The theme for the next BIBA Conference will be Shaping our Futures. The conference and exhibition will be held at Manchester Central on May 16 and 17 2012.
The title reflects BIBA’s Manifesto commitment to influence the issues affecting brokers and to take the lead role, with support from members, in driving through change in the insurance industry.
External forces will continue to affect the broker market in 2012, from the current loss of economic confidence in Europe and the US, to the impact on the customer and broker of future regulatory conditions, developing technology and other changing risks. Nevertheless, BIBA is committed to promoting the value of getting the best risk assessment advice for businesses and consumers.
Eric Galbraith, BIBA Chief Executive, added: “Throughout 2012, BIBA will continue to take the initiative in promoting the need for more proportionate, appropriate and cost effective regulation, while stressing the personalised and professional services available to businesses and consumers provided by BIBA members. Shaping our Futures will look in depth at the pressures facing the market, while providing the networking and learning experience so valued by brokers, insurers and providers”
Lindsay Campbell, BIBA Conference Organiser, said: “It’s great to be returning to Manchester. We receive extremely positive feedback about this particular city, and indeed Manchester Central, which has always proved a popular venue for delegates and exhibitors alike. We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible!”
The event will follow the successful two-day format launched in 2010, which provides maximum value for attendees and the biggest business networking opportunity for the UK’s insurance industry.
The 2011 conference attracted 4,152 attendees including 174 exhibitors and 2,526 brokers. Entry to both the conference and exhibition will continue be free to all employees of BIBA member firms and all brokers are welcome to attend the exhibition at no cost.
Source : BIBA