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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

      Stefan Knoll

      CEO I Deutsche Familienversicherung I Germany

        Eva Kemp

        Country Manager I Comadso I Netherlands

          Joanna Kościuch-Malinowska

          Country Manager | Comadso I Poland

            Andrew Warburton

            General Manager | Insurtech Hub I Turkey

              Arman Sarhaddar

              CEO & Founder | Vault Security Systems AG I Switzerland

                Burak Yetiskin

                Director | Deloitte I Switzerland

                  Rob Galbraith

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

                    Michael John

                    President | IG B2B for Insurers + Brokers I Switzerland

                      Emilio Figueroa

                      Insurtech Advisor I SafeSite I USA

                        Kiril Gelevski

                        CEO I Euroevents I Czech Republic

                          Timo Dreger

                          Head of InsureAbout | MyBucks I Germany

                            Nikolaus Sühr

                            CEO & Founder | KASKO I Germany

                              Vikas Arora

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

                                Jamil Meier

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

                                  Prof. Dr. Selim Yazici

                                  Founding Partner | Fintech Istanbul I Turkey

                                    Fatih Acer

                                    CEO & President | Acer Pro I Turkey

                                      Melike Belli

                                      Market Development Manager & Co- Author of The InsurTech Book I Cybertonica I UK

                                        Shwetank Verma

                                        Co-Founder I Leo Capital I India

                                          Filippo Della Casa

                                          Head of Analytics | Leithà srl | Italy

                                            Marijan Mumdziev

                                            CEO I Amodo I USA

                                              Jay Weintraub

                                              Co-Founder, Insurtech Connect, USA

                                                Samarth Shekhar

                                                Regional Manager, EMEA, SixThirty, Netherlands

                                                  Liviu Huluta

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

                                                    Samarth Shekhar

                                                    Regional Manager, EMEA, SixThirty, Netherlands


                                                      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

                                                      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”

                                                      Eva Kemp, Country Manager, Comadso, Netherlands

                                                      Joanna Malinowska, Country Manager, Poland

                                                      Customer Engagement and Behavior Change

                                                      Marijan Mumdziev, CEO, Amodo, USA


                                                      Karl Heinz, Eva Kemp, Joanna Malinowska, Marijan Mumdziev
                                                      1045 - 1115
                                                      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”

                                                      Nikolaus Suhr, CEO & Founder, KASKO, Germany



                                                      Stefan Knoll, CEO, Deutche Familienversicherung, Germany


                                                      The Future of InsurTech – Trends, Opportunities & Challenges

                                                      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, Mybucks, Germany

                                                      Nikolaus Suhr, Stefan Knoll, Timo Dreger
                                                      1235 - 1335
                                                      Interactive Lunch – Plug and Play

                                                      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



                                                      Laimonas Stoncius, CEO, Claims Control, Lithuania



                                                      Timo Dreger, Head of InsureABout, MyBucks, Germany

                                                      Laimonas Stoncius, Timo Dreger

                                                      It’s time to buy insurance, not to sell – what defines this role

                                                      Tracking ai, blockchain, machine learning, big dara and cloud, solutions, analytics, findings, ecosystem, case studies

                                                      Marijan Mumdziev, CEO, Amodo, USA

                                                      Marijan Mumdziev
                                                      1515 - 1545
                                                      Networking Break - Afternoon Session

                                                      Despite the fact that some companies are risk averse, identyfying the risks and building your products around this risks has never been more important – spot on underwriting, cyber risks, growing concerns as insurance as a services is actually an open platform

                                                      Insurtech Ecosystem in Turkey and the challenges & opportunities the market offers


                                                      Melike Belli, Market Development Manager, Author of Banking and FInTech, Cybertonica, UK

                                                      Melike, Belli

                                                      Closing remarks plus sharing views from the day

                                                      1715 - 1915
                                                      Cocktail Reception & Meetups

                                                      Tackling AI, blockchain, machine learning, big data and cloud, solutions, analytics, findings, ecosystem, case studies

                                                      0830 - 0900

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

                                                      Official presentation and overview about the hub, its foundation, mission, vision, models of involvement, engagement, members, success stories, international scope, importance for Turkey and abroad.

                                                      Awakening from a Deep Slumber. How Ecosystems will stimulate Life & Health Business.


                                                      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


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

                                                      Jamil Meier, Rob Galbraith
                                                      1035 - 1105
                                                      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

                                                      The End Of Insurance As We Know It: How Millennials, Insurtech and Venture Capital Will Disrupt The Ecosystem


                                                      1155 - 1255
                                                      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

                                                      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

                                                      • 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

                                                      Samarth Shekhar, Regional Manager, EMEA, SixThirty, Netherlands


                                                      “Winning strategy for successful alliances”

                                                      • 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 I India




                                                      Vikas Arora, Samarth Shekhar, Shwetank Verma

                                                      1415 - 1530
                                                      Networking Break – Afternoon Session

                                                      Joint presentation from insurance company, consultant or insurtech presenting a use case of how ai will affect the way for we perceive insurance

                                                      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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