing dynamics.

The Special Guest of Honour is President Muhammadu Buhari, while the Insurance Industry Consultative Committee (IICC) Chairman, Eddie Efekoha, would be the chief host. The theme paper, titled: “Disruption, Innovation and Business Growth”, would be delivered by the Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, Herbert Wigwe.
Oyegunle noted that in a bid to make the conference, which is the fifth in the series, a robust one, the sub-themes would focus on digital disruption and threat and opportunity would be delivered by Siegfried Jegels, while Mrs. Eme Essien Lore, will take “Transforming insurance business through inclusive insurance” and Dr. Doyin Salami, will speak on “Regulations, Innovation and Business Growth”.
Also, issues relating to regulations and business growth would be handled by the Commissioner for Insurance, Alhaji Mohammed Kari, while other professionals like Prof. Fabian Ajogu; Chief Anthony Idigbe; and M.K Ahmad, would be chairmen of sessions.
The conference, which is held yearly under the auspices of the Insurance Industry Consultative Committee has become a veritable platform for the exchange of ideas and facilitation of professional knowledge for critical stakeholders in the economy, both within and outside Nigeria.
Attendance is being expected from the insurance industry, banking, oil and gas, shipping, government, the academia, the organized private sector, and the international business community.


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