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AIE 2024 Sponsors share their Insights



The 2024 African Insurance Exchange will take place from 21 to 24 July at Sun City and online. We spoke to a few of the sponsors to find out more about their involvement:

Nolwandle Mgoqi – Chief Executive Officer: Aon South Africa

Congratulations to AIE on celebrating half a century of collaboration and insurance excellence!

Aon has been involved in the AIE since its inception more than 50 years ago through presenting, networking and sponsorship. Over the years we have always known there is no better forum for insurance and risk professionals to meet and network, unpacking solutions to some of the most pressing challenges our clients face.

This year we will be sponsoring the registration desk at Sun City.

We look forward to networking and knowledge exchange on how the industry is innovating to protect lives and livelihoods.

Gareth Beaver – Chief Executive Officer: Santam Specialist Solutions

Santam’s participation in this year’s AIE conference as a sponsor reflects our commitment to supporting growth and excellence in the insurance industry. We are proud to be part of an event that brings together industry experts, thought leaders, and innovators to share insights and drive progress.

Through our sponsorship, we aim to contribute to the success of the conference and engage with attendees to exchange ideas, build relationships, and showcase our dedication to advancing the insurance sector through cutting-edge solutions and exceptional service.

The conference serves as a catalyst for growth, learning, and transformation within the insurance industry, making it a vital event for all those passionate about driving positive change in the sector.

We look forward to engaging with industry peers, gaining valuable insights from keynote speakers and sessions. We are excited about the opportunity to collaborate, learn, and contribute to the collective growth and advancement of the insurance industry at the conference.

Gary Tessendorf – Regional Director: Sub-Saharan Africa, Sapiens

Since 2016, our company has been actively engaged in the annual insurance conference, showcasing our commitment to the industry’s advancement. This year, Sapiens is proud to participate as a sponsor, signifying our deep involvement and support for the event’s mission.

We firmly believe that the conference plays a pivotal role in the insurance sector, serving as a beacon of knowledge exchange and industry solidarity. As the cornerstone of insurance events in Africa, it brings together diverse facets of our industry, celebrating the achievements and innovations in both Property & Casualty and Life Insurance.

Looking ahead, we are particularly eager for the networking opportunities this event affords, anticipating fruitful exchanges with new acquaintances, reconnecting with valued customers, and meeting old friends. As we gear up for the golden jubilee conference in 2024, we are thrilled to be part of this historic milestone as a platinum sponsor, marking fifty years of industry collaboration and excellence.

Darryl Grater – Chief Growth Officer, Discovery Insure

The insurance industry is a relationship industry. Strategic partnerships between insurers, reinsurers, underwriting managers, administrations houses, intermediaries and service providers are key to the success and optimisation of the market to best service our valued policyholders. The AIE enables professional networking and business development, while in parallel offering key insights into what is current and topical. The thought leadership aspect is important for the current insurance professional to ensure current relevance and application for the market.

Discovery Insure has participated in and sponsored the AIE conference since we launched our non-life insurance business in 2011. This year we are sponsoring the coffee shop which is a great place to mingle and network between sessions and catch up on work! In addition, Discovery Insure’s CEO Robert Attwell will be a keynote speaker focusing on generative AI’s impact on everyday life.

I am looking forward to engaging with our valued intermediaries who have been behind the success of Discovery Insure’s incredible growth journey. I am also excited to meet key partners in the supply chain who themselves are at the coalface and enable that final customer experience in the insurance claim journey. Catching up with professionals at the law firms who service the market and our reinsurance partners, is also always beneficial. I also look forward to attending the sessions where some of the finest minds in our industry present critical topics I find very beneficial and enabling.

Finally, we would like to congratulate the Insurance Institute and partners on this 50th Golden Jubilee conference – we have no doubt it will be a resounding success!