Announcing the 7th Annual Middle East Insurance Forum
MEIF 2011: Translating Potential into Growth & Charting the Next Phase
of Development for the Regional Insurance Industry

With the regional insurance market entering a new phase of exciting development characterised by the introduction of tighter supervision, new compulsory insurance, liberalisation and the opening of markets, more than 450 delegates, representing decision-makers from Arab and international insurance and reinsurance companies, regulatory agencies, brokers, banking and finance organisations, are set to gather at the 7th Annual Middle East Insurance Forum (MEIF 2011).

Held in Strategic Partnership with the Central Bank of Bahrain, the 7th Annual Middle East Insurance Forum (MEIF 2011), to be held on the 7th and 8th of February 2011 at the Ritz Carlton, Kingdom of Bahrain, will set the stage for critical discussions that will chart a new phase of development for the regional insurance & re-insurance industry.

Over the past 7 years the Middle East Insurance Forum (MEIF) has been instrumental in supporting growth, excellence and innovation in the regional insurance industry. As the global economy continues to move towards post-crisis stabilisation and recovery, several key challenges in the regional insurance industry will need to be tackled to kick-start sustainable growth - and to realise the huge potential in this market.

More than 450 senior decision-makers participated in the hugely successful MEIF 2010 and engaged in high-level discussions. This year the leading international insurance players will gather at MEIF 2011 to further refocus their business strategies and strengthen the underlying fundamentals of operating a successful insurance business in this market. The industry leaders who will gather at MEIF 2011 will also explore strategies for unleashing the significant potential for growth evident in the comparatively low density and penetration figures in the Middle East insurance markets.