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2020 Caribbean Insurance Conference

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5/31/2020 - 6/2/2020
This event has been postponed. Please check back for details.


Who Attends

The Caribbean Insurance Conference attracts a diverse participants’ profile of over 550 delegates from almost 40 countries from the insurance, financial and business sectors. Attendees include senior-level executives; administration executives; heads of marketing, distribution, and information technology; and top regional managers and producers.


Response to Coronavirus:

In light of growing health concerns and associated travel restrictions being put in place due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, we have made the decision to postpone the Caribbean Insurance Conference scheduled to take place at The Atlantis Resort on May 31 – June 2, 2020, until later this year. We are currently working with the Atlantis Resort to secure new dates after travel restrictions are removed, and will announce these dates as soon as possible.  While we were looking forward to the conference, our priority is first and foremost, the health of our attendees, staff and partners. We want to thank everyone who has called or emailed over the last few days for your open discussions, encouragement and suggestions. Updates will also be posted to the CIC website: Should you have any urgent questions regarding hotel changes/cancellations, please contact the IAC Secretariat at 1-246-427-5608 or email

The Annual Caribbean Insurance Conference, renowned as the premier conference for professionals in the Insurance Industry, provides an information sharing and collaborative forum for Caribbean insurance regulatory authorities, insurance educational institutes, actuaries and other special groups with interest in the insurance industry in the Caribbean.

Please check back for more details on the event program and how to register! For information on the 2019 program, please visit


Professor Wendell Dwight Abel
Professor, Department of Community Health & Psychiatry, UWI, MONA
Head, Section of Community Health & Psychiatry, UWI, MONA
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    11:30 am - 12:30 pm: The Impact of Decriminalising Marijuana on the Industry and the Society

Professor Wendell Dwight Abel

Professor, Department of Community Health & Psychiatry, UWI, MONA
Head, Section of Community Health & Psychiatry, UWI, MONA

Professor Abel completed his medical training at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) and Johns Hopkins University in the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Medicine, a Bachelor of Surgery, a Doctorate in Psychiatry and a Master’s in Public Health, and is currently a Professor and Head of the Department of Community Health and Psychiatry at The UWI Mona Campus. He is also the Senior Consultant Psychiatrist at the University Hospital of the West Indies. Professor Abel has been a policy advisor and advocate for mental health in Jamaica and the Caribbean for many years and has written more than 83 journal articles as well as several technical reports and book chapters which focus on a range of mental health issues.  He has played a critical role in shaping public policy for persons living with all disabilities, and has worked with agencies such as the Organisation of American States (OAS), Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), the European Union (EU) and CARICOM. This work has in turn helped to facilitate several policy and programme initiatives such as the integration of mental health into education and primary health care, drug and violence prevention and treatment, and marijuana policy reform. In recognition of his work in the medical and mental health fields, he has been awarded numerous recognitions including the Order of Distinction in 2007, and most recently The Vice Chancellor’s Award (UWI) for Community Service (2018), and the GLEANER AWARD – Health & Wellness (2018). 

Douglas McArthur Halsall, OD
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Integrated Systems (AIS)
  • Monday, June 1, 2020

    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm: Health Insurance and Trends in the Caribbean

Douglas McArthur Halsall, OD

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Advanced Integrated Systems (AIS)

Mr. Halsall has spent more than 40 years leading the development of Information Technology in Jamaica, and is credited with introducing computer services to Jamaica’s banking, credit union, retail, hospitality & tourism, and health insurance industries, as well as the design and implementation of the Government’s current Budgetary and Accounting system. Other notable achievements include implementing the first ATM on the island, introducing the first online, real time health insurance adjudication system in the Caribbean, developing an Electronic Medical Records system for Jamaica, assisting with the conceptualization and development of the National Health Fund, and managing the digitization of the University Hospital of the West Indies. Prior to starting AIS, Mr. Halsall served as Chairman and CEO of NCR Jamaica for 10 years where he was responsible for moving NCR Jamaica to the position of leading country across Latin America and the Caribbean in performance and sales. In 2005, the Government of Jamaica, supported by the Opposition, recognized his contribution to Technology by conferring on him the prestigious Order of Distinction, one of Jamaica's highest National honors.
Alison Salka, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and Director of Member Benefits Research, LIMRA and LOMA

Alison Salka, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President and Director of Member Benefits Research, LIMRA and LOMA

Alison Salka joined LIMRA in 2012 and is responsible for driving the strategy and direction of its global research program. She oversees a team of more than 85 professionals in LIMRA’s Member Benefits and Research division who conduct benchmark studies, discovery research, and thought leadership designed to help companies better understand industry issues and trends. Salka previously led the retirement research and competitive intelligence team at Prudential, and was also a director of retirement research and business analytics at MassMutual. She has a Master’s degree from the College of William and Mary and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.




Registration Fee (on or before April 8, 2020)

Members - US $675.00
Non Members - US $995.00
Exhibitors - US $500.00

Registration Fee (between April 9-May 20, 2020)

Members - US $725.00
Non Members - US $1,045.00
Exhibitors - US $550.00

Registration Fee (after May 20, 2020)

Members - US $825.00
Non Members - US $1,145.00
Exhibitors - US $650.00

Spouse/Guest - $150.00

For group rates, please email Trish Sasso at for more details.

To register, please visit

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Hotel / Venue

Atlantis Hotel Bahamas

One Casino Drive
Paradise Island, Bahamas,

1-888-877-7525 or 954-809-2100

If you receive any unsolicited or suspicious email or phone call about a hotel booking in conjunction with this meeting, our advice is not to click on it, but delete the email immediately. In the case of a phone call, never give out your credit card information. Our designated conference hotels will never call you unless you contact them first.

Breathtaking white-sand beaches, the world’s largest marine habitat, fine dining, casino gaming and stunning crystal-blue waters - Atlantis, Paradise Island has long been one of the most popular destinations in The Bahamas & the Caribbean. From championship-seaside golf, to snorkeling with sharks, Atlantis offers endless thrills and entertainment for kids of all ages, including a 141-acre water park, yoga, tennis courts, a fully equipped fitness center, a world-class spa, plenty of nearby shopping, and a variety of nightlife options.

Atlantis features several distinct hotels, from the iconic Royal and Coral Towers to the glamorous Cove and Reef, and conference attendees will receive a discounted group rate at the hotel of their choice.  

Please check back soon for more details on the different rate options and booking details!

Hotel Rates


Single Rate (US$)

Double Rate (US$)

Triple Rate (US$)

Coral Tower Run-of-House




Royal Tower Run-of-House




Cove Run of Suite




Reef Run of Studio




This Package Price is inclusive of room tax, gratuities and Breakfast in Poseidon’s Table; rates are per room per night.

***Note the Package Price above does not include the Bellmen One Time Charge which is $6.00 per person. This will be added at the end of the stay.***

For more information on the hotel itself and booking details, please visit

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Sponsors and Exhibitors

Contact us to learn more:

Ms. Trish Sasso, BS, MLS

International Conference Coordinator


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