22 May 2017

On 9–10 May 2016, the 5th Congress of the Polish Insurance Association – the most important discussion forum for the insurance industry in Poland, gathering representatives of the parliament, government administration, financial supervision and insurers in Sopot every year – was held. This year’s Congress was visited by a record number of guests – more than 260. The Congress was opened by:

  • Józef Zych, PhD – Judge of the State Tribunal, Speaker of the Polish Parliament in 1995–1997
  • Grzegorz Bierecki – Chairman of the Committee for Budget and Public Finance, Senate of the Republic of Poland
  • Paweł Borys – CEO of the Polish Development Fund
  • Marcin Pachucki – Deputy Chairperson of the Polish Financial Supervision Authority

This year’s meeting included most predominantly discussions on the insurer’s impact on the environment, security, reputation, innovation in insurance and legal regulations related to insurance intermediation. The Speaker of the Polish Sejm, Mr Marek Kuchciński, addressed a letter related to the Congress to the President of the Polish Insurance Association.

Letter from Mr Marek Kuchciński, Speaker of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland

Photos from the Congress and videos presenting individual discussion panels will be provided on the PIU website soon. Presentations delivered during specialist panels of the 5th PIU Congress are available below. They were dedicated to:

– The impact of insurance on the economy and society and announcement of a future PIU report in this respect
– Traffic safety and announcement of a future PIU report in this respect
– Innovation in insurance
– New regulations on insurance intermediation