insureNXT 2022

All information about
insureNXT 22
and Innovators Award

Successful premiere of insureNXT 2021 with strong digital presence

In addition to Frank Thelen and Beate Heinisch, a total of 150 top speakers presented innovations and their ideas about the future of the insurance industry on the digital event platform of insureNXT 2021. 1,200 unique users from 30 countries as well as more than 80 partners and sponsors were at the premiere on a total of five virtual stages. Among other things, successful cross-industry and start-up cooperations with smart digital services were presented.


We are delighted that so many of our exhibitors were convinced by our concept and took the opportunity to participate in insureNXT digital. The following companies, among others, had decided to participate: Allianz, Alte Leipziger, Aureus, AXA, BCG, bitkom, FinTLV, Generali, Gothaer, Google, Hannoversche, KölnBusiness, Microsoft, Ping An, Roland Rechtsschutz, R+V, Scor, Sosa, VHV Gruppe, wefox, Zurich and many more.



24/7 and 365, on demand, mobile and to go. New technologies, other industries and companies are changing the behaviour and expectations of customers. Simple, understandable, transparent and flexible - these are the customer requirements for future insurance products.


Digitisation is both an opportunity and a challenge. It can help to optimize existing processes and make them more efficient. It can be used to develop new data-based products and services. But it also requires new skills and abilities to actively shape the future.


How does insurance for mobility solutions look like? How does it look for the Smart Home or IoT? In order to develop new offers, not only classic insurers and start-ups have to cooperate, but also companies from different industries. This is the only way to translate the advantages of digitization into concrete product and service innovations.

Main Topics

Current challenges in the insurance industry such as: customer centricity, ecosystems, next generation, transformation or sustainability are the main topics at the insurNXT and can be found on every stage and format.


Seven different formats and four main stages, where the main topics are subject of discussion.

Center Stage

The Center Stage is the central location for important keynotes, exciting lectures and inspiring panel discussions on the core topics of insureNXT.

Leading heads of the (inter)national insurance industry, related industries and start-ups will present their visions and innovations around new products, services and business models of the insurance industry.

Here, pioneers and thought leaders of the industry will discuss where future developments will lead globally and nationally.

Trend Zone

In short sprints, selected experts will present new technologies and skills based on the opportunities and challenges of digitalization for the insurance industry.

The new generation of insurance products, innovative services, new business models and international trends will be presented in short presentations in order to impart new impulses and fresh know-how in the context of industry innovations and digitisation.

Demo Arena

The Demo Arena is the pitch stage of the insureNXT. Here, companies and start-ups present their solutions based on project and product pitches and receive direct audience feedback.


The Expo is the communication platform of insureNXT. Here, new products and innovations will be shown in technology parks using practical examples such as show and use cases.


Core topics of the insureNXT are deepened in practice-oriented WorkLabs. In group workshops, roundtables and interactive sessions, relevant questions of the insurance industry will be discussed with the aim of jointly developing strategies, finding solutions or exchanging know-how.

Product Stage

The Product Stage is a purely digital stage that is broadcast on a screen in the Expo area in addition to the digital event platform. The content of the Product Stage is product presentations, which are streamed in the form of a pre-produced video on the event platform.

discovery graph – networking made easy

Use our platform to make contacts and develop new target groups. The ability to select company-specific visitor data helps you generate leads. You can network in the best sense with our Discovery Graph, a tool that visualizes all participants and their connections. This allows you to contact specific people. And via our chats, you can either hold personal conversations or invite groups of up to 10 people to exchange ideas. Networking has never been so easy!



Single banners, sponsoring packages, advertising packages: From eye-catching banners to limited sponsoring packages and digital advertising spaces in the sections, we offer you a wide range of interactive advertising formats to present your company and products to the relevant target group.


Pure inspiration: on live stages, top speakers take a look at the latest trends and innovative business potential – live on site in Cologne and for all to follow via stream from anywhere in the world. A variety of interaction options such as chats, Q&As or voting ensure an active exchange between the community and the speakers.


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innovators award

insureNXT is creating a new award: the insureNXT Innovators Award.

In future, the award will be presented annually by a jury of experts in a total of five categories. The first award ceremony will take place during insureNXT 2022 on the evening of 18 May.

We will award three outstanding innovations and success stories from five categories: in the areas of Insurance, Cross Industry, Tech + Startups and Science, we are looking for “NXT|GEN Products, Services, Business Models”, as well as Collaboration that will change our industry sustainably. – Outstanding projects that have emerged through groundbreaking collaborations and thus focus on topics such as customer centricity and digital ecosystems will be honoured. With the award, we want to honour people/companies from the insurance industry and related areas that provide important impulses for the further development of our industry. With the different categories, we want to take into account the fact that innovations can take place in very different company sizes and business models.

The first award winners will be selected during insureNXT 2022 on the evening of 18 May 2022.

The Innovators Award Jury

A jury of experts will evaluate the submitted applications and determine a total of three award winners. The jury is made up of the following representatives of the insureNXT Advisors:

Gil Arazi

Founder & General Partner


Dr. Arne Barinka

Member of the Board

RheinLand Versicherungsgruppe

Prof. Alexander Braun

Associate Professor and Vice Director, Institute of Insurance Economics (I.VW-HSG)

Uni St. Gallen

Frank Feist


PropertyExpert GmbH

Christof Flötotto



Alexander Hoeckle


Geschäftsbereich International und Unternehmensförderung

Dr. Robin Kiera


Thomas Lanfermann

Management Board


Frank Obermaier

Leiter Geschäftsbereich Business Development

KölnBusiness Wirtschaftsförderungs-GmbH

Sebastian Pitzler

Managing Director

InsurLab Germany

Stefan Riedel

Member of the Board

adesso SE

Markus Rosenbaum

Managing Director

Leipziger Foren Services GmbH

Uzi Scheffer



Nicole Schepanek

Managing Partner & Co-Founder

Aureus Capital

Prof. Gunther Schwarz


Bernotat & Cie

Sabine VanderLinden

CEO & Co-Founder

Alchemy Crew

Dr. Johannes Velling

Group leader "Foundations and digital impulses"

Ministry of Economics, Innovation, Digitisation and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

Download the registration form here


Submissions are possible in a total of five categories: Insurance, Tech + Start-up, Cross Industry, Science and Collaboration. Applications must be submitted to Christine Porzler-Adams by 28 February 2022 at the latest:


Christine Porzler-Adams
Phone: +49(0)221-821-3136


Do you know someone who fits our criteria exactly and who you think has an innovative idea/product? Then write to us here and tell us what makes the innovation so special.

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