Our founder, David Eline, was delighted to welcome a geographically diverse group of guests to the first Health Compass seminar in Cannes on 16 September.

The event was an opportunity to showcase the Health Compass platform to attendees but also to network and discuss the future of the international private medical insurance (IPMI) industry.

Attendees from South East Asia, Europe and the Americas all made the trip and we were so grateful for their efforts, especially given the current travel challenges created by COVID-19.

Day one focussed on the seminar aspect of the event with a number of speakers laid on for the group.

James McGrigor of the McGrigor Group gave us an exclusive sneak preview of his organisation’s latest take on the impact of COVID-19 on the IPMI sector and the likely trends over the next few years. A full report on the McGrigor Group’s analysis will be available in November.

James predicted that, although the market recently experienced a downturn due to COVID-19, 2022 and beyond is likely to see a return to growth. IPMI may be maturing but with appropriate strategies recognising this it remains an exciting global market!

The Health Compass legal and compliance team from Choisez Associates—a Paris-based Law firm— delivered a presentation on the complexities of insurance compliance and demonstrated the rigorous due diligence the Health Compass system has undertaken to ensure full regulatory alignment.

Bradley Honnor managing director of learning and development consultancy, MatchFit, challenged the audience to think about their leadership style and how this can be improved. High-performance leadership was the name of the game and Bradley took the audience through a leadership model developed from thousands of interviews and sessions with leaders from around the world over many years.

David Eline demonstrated a live version of the Health Compass platform and the benefits it will deliver to distributers – including streamlined workflows, reduced administration and established licences agreements for smaller players. Watch this space for more information!

After a thoroughly enjoyable evening meal at the beachside Mademoiselle Gray restaurant, day two was focussed on continuing discussions from the previous day, networking and exploring business opportunities with potential new partners from around the world. This time, the setting was a specially chartered catamaran off the Cannes coastline. With the weather being so kind on the day, a worthwhile time was had by all.

Whilst the seminar very much had a social aspect to it, the underlying theme focussed on making the lives of distributers easy; easy to service their clients and offer advice, easy to sell and administer. That’s very much Health Compass’ mission and we were delighted with the positive reaction in the room and the many enquiries since the seminar finished.

We predict the 2022 Health Compass seminar will be a very different affair: even larger with the platform having been adopted by many distributers around the world.

Here’s to an exciting few months ahead!