The Government of Kuwait is in the process to establish a mandatory health insurance system for Expatriates living in the country with a strong and comprehensive provider network. Simultaneously, the Government is working on introducing health insurance coverage for all Kuwaitis starting with the retired citizens in the course of the next few years.

The inaugural version of the Conference last year brought together over 400 premium attendees from Kuwait and the Region for an industry analysis, global and local best practice sharing, in-depth discussions and networking, for creating an appropriate regulatory framework for Kuwait's health insurance system, discussing the role of the private sector and incentivizing rational investment into health care services.

The second edition brings together health system experts from the region to discuss current approaches to expand and strengthen public and private health insurance systems and to capitalize on latest investment and growth opportunities in healthcare in the Region.

Kuwait Health Insurance and Investment Conference serves as the only gathering of the most influential decision makers from investors, healthcare providers, pharmaceuticals and other industry stakeholders; to successfully harness the biggest opportunities in investing and expanding in the dynamic GCC and Middle Eastern healthcare market.

Chairman of conference


Chief Business Development Officer, Kuwait Life Sciences Co.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Ahmed Al Saleh

CEO, Kuwait Health Assurance

Mr. Tareq Al Sahhaf

CEO, Gulf Insurance Co.

Dr. Abdulhadi Al Kandari,

Strategy Manager, Kuwait Oil Company, Kuwait

Malek El Husseini

Healthcare Operating Partner, Alternative Investment at Qatar First Bank (QFB)

Raffi Boladian

Principal, Boston Consulting Group Dubai

Mr. Ahmed Al Barrak

Manager - M&A, BD and JV/investor relations AVIVO Group

Dr. Saif Aljaibeji

Senior Vice President - Middle East & Africa, Optum

Dr. Hamad Ali Yaseen

Health Sciences Center, Kuwait University, State of Kuwait

Ahmed AlBader

CEO, Sihatech.

Prof. Fahd Al Mulla

Professor, Head of Molecular Pathology, Kuwait University.

Dr. Omar Ghosheh

CEO - Dimensions Healthcare (an IMS Health Company)

Main Sponsors

Health Assurance Hospital Company

Gulf Insurance Group

Gold Sponsors

GlobeMed Kuwait


IMS Health

Academic Partner

Life Sciences Academy

Lunch Sponsor


Media Partner

Oxford Business Group