InsurTech & Insurance Innovation Conferences of 2018

A brand new year means a brand new list of conference opportunities! And with all kinds of technology advancing in the insurance world, how can you be sure which InsurTech conferences are the ones to attend? 

Don’t worry. The team at Cookhouse Lab has researched the must-attend conferences of 2018, and we’ve finalized our list below:

1. Open Innovation Forum 

January 25-26 | Berlin, Germany

Over the course of two-days, this Fleming conference will take you through over 15 case studies from open innovation champions, and will cover topics including: IoT, AI, design thinking, and agile development. Speakers will include executives from some of the world’s leading companies like IBM and academics from some of the world’s leading universities like Oxford University. Get more info here

2. CIP Society Symposium 2018: Insurance Disrupted… Threat or Opportunity?

April 10 | Toronto, Canada

This annual event brings together bright minds who provoke engaging discussion about the future of our industry, and this year the speaker line up does not disappoint. Throughout the day, you’ll hear from leaders in tech (hello, Google), leaders of many financial institutions (Swiss Re, CIBC World Markets) and from yours truly. Get more info here

3. Celent’s Innovation & Insight Day

April 28 | Boston, USA

This conference will feature how players in the financial services market are leveraging technology in innovative ways in order to differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive and challenging marketplace. Throughout the day, a number of case studies, discussions, and deep-dives into topic areas surrounding innovation and focusing on themes including Core Transformation, Customer Experience, and Data, Analytics and AI. Get more info here

4. Dig|In 2018 InsurTech Rate

May 14 – 16 | Austin, USA

Digital Insurance is an essential daily read for those wishing to keep up with the newest and greatest in the world of InsurTech, which makes its conference also essential. This conference will feature keynotes from the industry’s disruptors, players that are paving the way, and visionaries that are building the future. Get more info here

5. Digital Insurance Agenda (DIA) 2018

May 16 – 17 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Having been previously sold-out, this conference is a must for those looking to get a comprehensive dose of inspiration for new ideas across the entire insurance value chain. On stage, you’ll find a perfect blend of groundbreaking startups and the latest from tech leaders in both P&C and life insurance. Get more info here

6. Connected Insurance Summit Europe

June 11 – 12 | London, UK

This is one of the biggest connected insurance conferences and exhibitions in Europe that attracts attendees which range from C-Suite executives from large insurers to heads of start-ups across Europe. This large audience size will ensure that you’ll get a pan-European perspective on disruptive technology, which provides a truly international opportunity. Get more info here

7. The Future of FinTech

June 19 – 21 | New York, USA

Although this may not be solely focused on InsurTech, this CB Insight conference will provide greater context to the entire financial landscape today. The 2017 conference covered hot topics including blockchain, RegTech, and emerging markets, setting the stage for an impressive 2018 conference. Get more info here

8. Big Data & Analytics Innovation Summit

September 5 – 6 | Shanghai, China

Big data and subsequently, its analysis is becoming more and more important in today’s day and age of smart technology and connected devices. This conference will bring together data experts from all around the world to talk business intelligence, decision science, data infrastructure and much, much more. Get more info here.

9. InsureTech Connect

Oct 2 – 3 | Las Vegas, USA

InsureTech Connect is the world’s largest insurtech event — offering unparalleled access to the largest and most comprehensive gathering of tech entrepreneurs, investors and insurance industry incumbents from across the globe. Get more info here

10. InsurTech TO

2018 dates TBA | Toronto, Canada

This conference brings together InsurTech practioners, insurers and brokers to discuss new business models and technologies which in the past, have included: enhancing consumer engagement and the customer experience, building new insurance products and services, and enabling omni-channel distribution. Get more info here.

11. ResolveTO

2018 Dates TBA | Toronto, Canada

The event will bring together the best of young startups and large organizations, for a look at innovation, disruption and emerging markets. The theme of this year’s conference will be to set the goal to transform ourselves and our businesses in the face of radical, constant change on a global scale. Get more info here

12. Life, Health & InsurTech

2018 Dates TBA | London, UK

This past year, InsTech London hosted their inaugural Life, Health & InsurTech event where they brought together 8 startups and one life reinsurer, all with a life & health focus. Throughout the day, various hot topics like IoT and machine learning were explored, which make us super excited for what’s to come in 2018! Get more info here

13. KPMG’s Annual Insurance Conference

2018 Dates TBA | Toronto, Canada

This year’s conference featured talks on hot topics including: IFRS 17, new regulation and technologies, changing customer preferences, and the transformation of business models. In addition, they also showcased some of their new and innovative solutions for designed to help transform businesses and drive even more value, like Cyber Risk Management and KPMG Learning. Get more info here

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