Vice President Saulos Chilima is expected to grace this year ’s Insurance Institute of Malawi (IIM) Annual Charter Dinner slated for Sunbird Mount Soche in Blantyre on February 24.
IIM Events Officer, David Masasa, said in an interview on Thursday that Chilima, a professional economist, is expected to deliver a keynote address during the gathering.
Masasa said the dinner will be held under the theme ‘Business Unusual’.
He said the charter dinner is an important event on the calendar of insurers as it officially closes 2017 and opens 2018.
“The charter dinner provides an opportunity to insurers to reflect on last year and share ideas on how best to move ahead in the new year.
“The dinner gives insurers an ample opportunity to exchange ideas in a relaxed environment,” Masasa said.
The charter dinner comes at a time insurance penetration in Malawi remains minimal at around three percent.
Masasa said among the highlights of the event would be the inducting of a new IIM President as well as executive members.
“As per tradition, the gathering will also recognise those who have made strides in their insurance studies,” Masasa said.
He added that the event will be spiced by a live performance by Lulu and Mathumela Band in addition to DJ Maccoge.