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To The Scientific Competition (Azza Arfeen Competition)

The Chairman Of the Insurance Federation Of Egypt, President Of Sharm Rendezvous Organizing Committee, Has The Pleasure To Announce The Fourth Round Of Competition For Creative Professionals, Which Became One Of The Main Features Of Sharm Rendezvous, And One Of The Insurance World's Most Prestigious Awards.


We are proud of the success of the Scientific Competition during the previous three Sharm Rendezvous events ... Every year , we have more and more competitors from all over the world !

Our objective for the 4th edition of the Scientific Competition is continuing this success and give the chance for all creative professionals to spread their precious ideas through topics of 4th Sharm Rendezvous.

Helping to boost standards and promote greater professionalism in the market is something needed for our industry. We have the pleasure to invite you all to participate ...

we aim to make a difference in the insurance market ... It is an important step that motivates you to discover your abilities to take the first step of being ranked vis-à-vis your fellow competitors... Be proud to show that you know you are doing “Good” for yourself and for your industry.


Azza Arfeen Research Competition For Creative Professionals
Many thanks to everyone who participated in “Azza Arfeen Research Competition” and helped make it a success.
And a special congratulations to :
  • The First Winner is the entry by Dr. Raghda Ali Abdelrahman & Dr. Ahmed Samy Said El-Azab.
  • The Second Winner is the entry by Mr. Karim Mohamed Awad .
  • The Third Winner is the entry by Dr. Ola Aref .
Panel of Judges :
Our Sincere appreciation to our panel of judges for this year’s Research Competition. We are so happy you witnessed such young minds with us and successfully helped them move steps ahead by giving out your feedback and recommendations for their entries.
  • Mr. Adel Fatoury Managing Director , Wethaq Takaful Insurance Company.
  • Mr. Chakib Abou Zaid General Secretary, General Arab Insurance Federation (GAIF).
  • Mr. Haitham Taher Deputy Chairman & Managing Director , MetLife Egypt.
  • Mr. Hisham Ramadan Assistant to the Chairman of the Financial Regulatory Authority(FRA).
  • Mr. Omar Gouda Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer , Misr Insurance Company.
  • Ms. Manal Mashkoor Head of the Centre for Insurance, Bahrain Institute Of Banking And Finance.
  • Mr. Michael J. McCord Managing Director, Microinsurance Centre at MILLIMAN.
  • Mr. Souvik Banerjea Managing Director, Continental Re - Kenya.
4th Sharm Rendezvous 2022 Research Competition:
The topic of the Research has to be related to one of the topics included in the Conference Agenda, which are:
  • 1: New Regulatory reforms that enable facing new insurance risks. ( Regulation: change on the horizon..).
  • 2: Emerging risks are rapidly changing.
  • 3: New Technological Trends in Insurance.
  • 4: How to design our next steps in the insurance industry to face the future challenges regionally and globally?
  • 5: SUSTAINABLE insurance and the road to COP27. How the sector can support climate change resilience?
  • 1: Entrants age should not exceed 50 years old on 1st October 2022.
  • 2: The submitted research should not have previously won any other research or scientific competition.
  • 3: The research has to be written in English Language.
  • 4: The research should be original and not quoted.
  • 5: The contestant should not have won one of the "Sharm Rendezvous" competition prizes for the last year.
  • 6: The research should be scientifically documented with references and sources.
  • 7: Research submitted for the competition is not returned, whether it won or not.
  • 8: All IFE employees are not allowed to participate in this competition.
Entry Requirements :
All entries must meet the following criteria:
  • Originality: Each paper must be an original analysis and must be the author’s own work. Papers previously published are not eligible. Participants who plagiarize or submit work that is not entirely their own will be disqualified from the competition without warning.
  • Preparation: Paper adheres to preparation requirements (see below).
  • Entry Form: Entry form is completed and submitted (see below).
  • Deadline: All papers and corresponding entry forms must be received by midnight Cairo Time, September 1, 2022.
Paper Preparation Requirements.
The paper must be written in English and follow these requirements...
  • Paper should be no longer than 15 pages and no less than 12 pages.
  • 1.15 line spaced.
Appearance and Format:
  • Font should be Times New Roman — point size 12.
  • Papers must be submitted in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.
Papers written by more than one are permitted.
One submission:
Participants may submit only one paper, whether as a sole author or a coauthor.
Charts and Citations
  • Charts and graphs should be “stylized”; that is, exhibits should be developed, formatted, and inserted into the document appropriately. Cutting and pasting direct output from statistical software into the document is not satisfactory.
  • Datasets, publications, and other documentation must be properly cited.
Title Page and Abstract
  • The title page must include the author’s name, Company, and email address.
  • An abstract of no more than 150 words must follow the title page. Title and abstract pages are not included in page limits.
  • Page headers and/or footers should contain page numbers and a shortened title of the paper. They should not include the author’s name or the name of his or her company. This ensures anonymous review by the judges.
  • Anonymity: The judges will not know the entrants’ name or companies.
Entry Forms
Papers must be submitted electronically via the following emails:
  • Panels: Papers will be judged by panels of at least 8 judges from insurance experts.
  • Criteria: Papers will be judged according to the following criteria including statement of purpose, thesis development, quality of analysis, and supporting documentation. .
  • Anonymity: The judges will not know the entrants’ name or companies. .


1st Award

2500 $

2nd Award

2000 $

3rd Award

1500 $

  •     Awards will be announced on September 15th , 2022.
  •     All winning papers will be published on IFE website.
  •     Each winner will receive a framed certificate in recognition of the award.