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Sir Tim Berners-Lee to speak at BIBA 2012

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the Oxford University graduate who invented the World Wide Web, has been confirmed as the closing keynote speaker at BIBA 2012. Andrew Marr, one of the UK’s leading journalists has been confirmed as the host.

The conference will be held at Manchester Central on May 16 and 17, and will focused on the theme of Shaping our Futures to reflect BIBA’s commitment to influence the isues affecting brokers and to take the lead role in bringing change to the insurance industry.

A high profile panel of industry speakers has been confirmed for the first day to debate the issues affecting the future of the insurance sector, including Arthur J Gallagher’s David Ross, Lockton’s Julian James, Stuart Reid of Bluefin, Sean McGovern from Lloyd’s and Towergate’s Nick Houghton.

A broader panel has been established for the second day to discuss events taking place in our society, both nationally and globally. Panelists include Executive Editor of The Times, Daniel Finkelstein, Andrew Rawnsley of The Observer, Liberty Director Shami Chakrabarti and online Dragon and CEO of Ariadne Capital, Julie Meyer.

The seminar sessions have also been confirmed. Subjects include business trends, how to make money out of motor insurance, the future of broking, opportunities in healthcare, cyber risks, understanding trade credit, the latest on regulation and what future customers will demand.

BIBA Chief Executive, Eric Galbraith, said, “The BIBA conferences have gained a reputation for introducing some of the best speakers in the UK and from further afield. This year promises to continue that trend with speakers to entertain, inform and amaze.

Despite the general economic uncertainty, BIBA is committed to invest in the flagship event for the UK insurance market. Shaping our Futures is about developing a strategy for the present which will help us prepare for the future, and with a fantastic speaker programme, a full exhibition and free entry for brokers, BIBA 2012 promises to be, once again, unmissable!”

The BIBA conference & exhibition is free to all BIBA members. Other brokers or intermediaries may attend the exhibition for free. Upgrades to a full conference ticket are available.

Registration will be open shortly. To book a place, visit the BIBA website and click on the conference icon.

Source – BIBA