Meet Axco writers and analysts – with key learnings from regional experts 

Wednesday 17 April 2024, Axco Headquarters, London (E1 8QS) 

Designed and led by Axco experts, these in-person interactive masterclasses offer deep dive learning opportunities for global insurers. Explore the specifics around the regulatory landscape, geopolitical environment, economic marketplace – in either China and/or Sub-Saharan Africa – and discuss with your peers the practical challenges and opportunities for multinational leaders.  

These Masterclasses provide direct access to the writes and analysts behind Axco research and intelligence. Benefit from ‘boots-on-the-ground’ insights and put your questions to market-leading experts in an interactive and discursive environment.  

Places are strictly limited on each masterclass – so book early to save disappointment!


Axco Masterclass Schedule

Masterclass A: China in Focus 
10:00 - 13:00

Navigating the Chinese insurance market is a matter of understanding its unique challenges and opportunities, especially in the context of regional geopolitical and economic volatility. 

  • Explore the insurance outlook for the Greater China region. 
  • Examine the market trends, risks and opportunities in the region. 
  • Access in-depth geopolitical and macroeconomic analysis. 
  • Prepare for evolving market conditions. 

Join Axco’s China expert and Peak Re’s Chief Economist to tap into decades of insurance experience in China, Hong Kong and Macau. You’ll access strategic insights on recent developments in the region and consider what insurers can do to prepare for evolving market conditions.  

The information shared in this Masterclass will be ‘hot-off-the-press’, with John having just returned from his first trip to China since the pandemic. 

Led by: 

  • John Faulkner, Insurance Consultant and Greater China Expert, Axco 
  • Clarence Wong, Chief Economist, Peak Re 
  • George Smith, Associate Global Risk Analyst,  Axco 


Masterclass B: Sub-Saharan Africa in Focus 
14:00 - 17:00

Sustained economic growth, improved political stability, growing foreign investment and bottom-up development are creating increased demand for insurance products and services in Africa. 

  • Discover which countries are leading the charge and why. 
  • Understand how the African insurance market is evolving. 
  • Know which regulatory reforms are driving growth in insurance in the region. 
  • Explore how insurers can capitalize on emerging opportunities for growth. 

Gain direct access to Axco’s team of Africa experts, who are joined by 2 local operators who are driving innovation in the region. Learn about the evolving market conditions, diverse regulatory frameworks, and notable growth potential in key countries and regions. 

Led by: 

  • Martin Tomlinson, Insurance Consultant and Angola Expert, Axco 
  • John Atherton, Insurance Consultant and CIMA Expert, Axco 
  • James Farringdon, Insurance Consultant and Nigeria Expert, Axco  
  • Melanie Windirsch, Head of Global Network Management and Multinational Governance, Allianz Commercial 
  • Qheilile Ndlovu, Financial Sector Specialist, The World Bank 
  • Anna Brattstrom, Global Head Data Analysis, Axco 
  • George Smith, Associate Global Risk Analyst,  Axco





Once you have purchased your masterclass add-on, the Axco events team will be in touch to confirm your booking and reserve your place.

Further information

  • Axco Masterclasses will take place at Axco’s Headquarters and run for 3 hours, including a 20-minute coffee break.
  • Supporting material and detailed learning objectives will be shared with participants closer to the event.
  • For those attending the morning masterclass, registration will open at 09:00 with coffee and pastries served.
  • For those attending the afternoon masterclass, registration will open at 12:30.
  • All masterclass attendees are invited to join a light networking lunch at 13:00.

Get in touch with our team

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