Events > South Europe Virtual InsurTech Trade Mission 24th– 26th November 2020

South Europe Virtual InsurTech Trade Mission 24th– 26th November 2020

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About the event

This virtual trade mission will provide you and your company the opportunity to meet directly with a selected group of cutting-edge UK Insurtechs and with several insurance sector leaders from the United-Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, France and Greece. UK delegates will showcase their innovative technologies while learning about the European insurance market from industry leaders.

Over the 3 days delegates will:

  • Meet directly with UK insurtechs and major stakeholders through a pitching session and a series of 1-to-1 sessions
  • Learn about the structure of the European insurance markets of Spain, Portugal, France and Greece
  • Engage with local market specialists 

The mission will take place from the 24th - 26th November 2020.

Application deadline for Buyers is no later than 12pm GMT on 24th November, 2020. Please find the link at the bottom of the page.


Day-1 Spain and Portugal 

10:00 - 10:20 CET (Spain) Plenary session

09:00 - 09:20 GMT (Portugal & UK) Plenary session

Welcome address and opening remarks Conor McGurk, DIT Director Europe South

Introduction by DIT Tom Herbstein, Insurance & Prosperity Specialist, DIT London

Introduction to the UK insurance Industry by the Association of British Insurers (ABI)Ben Howarth, Director General, Business Manager  

The role of Innovation by Insurtech UK- James York, Founder -Worry + Peace

Spain market overview by the Spanish Association of Insurers and Reinsurers (UNESPA) - Miguel Ángel Vázquez, Head of Research

Portugal market overview by the Portuguese Association of Insurers José Galamba de Oliveira, President

10:20 - 10:50 CET (Spain) Pitchings by UK Insurtechs

09:20 - 09:50 GMT (Portugal & UK) Pitchings by UK Insurtechs

11:00 - 13:00 CET (Spain) One-to-one meetings (scheduled in advance)

10:00 - 12:00 GMT (Portugal &UK) One-to-one meetings (scheduled in advance)


Day 2- France 

Start at 9am CET (France) 

09:00-  Introduction by Tom Herbstein, Insurance & Prosperity Specialist, DIT – London, HQ 

09:10- Department for International Trade in France’s offer for British companies, Laura Durand, Senior Trade and Investment Advisor, DIT France

09:15 - Introduction to the UK insurance industry and role of innovation - Ben Howarth,  Manager, Climate Change & Open Data Policy, Association of British Insurers (ABI)

09:25 - The role of Innovation by Insurtech UK – James York, Founder -Worry + Peace

  •  Live chat option available 

09:45 - Local markets overview - Jérôme Balmes, Director Digital & Innovation, French Insurance Federation

  • Live chat option available 

10:10 - Best practice case by one of France’s biggest Insurtech, Eric Mignot, CEO, Simple+

  • Live chat option available

10:30 - Welcome address – Richard Burn, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner  Europe 

10:40 Break out sessions

  • Pitching by UK Insurtech UK’s – UK companies, 3 minutes each

11:10 - 1:1 meetings (scheduled in advance)

12:30 - Closing and final remarks – Tom Herbstein, Insurance & Prosperity Specialist


Day 3- Greece

1:1 Meetings scheduled in advance 


For any questions, please contact :

Spain - paula.delasota@fcdo.gov.uk

Portugal - manuela.diniz@fcdo.gov.uk

France - laura.durand@fcdo.gov.uk

Greece - marina.arvanitakis@fcdo.gov.uk



If you would like to attend, please use the button below. There is no cost to apply or participate in this activity.



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