2017 ICMIF Americas Annual Conference
25th Silver Anniversary of the ICMIF/Americas Annual Conference and our hosts, Surco Seguros Uruguayos Cooperativos

November 29-December 1, 2017 | Sheraton Montevideo Hotel | Montevideo, Uruguay

From Risk to Opportunity
With rapidly evolving social, economic and climatic changes, risks continue to proliferate and become more complex. While for many people the word “risk” has an increasingly negative connotation, seasoned insurance professionals understand that risk does not have to be negative. Insurers are in the unique business of creating opportunity from risk – not only opportunities for business growth but also opportunities to better serve policyholders, protect lives and livelihoods, and create a more resilient economy and society.

Opportunity is the other side of the risk coin. Risks can create opportunities for improvement that can make a company more efficient and provide a competitive edge. Today’s insurance operations and business models are evolving, driven by trends such as technology, disaggregation of the insurance value chain, new product opportunities and providing value-added services. Successful cooperative and mutual insurers have learned how to realistically assess and manage both sides of the risk and opportunity coin around fundamental strategic, financial, operational issues. The key is to embrace both risk and opportunity, rather than fight them, to achieve greater competitive advantage.

The theme of this year's conference will focus on cooperative and mutual insurers core function of creating opportunities from risk in today’s uncertain, constantly evolving and competitive marketplace. Among the insights you will discover include risk-based supervision, strategic planning, excellence in customer service, cyber risks and opportunities, cooperative/mutual insurance model orientation for insurance supervisors, and global and regional regulatory trends. You will also have a unique interactive session to explore your greatest challenges with the most experienced experts in the industry – ICMIF members from across the Americas and around the world.


Friday, December 1, 2017
La Cumparsita Dinner Show: Celebrating the Centennial of Uruguayan Tango Together

November 30 – December 1, 2017
Accompanying Persons' Program option

Saturday, 2 December 2017
Post-conference tour option: All Day Excursion to Colonia de Sacramento,

The Premier Gathering of the
Cooperative and Mutual Insurance Industry
in the Western Hemisphere