9th September 2016
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) has announced ‘Connections’ as the theme for its 2017 Conference & Exhibition to be held at Manchester Central on May 10 & 11.
Steve White, BIBA’s Chief Executive, commented: “We’ve chosen the theme ‘Connections’ to encompass both the challenges we face and the strengths we can demonstrate to succeed as an industry in the foreseeable future.
“We live in an increasingly inter-connected world. New build houses have the capability to be controlled by their owners wherever they are, cars and other vehicles are developing rapidly with the UK at the forefront of the driverless cars revolution. All of these advances will challenge the insurance sector to solve issues of cover and security.
“Secondly, following the Brexit Referendum decision it is vital for the UK to show the world that we are ‘open for business’. I believe insurance will be one of the pathfinder sectors to our secure trading future. Our connections to multinational insurers, customers and regulators will ensure that Britain still leads the way in the global insurance world.
“Last, but not least, brokers are the most connected players in the sector: our members’ connections in the market and all those involved in delivering insurance solutions are vital in creating and delivering customer value. The BIBA Conference is the perfect place for members to network, meet new connections and re-establish old contacts.”
Lindsay Campbell, BIBA’s Conference Organiser, added: “Once again we are delighted to be returning to Manchester for the 2017 conference. The venue and the City’s facilities continue to deliver outstanding visitor feedback. Our conference has developed into one of the largest business events in the City.
“We are currently developing a comprehensive programme of keynotes, seminars and fringe sessions as well as working on our Young Broker Day to ensure it continues to add value to our younger members’ career development programmes.”
To visit the conference website, please go to www.biba2017.co.uk
Notes to editors
- For further information please contact:BIBA press office:
Pam Quinn, Head of Communications
020 7397 0223
Leighann Forsyth; Deputy Head of Communications
020 7397 0223
- About the British Insurance Brokers’ Association
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) is the UK’s leading general insurance intermediary organisation representing the interests of insurance brokers, intermediaries and their customers.
BIBA membership includes just under 2,000 regulated firms.
General insurance brokers contribute 1% of GDP to the UK economy and BIBA brokers employ more than 100,000 staff.
54% of all general insurance is sold by an insurance broker and they arrange 78% of all commercial insurance business.
Insurance brokers put the client’s interests first, providing advice, access to suitable insurance protection and risk management.
BIBA helps more than 250,000 people a year to access insurance protection through its Find a Broker service, both online and via the telephone.
BIBA is the voice of the sector advising members, the regulators, consumer bodies and other stakeholders on key insurance issues.