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BIBA 2013 : Meeting the Growth Challenge announced as theme

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The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has announced that ‘Meeting the Growth Challenge’ will be the theme for its 2013 conference and exhibition to be held at ExCeL London on 15 and 16 May 2013.  

With Britain in the grip of one of the worst recessions in living memory and sectors of the British economy stagnating, the mantra on all politicians’ lips is ‘growth’.  The need to pay off the UK’s massive debt mountain seems to have been sidelined as politicians and economists search for the spark which they hope will ignite the flames of our future prosperity.

Set against the backdrop of a Eurozone currency crisis and recession in the US, ‘Meeting the Growth Challenge’ will ask the question: how prepared is the general insurance sector to play its part in Britain’s future resurgence?

Eric Galbraith, BIBA Chief Executive, said: “Throughout 2013 BIBA will continue to take the initiative in promoting the value of our sector to UK plc and working towards more proportionate, appropriate and cost effective regulation.  ‘Meeting the Growth Challenge’ is about BIBA members enabling individuals and businesses to live and work in what is an increasingly risky world.”

Lindsay Campbell, BIBA Conference Organiser, added: “The conference team is excited about returning to London and putting on what it hopes will be its best conference and exhibition yet.  With a great line up of keynote speakers and a variety of seminar sessions to interest both large and small brokers, next year’s event certainly offers something for everyone.  So, be a part of it and come and join us – we look forward to seeing you there!”

The 2012 conference attracted 4854 attendees including 175 exhibitors and 2996 brokers.  Entry to both the conference and exhibition will continue to be free to all employees of BIBA member firms and all brokers are welcome to attend the exhibition at no cost.