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About the event

Entering the world beyond digital, the need for incorporating insurTech into the insurance ecosystem has never been more vibrant. EuroEvents and InsurTech Hub bring you the Global InsurTech Summit- Istanbul 2019, featuring the brightest minds in the industry, compiled with the most innovative players on the market.

The experience

This is the event where West meets East, tackling the hot topics, setting the trends, building the pathway for the future.Digital Transformation, Customer Experience, Innovative Tools, Blockchain, AI In Insurance, Machine Learning. Cloud and Data, Automation, Proof of Collaboration and spotlight on Life & Health, Claims, Telematics, Underwriting, Bancassurance, Telematics, Distribution and Disruption.

The Culture

Culture means a mix of things from other sources. Let’s create culture in insurance, mark a single insurance state, meet and embrace the inspiring city of Istanbul.





Keynote speakers

Meet our most valued speakers

Karl Heinz Passler

Product Manager & Startup Scout and Coach | Baloise Group I Germany

    Manjit Rana

    Managing Director, Corporate Innovation | Startupbootcamp I UK

      Jay Weintraub

      Co-Founder, Insurtech Connect, USA

        Rob Galbraith

        Author, The End Of Insurance As We Know It | USA

          Eva Kemp

          Country Manager I Comadso I Netherlands

            Joanna Kościuch-Malinowska

            Country Manager | Comadso I Poland

              Marijan Mumdziev

              CEO I Amodo I USA

                Timo Dreger

                Head of InsureAbout | Insureabout I Germany

                  Jamil Meier

                  Product Manager Life/Health, Member of the Corporate Digitalization & Innovation Committee I Deutsche Rückversicherung I Germany

                    Filippo Della Casa

                    Head of Analytics | Leithà srl | Italy

                      Liviu Huluta

                      Commercial & Consumer Leader Central & South Eastern Europe, Marsh, Austria

                        Arman Sarhaddar

                        CEO & Founder | Vault Security Systems AG I Switzerland

                          Nikolaus Sühr

                          CEO & Founder | KASKO I Germany

                            Emilio Figueroa

                            Insurtech Advisor I SafeSite I USA

                              Kiril Gelevski

                              CEO I Euroevents I Czech Republic

                                Vikas Arora

                                Advisor and Consultant I Financial Services domain Indian Management Consultants Association I India

                                  Prof. Dr. Selim Yazici

                                  Founding Partner | Fintech Istanbul I Turkey

                                    Fatih Acer

                                    CEO & President | Acer Pro I Turkey

                                      Shwetank Verma

                                      Co-Founder I Leo Capital I India

                                        Samarth Shekhar

                                        Regional Manager, EMEA, SixThirty, Netherlands

                                          Andrew Warburton

                                          General Manager | Insurtech Hub I Turkey

                                            Benny Bennet Juergens

                                            Co-Founder & CEO, Nect, Germany

                                              Erik Barna

                                              CEO | LIFE IS HARD | Romania

                                                Roy Perlson

                                                General Manager UK & Ireland I Atidot I UK

                                                  Michel Chammas

                                                  CEO, Bsynchro, Lebanon

                                                    Dario Schiller

                                                    Business Manager I C-Consulting International I Italy

                                                      Philippe Moulin

                                                      CEO | Drivequant | France

                                                        Laimonas Stončius

                                                        CEO | Claims Control | Lithuania

                                                          Adem Duman

                                                          Chairman, FKB & Board Member, Turkcell Sigorta (Guvencell), Turkey

                                                            DoĞan Ozgenc

                                                            Assistant General Manager, Turkcell Finansman ( Financell) Turkey

                                                              Burak Gunduz

                                                              Asistant General Manger, AcerPro, Turkey

                                                                Cemal Kişmir

                                                                General Manager, BNP Paribas Cardif, Turkey

                                                                  Atilla Benli

                                                                  General Manager, Güneş Sigorta, Turkey

                                                                    Özgür Obalı

                                                                    General Manager, Vakif Emeklilik, Turkey

                                                                      Isa Turgut İnci

                                                                      Assistant General Manager, YTÜ TEKNOPARK, Turkey

                                                                        Taner Ayhan

                                                                        General Manager, Turk Ticaret Bank, Turkey

                                                                          Hale Guven

                                                                          Manager of Department of Retail Marketing and Insurance | Andolu Bank | Turkey

                                                                            Zehra Çataltepe

                                                                            Cofounder/CSciO Turkey

                                                                              Pınar Güzey

                                                                              Assistant General Manager, Quick Sigorta Turkey

                                                                                Pawel Sieczkiewicz

                                                                                  Özge Çelik

                                                                                    Taner Ayhan

                                                                                      Sarp Demiray

                                                                                      CMO, Cigna Finans Emeklilik ve Hayat A.S, Turkey


                                                                                        Companies attending previous events


                                                                                        08:00 - 09:00
                                                                                        Registration & Morning Coffee

                                                                                        Andrew Warburton, General Manager, Insurtech Hub Istanbul, Turkey

                                                                                        Isa Turgut İnci, Assistant General Manager, YTÜ TEKNOPARK, Turkey

                                                                                        Chairman day1: Vikas Arora, Advisor and Consultant, Financial Services domain Indian Management Consultants Association, India



                                                                                        Andrew Warburton, Isa Turgut, Vikas Arora

                                                                                        How to pick the right InsurTech Startup 09:30 – 09:50

                                                                                        Karl Heinz Passler, Product Manager & Startup Scout and Coach, Baloise Group, Germany

                                                                                        Sell many more insurance online, even if you are more expensive than other providers 09:50 – 10:20

                                                                                        Eva Kemp, Country Manager, Comadso, Netherlands

                                                                                        Joanna Malinowska, Country Manager, Poland

                                                                                        Customer Engagement and Behavior Change 10:20 – 10:50

                                                                                        Marijan Mumdziev, CEO, Amodo, USA


                                                                                        Karl Heinz, Eva Kemp, Joanna Malinowska, Marijan Mumdziev
                                                                                        10:50 - 11:20
                                                                                        Networking Break

                                                                                        The Future brings collaboration 11:20 – 11:40

                                                                                        Nikolaus Suhr, CEO & Founder, KASKO, Germany


                                                                                        The state of Insurtech 11:40 – 12:00

                                                                                        Jay Weintraub, Co-Founder, Insurtech Connect, USA


                                                                                        The Future of InsurTech – Trends, Opportunities & Challenges 12:00 – 12:20

                                                                                        The digitalization and new technologies are forcing traditional incumbents to pivot in order to stay relevant, integrated and meet the ever-changing market demands. What are the trends, opportunities and challenges are predicted ? And how established insurer can work together with startups to further drive innovation while meeting consumer needs?

                                                                                        Timo Dreger, Head of InsureAbout, Insureabout, Germany


                                                                                        Life insurance analytics – get more value from your in-force book of business 12:20-12:35

                                                                                        Roy Perlson, General Manager UK & Ireland, Antidot, UK

                                                                                        Nikolaus Suhr, Jay Weintraub, Timo Dreger, Roy Perlson
                                                                                        1235 - 1330
                                                                                        Interactive Lunch

                                                                                        Moderator: Adem Duman Chairman FKB and Board Member Turkcell Sigorta (Guvencell), Turkey


                                                                                        DoĞan Ozgenc, Assistant General Manager, Turkcell Finansman (Financell), Turkey
                                                                                        Burak Gunduz, Assistant General Manger, AcerPro, Turkey
                                                                                        Cemal Kişmir, General Manager, BNP Paribas Cardif, Turkey
                                                                                        Atilla Benli, General Manager, Güneş Sigorta, Turkey
                                                                                        Özgür Obalı, General Manager, Vakif Emeklilik, Turkey

                                                                                        Insurtech and startups on stage, demo sessions, 10 minutes fast presentation, 5 mins Q&A and then they invite interested parties in the networking [private meeting] area


                                                                                        Digitization of data exchange among insurance claims handling process participants 14:15-14:25

                                                                                        Laimonas Stoncius, CEO, Claims Control, Lithuania


                                                                                        InsureAbout – The vision of selling an insurance product via app 14:25-14:35

                                                                                        Timo Dreger, Head of InsureABout, Insureabout, Germany


                                                                                        I-Vault insurtech start up 14:35 – 14:45

                                                                                        Arman Sarhaddar, CEO, Vault Security Systems AG, Switzerland 


                                                                                        Smartphone based telematics to generalize UBI 14:45-14:55
                                                                                        Philippe Moulin, CEO, Drivequant, France


                                                                                        The New European Standard for ID Verification for Insurance Companies using multiple award technology by Nect GmbH 14:55 – 15:05

                                                                                        Benny Bennet Jürgens, CEO, Nect GmbH, Germany


                                                                                        5 ways of cost decreasing through telemedicine and AI 15:05 – 15:15

                                                                                        Pawel Sieczkiewicz, CEO, Telemedicin, Poland

                                                                                        Laimonas Stoncius, Timo Dreger, Arman Sarhaddar, Benny Bennet Jurgens, Philippe Moulin, Pawel Sieczkiewicz
                                                                                        15:15 - :1540
                                                                                        Networking Break - Afternoon Session

                                                                                        Creating a culture of innovation 15:40 – 16:00

                                                                                        Manjit Rana, Founder and CEO, Startup Bootcamp, UK

                                                                                        The Global Trends in Insurtech 16:00 – 16:20

                                                                                        Selim Yazici, Professor, Istanbul University, Co-Founder, FinTech Istanbul, Turkey

                                                                                        Leithà: an InsurTech within an Insurance company 16:20 – 16:50

                                                                                        Filippo Della Casa, Head of Analytics, Leithà srl, Italy

                                                                                        Insurtech is not just direct insurance: compliance and related risks must be eliminated in the reinsurance management 16:50 – 17:20

                                                                                        Dario Schiller, Business Manager, C-Consulting International, Italy

                                                                                        CORA, or the story of how can insurers go digital in no time 17:20 – 17:35

                                                                                        Michel Chammas, CEO, Bsynchro,Lebanon


                                                                                        Jay Weintraub, Manjit Rana, Selim Yazici, Filippo Della Casa, Dario Schiller, Michel Chammas

                                                                                        Closing remarks plus sharing views from the day

                                                                                        Floating Insurtech Panel:

                                                                                        Rob Galbraith

                                                                                        Marijan Mumdziev

                                                                                        Manjit Rana

                                                                                        Karl Heinz Passler

                                                                                        Emilio Figueroa

                                                                                        08:30 - 09:00

                                                                                        Morning registration, with a cup of coffee in the networking area

                                                                                        Official presentation and overview about the hub, it’s foundation, mission, vision, models of involvement, engagement, members, success stories, international scope, improtance for Turkey and abroad

                                                                                        Insurtech Hub Istanbul, designing the building block

                                                                                        Andrew Warburton, General Manager, Insurtech Hub Istanbul, Turkey

                                                                                        Andrew Warburton

                                                                                        Moderator: Samarth Shekhar, Regional Manager, EMEA, SixTHirty, Netherlands

                                                                                        Awakening from a Deep Slumber. How Ecosystems will stimulate Life & Health Business 09:15 – 09:35

                                                                                        Jamil Meier | Product Manager Life/Health, Member of the Corporate Digitalization & Innovation Committee | Deutsche Rückversicherung | Germany


                                                                                        The end of insurance as we know it: How millennials, insurtech and venture capital will disrupt the ecosystem 09:35 – 10:00

                                                                                        Rob Galbraith, Author, The end of Insurance As We Know It, USA


                                                                                        Jamil Meier, Rob Galbraith

                                                                                        How Insurtech is changing the face of Bancassurance

                                                                                        Fatih Acer, Co-Founder & President, AcerPro, Turkey

                                                                                        Bancaussrance Panel :
                                                                                        Moderator: Taner Ayhan, General Manager, Turk Ticaret Bank, Turkey

                                                                                        Fatih Acer, Co-Founder & President, AcerPro,Turkey
                                                                                        Hale Guven, Manager of Department of Retail Marketing and Insurance,
                                                                                        Anadolubank, Turkey
                                                                                        Pinar Guzey, Assistant General Manager, Quick Sigorta, Turkey


                                                                                        Fatih Acer, Hale Guven, Pinar Guzey
                                                                                        10:30 - 11:00
                                                                                        Networking Break

                                                                                        Moderator: Samarth Shekhar, Regional Manager, EMEA, SixThirty, Netherlands

                                                                                        Predictive analytics. Key to insurance sector competitiveness 11:00 – 11:10

                                                                                        Erik Barna, CEO, LIFE IS HARD, Romania

                                                                                        Impact of insurtechs on the insurance value proposition 11:10 – 11:30

                                                                                        Liviu Huluta, Commercial & Consumer Leader Central & Sout Eastern Europe, Marsh, Austria

                                                                                        Understandable, Enterprise-wide AI for insurance 11:30 – 12:00

                                                                                        Zehra Cataltepe, Co-founder/CSciO., Turkey


                                                                                        Erik Barna, Liviu Huluta, Zehra Cataltepe

                                                                                        Panel discussion in presenting the modern way of distributing insurance companies, different models, success stories, incl. bancassurance, omnichannels, brokers, affinity, tied agents etc…

                                                                                        Moderator: Burak unduz, Asistant General Manager, AcerPro, Turkey


                                                                                        Emilio Figueroa, Insurtech Advisor, SafeSite, USA
                                                                                        Shwetank Verma, Co-Founder, Leo Capital, India
                                                                                        Vikas Arora, Advisor and Consultant Financial Services domain Indian Management Consultants Association, India
                                                                                        Burak Gunduz, Asistant General Manger, AcerPro, Turkey

                                                                                        Emilio Figueroa, Shwetank Verma, Vikas Arora, Burak Gunduz
                                                                                        12:30 - 13:30
                                                                                        Networking break - afternoon session


                                                                                        How to build an effective collaboration engine 13:30 – 13:50

                                                                                        • Why collaborate with startups?
                                                                                        • Case Studies : The recipe for successful collaboration

                                                                                        Shwetank Verma, Co-Founder, Leo Capital, India


                                                                                        The smart money in InsurTech- an investor’s perspective 13:50 – 14:10

                                                                                        Samarth Shekhar, Regional Manager, EMEA, SixThirty, Netherlands


                                                                                        Winning strategy for successful alliances 14:10 -14:30

                                                                                        • Creating new approaches and models for banks and insurers
                                                                                        • A Successful Case Study: How to Build Powerful Partnership
                                                                                        • Open Architecture AND Digitalisation in Bancassurance

                                                                                        Vikas Arora, Advisor and Consultant, Financial Services domain Indian Management Consultants Association, India





                                                                                        Samarth Shekhar, Shwetank Verma, Vikas Arora

                                                                                        14:30 - 15:00
                                                                                        Networking Break

                                                                                        Ozge Celik, Business Development Director, BKM, Turkey

                                                                                        Pinar Kuris, CEO, Cigna Finans Emeklilik ve Hayat A.S, Turkey

                                                                                        Onur Yurtsever, Founder, Smart Advice Financial Technologies A.S Turkey

                                                                                        16:20 - 16:40
                                                                                        Closing Remarks, End of Conference
                                                                                        16:40 - 18:10
                                                                                        After Event Meetups and Impressions - Networking

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                                                                                        What people said

                                                                                        Excellent mix of theory and practice.
                                                                                        Roman KarandinHead of Bancassurance & Investment | Raiffeisen Bank | Russia
                                                                                        Very happy with the conference. Good presentations and topics and everything is well chaired
                                                                                        Andrew WarburtonGeneral manager | Insurtech Hub
                                                                                        I’m very satisfied, up to expectations. This event was extremely relevant to my job department
                                                                                        INEZ TISSINKActivities Coordinator | Interamerican
                                                                                        Very interesting. It was highly relevant to my job position.
                                                                                        SVEN THORSLUNDVP Sales and Account management | GMMI
                                                                                        Excellent conference. The topics and participants were all 10/10!
                                                                                        CLAUDIA SCHMIEDHUBERCEO | Alpine health consulting
                                                                                        This conference showed me new products and ideas
                                                                                        JAN GABADABusiness director | Global Assistance a.s.

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