Insurance conferences happening around the world this year

These are the biggest insurance conferences for 2024. Find out which of these insurance events suit your professional goals and register now!

Insurance conferences happening around the world this year


By Mark Rosanes

With the insurance industry constantly evolving, the best way for insurance professionals like you to stay relevant is to adapt to the changes. Insurance conferences are designed to help you achieve just that. These events provide a great venue for you to update your skills, bolster your network, and broaden your industry knowledge.

To give you an idea of what’s in store for 2024, we’re listing the events that Insurance Business is hosting this year. We'll also list several specialist insurance events and trade shows happening in different parts of the world. 

If you’re an insurance leader or professional looking to deepen your understanding of the industry, then you can benefit from attending one of these events. Continue reading and see what you can discover at one of our insurance conferences or the many others held across the globe!

Insurance conference series: Women in Insurance Summits

The Women in Insurance Summit is a one-day event centered on the issues that matter most to women in the insurance sector. It gathers outstanding female leaders from across the industry, who share the skills and wisdom they have built up over the years on their way to the top. Among the topics they touch on are:

  • advancing diversity and inclusion
  • overcoming unconscious bias
  • pay equity
  • flexible work practices

The 2024 insurance conferences will also see the launch of the Women in Insurance Mentorship Network. This supportive platform aims to connect and empower women in the industry to become leaders and to maximize their careers.

Here’s the complete schedule of the Women in Insurance Summits we are hosting in different parts of the world:

1. Women in Insurance Summit Canada

Date: June 18, 2024
Venue: The Carlu, 444 Yonge Street #7, Toronto, Ontario M5B 2H4, Canada


  • Jeanne Beker – iconic fashion and lifestyle journalist
  • Laura Doddington – Head of Personal Lines, Insurance Consulting, and Technology North America, WTW
  • Lisa Giannone – President and COO, BFL Canada
  • Ellen N. Gowland – Director of Corporate and Claims Litigation, Allstate Insurance Company of Canada
  • Eileen Greene – Vice-President and Partner, HUB International
  • Vinita Jajware-Beatty – President, Toronto Insurance Women’s Association (TIWA)
  • Terri Mason-Benjamin – Vice-President of Marketing and Distribution, CNA Canada
  • Heather Masterson – President & CEO, Travelers Canada
  • Terri O’Brien – President & CEO, Équité Association
  • Lynn Oldfield – Non-Executive Director (retired CEO), AIG Insurance Company of Canada Toronto, Canada
  • Mackenzie Oldfield – Underwriter for Private & Not-for-Profit Financial Lines, Chubb
  • Celyeste Power – President & CEO, Insurance Bureau of Canada
  • Kadey B.J. Schultz – Founder and Managing Partner, Schultz Law Group LLP
  • Gayatri Singh – Vice-President, Programs Property UW, Swiss Re
  • Colette Taylor – COO, Sovereign Insurance
  • Chris Van Kooten – CEO, Allianz Global Assistance
  • Melanie Wilcox – EVP and Head of Personal Risk Services in Canada Region, Chubb Insurance
  • Ingrid Wilson – Director, Governance & Audit, Canadian Association of Black Insurance Professionals
  • Asima Zahid – Head of Business Development in Canada, Sompo International
  • Mauricio Zelaya, PhD – Partner & National Economics Leader, EY

Women in Insurance Summit Canada will continue its goal of empowering women and developing a new generation of leaders. The insurance event will also celebrate everything that the country’s insurance industry has achieved in the past twelve months. The insurance conference will feature:

  • impactful speakers from leading insurance companies
  • insightful sessions on hot button topics
  • a dedicated time for networking and relationship building

Women in Insurance Summit Canada focuses on authentic and inclusive leadership.

2. Women in Insurance Summit Australia

Date: August 21, 2024
Venue: The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, 1 Martin Pl, Sydney New South Wales 2000, Australia


  • Jenny Bax – CEO, Underwriting Agencies Council
  • Dave Bazen – CEO, ASTA Group
  • Simone Dossetor – CEO, Insurtech Australia
  • Shez Ford – Chief General Manager for Consumer, Allianz
  • Iryna Galyapa – Head of Distribution and Underwriting Digitisation, QBE
  • Tim Johnson – Head of Automation, Suncorp
  • Florence La Carbona – Chapter Lead of Data Enablement, Resolution Life
  • Suzi Leung – Chief Commercial Officer, Hollard Insurance
  • Lisa Odgers – Claims Operations Manager NSW, Gallagher Bassett
  • Katrina Shanks – CEO, ANZIIF
  • Sacha Stewart - Mindfulness facilitator and mind body medicine practitioner
  • Pegah Vaghaye – Executive Manager, Broker Relationships, CGU
  • Sarah Walsh – Head of Women’s Football and former Matilda

Women in Insurance Summit Australia will feature insightful keynote sessions, presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and networking activities led by influential industry leaders. Among the topics that will be covered are:

  • creating the conditions for high performance
  • achieving leadership success 
  • practicing mindfulness to re-energize and re-focus
  • embracing generative AI in insurance
  • creating inclusive cultures

Attendees may also earn five Certified Insurance Professional (CIP) points from ANZIIF and five Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours from MFAA. 

3. Women in Insurance Summit NY

Date: September 12, 2024
Venue: 583 Park Ave, New York, New York 10065, United States

Speakers: TBA

Women in Insurance Summit New York will provide insurance professionals with an opportunity to build new bonds and explore leadership strategies. The insurance conference also aims to inspire these professionals to make changes in their careers and work with a purpose in an industry that is constantly innovating to be more digital and provide equal opportunities for men and women. The insurance event will be held in partnership with Arch.

4. Women in Insurance Summit Los Angeles

Date: October 29, 2024
Venue: Sheraton Grand Los Angeles, 711 South Hope St, Los Angeles, California 90017, United States

Speakers: TBA

For the second straight year, California’s Women in Insurance Summit will be held in Los Angeles. The insurance conference will provide a venue for insurance professionals to reconnect face to face. It will also bring together women leaders and their allies in the industry to discuss a variety of pressing insurance topics. These include gender equality and technological innovation. The insurance trade show will be held in partnership with Arch.

5. Women in Insurance Summit UK

Date: November 7, 2024
Venue: De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5DA, United Kingdom

Speakers: TBA

The last event in the year for the series, Women in Insurance Summit UK builds on the gains it has made last year. The event will return in November to provide participants with an opportunity to connect with some of the industry’s elite leaders. It will also allow insurance leaders to engage in deep conversations about establishing an inclusive culture that supports diverse professionals.

1. Women in Insurance Summit New Zealand

Date: February 27, 2024
Venue: Hilton Auckland, Princes Wharf, 147 Quay St Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Women in Insurance Summit NZ brought together women leaders and D&I advocates in the country. They discussed practical strategies for success, shared career development insights, and helped participants build essential skills for professional advancement. The insurance conference was held in partnership with Deloitte.

2. Women in Insurance Summit Atlanta

Date: April 12, 2024
Venue: JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead, 3300 Lenox Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, United States

This year’s Women in Insurance Summit Atlanta was dedicated to empowering women and their allies and developing the next generation of leaders. The insurance conference also celebrated the achievements of women in the industry. The 2024 insurance event was held in partnership with Arch.

3. Women in Insurance Summit Chicago

Date: May 21, 2024
Venue: Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N Columbus Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60601, United States

Women in Insurance Summit Chicago united industry professionals over the common goal of diversity and empowerment. The day-long insurance conference tackled how insurance leaders can continue to drive innovation, maintain employee engagement, and find new areas of growth and opportunity.

Our annual Insurance Business Awards Conferences

Insurance Business holds a pair of events recognizing the outstanding achievements of different insurers and insurance professionals.

1. Insurance Business Australia Awards

Date: May 3, 2024
Venue: The Fullerton Hotel Sydney, 1 Martin Pl, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia

The annual Insurance Business Awards returned for its seventh edition to showcase the achievements of Australia’s leading industry players. Over the years, it has become the leading independent awards event for the nation’s insurance industry.

Check out the complete list of 2024 awardees here.

2. Insurance Business Canada Awards

Date: November 14, 2024
Venue: Liberty Grand Toronto, Exhibition Place, 25 British Columbia Road, Toronto, Ontario M6K 3C3, Canada

Now on its ninth year, the annual Insurance Business Canada Awards has been recognized as the country’s leading awards program in the insurance profession. The event honors the exemplary achievements of Canada’s best brokers, brokerages, insurers, underwriters, MGAs, and risk managers.


The Insurance Business Broker Summit brought together industry leaders from across Canada to discuss how to take advantage of the opportunities presented by 2024’s volatility. Some of the key issues covered included:

  • managing the growing list of emerging risks, including professional (D&O), catastrophic, and cyber risks
  • improving client services through technological innovation
  • advancing one’s career in times of change

Participants of the day-long insurance conference gained insights into the future of the industry. They also received tips and strategies from industry experts on how to elevate their careers.

The Claims Leaders Summit Australia is the leading claims event in the country. It addresses the latest challenges to the claims handling process to help specialists deliver excellent customer experience and achieve operational efficiency.  

This year’s insurance conference gathered Australia’s top insurance companies and industry leaders. These experts provided an opportunity for participants to engage in strategic discussions, helping them remain innovative and equipped for the future.

Other upcoming insurance conferences around the world

If you’re a specialist looking for insurance conferences that cater to your line of work, you can also sign up for the following events:

Cyber risk conferences

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit

Date: June 3-5, 2024
Venue: National Harbor, Maryland, USA

Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit brings together industry experts to explore changes in digital risks and offer strategies for resilience. Some topics that will be discussed include:

  • generative AI
  • data security
  • cybersecurity policies
  • vulnerability management
  • risk and compliance management

Infosecurity Europe

Date: June 4-6, 2024
Venue: ExCeL London, UK

Infosecurity Europe gathers the region’s leading cybersecurity professionals to share their experiences and help others overcome security challenges. The event provides participants an opportunity to connect with experts and suppliers to find solutions that meet their cyber needs.

Cyber Risk Summit

Date: September 30-October 2, 2024
Venue: Loews Philadelphia Hotel, USA

The Cyber Risk Summit is among the leading networking events for cyber risk professionals. Hundreds of cyber insurance and risk management specialists, legal and regulatory experts, and tech leaders attend the conference each year. The Philadelphia summit is this year’s fourth and final installment of the event organized by NetDiligence


Life & Health insurance conferences

LIMRA Supplemental Health, DI & LTC Conference

Date: August 12-14, 2024
Venue: The Galt House, Kentucky, USA

LIMRA’s Supplemental Health, DI & LTC Conference caters to actuarial, underwriting, claims, product development, and other insurance professionals. This is the premier insurance conference for professionals handling accident, critical illness, disability, and long-term care policies in the US. 

LIMRA Annual Conference

Date: September 15-17, 2024
Venue: Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Nashville, USA

The LIMRA Annual Conference is one of the largest gatherings of the industry’s top senior executives in the country. These include experts in life insurance, annuities, and workplace benefits. Participants are given the opportunity to gain industry insights and network with high-level professionals.

ACLI Annual Conference

Date: September 25-27, 2024
Venue: 323 E Wacker Dr, Chicago, USA

The American Council of Life Insurers’ (ACLI) premier insurance conference gathers senior executives from life insurance and financial services companies to examine today’s business and political issues. It features more than 20 sessions addressing various topics, including:

  • reinsurance
  • compliance
  • retirement security
  • advocacy
  • legislative and regulatory issues

The sessions are eligible for CLE and CPE credits.

Property and casualty (P&C) insurance events

National Flood Conference

Date: June 2-5, 2024
Venue: Omni Shoreham, Washington, D.C., USA

This insurance conference brings together flood insurance professionals and stakeholders to learn the latest information on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and related topics. Participants can earn continuing education credits. The insurance event is administered by the American Property Casualty Insurance Association (APCIA).


Date: November 7-9, 2024
Venue: Coronado Springs Resort, Florida, USA

The three-day insurance conference offers participants networking, education, and leadership development opportunities. The event is organized by The Institutes CPCU Society.

Connected Claims USA

Date: November 12-13, 2024
Venue: Austin Convention Center, USA

Connected Claims USA is the world’s largest claims conference gathering leaders and professionals in the field. The insurance event helps claims leaders gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the area. The two-day summit is one of several insurance conferences organized by Reuters

Insurtech conferences

Insurtech Insights Conference

Date: June 5-6, 2024
Venue: Javits Center, New York, USA

The Insurtech Insights Conference gathers senior industry executives who will guide insurers in their digital transformation journey. These experts will also help participants drive investments in emerging technologies and innovations.

Global InsurTech Summit USA

Date: September 19, 2024
Venue: Ease 605, New York, USA

The event will host hundreds of senior decision-makers alongside insurtech founders and tech innovators from different parts of the world. Participants can network with senior industry leaders and keep abreast of the latest innovations in the insurance industry. The insurance conference is run by Fintech Global.

Insurance Innovators Summit

Date: November 5-6, 2024
Venue: Business Design Centre, London, UK

The insurance trade show brings together more than 1,500 insurance innovators and disruptors from across the globe. The exhibition floor is expected to be packed with over 40 solution providers.

Are you looking forward to attending our Insurance Business events? Tell us in the comments what excites you the most about these insurance conferences.

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