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BIBA CEO thanks global audience at Manchester conference

BIBA CEO spoke about the multi-national appeal of the insurance industry at the opening of this year’s conference in Manchester

The main auditorium at BIBA enjoyed CEO Steve White's opening speech

With Brexit looming the Government has espoused the importance of developing new international trading markets to reduce the UK’s reliance on the EU.

If the BIBA Conference and Exhibition is a bellweather then the future could be rosy, according to the association’s CEO, Steve White, who welcomed delegates from around the globe today.

Thanking first the insurance professionals from the EU, namely Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Luxemburg, Slovakia, Spain and Switzerland for travelling to the UK, he went on to welcome others who had journeyed far further.

Delegates at conference also arrived from China, Israel, Nigeria, South Africa and the USA.

Speaking about the multi-national appeal of the conference White said: “Insurance is multinational and multicultural need and it’s more important than ever that our sector builds relationships across the world. Of course we are continuing to call for access the a single market in Europe and for Government to seek to protect passporting arrangements, but seeing so many nationalities, as well as colleagues from Guernsey, Isle of Man, and Jersey bodes well for the UK insurance broking market.”

The annual conference is free to all authorised insurance brokers and welcomes anyone connected with the insurance sector.

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