General Alliance hosts Globus meet


By David Massea:

ZULU—We will discuss industry trends

Malawi is hosting a four-day international insurance conference, jointly organised by local insurance firm, General Alliance and Globus International.

The conference is coming a year after Globus International gave General Alliance a Number One accolade in Africa at a similar conference in Morrocco.


The indaba, which will be held at the lakeshore district of Salima, will commence on Sunday with a delegates’ cocktail at Safari Beach Lodge before an official opening event on Monday at Sunbird Livingstonia Hotel.

Globus International is a network of 47 African insurance companies providing solutions to international clients.

Globus appoints one insurer per country to represent them and the selection is stringent and demanding.


General Alliance has been a member of Globus since 2010.

General Alliance Business Development Manager, Mphatso Zulu, said all is set for the conference.

He said hosting the conference will help strengthen working relationship between the firm and Globus International and further create a platform for regional industry player to share knowledge and experiences.

“This is a network that brings together insurers from most countries in Africa to discuss the industry trends,” Zulu said.

Firms from at least 44 countries in Africa already confirmed participation to the meeting, according to Zulu.

He said each country would have only one insurance company participating.

However, Zulu said side meetings have also been planned for key clients of the insurance companies attending the conference.

He said the country also stands to benefit from the meet as it will help put Malawi on map.

“There are so many opportunities that come with the conference to the country. It will help boost Malawi’s position in the tourism scope among other things,” Zulu said.

He said General Alliance’s affiliation with Globus has helped boost the firm’s positioning on the market.

General Alliance, which was formed in 1996, is one of the leading insurance firms in Malawi and has footprints in Tanzania and Zambia.

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