The British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) is the UK 's leading general insurance organisation representing the interests of insurance brokers, intermediaries and their customers. BIBA membership includes 1,700 regulated firms. BIBA brokers handle around half the value of all UK home, contents, motor, travel, commercial and industrial insurance policies. Insurance brokers make a direct and indirect contribution of 1% to UK GDP.
BIBA is the voice of the industry advising members, the regulators, consumer bodies and other stakeholders on key insurance issues. BIBA provides unique schemes and facilities, technical advice, guidance on regulation and business support and is helping to raise, and maintain, industry standards.
BIBA unveils 2019 conference theme
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has announced that the theme for its 2019 conference and exhibition, to be held on 15th and 16th May in Manchester Central, will be ‘Leading the Way’.
The theme reflects the state of change we are all operating under. By May 2019 the UK will have left – or will be transitioning away from Europe; the pace of technological advancement is likely to be showing no signs of slowing and brokers will continue to deal will changing customer needs and risk as well as evolving regulation and legislation.
BIBA’s 2018 conference Innovate Evolve Thrive had a clear focus on innovation and, in 2019, we will continue showcasing the application of technology to lead the way in resolving common challenges identified by brokers.
The highly successful 2018 hackathon – innovation challenge saw eight teams vie to create broker solutions during an intense six-hour timeframe. Plans are underway to develop another hackathon broker focused challenge for 2019; more details will be announced in the New Year.
Steve White, BIBA CEO said: “We were delighted with how the innovation theme went down with brokers, sponsors and exhibitors this year and we wanted a means of continuing that passion. Leading the Way draws on much of what BIBA does for our members. We promote insurance brokers as the leading way for customers to obtain professional advice; our sector needs to take a lead in the application of insurTech; and we must continue to ensure that UK insurance PLC is leading the way in the world financial markets. I’m excited to see our 2019 event bring all of that, and more, together under one theme.”
Exhibition space at BIBA 2019 is on sale on Monday 15 October from 09.30 and we expect lots of activity as potential exhibitors look to secure the best possible spaces in the hall. Anticipation around conference will grow as the full programme is announced in 2019 and the countdown to Leading the Way begins.
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