The G20, currently presided over by Argentina, will hold its first-ever international meeting devoted to insurance this autumn.
The meeting will take place on 24 September in San Carlos de Bariloche, and will see both local and international insurance leaders exchange experiences, ideas and proposals on the challenges of the global insurance market.
Argentina’s superintendent of insurance Juan Pazo announced the meeting via a video that was broadcast at the closing of the recent Global Insurance Forum (GIF) in Berlin.
Dr Pazo welcomed all GIF delegates to attend the event in Bariloche, a town in the Patagonia region that is situated in the foothills of the Andes.
The G20 insurance meeting is organised by the Ministry of Finance of Argentina through the insurance regulator, the Superintendencia de Seguros de la Nación (SSN), and will promote four themes of discussion:
- incentivising long-term investments in infrastructure
- building strong economies through financial inclusion with sustainable insurance products
- advancing insurance in the digital era and its challenges
- analysing the globalization of the market and cross-border trade.
Dr Pazo also highlighted the three key priorities of the G20 under the presidency of Argentina in 2018: the Future of Work—unleashing people’s potential; Infrastructure for Development—mobilising private resources to reduce the infrastructure deficit and a Sustainable Food Future—improving soils and increasing productivity.
These are “axes that are directly linked with the insurance industry, which increases the importance of this forum”, he said.