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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

    Stefan Knoll

    CEO I Deutsche Familienversicherung 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

                                  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

                                                  Michael 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 at FKB and General Manager at Financell, Turkey


                                                            Companies attending previous events


                                                            0800 - 0900

                                                            Traditional welcome for the guests, morning coffee and buffet in the networking area

                                                            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
                                                            1050 - 1120
                                                            Networking Break

                                                            Pre-seting success stories on a global scale – what is the key reason behind the emerging growth, presented by both carriers, insurtech, leading consultants


                                                            “The Future brings collaboration” 11:20 – 11:40

                                                            Nikolaus Suhr, CEO & Founder, KASKO, Germany


                                                            TBC 11:40 – 12:00

                                                            Stefan Knoll, CEO, Deutche Familienversicherung, Germany


                                                            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

                                                            Nikolaus Suhr, Stefan Knoll, Timo Dreger
                                                            1220 - 1320
                                                            Interactive Lunch – Plug and Play

                                                            Moderator: Adem Duman Chairman at FKB and General Manager at Financell, Turkey


                                                            DoĞan Ozgenc | Assistant General Manager | Turkcell Sigorta | 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
                                                            Onur Doğan | Digital Leader | EY Central and Southeast Europe | 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 14:05-14:15

                                                            Laimonas Stoncius, CEO, Claims Control, Lithuania


                                                            InsureAbout – The vision of selling an insurance product via app 14:15-14:25

                                                            Timo Dreger, Head of InsureABout, Insureabout, Germany


                                                            I-Vault insurtech start up 14:25 – 14:40

                                                            Arman Sarhaddar, CEO, Vault Security Systems AG, Switzerland 


                                                            TBC 14:40-14:50
                                                            Philippe Moulin, CEO, Drivequant, France


                                                            The New European Standard for ID Verification for Insurance Companies using multiple award technology by Nect GmbH 14:50 – 15:00

                                                            Benny Bennet Jürgens, CEO, Nect GmbH, Germany

                                                            Laimonas Stoncius, Timo Dreger, Benny Bennet Jurgens, Philippe Moulin
                                                            1500 - 1530
                                                            Networking Break - Afternoon Session

                                                            The state of Insurtech 15:30 – 15:50

                                                            Jay Weintraub, Co-Founder, Insurtech Connect, USA

                                                            Creating a culture of innovation 15:50 – 16:10

                                                            Manjit Rana, Founder and CEO, Startup Bootcamp, UK

                                                            The Global Trends in Insurtech 16:10 – 16:30

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

                                                            Leithà: an InsurTech within an Insurance company 16:30 – 17:00

                                                            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 17:00 – 17:30

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

                                                            CORA, or the story of how can insurers go digital in no time 17:30 – 17:45

                                                            Michael Chammas, CEO, Bsynchro,Lebanon


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

                                                            Closing remarks plus sharing views from the day

                                                            1755 - 1915
                                                            Cocktail Reception & Meetups

                                                            Floating Insurtech Panel: Rob Galbraith, Marijan Mumdziev, Stefan Knoll, Manjit Rana, Karl Heinz Passler

                                                            0830 - 0900

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

                                                            Insurtech Hub Istanbul, designing the building block

                                                            Andrew Warburton, General Manager, Insurtech Hub Istanbul, Turkey

                                                            Andrew Warburton

                                                            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

                                                            Fatih Acer
                                                            1020 - 1050
                                                            Networking Break

                                                            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



                                                            1150 - 1250
                                                            Interactive Lunch – Plug and Play

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

                                                            Emilio Figueroa, InsurTech Advisor, Safe Site, USA

                                                            Emilio Figueroa

                                                            Predictive analytics. Key to insurance sector competitiveness

                                                            Erik Barna, CEO, LIFE IS HARD, Romania

                                                            Life insurance analytics – get more value from your in-force book of business 13:50 – 14:05

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

                                                            Impact of insurtechs on the insurance value proposition 14:05 – 14:20

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

                                                            Erik Barna, Roy Perlson, Liviu Huluta

                                                            It’s time to buy insurance, not to sell – what defines this role, how digital transformation is affecting everything around us… data analytics, IOT, digital transformation with inevitable presence of blockchain, machine learning


                                                            How to build an effective collaboration engine 14:50 – 15:10

                                                            • 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 15:10 – 15:30

                                                            Samarth Shekhar, Regional Manager, EMEA, SixThirty, Netherlands





                                                            Samarth Shekhar, Shwetank Verma

                                                            1530 - 1600
                                                            Awards Ceremony – Best of the Best in the Insurtech World
                                                            1600 - 1610
                                                            Closing Remarks, End of Conference
                                                            1610 - 1810
                                                            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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